Why does GOP have an image as party of white males?

Maybe this could help explain it.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s what Georgia looks like, broken down demographically:

Male, 48.9 percent
Female, 51.1 percent
White non-Hispanic, 55.5 percent
Black, 31 percent
Hispanic or Latino, 9.1 percent
Asian, 3.4 percent
Under age 40: 56.7 percent

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Here is what the Georgia Senate’s Republican majority caucus looks like:

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This post began a few weeks ago, when I noticed that the Senate had named only one woman, Renee Unterman, as a committee chair in 2013. I immediately realized why that might be: Unterman is the sole Republican woman in the 56-seat chamber.

The gender numbers are a little better in the Georgia House, where 17 of 117 Republicans are women. But if that’s your bragging point …

– Jay Bookman

874 comments Add your comment

Paul

January 29th, 2013
9:27 am

Thomas H jr

“As opposed to the current peacefull non-violent “statist”?
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sarc and lol”

No…. as applied to you.

You sure have a difficult time staying focused, you know that?

Your posts seem to loop back to just one or two ideas. Maybe that’s why – the refuge in the harbor thing.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:30 am

SfD — “Board game!”

I LOLed. :D

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2013
9:31 am

I’ll put my engineering degree and the math and science it takes to get it up against whatever liberal arts classes you attended any day of the year.

One more time, Taxi, you keep assuming the rest of us can only believe in religion OR science because that is what is requireed of you. That’s a FAIL.

Go for it, billboard boy. Make my day.

Recon 0311 2533

January 29th, 2013
9:32 am

But Bengazi will follow her to her grave.

K71, most certainly into 016 should she choose to make a run for president at 70 years of age. The stupids on here don’t think Benghazi means much even though it was all about four good Americans who lost their lives due to state department incompetence or dereliction of duty.

stands for decibels

January 29th, 2013
9:32 am

I think this falls under the category of ‘mocking’

Paul, I know that a) the sun rises in the East, b) light travels at 186,282 miles per second, and c) you will never, ever get yourself red-carded here.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:33 am

“Morality” — “Definition of Atheists – Those that believe in NOTHING.”

What do you think *you* know about it, Punkin?

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
9:33 am

Occupy – Nietzche is dead – he believes in NOTHING.

lovelyliz

January 29th, 2013
9:35 am

Old white males is who and all that they are

Paul

January 29th, 2013
9:36 am

Recon

“The stupids on here don’t think Benghazi means much even though it was all about four good Americans who lost their lives due to state department incompetence or dereliction of duty.”

Stipulating to that, I’d kinda guess the ones pounding the drum on for that reason would’ve pounded them at least as much for another example of incompetence (or was it a well-laid plan that got the deciders exactly what they wanted?) or dereliction of duty that got 1000 times as many Americans killed and tens of thousands times wounded?

I’m beginning to understand this concept called ’selective outrage for partisan political purposes.’

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
9:36 am

Mama – Do you believe in NOTHING? Punk’in.

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2013
9:36 am

RB is going to provide us with his scientific evidence that the earth was only 6000 years old when Eve shut down her reproductive sytem in response to Adam’s unsolicited advances. :lol:

Welcome to the Occupation

January 29th, 2013
9:36 am

Morality? “Occupy – Nietzche is dead – he believes in NOTHING.”:

No, god is.

Lol. Couldn’t resist that one.

Mick

January 29th, 2013
9:37 am

recon

Talk yourself into believing benghazi will be an issue, of course you’ll lose again. The fixation on benghazi is really absurd as all you can say is four lives lost, as I’ve said before, four lives lost is a friday night in georgia or florida, are those lives any less important!!!

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
9:38 am

I happen to be a scientist that believes in God because I understand Science but you believe in NOTHING because you don’t understand the Bible. See how that works?

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:38 am

“Morality” — “Mama – Do you believe in NOTHING? Punk’in.”

I believe you’ll continue to post blather and nonsense as long as you can put finger to keyboard.

