Sunday, February 21, 2016

Two Syndromes on Display


It's more Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Trump wins big; the only media coverage is about how Rubio can beat him.  Trump wins big, and news stories abound about wealthy donors flocking to Rubio, and the Koch brothers plotting to bring Der Touchback down. Can't have those dastardly working class Whites getting any ideas about how their opinions and votes mean anything now, can we?

And now for White Republican Obligation Syndrome; from the comments section of the above-linked article:

CorrectMan 2 hours ago

America's white majority ain't getting any bigger. In ten years it will be a mere plurality, in twenty years it won't even be that anymore. Republicans need to win places like Florida and Virginia, and you won't do that with just white votes.

Yeah, that's great.  Here's a question for you, CorrectMan: Can Republicans win "places like Florida and Virginia" without a strong majority of "white votes?"  No, they cannot. Newsflash: There is no law of the universe, no binding obligation, no evolved instinct or compulsion, that forces White folks to vote Republican.  If Republicans continue to spit in the face of their White base, take the base for granted, assume their support while pandering to coloreds, then that base can sit at home on election day and/or vote third party.  They are under no obligation to vote for a "conservative Republican" who is as anti-White as a "liberal Democrat."

The GOP needs all the White votes they can get.  They'll never get more than a sliver of the colored vote.  Without a very strong majority of White voters, without a strong turnout of those voters, the GOP is dead in the water in any major election.

It's high time White voters begin to flex their political muscle and Trump, for all his faults, is teaching them to do just that  The fact that he humiliated Jeb and smacked down the Pope is just icing on the political cake.