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

———————–

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

Brosephus™

January 28th, 2013
2:38 pm

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

Why does a bear sh*t in the woods? Just because that’s they way they both like things to operate.

:)

Common Sense is Uncommon

January 28th, 2013
2:39 pm

A better question might be, why aren’t there more white Democrats since whites are a majority in the state?

Adam

January 28th, 2013
2:39 pm

Cue the people making racist remarks while complaining about how unfairly they are being portrayed….

Oh, and cue people acting like race discussion is crying wolf.

catlady

January 28th, 2013
2:40 pm

There are other adjectives that could be used as well (porcine, balding) Really, a pitiful example of “leadership by the white boys, for the white boys.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 28th, 2013
2:40 pm

The GOP however has no problem trying to claim some sort of PC number of women must be in the Obama cabinet…despite their opposition to those same women.

Towncrier

January 28th, 2013
2:43 pm

The hypocritical GOP-bashing for bashing’s sake continues. Here is some of the balance advertised by the AJC:

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/11/28/obamas-senior-white-house-aides-men/

Aquagirl

January 28th, 2013
2:44 pm

I’m sure our usual batch of old white men will be along soon with their “I don’t see what’s wrong with this picture” posts.

John K

January 28th, 2013
2:44 pm

This can only mean one thing, they’re going to introduce bills on women’s health issues.

Topher

January 28th, 2013
2:45 pm

All while completely ignoring the fact that the Senate Democratic Caucus is 72% Black and just 27% Female. Perfectly in line with Georgia’s demographic statistics, right Jay?

bman.

January 28th, 2013
2:46 pm

At a glance, you might think us “white folk” got it made. Hey! anyone up to helping me clean out my grease trap today?

Bob

January 28th, 2013
2:49 pm

More crap reporting from a white haired white guy…

Mike

January 28th, 2013
2:50 pm

Why is Georgia in pretty good fiscal shape compared to many other states?

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2013
2:50 pm

Topher @ 2.45–it’s not perfectly in line, but much closer to GA’s actual demographics than the GOP’s.

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten

January 28th, 2013
2:50 pm

This can only mean one thing, they’re going to introduce bills on women’s health issues.

LOL Good one.

Jay

January 28th, 2013
2:51 pm

“All while completely ignoring the fact that the Senate Democratic Caucus is 72% Black and just 27% Female.

Topher, it seems to me that 27 percent is a lot more than, say, 2.7 percent, which is what the GOP numbers work out to. In fact, it’s 10 times as many. An order of magnitude, as the scientists like to put it.

So, if it’s your position that the Democrats have a problem because they are only 10 times more likely than Republicans to elect a woman to the Senate, I think you should make that argument loudly and proudly.

Tell everyone you meet.

Towncrier

January 28th, 2013
2:51 pm

“All while completely ignoring the fact that the Senate Democratic Caucus is 72% Black and just 27% Female. Perfectly in line with Georgia’s demographic statistics, right Jay?”

Um…that wasn’t his point. His aim was to cast aspersions upon the GOP, the “facts” be damned. Judging from his columns, Jay is, first and foremost, a propagandist. Get used to it.

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten

January 28th, 2013
2:52 pm

Why is Georgia in pretty good fiscal shape compared to many other states?

Because of all the federal money being pumped in.

Without it things would fall apart pretty quickly.

Also the roads and schools here are crumbling.

dumb question, smart answer

January 28th, 2013
2:54 pm

Why is Georgia in pretty good fiscal shape compared to many other states?

_____

Why does Georgia have a struggling education system? Oh I forgot, it is always nice to have money but not be smart on how and where to spend it?

southpaw

January 28th, 2013
2:54 pm

Towncrier -

Strangely enough, even Mike Lukovich observed that. I would try to post a link to his January 13 cartoon, but the last 3 times I included a link to anything, my comment went into cyber-oblivion.

SBinF

January 28th, 2013
2:55 pm

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

Because they draw their support almost solely from white males.

Next question?

Mick

January 28th, 2013
2:58 pm

Bet me your kissing cousins in the florida senate will look almost identical except for the hispanic whites…

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2013
2:59 pm

Towncrier

January 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

“Strangely enough, even Mike Lukovich observed that.”

