About 52 percent of white voters call themselves Republicans, according to the Pew Research Center, as opposed to 8 percent of blacks and 22 percent of Latinos. Is that really a surprise?Upper middle class and wealthy kids of every race are doing OK; poor and working class kids, including whites, not so much. Charles Murray, the man who in the s blamed government for encouraging sloth and single-parenthood in the black community, is now saying the same thing about the white lower class : they're suffering from declining wages and higher unemployment not because of a changed economy, but because they've come to prefer slacking and shacking up to hard work and marriage. There are also signs that some of those white voters might have developed buyers' remorse a few months after the vote. And the responsibility to reach back and help someone else make it, too. Advertisement: But the contradiction runs even deeper than that: Dartmouth political scientist Dean Lacy found the more a county receives in federal government payments, the more likely it is to vote Republican. They make up an estimated 95 percent of the top 1 percent. Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Ohio's John Kasich made public workers the new public enemy, and demonized them as slackers and moochers living off the government, kind of like they were the new "welfare queens. We hear it just enough to subliminally reaffirm the idea in our own minds. Johnson rejected that route in favor of a federal government-run program they called "Medicare. Democratic pollsters and strategists have been wringing their hands over losing the white working class to the GOP since the rise of "Reagan Democrats," but it's now remarkable the extent to which the Republican Party has become a white party. But with woke whites so visible in contemporary liberalism, we may be on the cusp of new political conflicts. The right, in turn, has picked up on such musings and exaggerated them, all to keep that white-hot white resentment burning. Intermarriage rates are also highest among the college educated. In "Suicide of a Superpower," Pat Buchanan describes white Americans contemptuously at times, as an endangered species obliviously collaborating in its own demise by tolerating liberal multiculturalism.
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Of course, I'm not saying that. Johnson rejected that route in favor of a federal government-run program they called "Medicare.
And while the country is facing a demographic and generational mismatch, as an elderly white population is supported by a younger, working population in which whites are a minority, it's possible to exaggerate the importance of that mismatch.
Still, it's been clear for a while our ways of talking about fairness aren't keeping up with the times. Advertisement: Yes, many of those voters raced back into the Republican column inwhen the GOP ran up a point edge in midterm congressional races, and for much ofDemocrats talked darkly about a strategy to keep the White House without winning Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, key swing states he took in