Monday, November 5, 2012

Angry White Guys

“We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term,”  is how Senator Lindsey Graham describes the demographics race that the Republican party is losing. These angry white guys are upset because their hierarchies are crumbling beneath them - they don't have the large percentages of followers that they had in 1950.

Loth's article states that for four decades national Republicans have pursued a strategy, often successful, of racking up huge majorities of white male voters and winning just enough others to carry the day. The orthodoxy is deeply set by now. George W. Bush, John McCain, and more recently, Rick Perry were blasted for making overtures to immigrants that might antagonize the party’s base. Obviously they realize that this strategy has come on hard times because of the 34 states introducing voter ID bills last year, 33 had Republican-majority legislatures.

The angry white guy phenomena is good news for the death struggle of hierarchies. Let's just keep moving forward and try to avoid them as much as possible, and when we can't avoid them, set them up to look ridiculous.