Posts Tagged: Polarization

So Long, White Devils! Hello, "New Welfare Constituency"!

I'm relieved that the parties are less racially polarized than some polling suggested.

— Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) November 7, 2012

Oh yes? You don't want to buy the argument that white people are tribally clinging to a raft built by rich fellow white people, in part as an attempt to float away from the scary brown gay immigrants?

So then what happened last night? "Mr. Obama won despite losing the support of white voters by wide margins. Overall, he lost this group by 19 percentage points, even larger than his 12-point loss in 2008," says the New York Times. Now American politics has an [...]