How about that? :D

Find Muck

January 29th, 2013
9:41 am

Since the communistic wannabes commandeered the dems…in this dysfunctional two party system, the freedom lovers have drifted to the party of Lincoln.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:41 am

“Morality” — “I happen to be a scientist”

Oh, I don’t believe that for a moment.

“that believes in God because I understand Science”

You don’t understand how proof works, so I seriously doubt that you have anything whatsoever to do with science.

“but you believe in NOTHING because you don’t understand the Bible. See how that works?”

I *understand* the bible just fine. I simply don’t *agree* with it or *believe* what it has to say. See how that works?

And as far as what I believe goes, you have no idea whatsoever. But keep guessing; it makes for good entertainment. :D

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
9:43 am

Occupy – How sad it is to believe in NOTHING – for God is LOVE and Jesus is the Way, the TRUTH and the LIFE. … what if you are wrong? Not here to PREACH to you but when you attack God I am here to defend him. Don’t shove your NOTHING belief down my throat and I won’t shove my BELIEF down yours. Christianity is not a religion but you wouldn’t understand that.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:44 am

Mick — “Talk yourself into believing benghazi will be an issue, of course you’ll lose again.”

I suspect Recon’s doing this because (IMO) conservatives want Benghazi to be a meme of Democratic failure just like the failed rescue of the Iranian hostages during Carter’s administration was.

Problem is, the election’s over. Carter succumbed to his meme. Obama didn’t.

Granny Godzilla

January 29th, 2013
9:45 am

Morality

“you believe in NOTHING because you don’t understand the Bible”

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Christianism…how proud Jesus would be….snarc

Recon 0311 2533

January 29th, 2013
9:45 am

mick,

The ones who lost are the family and friends of those four along with the country they served. Yes, I do believe their lives were worth more than the gangbangers and drug dealers who kill each other on a Friday night or at any other time.

zeke

January 29th, 2013
9:46 am

Jay, are you suggesting affirmative action for elected officials? Using you non logic this would be the makeup of Georgia offices:

For every 100+/-

56 – Caucasian
31 – Black
9 – Latino or Hispanic
4 – Asian/other

Of those,

49 – Male
51 – Female

And of the total,

57 would have to be under 40!

RIDICULOUS LIBERAL THOUGHT!

kimmer

January 29th, 2013
9:47 am

@ Peter: “It’s the party of the 69 year old white guy who shot a kid to death for pulling in the wrong driveway.

All the kid was doing was turning around, and accidentally pulled in the wrong driveway.

That is Republican thinking at it’s best.”

So Peter, using your ridiculous logic, when a young black guy that politically favors the democrats commits a violent crime is that an indication of ‘democratic thinking at its best’?

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2013
9:47 am

Statistically speaking, Danny provided polling results earlier that indicated that 5% of Republicans are scientists and thus inferring that as many must also do math and science (unless their parents bought them a degree or they cheated which are also real possibilities given what we know about Republicans) however that statistic, in and of itself, also leads one to note that 95% of scientists are not Republicans and hence Republicans, in general, do not do math or science, as this blog’s population also demonstrates.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 29th, 2013
9:48 am

Find Muck” “Since the communistic wannabes commandeered the dems…in this dysfunctional two party system, ”

Yeah, it’s a dysfunctional two-party system alright. But remember that the only reason there were communistic “wannabes” anywhere near the Democratic party in the first place is that anyone approaching being actual communists were ruthlessly marginalized and sidelined in the decades when it really mattered (30s – 50s). Believe me, the Democratic party that emerged in the post war period has despised communism just as much as the Republicans ever did.

td

January 29th, 2013
9:49 am

Reported by Jim Galloway this morning:

“The fast food giant, the nation’s second-largest chicken chain, ended 2012 with $4.6 billion in sales — up 14 percent from $4.1 billion a year earlier. The company also opened 96 news stores, four more than the year before.”

