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America Near el Tipping Pointo


By Ann Coulter · Dec. 6, 2012

I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.

On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.

According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic – white women under 30 – slightly favored Romney.

Reagan got just 43 percent of young voters in 1980 – and that was when whites were 88 percent of the electorate. Only 58 percent of today's under-30 vote is white and it's shrinking daily.

What the youth vote shows is not that young people are nitwits who deserve lives of misery and joblessness, as I had previously believed, but that America is hitting the tipping point on our immigration policy.

The youth vote is a snapshot of elections to come if nothing is done to reverse the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country as a result of Ted Kennedy's 1965 immigration act. Eighty-five percent of legal immigrants since 1968 have come from the Third World. A majority of them are in need of government assistance.

Whites are 76 percent of the electorate over the age of 30 and only 58 percent of the electorate under 30. Obama won the “youth vote” because it is the knife's edge of a demographic shift, not because he offered the kids free tuition and contraception (which they don't need because it's hard to have sex when you're living with your parents at 27).

In 1980, Hispanics were only 2 percent of the population, and they tended to be educated, skilled workers who got married, raised their children in two-parent families and sent their kids to college before they, too, got married and had kids. (In that order.)

That profile has nothing to do with recent Hispanic immigrants, who – because of phony “family reunification” rules – are the poorest of the world's poor.

More than half of all babies born to Hispanic women today are illegitimate. As Heather MacDonald has shown, the birthrate of Hispanic women is twice that of the rest of the population, and their unwed birthrate is one and a half times that of blacks.

That's a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of “reaching out” to the Hispanic community, effective “messaging” or Reagan's “optimism” is going to turn Mexico's underclass into Republicans.

Any election analysis that doesn't deal with the implacable fact of America's changing demographics is bound to be wrong.

Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They're hardworking! They have family values!

Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.

Charles Murray recently pointed out that – contrary to stereotype – Hispanics are less likely to be married, less likely to go to church, more supportive of gay marriage and less likely to call themselves “conservative” than other Americans.

Rather than being more hardworking than Americans, Hispanics actually work about the same as others, or, in the case of Hispanic women, less.

It seems otherwise, Murray says, because the only Hispanics we see are the ones who are working – in our homes, neighborhoods and businesses. “That's the way that almost all Anglos in the political chattering class come in contact with Latinos,” he notes. “Of course they look like model Americans.”

(Black males would apparently like to work more. Nearly 20 percent of black males under 30 voted for Romney, more than three times what McCain got.)

An article by Nate Cohn in the current New Republic argues, as the title puts it: “The GOP Has Problems With White Voters, Too.” As proof, Cohn cites Jefferson County, Colo.; Loudoun County, Va.; Wake County, N.C.; and Somerset County, N.J., all of which went Republican in presidential elections from 1968 through 2004, but which Romney lost in 2012.

Smelling a rat, I checked the demographic shifts in these counties from the 2000 to the 2010 census. In each one, there has been a noticeable influx of Hispanics (and Asians, who also vote Democrat), diminishing “the white vote” that Cohn claims Republicans are losing.

Between the 2000 and 2010 census, for example, the white population of Jefferson County declined from more than 90 percent to less than 80 percent, while the Hispanic population more than doubled, from 6 percent to 14 percent.

In Loudoun County, the Asian population tripled from 5 percent to 15 percent and the Hispanic population doubled from 6 percent to 12 percent. Meanwhile, whites plummeted from 83 percent to 69 percent of the population.

Similarly, Wake County shifted from 74 percent white to 66 percent white in the past decade, while the Hispanic population doubled, from 5 percent to 10 percent, and the black population stayed even at about 20 percent.

In Somerset County, the Hispanic population grew by 63 percent and the Asian population grew by 83 percent since 2000. The number of whites has remained steady, resulting in a population that is now just 62 percent white.

These were the counties chosen by Cohn, not me, to show that Republicans are losing “the white vote.” Except they're not so white, anymore. With blacks, Asians and Hispanics voting 93 percent, 73 percent and 71 percent for Obama, Republicans have to do more than just win the white vote. They have to run the table.

Romney got a larger percentage of the white vote than Reagan did in 1980. That's just not enough anymore.

Ironically, Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate in a long time not conspiring with the elites to make America a dumping ground for the world's welfare cases. Conservatives who denounced Romney as a “RINO” were the ones doing the bidding of the real establishment: business, which wants cheap labor and couldn't care less if America ceases to be the land of opportunity that everyone wanted to immigrate to in the first place.



wjm in Colorado said:

The takers outnumber the makers, of all races. Couple that with the ministry of propoganda lying nightly, and the idoctrination facilities practicing child abuse during the school year, and there is little doubt that those who favor the Constituion are far outnumbered by the useful idiots. The collapse will come, they have run out of others money, but continue to run up the debt.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Orf in Pittsburgh said:

Republicans won't win another election unless they can send the illegals back home and change immigration law to pre-1965 terms. The chances of doing this are nil. The stupid party has been outwitted by the clever progressives who are now welcoming the New Age of Orwellian horror - the end of the American freedom experiment.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:27 AM

billy396 in ohio replied:

THAT is exactly the most important lesson to be learned from the last two elections. The leftist, statist, socialist, traitorous, so-called progressives will continue to destroy this country and our economy for the foreseeable future, unless patriotic American citizens decide that their freedom and the liberties that our founders fought and died to secure are worth defending, NO MATTER WHAT THE COST. I would prefer that the change come from the ballot box, but that's become a dead issue due in large part to the ministry of propaganda. That only leaves one thing: forcing the issue, either through the courts (what a joke) or from the bullet box. It's a crying shame that it's come to this, but those are the objective facts. The left, through bringing Chicago politics to Washington, has ensured their continued control (and the complete destruction of our Constitution and our liberty) unless and until they're overthrown, one way or the other. It's too bad that the majority of American citizens are either too fat, lazy and uninformed, or else have bought into the narrative of the left. That's our greatest problem. The "greatest generation" would NEVER have allowed this to happen. If the traitor to our Constitution John Roberts had ruled against our Constitution in their time, they would have ridden him out of town on a rail. Ditto the completely unqualified leftist Elena Kagan refusing to recuse herself from a case where she very clearly had a bias (with emails to prove it). If patriotic American citizens aren't willing to defend their birthright, then they'll get the government that they deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of us real Americans will be drug down with everyone else. I work for a large corporation. I took this job in large part due to the previously great medical benefits that were a part of our compensation. I don't want to lose my health care plan at work, because if I do, I'll end up losing my house trying to pay for the medical problems that I'm stuck with. I can't retire for 3 more years. I'm right on the edge of the people who will get their benefits slashed if I live long enough to retire. My prescription drug plan pays over $2,000.00 per month for my medications - (That's what I would have to pay if my company ceases to provide a health care plan, which is exactly what they'll do after 01/01/2014). I'm willing to fight for what's right, but I can't do it alone.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

HP in Kalispell, MT replied:


I agree with you 99%. But the "Greatest Generation" gave us FDR and laid the foundation for most of this extra-constitutional crap.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

I respectifully disagree, "The "greatest generation" would NEVER have allowed this to happen." The greatest generation unwittingly (half&half) voted for this and now on their death bed see the error of their ways, Their children the "Baby Boomers" still (half&half) acted and voted for this and now poised to retire see the error of theiir ways as they are marked for death by Obamacare death panels. Will their offspring come to their aid, or will the free stuff overwhelm their common sense? Obama was re-elected, is the answer to that question. WE can't retire.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Peter in Nevada replied:

Their offspring should NOTcome to their aid - not because they've been mentally handicapped by free stuff - but because they've become infuriated by the "free" stuff given to their parents and grandparents that they'll be paying for in spades until they die in indentured servitude. The coming civil war may not be between the libs and the cons as everyone reading the PP seems to anticipate. It could just as easily be between the young and the old.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:39 PM

JJStryder in Realville said:

We're still the land of opportunity Ann. The opportunity for welfare income,section 8 housing and food stamps. What else does a family need?
Certainly not skills, motivation or personal responsibility. Show me where in our culture those values are promoted. TV families are dysfunctional if they exist at all. Music and movies certainly doesn't reflect them. It is hard to know where to begin to try and get our country back.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

I'm with Mac, We can't do it by the ballot box because the parasites will never vote to give up their "free" goodies. Repeating one of Mac's statements, the Condum party will continue to cater to them as long as the money lasts.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

Here's who's doing the bidding of the real Republican establishment: Boehner. He is now in the process of removing all Tea Party reps from positions of power in the House. Now, he can give up even more to the crooks running the fiscal cliff budget show in the White House. And now, Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate. Soon, the Republicans will be able to play the social programs game right along with the Democrats. Just as they have in the past. Their approach appears to be to talk a big game, then conveniently lose the game. Boehner should be the one tossed from Congress.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Ragweed in West Virginia replied:

Amen to tossing Boehner. Replace him with someone who has a set and isn't afraid of using them. All he wants to do is grasp defeat from the jaws of victory. Replace him with someone who will stand up to the leftist morons. All he wants to do is to pander to them.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia replied:

Boehner must go!

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Stephen in NH said:

The limits of tyranny will be prescribed by the tolerance of the oppressed.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

David Thompson in Bellville, TX said:

"Ted Kennedy's 1965 immigration act" HAH!
The vote in the House was 326 to 70. In the Senate, 3 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted against it. Don't blame poor Teddy. Though he supported the act in the name of his big brother Jack, he was then just a first-term Senator.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia said:

The problem is that now it is constitutional conservatives that will become the oppressed - and we are intrinsically law abiding people. We all saw the executive abuses of power by Obama and the Progressive left and we kept waiting for the Supreme court to correct the matter via a constitutional process, but there are no court cases calling Obama out on his tyranny -- Roberts goes off the rails on ObamaCare and then the Rhinos are too afraid to insult Obama on the soap box because it might run-off some "independents". Well, we see what happened --- the ballot box got stuffed - the miltary ballots got lost somewhere and now nobody is raising hell. We are all still waiting for the "law and order" society to exercise control on these leftists -- and nothing is happening.

The country is being stolen from America, by people we do not really know, but are sold to us by a leftist media. We do not really know who Obama is, where he came from and how he really got here. We know the story put in kids books about the great Obama community helper but those are all lies. We do know who Valerie Jarret and Van Jones, and Bill Ayers and George Soros are -- and they are not loyal Americans, and they are Obama's inner circle.

What will be the spark that wakes up America and will it be too late? I am not at all certain that we can survive 23 months.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:35 PM