Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Country Without White Liberals?

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has a useful post on the way in which Sarah Palin is holding political events in areas where there are disproportionate majorities of white people.

But Palin doesn't just refer to small towns as the "pro-America" part of American because they don't have many black people and hispanics.

She thinks of small towns as not having many white liberals either.

The same is the case with the McCain flack who referred to Southwestern Virginia as the real Virginia in opposition to the Northern suburbs.

Sure, Southwestern Virginia is overwhelmingly white.

But the white population in Southwestern Virginia also does without many of those good government, politically correct whites who are easily disgusted by racism, bigotry, disdain evangelical Protestantism, and aren't very much attached to patriotic symbols.

The McCain people wish liberals would go away as well as minorities.


Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with this, Dr. Caric. The McCain people are not anti-minority. Look at their love affair with Larry Elder, Thomas Sowell, and Carlton Banks.

Ric Caric said...

Wouldn't that be a form of tokenism?

Anonymous said...

I should have made my attempt at sarcasm more transparent. It was a farcical attempt to recreate an argument I would have had with my neocon father. I don't think that I could actually make an argument for Carlton Banks (From Fresh Prince).

Ric Caric said...

I wondered who the hell Carlton Banks. Unfortunately, there's a lot of people on the right who would argue that point seriously.