Look like the militant secular humanist left agenda has fallen apart on this issue. The American people have punched them in the nose and told them to shut up about trying to force gay marriage on the country against the will of the American people.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:50 am

“Morality” — “Not here to PREACH to you but when you attack God I am here to defend him. Don’t shove your NOTHING belief down my throat and I won’t shove my BELIEF down yours.”

I’ve said since the day I got here that if someone derives value and comfort from their religion, then I have no complaint about that at all. Attend worship services to your heart’s content. Raise your children in your faith tradition. Enjoy your faith’s religious holidays and festivals. But please count me out.

I’m not here to convert anyone or shake up their faith, but I’m not going to sit idly by when people like you and Towncrier spout nonsense about what I in particular or atheists in general believe. If you ask politely, I’ll gladly tell you what I and a lot of other atheists think and believe. OTOH, if you get froggy and nasty, like Towncrier was last evening, I’ll gladly get in your face about it.

“Christianity is not a religion”

Christianity is a religion just like any other; no more, no less. FWIW, I see your ‘christianity’s not a religion’ position as being much the same as the ‘islam isn’t a religion’ argument that some militant islamists take. That kind of absolutist position only leads to distrust and misunderstanding on all sides, and it helps no one.

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
9:51 am

Mama – God gives free will – you believe in NOTHING. Agreeing or disagreeing is just a human opinion and you are wrong. There are a lot of scientists that believe in God. From personal experience I KNOW God is real. You THINK he isn’t. Therefore, for now at least, you believe in NOTHING. I am not criticizing you for it – just saying you are 100% wrong.

TiredOfIt

January 29th, 2013
9:51 am

Morality?
January 29th, 2013
9:19 am

Definition of Atheists – Those that believe in NOTHING.
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Definition of Morality? – The only one who is correct.

Mick

January 29th, 2013
9:51 am

recon

No doubt families experienced loss but that type of job carries a certain risk, being in a country that just had a revolution. I think some criticism is warranted but to place all your bets on an incident that occurred with the ambassador going to a place that left him exposed is pushing it – alot…

Super Bowl XLVII

January 29th, 2013
9:51 am

Welcome to the Occupation

January 29th, 2013
9:52 am

Morality? ” Not here to PREACH to you but when you attack God I am here to defend him”

Actually I haven’t really disclosed anything of my actual beliefs here, I was just having some fun echoing Nietzsche. So don’t worry. I may not quite be the wild-eyed nihilistic atheist you imagine.

Erwin's cat

January 29th, 2013
9:52 am

You don’t understand how proof works

this is usually where faith plays a part. Many a scientist have had a strong belief in G-d (I’m not talking about religion)…it’s really not as unusual as you seem to think….just saying >^..^<

Mick

January 29th, 2013
9:53 am

td

You could be all wet on that…maybe people just like chicken???

Regnad Kcin

January 29th, 2013
9:53 am

“Look like the militant secular humanist left agenda has fallen apart on this issue. The American people have punched them in the nose and told them to shut up about trying to force gay marriage on the country against the will of the American people.”

TD – Your singular worldview is highly entertaining – please, tell us more! :)

barking frog

January 29th, 2013
9:54 am

Granny Godzilla
ALmost makes me wish I had a penis.
………………………………………………..
Ms. Frog says she doesn’t need one since she has always has the use
of one whenever she needs it whether I participate or not.

DannyX

January 29th, 2013
9:54 am

“Look like the militant secular humanist left agenda has fallen apart on this issue.”

LOL, td. If you consider Chick Fil A sales to be a victory it’s pretty apparent you are on the losing side.

“The American people have punched them in the nose and told them to shut up about trying to force gay marriage on the country against the will of the American people.”

Is that what the voters in Wisconsin, Washington and Maryland did last November? When they voted for gay marriage did they actually think they were ordering a chicken sandwich?

