Raining Men

Speaking at a "Conservative Woodstock" in Harry Reid's Nevada hometown, there's good reason that Tea Partiers, and Sarah Palin, aren't backing down from predictable liberal name calling and misrepresentations.
She said Saturday she wasn't inciting violence, just trying to inspire people to get involved. "We're not going to sit down and shut up. Thank you for standing up," Palin said.
A look at the voter shift after 14 months of Leftist rule gives reason for confidence.
Today, among whites, only 35 percent of men and 43 percent of women say they will back Democrats in the fall election. Women's preferences have remained steady since July 2009. But white men's support for a Democratic Congress has fallen eight percentage points, according to Gallup.
For more than three decades before the 2008 election, no Democratic president had won a majority of the electorate. In part, that was because of low support -- never more than 38 percent -- among white male voters. Things changed with Obama, who not only won a majority of all people voting, but also pulled in 41 percent of white male voters.
It was the economic crisis set it, accentuating the natural change characteristics that the 2008 election already possessed, that Obama was able to win over White voters.
White men have moved away from Obama as well. The same proportion of white women approve of him -- 46 percent, according to Gallup -- as voted for him in 2008. But only 38 percent of white men approve of the President, which means that millions of white men who voted for Obama have now lost faith in him.
Which means that, if the Republicans don't screw it up, it should be a banner year for the GOP.
The migration of white men from the Democratic Party was evident in the election of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts. His opponent, a white woman, won 52 percent of white women. But white men favored Brown by a 60 percent to 38 percent margin, according to Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates polling.
The potential for the GOP to screw it up, however, should not be overlooked. WARNING: Liberals will naturally assume, as they are trained to do, that since these numbers reference White voters than this must be an issue of race or bigotry. That knee-jerk response is refuted by the fact that we're talking about voters who supported Obama in the 2008 election and are now drifting away based on philosophical differences, proving this to be a story about philosophical differences.