Jay apparently doesn’t look at Mike’s columns or perhaps doesn’t even care that Obama – who has a clear choice about who populates his administration – is “guilty” (if there is such a thing as “guilt” in this matter) of the same thing (as it would completely undermine his accusation of racism and sexism against the GOP.

Pick up you game, Jay. ;-)

Krystal'sBalls

January 28th, 2013
3:00 pm

Uhh…how about….

BECAUSE IT IS A PARTY OF WHITE MALES??

Georgia Republican Motto...

January 28th, 2013
3:01 pm

Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and Women NOT allowed….we would rather see all of “YOU” in the Democrat Party.

Donovan

January 28th, 2013
3:02 pm

Thanks for hanging around Jay and all you GOP haters. Boy, that was just a snack of chum you threw out there, Jay.

I sure hope you and all your little followers don’t choke on the eternal GOP bash hash you keep swallowing.

What is it with the daily hate you all seem to thrive on????????? Maybe Aquagirl can handle this question. She seems well versed in the Bookman vitriol.

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2013
3:03 pm

VERY OFF TOPIC

- – - -

“Jay’s blog, Jay’s rules.” We’ve all heard it, more than a few of us have posted it as a reminder to those who wish to break them.

Finding myself in violation of those rules, over the weekend, and getting a red card, made me ponder what is meant by “name calling.” I will not attempt to skirt the rules by quoting what I’d posted Saturday morning, that elicited Jay’s penalty, save to say it was short, mildly profane (nothing that isn’t uttered on broadcast TV for years, now) and specific to one contributor.

It’s that last bit that got me booted.

If I have any issue to take with this policy it is this seeming imbalance: Just about any kind of post can be left here that insults a real or imagined group of people. Many of these insults are, indeed, directed toward specific individuals without actually naming those individuals. Thus, the poster can skirt the “no name-calling” rule, by simply writing “Your kind are idiots.”

Often as not, though, it is something softer than that. There are lots of indirect insults like (just to pick one that popped up here, and I’m not picking on this guy in particular) TC’s @ 2.51, where he writes:

[Jay's] aim was to cast aspersions upon the GOP, the “facts” be damned. Judging from his columns, Jay is, first and foremost, a propagandist.

That’s not just a knock against the guy who host’s TC’s comments. It’s a knock against those of us who find Jay’s column insightful. It’s a way TC can call us mindless sheep, following a mere “propagandist.”

I humbly submit that such insults are, if anything, more abusive, and less conducive to advancing whatever higher purpose these online debates are supposed to serve, than simple calling-out of foolish individuals.

This submission isn’t intended in any way to suggest that Jay was wrong to red-card me. It was the right thing for him to do. It’s just that I had a bit of time to think about it, and while I’m certainly repentant for having lost my temper and posting something that wasn’t the least bit bright, I do think that we ought to self-police these posts to encourage people to spend less time insulting groups for real or imagined personal shortcomings, less time attacking negative aspects of the opposition in general, and more time supporting our own positions with useful supporting data.

And to that end, I’ll try to hold up my end and practice what I preach, henceforth. Let me know how I’m doing on that score, if any of you feel like it.

/soapbox

weetamoe

January 28th, 2013
3:05 pm

Why is Mike Luckovich terrified of black kids? Why did he complain when some of them sat too close to his own kids at Centennial Olympic Park? Why was he so upset that he even wrote a letter to the AJC describing his fear? Why are democrats so obsessed with race?

the cat

January 28th, 2013
3:07 pm

Who is the lone woman?

Georgia Republican Motto...

January 28th, 2013
3:07 pm

Content Section
GOP Pollster: Party Running Out of White Voters

A new study by a Republican pollster says the GOP is on “a route to political irrelevance” unless the party can find a way to repair its battered image among Hispanic voters.

The survey by veteran Republican strategist Whit Ayres and the Hispanic Leadership Network’s Jennifer Sevilla Korn minces no words, saying the party’s candidates have simply “run out of persuadable white voters.”