Granny Godzilla

January 29th, 2013
9:55 am

td

did you see that Dan Cathy and the gay activist have made friends?

also the funding that was going to violence againts gays group has stopped.

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and not a single punch thrown

just few kisses in the fast food line.

worked wonders.

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2013
9:55 am

Republican’s belief in the existence of being[s] superior to themselves is hardly a leap of faith.

Mr Right, the FOXBOT

January 29th, 2013
9:56 am

“So just in case some of your friends or neighbors, or Uncle Jim, who’s a little stubborn and has been watching Fox News and he thinks that somehow I raised taxes — let’s just be clear: We’ve lowered taxes for middle-class families since I came into office,” the president said at a campaign event in Virginia Beach, Va.

Is that a lie or what? If not then how about now?

Granny Godzilla

January 29th, 2013
9:56 am

barking frog

January 29th, 2013
9:54 am

Granny Godzilla
ALmost makes me wish I had a penis.
………………………………………………..
Ms. Frog says she doesn’t need one since she has always has the use
of one whenever she needs it whether I participate or not.
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Ms Frog sounds like a most excellent spouse

Congratulations on your good fortune.

Taylor Wooten

January 29th, 2013
9:57 am

Who cares?

This is not a democracy. There’s a small ruling class based in Washington….now to be dominated by Democrats since they have rigged the demographics in their favor.

It doesnt matter anymore what color Repubs are.

Regnad Kcin

January 29th, 2013
9:57 am

“Mama – God gives free will – you believe in NOTHING. Agreeing or disagreeing is just a human opinion and you are wrong. There are a lot of scientists that believe in God. From personal experience I KNOW God is real. You THINK he isn’t. Therefore, for now at least, you believe in NOTHING.”

With arguments like this, Morality will draw as many people to his religion as to his party! LOL! :D

mrgiarc

January 29th, 2013
9:59 am

Jay the Republican party still has not learned any lessons by the 2012 election loss to president Barack Obama. The current day GOP party was created by Richard Nixon and his “Southern Strategy” to draw votes from the Democratic party which was successful in garnering the racists vote. The party then spent the next 40 plus years ignoring the African American vote and now the Hispanic vote a large and fast growing voting block is hard to ignore. The Willie Horton campaign ads used by George Bush to discredit Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential campaign did even more damage to race relations between black Americans and the GOP. The days of using race to win a election have come and gone. I predict that in 2016 we will still have a Democrat in the White house because the GOP and Tea Party are in too deep with the forces of hate to turn back now. The Tea Party is just another obstacle in the GOP inability to attract more minorities into the party. Racists comments made by them and their supporters are hard to ignore. The GOP also has a gender problem and their “War on women” isn’t helping matters at all. The Democrats got over 55% of the female vote and that not a good thing. The one thing that hear and read all the time and it drives me crazy is “black people only vote for black candidates” which is a lie. George Wallace the stanch segregationist garnered over 90% percent of the African American vote in is reelection bid for Governor of Alabama also Bill Clinton and Al Gore both got over 88%. The real problem is that we still are not welcome into your party and it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. The constant barrage of racial insults directed at the current president proves that the GOP is not ready to accept any non-whites into the party…

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
9:59 am

“Morality” — “Mama – God gives free will”

In your opinion.

” – you believe in NOTHING.”

You are quite incorrect.

“Agreeing or disagreeing is just a human opinion and you are wrong.”

I’m entitled to my opinion and too bad for you if you don’t like it. I don’t recall asking you for your input.

“There are a lot of scientists that believe in God.”

And I have no issue with them doing so; that’s their choice. However, their belief proves nothing. Neither does yours, for that matter.

“From personal experience I KNOW God is real.”

From personal experience I KNOW you are a jerk.

Perhaps you should work on improving yourself, being more christlike and setting a better example. Then people like me might actually listen to people like you — and care what you have to say.

“You THINK he isn’t.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot

“Therefore, for now at least, you believe in NOTHING.”

