We already know it is coming and now they have “academics” backing it up….
“If my results are correct,” writes a Harvard doctoral candidate in the New York Times, “racial animus cost Mr. Obama many more votes that we may have realized.” Such bigotry deprived the president, who won decisively with 53 percent of the popular vote in 2008, of his due. But for the bigots, the president would have won up to 58 percent of the popular vote, a landslide.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz peppers his paper with lots of learned graduate-school jargon and jive — “rational-choice theory,” “reverse causation,” “regression analysis” — but it boils down to the same old stuff Mr. Obama and his designated hitters peddled in 2008.
Go on, Mr. Harvard Doctoral Thesis Candidate…
He cites West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, upstate New York and southern Mississippi as the source of most racist inquiries. Once he figured out where the baddest Americans live, he could predict, using the vote for John Kerry in 2004 as benchmark and allowing for growth in number of voters, just how many votes the president should have received in 2008.
What renders all this as malarkey and moonshine is that mining Google rants and raves doesn’t reveal who actually voted, or why, or who is likely to vote again this year. Many, perhaps most, ranters are satisfied with the raving and never bother to vote.
“If my findings are correct, race could very well prove decisive against Mr. Obama in 2012,” he writes. A big “if.” But he concedes, grudgingly, the possibility that “racial prejudice will play a smaller role in 2012 than it did in 2008, now that the country is familiar with a black president
Who are the racist here?
Rarely in human history has a nation turned itself inside out and bottom side up to make amends for racial injustice. It’s the essence of authentic bigotry to ascribe evil motives this year to those who, with ample cause, prefer someone other than Mr. Obama for president. Many Democrats and their toadies in the media insist that we must shield Mr. Obama from the consequences of his incompetence simply because he’s black. So who are the racists?
For this to be true, we would have to assume not all the racists came out against Obama, he trancended race and was so AWESOME that some racist even voted for him. But those racists have had enough and they are going from Obama in ’08 to Romney in ’12 solely on race, not the economy.
Final thought: Blacks broke for Obama at a 96% and you tell me white anti-Obama voters are racist?
Barack Obama, who will be the nation’s first African-American president, won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976
Get a grip.
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