When asked recently by her “journalist” friend, Judy Woodruff on PBS, why it was that Hillary Clinton was performing so terribly among the nation’s white, male population… Nancy Pelosi seemed to have it all figured out. Her answer? All white men are God-fearing, gun-toting, sexist, homophobes and so they won’t vote for a liberal woman like Hillary Clinton.
I kid you not.
“So many times non college educated white males have voted Republican, have voted against their own economic interest because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s. God being the woman’s right to choose.”
Does this remind you of anyone? Remember when Obama tried to explain why small town America was so unhappy with Washington, D.C.?
“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Right. It had nothing to do with the collapsing economy and the Democrats decision to push for tax hikes and spending increases while average Americans were losing their jobs or seeing their paychecks shrink.
Here’s the thing. Obama was wrong then, and Pelosi is wrong now. Non-Latino, white men make about 31% of the American population, that is nearly 1/3 of the voting population, and they are the one segment of society that is constantly being blamed for some ill by the Democrat Party. They are the one segment of society that is left off of the list of preferred populations on everything from college acceptance to cultural sensitivity. The American white male has become the Democrat Party’s punching bag, so it’s no surprise that the majority of them have been repulsed by Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and the Democrat Party’s platform.
Maybe if the Democrat’s policies were less racist and focused more on the good of all Americans — instead of particular subsets — everyone in America would be happier and our nation and our politics wouldn’t be so polarized.