White Women

I have noticed several stories over the past few weeks about white women voters. Also, I have seen fewer articles that appeared to be attacks on Evangelicals. In the heat of the 2018 campaigns, Big Media seems to have given up on wedging Evangelicals away from President Trump. They are now aiming at white women. They want to cry and bully and shame and scare enough white women to boost some sorry Democrats into office.

This is not so much a matter of articles. It has been a spate of editorials. The trick is that many of these editorials are hiding out in news pages instead of on opinion pages. When you are looking online, it is frequently hard to tell that you are clicking on an editorial until you are several paragraphs into the work. Big Media has quit separating news from opinion, and they have the idea that theirs are the only acceptable opinions.

White women, here are a few examples. In media eyes, you are the oppressed and you don’t even know it, or else you are determined to retain the privilege that comes from belonging to your class. You are either hateful racists or else clueless drones. Here is an example from a Leftist site:

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-reasons-why-white-women-vote-republican-and-what-to-do-about-it/

To understand the “white woman story,” we must first acknowledge that white supremacy remains the prevailing force in electoral politics….

There was a 20-point gap in support for Hillary Clinton between college-educated (56 percent) and non-college-educated (36 percent) white women in 2016. But there was also significant within-group variation, with support for Clinton 10+ points higher among unmarried women than married women and roughly 30 points higher among non-evangelicals than evangelical Christians across all educational levels. Such associations are significant because they reveal how systemic influences like marriage and evangelical Christianity interact with white supremacy to influence white women’s political behavior, through the explicit ideologies they propagate and the more insidious ways they reflect and perpetuate other structural inequalities. Some white women face voting pressure from their more-conservative husbands, a dynamic Hillary Clinton acknowledged in her analysis of her 2016 election loss.

I read parts of that article to Snooks.

Gee, I’m a married Evangelical Christian white woman.”

Well, Honey, you are just a slave of the Patriarchy.’

No; “I’m Queen. It’s good to be Queen.”

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Julie Kelly had a post last week at American Greatness, to take down some of this nonsense (Oct 8).

https://amgreatness.com/2018/10/08/dems-midterm-message-white-women-are-rape-apologists/

White Republican women’s support for Kavanaugh unleashed a collective primal” scream  (again) from Democratic women over the weekend once it was clear he would be confirmed.”

Ms. Kelly cited some of the more high-profile examples of accusations of white supremacy, and then the way Leftist women turned on Susan Collins as a “rape apologist.” She gave particulars from atrocious editorials by Alexis Grenell in the New York Times and by Lucia Graves in The Guardian. Ms. Kelly mocked them with ridicule that would make the Happy Warriors proud. Then she began wrapping up with this:

It’s hard to see the value of the Democratic Party picking a fight with the largest voting demographic four weeks before a crucial election. But the tactic is obvious: Democrats cannot sway white women based on their ideas for the economy or national security or tax policy, so they’re left with coercion and intimidation. They want to shame white women voters into electing more Democrats by implying if we vote for Republicans, we are enabling and empowering rapists.

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The Hill ran an article that dove into polling. https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/409796-understanding-the-white-women-thing

Trump got a smaller percentage of white women’s votes (52 percent) than did Mitt Romney in 2016 (56 percent), John McCain in 2008 (53 percent), or George W. Bush in 2004 (55 percent). The truth is, most white women vote for Republicans — and they have for a long time.

That article, by Jamal Simons, focuses on one particular progressive project aimed at white women:

…GALvanize USA, an organization focused on persuading more white women to make common cause with the progressive base on Election Day.

The group has been conducting research and testing strategies in four key states: Maine, Michigan, Washington and Iowa. Their work won’t have much impact in the 2018 election cycle but they hope to learn enough lessons this year and next to move some of these voters in the 2020 presidential cycle.