That the GOP is facing this kind of demographic time bomb is hardly breaking news. It was obvious during a presidential campaign in which Mitt Romney called for illegal immigrants to “self-deport” that the contenders, with the exception of Newt Gingrich, were trying to outflank each other on the right. But to have a respected party voice like Ayres assess the situation so harshly has got to be an eye-opener.

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2013
3:08 pm

Donovan

Hate is a pretty strong word there big fella…..

I think disdain would be more appropriate.

Melissa G

January 28th, 2013
3:09 pm

The anxiety of losing white long-held power at the expense of minority and marginalized constituencies like women and gays has metastasized into outright hatred of everything and anything the president Obama would suggest.

Racism has combined with fear.

Lynnie Gal

January 28th, 2013
3:09 pm

If Georgia is 55% white, it seems entirely possible to get 6% of whites to vote Democratic. It’s strange that our elections are so skewed. That means every single white person plus a few Hispanics or maybe blacks must be voting alongside the whites, for Republicans to get 60% of the vote. That sounds questionable. I wonder if our voting machines are rigged.

Fred ™

January 28th, 2013
3:09 pm

Dang Jay. You just can’t make that stuff up can you lol.

But but but…….. BENGHAZI!!!!!!!!!!!!

HDB

January 28th, 2013
3:11 pm

Fred ™

January 28th, 2013
3:11 pm

weetamoe

January 28th, 2013
3:05 pm

Why is Mike Luckovich terrified of black kids? Why did he complain when some of them sat too close to his own kids at Centennial Olympic Park? Why was he so upset that he even wrote a letter to the AJC describing his fear?
++++++++++++++++++

What in the hell are you talking about?

DannyX

January 28th, 2013
3:12 pm

Wow, do white Republicans only vote for white people in Georgia?

Erwin's cat

January 28th, 2013
3:12 pm

1/3 of the US population is “white male”

CC

January 28th, 2013
3:13 pm

“His aim was to cast aspersions upon the GOP”

. . . which is always his point!

Brosephus™

January 28th, 2013
3:14 pm

dB @ 3:03

Quite interesting, and that’s something that I’m guilty of myself. I’ve tried to ensure that the only people I denigrate are the ones elected to office, but I can’t claim to be perfect in that. One of the reasons I said I was cutting back on my time here is that, when I was sick and reading only, the crap that I read would not be considered constructive dialogue by anybody with common sense and reading comprehension. I doubt that constructive dialogue will ever come from this blog, but one can hope for partisans to quit hocking loogies at each other for at least one minute out of an entire year. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2013
3:15 pm

Lynnie Gal @ 3.09, I think your numbers are a tad off, but you’re certainly on to something. I’ve pointed out time and again that if ALL of GA’s voters were as motivated as they were in 2008 (when Obama got 47% of the vote), in subsequent elections–both mid-terms and generals–then the GOP is going to find itself needing to fight a lot harder than they do at present to win.

For example, I don’t think Saxby’s Senate seat is going to be safe at all, IF (and it’s a huge if) ALL of GA’s voters are motivated to cast a vote in a mid-term. Of course, the Dems would have to field a credible challenger and the national party would have to put some resources into it–and if the first thing doesn’t happen, the second certainly won’t.

Richard

January 28th, 2013
3:19 pm

Jay,

Hate to break this to you, but your point isn’t relevant. Honestly, why should anyone case if the House is 100% white, black, blue, green or any other colr you can think of as long as the most qualified people are there (cue the laughter).

What I’d rather see is a diversity of thought. Better question for you is what percentage are lawyers versus other professions. How does that compare to the makeup of the state?

Now apply that to the US Congress.

the cat

January 28th, 2013
3:21 pm

In looking at those pictures again, they all look like used car salemen. Would not trust any of them.

HDB

January 28th, 2013
3:22 pm

facts never lie

January 28th, 2013
3:22 pm

Wow, do white Republicans only vote for white people in Georgia?

_____

Undisputed truth..Can anyone think of a non-white Georgia candidate that won his/her office with a majority white vote?

