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Obama's White Voters Problem And The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
In the year after the bill that would become the Civil Rights Act was introduced into Congress, the president who stumped for it would be killed, his successor would face serious pushback from within his own party and a cadre of southern senators would spend more than seven weeks filibustering it.
But on July 2, 1964 — 48 years ago today — President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill into law in the East Room of the White House. The Civil Rights Act formally made it illegal to discriminate in public institutions, employment, union membership and federally funded programs.
"My fellow citizens, we have come to a time of testing," Johnson said into the television cameras. "We must not fail. Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole. Let us hasten that day when our unmeasured strength and our unbounded spirit will be free to do the great works ordained for this nation by the just and wise God who is the father of us all.''
At the signing ceremony, Johnson was applauded by lawmakers and civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, whose activism played a major role in shifting public support for the measure.
''From the standpoint of the politicians, we were looking at it as a great boon," Matt Reese, a political adviser to President Johnson and President John F. Kennedy, told The New York Times on the 25th anniversary of its passage in 1989. "The period of the Kennedys and the new presidency of Lyndon Johnson quite convinced Democratic politicians that the blacks were solidly for the Democrats. We had great hopes of retaining the white southern Democrats and getting the blacks registered in great numbers.''
Behind closed doors, however, Johnson was pessimistic about the electoral fallout of the law’s passage. "I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come," he told Bill Moyers, his speechwriter.
Although Johnson would win the presidency in a landslide that November -- bolstered by 94 percent of the black vote, a record that would hold until President Barack Obama's win in 2008 -- his concerns about the South proved justified.
The signing of the Civil Rights Act was a major moment in the realignment of America's two major political parties. White voters in the solidly Democratic South had been defecting to the Republican Party for decades, since the New Deal. But the tide picked up during the 1960s. Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee for president in 1964, and Ronald Reagan, the popular Republican governor from California, would make their opposition to the law a central part of their political platforms. As black voters flocked into the Democratic fold after the act's signing, white voters -- particularly in the South -- bolted. The 1964 election was the last time a Democratic candidate for president would win more than half of the nation’s white vote.
Richard Nixon would use the racial resentments of southern whites to help propel himself to the White House. The South has been solidly Republican in every election since. Only two Democratic candidates -- Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both governors from the South -- have nabbed any electoral votes from the region since.
"It's similar to white physical flight, but what we have here with white political flight," said Rick Jones, a political scientist at the University of Louisville.
It's an electoral problem that is especially pronounced for Obama. No president has won the White House with a smaller sliver of the white vote. The president's approval among white voters has dropped below 40 percent, and he trails Mitt Romney with that group by 13 percentage points.
(Even young white voters, a group that largely supported the president in 2008, have proven a tough sell. From 2008 to 2011, about 18 percent of young white voters shifted from Democrat to Republican, according to Pew.)
“President Obama does not currently have enough white support to win re-election, even if he retains his minority base from 2008,” wrote David Paul Kuhn at Real Clear Politics. Obama won about 43 percent of the white vote in 2008, but needs about 38 percent of the white vote to win this fall, according to one pollster. (Obama pulled in 80 percent of the non-white vote in 2008.)
On the other side of the ledger, though, are Mitt Romney’s poor poll numbers among white voters. Romney needs to be at about 60 percent of white voters to win in November, and he’s currently winning just over half.
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White's Voter Problem 48 Years after Civil Rights Act
The Article to the right, posted on the Huffington Post, discusses the history of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, to include the migration of whites to the Republican Party as a result of the Democratic Party opting to act with conscientious awareness in it's decision to deny the continued abuses of blacks by Southern State's System of Racism.
The Reality of racism in 1964 and prior to, was primarily due to the ratio of whites to blacks, not only in the south, but across the entirety of the United States of America. Racism is a coward's behavior that is only affective when the numbers are in their favor.