GALvanize is working from internal data that identify white women as the largest block of persuadable voters. Their husbands, brothers and sons are often far more conservative and, in many of the big swing states, white voters make up a larger proportion of the electorate.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a poll in Georgia shortly after the Kavanaugh Confirmation. They were horrified at the results. https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/white-women-voters-are-sticking-not-just-with-kemp-but-trump-too/tG6ypbHIcNNUJW2tL4MGYL/

In the race for governor, Kemp [a white man] leads Abrams [a black woman] 48 to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant difference given the poll’s margin of error of 2.8 percentage points. Raising the first eyebrow is the fact that Abrams has the support of only a bare majority of female voters – 50.4 percent.

Separating out white women voters, the margin of error jumps quite a bit – given that the subgroup is smaller, but the general trend is clear. Kemp gets 69 percent of the white female vote, compared to 27 for Abrams.

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Slate ran an editorial that told white women to shut up and follow the lead of women of color:

http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/10/spopinion-white-feminism-allyship

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I saw Emmitt Till and the Scottsboro Boys dredged up in anti-white editorials. The hatred poured out on white women who don’t toe the Progressive line was really impressive in the depths of the emotional content on display.

I also kept seeing the statement that 52 percent of white women had “voted against their own self-interests” by voting for President Trump. I saw that at Skirt and at USA Today and a couple of other places. Because, I suppose, all women want unlimited abortion, and all women want expanded entitlement programs, all women want to fully restore Obamacare, and all women want open borders, and women don’t care about jobs or government overreach or individual liberties.

As far as Leftists are concerned, there is only one set of acceptable positions for women to take, and women who voted otherwise did so because they are oppressed by their menfolk.

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There was a round of excitement in the Progressive ranks when Taylor Smith endorsed Democrat Phil Bredesen for Governor of Tennessee, over Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. For example, Yahoo News and Google News both featured this column from GQ, by Mari Uyehara:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/taylor-swift-political-awakening-america-180558458.html

Swift has mostly shied away from politics, so much so that she’s been lambasted for it in the past. But her call to action this week seemed to portend something greater rumbling below ground: the political awakening of America’s once politically neutral white women. 

Politically neutral? No, just politically divided, as noted above in that article from The Hill. The fact that women are divided between the parties does not mean that women are neutral. Maybe they are just thinking that women on opposite sides cancel out each others’ votes? I thought that was a pretty meaningless comment, but on first reading, it sort of sounded like something, maybe.

But what she is really getting at is that women who voted for Trump just were not thinking right.

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Relatively high in a Google search is an editorial that Time ran on October 4, by the emotionally troubled author of The Vagina Monologues. There is no need to hear more from her, but here is the link:

http://time.com/5415254/white-women-brett-kavanaugh-donald-trump/

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The Atlantic ran a column by Neil J. Young, “Here’s Why White Women Are Abandoning the GOP.” His evidence is a Sept. 26 LA Times poll. He blames the historic slight majority of white women who voted for the GOP on their class consciousness and on security issues. He says Republicans are now hurting with white women because the Democrats have embraced the #metoo movement and established a bright line opposing sexual misconduct, and cites the cases of Al Franken and John Conyers. I thought the whole thing sounded mostly like wishful thinking:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/will-white-suburban-women-vote-republican-november/571720/

National Review noticed this phenomenon and ran this article by Kyle Smith:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/white-women-becomes-a-disparaging-term/

One of several items cited was this:

A writer for  The Root castigated Taylor Swift because “like some white women, she uses her privilege to not be involved until she’s directly affected.”

The unnamed writer, Michael Herriott, took umbrage at this, and replied with an even more bile-filled racist screed. It is not worth discussing, but it possibly could serve as an example of race hatred:

https://www.theroot.com/a-requiem-for-white-women-which-the-national-review-sa-1829747262

 

Marriage Gap

I think the Leftists are lazy and comfortable in their groupthink. They see a racial divide where there are other factors at work.

Marriage is key. Marital status explains the divide at least as well as race, and I think better. White women who vote Republican tend to be married women.

Blaming white women for gross racism is lazy and feeds their stupid narrative. They blame the difference on racism, when there is clearly a basic difference in perspective at work.