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2013
3:22 pm

Bros @ 3.14, I totally get your stated desire to pull back and avoid getting sucked into the loogie-hocking competitions. I know that I always feel lousy when I look back at something that I thought at the time was clever, but turns out to be every bit as trollish as that which is posted by some of the worst offenders here.

bman.

January 28th, 2013
3:23 pm

“If Georgia is 55% white, it seems entirely possible to get 6% of whites to vote Democratic. It’s strange that our elections are so skewed. That means every single white person plus a few Hispanics or maybe blacks must be voting alongside the whites, for Republicans to get 60% of the vote. That sounds questionable. I wonder if our voting machines are rigged.”

Rigged? ha!

You’ve never heard of the Jedi-mind trick?? You’ve been voting Republican in every election & you don’t even know it….

@little outr@ge?

January 28th, 2013
3:24 pm

More of jay’s race-baiting?

Red meat or chicken?

Treasury Disregarded Own Guidelines, Allowed Executive Raises At Bailed-Out GM, AIG: Report

The Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program says Treasury approved 18 raises for executives at American International Group Inc., General Motors Corp. and Ally Financial Inc. Of those requests, 14 were for $100,000 or more. One raise, for the CEO of a division at AIG, was for $1 million.

(D) stands for Duped.

alittlecommonsense

January 28th, 2013
3:25 pm

http://www.georgiademocrat.org/our-party/congressional-democrats/

Looks like Georgia Democrat congressmen are 80% black and 100% male. So what’s your point?

Towncrier

January 28th, 2013
3:25 pm

“That’s not just a knock against the guy who host’s TC’s comments. It’s a knock against those of us who find Jay’s column insightful. It’s a way TC can call us mindless sheep, following a mere “propagandist.”

Thanks for the thoughtful post, sfd. But surely you must acknowledge that many of Jay’s columns – as evidenced by the language used therein (employing words or phrases like “FOX-bots”, “mythological claptrap” and so on) – are themselves inflammatory. This column is a good example. He is implying that I am a racist and sexist. That is objectionable. It gets an emotional rise out of me.

I have never contributed money to the GOP or attended any of their meetings. I vote that way primarily because they better represent my social and fiscal conservative beliefs than do the Democratic party. Now if someone like Jim Marshall were to run for Chambliss’ seat, I might well vote for him.

Now why don’t you address the two challenges to the theme of Jay’s column here instead of going off on a tangent about my posts? This is precisely why I asked Jay about rules a month or so ago. I do not use foul language, I do not curse at others here, I don’t make scatological references and I don’t belittle people by questioning their sexuality or sexual practices. I do, however, directly challenge or satirize people who call me dumb when they are obviously not using their God-given brains to argue things logically, but simply rely (repeatedly) upon ad hominen and red herring fallacies to (they imagine) make their “point”. Anyone familiar with my post knows that I often go to great length to argue, using evidence and the reasoning I have, various positions. They are not many on this blog who do that – maybe no more than a dozen.

MANGLER

January 28th, 2013
3:25 pm

“Bless their hearts” (some of them look kinda … special)

Grasshopper

January 28th, 2013
3:26 pm

Self-loathing is most tiresome Jay.

Fred ™

January 28th, 2013
3:28 pm

I know that I always feel lousy when I look back at something that I thought at the time was clever, but turns out to be every bit as trollish as that which is posted by some of the worst offenders here.

I don’t. My only regret is that I’m not allowed to tell these trolling hate spewing anger induced lying morons how I REALLY feel about them. I get so sick of reading lies, and FOXBOT spew rather than having a true conversation with these knuckleheads that I sometimes need a bath after reading their stuff. I never have been one to suffer fools………….

bookman parrot

January 28th, 2013
3:28 pm

to
Jay
January 28th, 2013
2:51 pm
nice job jay on the typical deflection … the “it is not as bad” hypocrite argument

Steve-USA (I don't have all the answer's, I don't even know all the questions)

January 28th, 2013
3:29 pm

The GOP needs to learn a lesson on diversity from the opinion staff at the AJC…Mike Luckovich, Jay Bookman and Kyle Wingfield. Well…maybe not. ;)

Jay

January 28th, 2013
3:29 pm

“Hate to break this to you, but your point isn’t relevant. Honestly, why should anyone case if the House is 100% white, black, blue, green or any other colr you can think of as long as the most qualified people are there (cue the laughter).