Not to mention, whites were in total control of all systems in the U.S. to include all systems in the local community, systems at the city and county levels, systems at the state level and all systems at the government levels..., with systems described as "police & police departments, defense and prosecution of all crimes, judges at all levels, jail systems, all corporations and large hiring companies, employment systems, government systems and the entire congress and senate, democratic party and republican party...., you name it.." there was a white decision maker all all levels of society that turned a blind eye to 99% of all racism and racist acts and actions that took place during those days.
Demographics Across the U.S. Matter
White Men, who have enjoyed the upper hand in all aspects of life in 1964..., only 48 short years ago, are now, on the brink of becoming the minorities with respect to total numbers, in any demographics except the category of being "Rich", in the United States of America.
An all out blitz to buy the Presidency is in full effect and it is as blatant as the nose on your face. The ruling by the supreme court to allow unlimited political contributions is a decision with the full understanding that money is the only possible way that the status quo will remain in control of these United States of America.
A Rich Man can vote only once, and since for every 1 Rich Man with 1 vote, there are more than 1,500 poor people who can cast 1,500 votes for who they would choose to serve as President, which is a clear reason why the Rich pour huge sums of their own money into the advertisement campaigns for the candidate that they want to serve as their President.
White Voters are now the most spread out Voters
Blacks & Hispanics now are 1/3 or the U.S. Population, with Asian's officially being identified as the largest number of "immigrants" coming to America, which speaks volumes to the degree of diversity that the U.S. currently status is, and for the first time in U.S. history, the 100% white born infant is the minority in terms of numbers, which further support the prognostication of Whites becoming the minority within 10 years.
The White Voters are 24% Republican, 34% Democratic, 39% Independent, while Hispanics are %70 Democratic and 30% Republican, while Blacks are 95% Democratic and 5% Republican.
The Above numbers indicate that the Republican Party has shrank to 24% and shrinking which suggests that the current ratio of diversity has directly affected the numbers of Republicans who are traditionally associated with racism and racist as indicated why the South Whites migrated to the Republican Party as the Democratic President instituted The Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Larger growing miniority population and the shrinking white population means that the racist whites are shrinking, but not necessarilly that the number of whites being born are equal to the ratio of whites who become racist, but would suggest that less whites are become racist, therefore less republicans.
The Democratic Party is at 34%, which is a shrinking number for the Democrats as well, based on the ratio of non-whites being born in the U.S., in that, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would more apt to select "Independent" due to the lack of identity with either the Democratic or Republican Party, both of which, were established hundreds of years ago by white men for white men, and tend to demand that a white man remain in charge.
Today & Future issue for White Voters
The Dynamically changing demographics of today's United States has already taken effect with the election of the first Non-White President, which reflects the U.S. changing demographics directly affecting who is able to run for President and who can be elected President.
The Republicans inability to select a viable candidate to run against President Obama is the 2nd sign of how the changing demographics affect both parties, in that, a person who has any history of racism or past bigotry is automatically nullified, primarily due to the current U.S. demographics, which the republican party struggles with, based on republican lead states and immigration initiated laws.
The Democratic Party is also showing signs of racial cracks with members of NC and WVA Democratic Party refusing to back Obama, which also suggests that racist in any party are shedding their skin in order to show loyalty to the 1964 history of the U.S...
Thus, the "Independent" category is the fastest growing political disposition, which is a direct reflection of the number of non-whites who are now able to vote but don't identify with the party of democrats or republicans.
Additionally, even some existing republicans and democrats are also going independent due to the degree of racism in their party that has harmed the U.S., and the corruption with impunity within their party that shows the level of lack of concern for all of the U.S. citizens, contribute to the desire for options.
A 3rd Party voted President Obama in, although the 3rd party hasn't been anointed yet, the evidence is all around us and the two political parties are in complete panic with the understanding that the republicans are on their last leg and the democrats are not far away from becoming obsolete.
The Problem for Whites is within their own inability to do the right thing, which is kicking the asses of all racist, corrupt dishonest whites that are causing us all huge problems, because the non-whites now have the numbers, which the rich whites understand, which is the reason why they are pouring millions into adds that mis-lead the poor ignorant ones who refuse to read to learn for themselves.
These are the Facts.
In My Opinion
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