This is not a secret. It is widely known. They choose to avoid it, because it does not serve to advance their narrative. Even when they acknowledge it, it is a quick wink and then on to other stuff. Buried in a mountain of Leftist stuff, NPR ran this very brief piece:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/26/651710680/women-voters-marriage-gap-and-the-midterms

NPR really liked what they heard from a Democrat pollster who says she sees signs that married women are leaving the Republican ranks, so they did a follow-up:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/02/651439266/married-women-may-be-moving-away-from-the-gop

That article is focused on Michigan. I noticed that the same woman is featured as a woman-on-the-street in both articles. That makes me hopefully think that the whole thing may be wishful thinking. It is mostly based on disapproval ratings for President Trump. That may or may not make a difference on election day.

Likewise the marriage gap is at work when the broader subject of all voters is considered. Blacks are married at a much lower rate than whites. I think that has a lot to do with both the economic conditions of blacks and their voting habits.

Republicans have become the party of married people. This is because of Democrat hostility to traditional marriage. The GOP should be running against the Democrats as the party that breaks up families.

Western civilization is at stake.

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  1. Instead of my usual post in my series on “Media v Evangelicals,” you get treated instead to “Media v White Women.” I have a draft in the Evangelicals series in the works, but I thought this might be more useful in making sense of some of the Leftist outrage leading up to the midterms. Media still hate Evangelicals, but White Women are more targeted in Big Media crosshairs this month.

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  2. I thought this meme must surely be moribund when Clinton, a few weeks after her rout, stated that she lost because white women voted the way their husbands told them to vote.

    WHA’!?!?!  That was the most clueless ststement I have ever heard. In the first place–oh, never even mind.  It makes zero sense.  Suffice it to say that voting is one of the ONLY completely private acts we can still commit in the USA.

    But she got away with it!  A sexist remark disparaging of women for which her opponent woulda been pilloried.

    My husband calls it the SWAP vote: Suburban WhiteAffluent Princesses.  I number many of these among my former friends.  (But, they were all Dems before 2016).  This Trump hatred among them is virulent.  But let’s hope you are right and there really aren’t THAT many of ’em….

    Why, exactly, would women reject Trump? He loves us!  Did you see last nights rally, so adorable when he talked about the “beautiful pioneer women”  and commenting on the  many “Women for Trump” signs, said, I love you too, you are all beautiful to me!!

    PLUS: what has he done to hurt women ,either personally or through bis policies  in office?  Not one damn thing.

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  3. Hypatia:
    My husband calls it the SWAP vote: Suburban White Affluent Princesses.

    If any female voters are voting against their own self-interest, these Democrat Elites are the ones.

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  4. Being a white woman is not a choice.

    Being a Democrat woman, white or otherwise, and being a ‘white supremest’  is a choice.

    Sometimes these distinctions go unrecognized.

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  5. Bob Thompson:
    Being a white woman is not a choice.

    Being a Democrat woman, white or otherwise, and being a ‘white supremest’  is a choice.

    Sometimes these distinctions go unrecognized.

    I remember a few months ago when somebody threw up “Christian privilege” to see if anybody would salute.

    Well, I , for one, was thrilled!

    To think that I,  a white woman, might now be judged on the content of my childhood religious instruction instead of the color of my skin!  Hallelujah, free at last! 

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  6. Remember last year’s dustup over “bourgeois values”?

    Leftist Big Media said that promoting the sorts of lifestyle choices that were always recommended by Christians was “racist” and “sexist.”

    This goes along with the way Democrats look down on stay-at-home moms.  All of it are symptoms of the way feminism has pushed into territory that is fully Leftist, and Democrats are along for the ride.

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  7. This seems Marxist. Instead of the rich oppressing the poor it is the accomplished are oppressing those without accomplishments. Soon the tall will be taking height from the short. The beautiful are oppressing the ugly. Borders are evil for it builds a fence around the oppressors. It is typical never taking responsibility for one’s action. “You didn’t win. You cheated.” ” You didn’t build that. “

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  8. For example:

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/19/arizona-democrat-kyrsten-sinema-attacked-bullshit-stay-home-moms-leeching-off-husbands/

    Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, of Arizona, once described stay-at-home moms as leeches in a 2006 interview.