Oh, it is VERY much relevant. I’ve seen Democratic and Republican women from the House come into the Senate and stand silent in support of Unterman as she argued in favor of pro-women policies, such as barring insurance companies from kicking new mothers and their babies out of the hospital too soon.

She often doesn’t get much help from her caucus on such matters.

Adam

January 28th, 2013
3:30 pm

as the scientists like to put it.

Did you REALLY try to use THAT on a conservative, Jay? Tsk Tsk… ;)

Veteran Observer

January 28th, 2013
3:30 pm

The voters elected them! Many studies have shown that both men and women voters feel more comfortable voting for men rather than women! It also has nothing to do with party affiliation as the Democrats, when they were relevant, also elected white males, except in majority black districts mandated by the Civil Rights Act! I do not believe that in most districts that gender or color has anything to do with who gets elected. It is the R or D next to your name and in many cases “incumbent” is very influential! If you are trying to argue for more “diversity” in our legislature, I would argue that the same civil rights act ensures a certain amount of safe(majority) black seats during redistricting and under the law there is no discrimination when it comes to running for any seat, so why would we even worry about this?

Bubba

January 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

Kind of sucks to be a white male Republican jockeying for an appointive position when our buddies have reacted to the sudden alarm that they need to showcase some diversity candidates. Timing is everything

Adam

January 28th, 2013
3:31 pm

That Black Guy

January 28th, 2013
3:32 pm

OT from downstairs: For Cheesy incase you missed it…

Also Cheesy, your claim “But they can significantly reduce it just like tough DUI laws have reduced DUI car fatalities.”
Why is it that you REFUSE to credit improved automobile safety advances? Air bags, ABS, collapseable steering columns, crumple zones, accident avoidance systems, improved tire tech and others play a MAJOR role in reducing traffic deaths as well.
Or was it all MADD?

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten
January 28th, 2013
2:45 pm
Cheesy, care to answer my 2:00?
Or were you making it up.
Nope. Alot of guns used during crimes are bought everyday legally in America.
That or a family member buys it for them in which case they should be held responsible for the crimes committed as well. Just think if we did that what a difference it would make.
Among prisoners who carried a firearm during the offense for which they were
serving time in 1997, 14% had bought or traded for the gun from a store, pawnshop, flea market, or gun show.
_______________________________________________________
You know your stat and link in NO WAY supports your claim that ” Most criminals were at one time law abiding citizens and bought the guns used in their crimes legally.”
Can you cite or link that?
Or did you make it up?

bookman parrot

January 28th, 2013
3:32 pm

jay, i concur … since the ladies make up more than 50% in GA and probably pretty close nationwide to that percentage…. you should cry that BHO be thrown out on the same premise and replace him with a woman … but preferably not a lib woman
LOL

Dave

January 28th, 2013
3:33 pm

These are the stats that will bite them, eventually:

Black, 31 percent; Hispanic or Latino, 9.1 percent; under age 40, 56.7 percent.

In the meantime, say the next 10 or so years, hunker down, they are the folks running things.

Peadawg

January 28th, 2013
3:33 pm

Alright, gotta bone to pick with this one Jay. While I DO agree with you and get your point, why not ALSO call out Obama for all of his “white males” on his staff? There’s a startling lack of diversity on his staff considering how much he, you, and other Democrats piss and moan about it.

RB from Gwinnett

January 28th, 2013
3:34 pm

“Maybe this could help explain it.”

It explains it perfectly, Jay.

The party is perceived as being the party of white males because hyper partisan left wing hacks like you post crap like this in an effort to paint the party as the party of whatever this weeks divisive issue is. It doesn’t make any difference how many latino, black, female or any other ethnic group makes up the R party, YOU are still going to post shiit like this to divide the people for your cause.

What the hell happened to judging people by the content of their character,Jay? Doesn’t apply when you have the opportunity to bash people or what?

2 bit hack….