In your incorrect, flawed, human opinion. (laughing) :D

“I am not criticizing you for it – just saying you are 100% wrong.”

Given what a jerk you are most of the time, do you really think I care if you think I’m wrong about this or not? Seriously?

stands for decibels

January 29th, 2013
10:00 am

Isn’t Nietzche in Hell, doomed to repent his nanosecond’s worth of heresy on Earth, for all eternity?

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
10:01 am

Mama – I have explained on here before why the rest are religions but Christianity is not a religion. It will take me a while to explain but I will do it for you some day soon if you wish. Got to go to the doctor at 10:30 so no time today. I have not been “nasty” towards you because of your disbelief. If you think so you are just wrong. God gives you free will to make your own decisions. God does not want you to be forced to believe. I am not here to criticize you for your disbelief. It’s your choice. You say I am wrong – that’s your OPINION.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
10:02 am

E. Cat — “this is usually where faith plays a part”

You missed the point. “Morality” makes frequent assertions about real-world events, then demands that others prove him wrong. He refuses to post any evidence to support his assertions; he simply demands that others go Google the topic under discussion.

It’s as if he applies his faith to real-world phenomena like statistics as opposed to actually showing numbers that would prove his claims.

stands for decibels

January 29th, 2013
10:02 am

I LOLed

I guess whenever I hear the word “Tycoon,” I immediately visualize the Monopoly Man.

TaxPayer

January 29th, 2013
10:03 am

Jindal is of the 5% of Republicans that at least apparently believe in math and science, to some degree, given his acceptance of the scientific process used to lead to his statement that the GOP needs to quit being the Stupid Party.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 29th, 2013
10:04 am

td: “The American people have punched them in the nose and told them to shut up about trying to force gay marriage on the country against the will of the American people”

Hm. You’re citing the “will of the American people” on the gay marriage issue in your favor?

Uh, have you not been following the public opinion surveys? :)

Welcome to the Occupation

January 29th, 2013
10:05 am

td: “The American people have punched them in the nose and told them to shut up about trying to force gay marriage on the country against the will of the American people”

You better have another look at those polls. Your side is getting routed, man!

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
10:07 am

“Morality” — “Mama – I have explained on here before why the rest are religions but Christianity is not a religion.”

You say I am wrong – that’s your OPINION.

“It will take me a while to explain but I will do it for you some day soon if you wish.”

Do so whenever you like. I doubt it will make any difference.

“I have not been “nasty” towards you because of your disbelief. If you think so you are just wrong.”

If you think your replies to me today have been christlike, then you are just wrong.

“God gives you free will to make your own decisions.”

Well, that’s your OPINION.

“God does not want you to be forced to believe. I am not here to criticize you for your disbelief. It’s your choice. You say I am wrong – that’s your OPINION.”

You say I am wrong – that’s your OPINION.

:D

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
10:07 am

Mama – sticks and stones may break my bones but your words will never harm me.

stands for decibels

January 29th, 2013
10:09 am

what part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand? SHEETZ.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
10:10 am

“Morality” — “Mama – sticks and stones may break my bones but your words will never harm me.”

Right back at you, Punkin.

alex

January 29th, 2013
10:11 am

@mrgiarc, thoughtful comment, can’t disagree with everthing you have written except the “war on women”-a bit overblown in my opinion, Also anyone is welcome that has a conservative political philosophy,most blacks do not therefore they CHOSE to go Dem, plain and simple(mabye not). To attribute this to racism goes to show your racist opinion which of course is fair.Your bigotry may cloud an objective difference of political opinion…..Perhaps YOU cannot get beyond race in 2013,ever thought of that?….No doubt the repubs have garned the white racist vote, but that of course does not mean all repubs are racist or anymore close to a majority..look around there are PLENT and MOST repubs who are not racist….just as there are plenty of dems who are not racist. Unfortunately it is partisan blogs such as this one which brings out the most biased people…

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
10:12 am

Mama – you called me a jerk – that’s your uninformed opinion. Most on the left can’t handle anyone not going in lock step with their opinion. the word HATER has be redefined to mean anyone that does not agree with you.