    “These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life,” she told Scottsdale nightlife magazine 944. “That’s bullshit. I mean, what the f*** are we really talking about here?”

     

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  9. MJBubba:
    For example:

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/19/arizona-democrat-kyrsten-sinema-attacked-bullshit-stay-home-moms-leeching-off-husbands/

    Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, of Arizona, once described stay-at-home moms as leeches in a 2006 interview.

    “These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life,” she told Scottsdale nightlife magazine 944. “That’s bullshit. I mean, what the f*** are we really talking about here?”

     

    Sounds like a woman who hasn’t raised a family. I wish the Left would make up their minds. One day women are slaves under oppression and the next day they are leeches.

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  10. Bubba, this is nothing new. I grew up as a white woman in an affluent neighborhood but the truly accomplished women in my hood were labelled as “JAPS” because they were well-educated and well-dressed. As a gentile, I got into trouble because I chose to live my life my way, listen to my kind of music and date quirky guys.

    So I got into a great school, thrived in corporate America and went on to found a successful small business that allowed me to live in a 4500 sq house in So Cal and stay at the Sacher Hotel in Vienna whenever I felt like it.

    I won. And I didn’t need to be married to do it. I needed to do one thing: Get it right or not at all.

    MJBubba:
    Media still hate Evangelicals, but White Women are more targeted in Big Media crosshairs this month.

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  11. EThompson:
    Bubba, this is nothing new. I grew up as a white woman in an affluent neighborhood but the truly accomplished women in my hood were labelled as “JAPS” because they were well-educated and well-dressed. As a gentile, I got into trouble because I chose to live my life my way, listen to my kind of music and date quirky guys.

    So I got into a great school, thrived in corporate America and went on to found a successful small business that allowed me to live in a 4500 sq house in So Cal and stay at the Sacher Hotel in Vienna whenever I felt like it.

    I won. And I didn’t need to be married to do it. I needed to do one thing: Get it right or not at all.

    MJBubba:
    Media still hate Evangelicals, but White Women are more targeted in Big Media crosshairs this month.

    Awesome!

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  12. 10 Cents:
    This seems Marxist. Instead of the rich oppressing the poor it is the accomplished are oppressing those without accomplishments. Soon the tall will be taking height from the short. The beautiful are oppressing the ugly. Borders are evil for it builds a fence around the oppressors. It is typical never taking responsibility for one’s action. “You didn’t win. You cheated.” ” You didn’t build that. ”

    Yes; of course.   Third-wave Feminism is simply Leftism dressed up in feminist rhetoric.   The entire world is seen through the filter of opressed and oppressors.   White males are the oppressors, and everyone else is oppressed to some extent.   There is a hierarchy of oppressed, which we have discussed on other occasions.   All the oppressed white women are shamed and bullied into siding with their oppressed sisters against those evil oppressors.   If they object that their fathers/husbands/sons are white males who never did anything to oppress anyone, they are called racists.

    Only the struggle matters, until equal outcomes for all are achieved and the Leftist Elites are in charge of making the choices of whose outcomes are more equal than others.

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  13. 10 Cents:
    This seems Marxist. Instead of the rich oppressing the poor it is the accomplished are oppressing those without accomplishments. Soon the tall will be taking height from the short. The beautiful are oppressing the ugly. Borders are evil for it builds a fence around the oppressors. It is typical never taking responsibility for one’s action. “You didn’t win. You cheated.” ” You didn’t build that. ”

    If you’re at all accomplished or beautiful or rich, it has to be because “the fix is in.”

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  14. Hypatia:
    Why, exactly, would women reject Trump? He loves us!

    Why indeed?  I love him as well. I only wish he’d gotten into the WH a few terms earlier!

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  15. What else does the left have except lies?

    They obviously can’t come out and say “we want to turn America into Cuba, because we’re sure we deserve to enslave all you untermenschen just because we’re better than you.”

    Instead they conjure up all sorts of nonsense. such as the present attack on white women.

    Don’t worry, they’ll soon move on to another target.

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