Girl Power

January 28th, 2013
3:34 pm

Women never forget when it comes down to issues pertaining to “women” only…We vote and we encourage our children to vote also….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7_sqdkaAfo

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 28th, 2013
3:34 pm

Looks like white guys aren’t too lazy to vote.

Todd Snider wrote a song about these guys.

http://youtu.be/GBD_d9SZYnw

Jay

January 28th, 2013
3:35 pm

Towncrier, I don’t believe that I have ever used the term “Fox-bot.” It’s also strange to see you complain that I have somehow implied that you are sexist or racist. If, as you say, you “never contributed money to the GOP or attended any of their meetings,” why would you feel that way?

It’s as if you and others believe that pretty remarkable facts such as these should not be mentioned, that it’s somehow unfair to even note what becomes so obvious just by looking at those pictures.

Peadawg

January 28th, 2013
3:36 pm

Go ahead and cue the “but but Obama posts” for my 3:33. Whatever

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 28th, 2013
3:37 pm

What I’d rather see is a diversity of thought. Better question for you is what percentage are lawyers versus other professions. How does that compare to the makeup of the state? Now apply that to the US Congress

Because of course when discussing legislation and writing laws, the best thing you can do is make sure that we have cheerleaders, sports stars, doctors, etc. writing them?

Aquagirl

January 28th, 2013
3:37 pm

This column is a good example. He is implying that I am a racist and sexist. That is objectionable. It gets an emotional rise out of me.

If you don’t identify with the Republican party, then why do you think this column is aimed at you?
That’s not a “loogie” btw, but as you point out your hackles went up.

And like some other posters here I’ll openly admit to being racist and sexist, I was born and raised in a racist and sexist society. If someone calls me out I try to honestly look at myself instead of immediately launching a counterattack.

Liberal Nightmare

January 28th, 2013
3:37 pm

“Topher, it seems to me that 27 percent is a lot more than, say, 2.7 percent, which is what the GOP numbers work out to. In fact, it’s 10 times as many. An order of magnitude, as the scientists like to put it.

So, if it’s your position that the Democrats have a problem because they are only 10 times more likely than Republicans to elect a woman to the Senate, I think you should make that argument loudly and proudly.”

Cookman – I believe the point was that it is over-overwhelmingly black. Of course as usual, you pick and choose your points.

Any reporting on the Obumbler getting called out for constitutional violations Anyone? Libs? Can you defend this? http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/21527822/article-Court–Obama-appointments-in-violation-of-Constitution?instance=special%20_coverage_right_column

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2013
3:37 pm

Thanks for the thoughtful post, sfd. But surely you must acknowledge that many of Jay’s columns – as evidenced by the language used therein (employing words or phrases like “FOX-bots”, “mythological claptrap” and so on) – are themselves inflammatory.

Actually, I was just thinking about replying to Fred’s post @ 3.28 and gently remind him of the non-helpfulness of a term like “Foxbot.” Although I am not sure that “mythological claptrap” qualifies–he’s entitled to opine about belief systems, after all.

but see, that’s Fred, posting. Not Jay.

Now why don’t you address the two challenges to the theme of Jay’s column here instead of going off on a tangent about my posts?

I’m not sure what you mean by “the two challenges.” But I have posted on topic, otherwise.

GT

January 28th, 2013
3:38 pm

This has got to be a trick photo, how could the press miss this freak show, this looks like a blizzard in Antarctica, a white out. And these people preside over one of the worst run, one of the most impoverished, illiterate and crooked state in the union. I mean could you imagine any way the well could be any dryer for leadership and for this we pledge our alliance. There is no way in a dust storm in hell, five year old black girls with Kindergarten dropout in their resumes, could mess the state up worst than these elitist white confederates who have somehow hijacked our state.

Jay

January 28th, 2013
3:39 pm

Oh please, @little outr@ge.

Your post would almost make a person believe that conservatives support government dictating what executives should be paid. Is that what you’re arguing? Is that what you think the administration should have done?

Simple Truths

January 28th, 2013
3:39 pm

As the biggest newspaper in Georgia, when will the AJC opinion blogs reflect the demographics of Georgia?

