The political party founded by Southern men such as Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson which later included the likes of John C Calhoun, Jefferson Davis and George Wallace today is no friend of White men. This is not a secret to anyone who follows US politics. While the Republican Party panders in its rhetoric to non-Whites, it is now nearly an all-White party. Meanwhile, the Democrats support an agenda of officially discriminating against White men (‘affirmative action’) and re-distributing wealth from Whites to non-Whites. After years of supporting such politics, it is not at all surprising that it now appears next year this party will be represented in the US House of Representatives primarily by women and non-Whites. This will no doubt only hasten the exodus of White men from the Democratic party. After a century and half of demographic and social experimentation, the ‘propositional nation’ dedicated to equality is more divided than ever. Susan Davis reports for USA Today:
House Democrats will make history in the 2012 election, sending to Congress next January the first women and minority-majority party faction in U.S. history.
…In 1950, white men constituted 98% of House Democrats — a percentage that fell precipitously to just 53% following the 2010 elections. Based on the makeup of candidates in the current congressional races, Wasserman projects that the 2012 elections will result in a House Democratic Caucus that will be 46%-48% white males when the next Congress starts in January — whether or not Democrats win a majority.
In contrast, white men continue to make up the vast majority of the Republican Party. In 1950, House Republicans were 97% white men, which fell to just 86% in 2012 — a figure that Wasserman says will remain largely unchanged in the next Congress.
As seen below, there is a definite trend going on in the Lower South States which have not seen massive number of Yankee immigrants. In general, White Southerners from Lower South States were also was far less enthusiastic about Obama and the Democrats than Whites in the rest of the United States.
State 2004 2008
Alabama 19% 10%
Arkansas 36% 30%
Louisiana 24% 14%
Mississippi 14% 11%