The Downward Trend of Republicans

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The ratio of non college educated Republicans vs Republican college graduates crossed over in 2016. There are now more non college educated Republicans than college graduated Republicans for the first time in 50 years. The Republican party used to be a party of the well educated, whereas the Democrats the poorly educated. That is now the reverse. Democrats are mostly college educated.
 

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The Republican''s decision to go after uneducated and ignorant white people to win elections began
in the 1950's. It's no surprise that 70 years later the party of racists and bigots has also become the party of uneducated nincompoops.


How the the GOP's Southern Strategy Made Donald Trump Possible

The racist voters swarming around Trump didn’t just pop out of nowhere. The Republicans have been courting them for decades now, in a dramatic break from the party’s origins. From its creation in 1854 in opposition to the expansion of slavery until the 1940s, the Republicans were the party of the North, and more anti-racist (albeit sometimes only marginally so) than the Democrats, whose most reliable base of support was the “solid” white South.

In the February 12, 1963, issue of National Review, the magazine’s publisher William Rusher laid out a plan for Barry Goldwater to run, and win, in 1964 by appealing to disaffected white Southerners and wresting Southern states from the Democrats’ grip. Goldwater’s Southern Strategy, inspired by National Review, set a pattern for the next half-century—and more.

The party had changed so much in 1964 that even Nixon, who had been liberal on civil rights before the Goldwater takeover, adopted the Southern Strategy in 1968 and 1972. Dixie would be the new heartland for the Republican Party, which would stoke white resentment over African-American advances. As the Democratic Party became more multi-racial, winning not just black voters but also Latinos and most non-white immigrants, the Republicans remained an overwhelmingly white party.

Read complete article at: https://newrepublic.com/article/130039/southern-strategy-made-donald-trump-possible
 

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The ratio of non college educated Republicans vs Republican college graduates crossed over in 2016. There are now more non college educated Republicans than college graduated Republicans for the first time in 50 years. The Republican party used to be a party of the well educated, whereas the Democrats the poorly educated. That is now the reverse. Democrats are mostly college educated.
What would you have said about Republicans of the past that looked down on non-college educated voters? Now, the roles are reversed and you appear to be suggesting something negative about them.

That’s not nice Dean.
 

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Educated is one thing. Intelligence is quite another. The comparison of college educated people of the 50's /60's to today is laughable.
 

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Racism and nativism. Disgusting, but strong forces, gladly wielded by evil men looking for power.
 

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Educated is one thing. Intelligence is quite another. The comparison of college educated people of the 50's /60's to today is laughable.

Intelligence is one thing. Wisdom is quite another. Many of the worst human beings in history were extremely intelligent. And take the Trumpster for example. He is educated, intelligent, and extremely ignorant all at the same time. He is also unwise and a bad human being. The new Republican Party is now overrun with people just like him.


 
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Educated is one thing. Intelligence is quite another. The comparison of college educated people of the 50's /60's to today is laughable.
We have a whole generation of sheep. For the most part they are tech smart, but not wise. They are up to their ears in college debt and now are begging for socialism to bail them out of bad decisions they and their families made. Democrats in charge of the education system sold others that the education system was the answer to their life goals. People have been told lies in order to keep them in line with the new orthodoxy. America has been bad they are told. We can repent for our sins by being good globalists, environmentalists and social justice warriors. Big government will take care of everything.
 

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Drop the Republican name, you no longer deserve it. You can choose between the Trumpist Party or bring back the "Know Nothing" party. Either one fits.
 

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voting blocs shift over time.

once upon a time, farmers, union members and blue-collar workers were the foundation of the Democratic Party under FDR. There's an old Woody Guthrie song about riding the farmer-labor train to Washington.

Today - at least in 2016 - farmers, blue-collar workers and at least some union members are trending more conservative and Republican. some of that may be specifically due to Trump, but I suspect some of it is due to the Dems shifting to the left and not paying as much attention to blue-collar issues.

Predicting the demise of the Republican party is IMHO like predicting that the Badger football program is going to have a bad season next year. usually doesn't turn out to be correct.
 

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a college education means near nothing anymore. i hope it is the republicans who can save americans from the slavery of college debt.

of course, democrats will just claim in 100 years that the parties switched and now it's the democrats who are anti-college debt.
 

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Educated is one thing. Intelligence is quite another. The comparison of college educated people of the 50's /60's to today is laughable.
OK. But Dems also hold an advantage over Repubs in % of advanced degrees.
 