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2013
3:40 pm

I’ll openly admit to being racist and sexist

I like to think of myself as a “recovering racist/misogynist.” I figure we’re all products of our environment, and society as a whole is still stacked overwhelmingly in favor of the majority race, and toward males.

TBS

January 28th, 2013
3:40 pm

You can’t help but be amused when reading post from bloggers who are known to post links from right leaning sites ans writers, yet feign outrage and whine when Jay’s articles do not fit their narratives and political opinions.

You guys must put irony and hypocrisy on everything from ice cream to potato salad.

Fred ™

January 28th, 2013
3:40 pm

LOL TC is so impotently angry that he thinks Jay is me. I’M the one TC who made up and uses the term FOXBOT. I don’t recall seeing anyone else use it.

Maybe I should trade mark it………

FOXBOT ™ (pending)

Joe Hussein Mama

January 28th, 2013
3:42 pm

Towncrier — “But surely you must acknowledge that many of Jay’s columns – as evidenced by the language used therein (employing words or phrases like “FOX-bots”, “mythological claptrap” and so on) – are themselves inflammatory. This column is a good example. He is implying that I am a racist and sexist. That is objectionable. It gets an emotional rise out of me.

You know, you’re pretty good at doing the exact same thing yourself, then professing innocence when called on it. I suspect that this is a case of’ ‘can dish it out but can’t take it yourself’ in action.

“I do not use foul language, I do not curse at others here, I don’t make scatological references and I don’t belittle people by questioning their sexuality or sexual practices. I do, however, directly challenge or satirize people who call me dumb when they are obviously not using their God-given brains to argue things logically, but simply rely (repeatedly) upon ad hominen and red herring fallacies to (they imagine) make their “point”. Anyone familiar with my post knows that I often go to great length to argue, using evidence and the reasoning I have, various positions. ”

You’ll also misstate and misrepresent the positions and arguments of others, as well.

FWIW, I’d have a lot more sympathy for you if you’d ask other posters to clarify themselves once in a while, as opposed to so often insisting that your (mis)reading is both accurate and precise, and that others said and thought what *you* claim they said and thought.

DannyX

January 28th, 2013
3:42 pm

Georgia is about to appoint another white person to a high level state position, University of Georgia presidency, Jere Morehead.

The hypocrisy of many around these blogs is truly amazing. Since Deal took over has any of his appointments been a person of color? Has any state vacancy of a high level position been filled by a person of color? Mayor Reed has filled Atlanta positions with white people, (so has DeKalb County,) yet when Reed does fill a position with a black person the ajc blogs go absolutely crazy with people screaming “Atlanta only hires blacks.”

A glaring double standard. A lot of you are outraged at Jay for this blog entry, but are right in the thick of it when Reed appoints a black person.

Any outrage at Georgia filling another position with a white male?

Jay

January 28th, 2013
3:43 pm

““If Georgia is 55% white, it seems entirely possible to get 6% of whites to vote Democratic. It’s strange that our elections are so skewed.”

Not so strange, really. White turnout is generally higher than black turnout. A good number of Georgia Hispanics aren’t citizens and can’t vote, and even among those who can, turnout is relatively low. Also, the numbers above include a lot of people under age 21, who also can’t vote. As they reach age, things will shift. Most experts expect it by the end of the decade, if not sooner.

St Simons - aboriginal

January 28th, 2013
3:43 pm

Two thirds of the population is white male or female.
But 57% of the peeps are under 40. 1.00-57% = 43% over 40
That means one half (0.5) of 67% X 43% = ‘white males over 40′

That means soon white males over 40 will be <15% of the population.
I think the cons should go after that demographic exclusively.
Demographics babeeee!
A much better idea than supplyside trickledown.
Baby steps, cons. Baby steps. heheh

Erwin's cat

January 28th, 2013
3:44 pm

It’s as if you and others believe that pretty remarkable facts such as these should not be mentioned, that it’s somehow unfair to even note what becomes so obvious just by looking at those pictures.

That seems to be a one way street on this blog…..watch when someone post prison population demographics

Brosephus™

January 28th, 2013
3:44 pm

alittlecommonsense @ 3:25 pm

That simply means that Georgia Democrats are just as consistent as Georgia Republicans. The GOP at the state level and Fed level are both 100% White. The Dems are 80% Black on the Fed level and 72% Black on the State level.

