Thursday, November 4, 2010

Look Who's Voted!: Drunk Patriotic Rednecks

According to United States States Election Project, this year, there was an average of 218 million eligible voters. Now, of that many eligible voters, only 42% voted; yes, that would be roughly 91 million people. Now everybody knows that Barack Obama was not on the ballot, and of course, with this being the case, low black voter turnout is being scapegoated by some as being one of the reasons Dems took the hit they did in this years midterm elections.

Well, according to
Independents make up an estimated 28 percent of voters in the early exit polls, with 39 percent voting Democratic and 56 percent Republican.

Black voter turnout also appears to be lower during the midterm election. An estimated 10 percent of blacks are voting, compared to 13 percent in 2008. The exit polling found 8 percent of voters are Hispanic, with 66 percent voting Democratic.

In addition, men are voting more Republican, 55 percent compared to 43 for the Democrats. Among women, Democrats have a one point edge, 49% are voting for Democrats and 48% for Republicans. In 2008, more women voted Democratic. In 2002, women voted 49 percent Republican and 49 percent Democratic.
I've been having a conversation with my father-in-law about the perceived problematic issue of low black voter turnout for a couple of days now. He's convinced that it presented itself to truly being a contributing factor to the ass-whoopin taken by the Democrats. As a matter of fact, he made me laugh when he said that if Lil Wayne was released from prison on Tuesday as opposed to today, black voter turnout would've been less.

But I'm convinced, that had black voter turnout matched 2008 levels, instead being 3% lower this year than then, the outcome would still be the same. You wanna know why I feel that way? Simple: there are drunk patriotic rednecks registered to vote, who would love nothing more than to see Barack Obama gone. And yes, they're more pissed off this year than in 2008.

Oh you don't believe me? Check this out:

Of course the above video is from 2008, but I could just imagine what they're saying these days.


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