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voting blocs shift over time.

once upon a time, farmers, union members and blue-collar workers were the foundation of the Democratic Party under FDR. There's an old Woody Guthrie song about riding the farmer-labor train to Washington.

Today - at least in 2016 - farmers, blue-collar workers and at least some union members are trending more conservative and Republican. some of that may be specifically due to Trump, but I suspect some of it is due to the Dems shifting to the left and not paying as much attention to blue-collar issues.

Predicting the demise of the Republican party is IMHO like predicting that the Badger football program is going to have a bad season next year. usually doesn't turn out to be correct.
Biden just stated in the debate that he would absolutely sacrifice if necessary 100,000 jobs if it would help the green energy movement. If Biden wins the democrat nomination Trump will bludgeon him with that via ads unmercifully. And you’re wondering why working Americans are deserting a sinking ship?
 

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A college education today is less than the HS education I received. Luckily I went to the U in the 70s before it became educational trash. I have had to unlearn most everything I learned at the U in order to develop a successful paradigm. Health- Earth, Animals, and Humans are inseparable. Big $$$ corporations have corrupted research universities as a tool to destroy Health for profit. Truth will rule in the end.
 

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Biden just stated in the debate that he would absolutely sacrifice if necessary 100,000 jobs if it would help the green energy movement. If Biden wins the democrat nomination Trump will bludgeon him with that via ads unmercifully. And you’re wondering why working Americans are deserting a sinking ship?
Link?
I haven't watched a second of the Dem debates. If he said this, how stupid.
 

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Link?
I haven't watched a second of the Dem debates. If he said this, how stupid.
Jobs would have to be lost in "non green energy". A lot more than 100,000 too. I'm not saying it was a smart thing to say but I don't really know the context he was saying it as I didn't watch it either. I'm sure the idea is just as many new jobs would be created in another greener energy industry.
 

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Jobs would have to be lost in "non green energy". A lot more than 100,000 too. I'm not saying it was a smart thing to say but I don't really know the context he was saying it as I didn't watch it either. I'm sure the idea is just as many new jobs would be created in another greener energy industry.
That's the idea, yes. But I could see Biden gaffing this as a gift-wrapped ad for the manipulative Trumpists.
 

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That's the idea, yes. But I could see Biden gaffing this as a gift-wrapped ad for the manipulative Trumpists.
Like I said it probably wasn't smart to say as anything can be taken out of context and used in political ads. But anyone with a brain knows jobs will be lost in some areas as we move towards new things. Energy is no different. Trump's base is probably just too stupid to understand that, you know since they aren't educated.
 

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What would you have said about Republicans of the past that looked down on non-college educated voters? Now, the roles are reversed and you appear to be suggesting something negative about them.

That’s not nice Dean.
This is what you brought to the conversation. Okay. Got me.
 

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The ratio of non college educated Republicans vs Republican college graduates crossed over in 2016. There are now more non college educated Republicans than college graduated Republicans for the first time in 50 years. The Republican party used to be a party of the well educated, whereas the Democrats the poorly educated. That is now the reverse. Democrats are mostly college educated.
You may wish to reconsider the cause and effect angle here. College educated no longer means a classical education. This fact should not be a surprise to anyone with a pulse.
 

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You may wish to reconsider the cause and effect angle here. College educated no longer means a classical education. This fact should not be a surprise to anyone with a pulse.
Excellent point
 

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It'd be wise for all of us not to attach ourselves to either party.
 

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We have a whole generation of sheep. For the most part they are tech smart, but not wise. They are up to their ears in college debt and now are begging for socialism to bail them out of bad decisions they and their families made. Democrats in charge of the education system sold others that the education system was the answer to their life goals. People have been told lies in order to keep them in line with the new orthodoxy. America has been bad they are told. We can repent for our sins by being good globalists, environmentalists and social justice warriors. Big government will take care of everything.
I don't always agree with you, beej but this is 100% correct. College at this point is a liberal indoctrination with a lot of areas of study that will get you next to nothing in regards to gainful employment. It's really unfortunate. More emphasis needs to be put on tech schools and trade schools, where younger people can start getting jobs much sooner not bury themselves in worthless college debt.
 

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The HS have improve immensely. Most graduate without the skills needed to read a blueprint. Add that there are no life skills taught. We have a total public education failure.
 

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It'd be wise for all of us not to attach ourselves to either party.
This is wise.

However, it is also important to understand that there is no such thing as perfect politicians. Therefore one is also wise to make a choice between better and worse. Failing that, worse wins out because those who are the least wise are led to vote for "free stuff" - a trend which eventually destroys the nation.
 
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