What’s your point? Do you have something against consistency?

@little outr@ge?

January 28th, 2013
3:45 pm

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

Because when a black conservative shows up, the liberal media quickly labels him/her a GOP token? If the dems can’t own ‘em, they don’t want ‘em.

Fred ™

January 28th, 2013
3:46 pm

Simple Truths

January 28th, 2013
3:39 pm

As the biggest newspaper in Georgia, when will the AJC opinion blogs reflect the demographics of Georgia?
++++++++++++++++++++

Try Kyle’s blog. That’s where the mindless hang out. You didn’t know that? The AJC has TWO political blogs. One that is LEFT wing (this one) and one for the nutcases that is RIGHT WING which is written by Lil’ Kyle based on yesterday’s Fox directives…… here, let me help you out. Click the link below and head of to FOXBOT ™ (pending) UTOPIA.

http://blogs.ajc.com/kyle-wingfield/

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 28th, 2013
3:49 pm

Most criminals were at one time law abiding citizens …

I’d say they all were. Unless they come out of the womb breaking the law, or are not citizens.

moonbat betty

January 28th, 2013
3:49 pm

Don’t worry, one day you will eradicate the white man…err, I mean cracker.

Do it for the American Indian!

Hats of asses!

Joe Hussein Mama

January 28th, 2013
3:49 pm

@little outr@ge — “Because when a black conservative shows up, the liberal media quickly labels him/her a GOP token? If the dems can’t own ‘em, they don’t want ‘em.”

FWIW, when J. C. Watts left Congress, he didn’t have much positive to say about his fellow *Republican* Congressmen — and it wasn’t Democrats that had gotten his goat.

Jay

January 28th, 2013
3:51 pm

Yeah, @little outr@ge.

That picture is the media’s fault, says “the party of personal responsibility”.

TBS

January 28th, 2013
3:51 pm

“Because when a black conservative shows up, the liberal media quickly labels him/her a GOP token? If the dems can’t own ‘em, they don’t want ‘em.”

Can you show where that occurred to Dylan Glenn? He lost a primary to Westmoreland several years ago. I know him personally. He told me that he was treated much more fairly from the media than he was Westmoreland’s campaign.

moonbat betty

January 28th, 2013
3:51 pm

Can JAYBOTS be trademarked?

Aquagirl

January 28th, 2013
3:52 pm

I like to think of myself as a “recovering racist/misogynist.”

I’ve explained it that way to others too. I didn’t decide to be racist, but I am responsible for myself and my actions.

Which of course is why it’s bizarre to watch a largely white male party argue that people should be judged on their merits. If everyone did that they wouldn’t be surrounded by a pantsload of white males. It’s like watching a drunk stumble out of his wrecked car holllering he doesn’t have a drinking problem, the damn tree ran in front of the car. Admit there’s a problem here or worse things lie ahead.

@little outr@ge?

January 28th, 2013
3:52 pm

Is that what you’re arguing? Is that what you think the administration should have done?

My complaint was with the bailout. The dems’ complaint was with CEO pay.

TBS

January 28th, 2013
3:52 pm

@@ must not have anyone to whine to or about over at Kyle’s.

bwhahahahahah

Owl

January 28th, 2013
3:52 pm

Wonder what a scapbook picture of all the losers might look like

GT

January 28th, 2013
3:53 pm

If Georgia was a foreign country it might be considered a soviet block nation and find itself occupied by US troops trying to defend the citizens. One party that does not represent it’s constituency, moral crimes against humanity, defiant attitude toward our nation…

Jay

January 28th, 2013
3:53 pm

Seriously, people. An attitude of “That picture is an embarrassment and as Republicans, we have to do everything in our power to change it or we’ll be in deep political trouble” would be far more productive than the denials and excuse-making we’re seeing.

Brosephus™

January 28th, 2013
3:53 pm

Because when a black conservative shows up, the liberal media quickly labels him/her a GOP token? If the dems can’t own ‘em, they don’t want ‘em.

Well, you gotta bring more than one out every 4-8 years…