Originally Posted by mikeb
a result of the "new" demographic here in the US, with increased hispanic and black voters? Has the white voter now become irrelevalant?
Not a racial post, just interested in opinions and the changing demographic in the US.
Yes and no.
Obama did a remarkable job getting into key communities and getting people registered and motivated to actually vote. He basically copied Karl Rove's schematic for George Bush 2000.
There was record minority turnout at the voting booths. That's pretty substantial and evident of a monumental change in our society.
However, I am one of those ever growing people that feel that the Republican party will one day become extinct. The reason being the massive influx and growth of minority voting groups. That and the statistics that are showing a change among white voters gradually moving towards progressive politics. The voting trends are showing a gradual drop off of Republican percentages over the last few decades.
The white vote is not irrelevant as it is what made Obama the 44th President. However, I think that after tonight that minority groups will have a sense of empowerment with tonights success. I think over time we will become less crucial as the minority populations grows.
I think in the very near future the America that most of us know will become unrecognizable. Old school values will be lost on the new generation.
All of this may become moot anyway. We now will have a radical leftist liberal with a shady past in the White House. Iran and other rogue countries will probably just end up exploiting our tree hugger President at some point down the road. I believe that after tonight we are no longer safe.
I'm starting to believe in Denny's end of the world rhetoric. I do now believe our days are numbered.