Robert Lee - Cogito ergo zoom

January 29th, 2013
10:14 am

“God does not want you to be forced to believe…….”,

but I’m thinking that Morality would not mind it a bit. This sounds like some Islamic fundamentalist in the ME and reminds me why I’ve chosen NOT to raise my kids in the church.

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
10:14 am

JAY – Are you saying middle aged white males ONLY vote Repub? Obama would not have been elected if that was true.

Dirty Dawg

January 29th, 2013
10:15 am

I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that the main reason that these ‘old white men’ are so paranoid about a future where they are ‘in the minority’, is that they are afraid, and convinced, that when the current minorities are majorities, they’ll treat them the same way they were treated when they were…well, you get it.

Occupy White House

January 29th, 2013
10:15 am

If only we could live in the 30’s maybe we could get some other wannabes to “get real” like the cuurent bozo at 1600 Penn Av who was raised from childbirth to emulate Marx, Chavez, Castro, etc.

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
10:16 am

Robert Lee – you would be thinking WRONG.. I believe what I just said.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 29th, 2013
10:16 am

“Morality” — “Mama – you called me a jerk – that’s your uninformed opinion.”

Afraid it’s not just me, Punkin. You post a lot of nasty flamebait here and then act all put upon when people rise to the hateful crap you say. It’s almost as if you don’t even realize how horribly nasty you are to a lot of the regulars on here.

“Most on the left can’t handle anyone not going in lock step with their opinion.”

Neither can you. You know nothing about me, but you claim to know what I believe. Maybe you need to recheck your own flaws before complaining about the faults you see in others.

“the word HATER has be redefined to mean anyone that does not agree with you.”

Oh, so you’re going to continue to be nasty to others? Fine by me; I can play that.

indigo

January 29th, 2013
10:19 am

Morality – 9:51 “I know God is real”

Then furnish testable proof to back up what you “know”.

If you can’t do that, then stop positing such nonsense here as all it does is make you look more and more foolish.

Morality?

January 29th, 2013
10:21 am

Good luck to the DAWGS on signing day Feb 6th…… Tunsil, Adams, Johnson, Kamara, Foster – we want YOU!

Welcome to the Occupation

January 29th, 2013
10:23 am

Occupy White House: “like the cuurent bozo at 1600 Penn Av who was raised from childbirth to emulate Marx, Chavez, Castro, etc.”

Yeah, the guy who can’t bend over far enough backwards to distance himself from and diss Chavez.

Believe me, pal, Barack Obama is not even in the same political universe as Hugo Chavez. And he knows it. That’s why he doesn’t hide his contempt for him.

Did I love you there by giving your little FOX News fantasy version of world politics the rough treatment?

Robert Lee - Cogito ergo zoom

January 29th, 2013
10:25 am

Morality, ok, you beleive what you beleive and I beleive what I belevie. Why do one of us have to be wrong?

H.L. Grump

January 29th, 2013
10:52 am

36 Frat boys and a sweetheart. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

Erwin's cat

January 29th, 2013
10:54 am

JHM – It’s as if he applies his faith to real-world phenomena like statistics as opposed to actually showing numbers that would prove his claims

got it….even the strongest faith and belief fall short of pure knowledge…when he says he knows…really he believes he knows

flagboy?

January 29th, 2013
3:11 pm

Can’t the ajc come up with one blog that isn’t slanted one way or the other? One that’s not full of this same inane crap every day?

It would be nice to have some kind of actual discourse other than “you’re wrong. I’m right. insert childish comment. insert emoticon”

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Rockerbabe

January 30th, 2013
12:50 pm

I’m a democrat and I vote my beliefs and for the best person; needless to say, I have not found that the best person [over the course of the last 20 years] has ever been a member of the GOP.