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Americans Are Shifting The Rest Of Their Identity To Match Their Politics | FiveThirtyEight
On the Democratic side, 60 percent of Hillary Clinton’s voters were non-Hispanic white people. At times, political coverage (including my own articles) overemphasizes the roles that Asians, blacks and Latinos play in the Democratic Party. But just because most nonwhite voters are Democrats, that doesn’t mean most Democrats are nonwhite. In fact, white women are the biggest racial/gender cohort in the Democratic Party, according to the Pew data.
news  identity  politics  2010s  clinton  democrats  republicans  lgbt  religion  men  women 
14 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The Really Smart Phone - WSJ.com
"We can measure their daily exposure to political opinions," said project scientist Anmol Madan at MIT's Media Lab. "Maybe one day, you would be able to download a phone app to measure how much Republican or Democratic exposure you are getting and, depending on what side you're on, give you a warning."
politics  technology  mobile  data  android  google  republicans  democrats  behavior 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Oldsters Vote, Youngsters Don't, Republicans Win | The New Republic
In 2008, the young were 18% of the electorate, and the old were 16% of the electorate. In 2010, the young were 10% of the electorate, and the old were 24% of the electorate.
age  politics  obama  elections  democrats  republicans  power 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Democrats Are Doomed, or How A ‘Big Tent’ Can Be Too Big « OkTrends
"[D]espite the recent hopeful spate of Democratic victories, it's undeniable that the Republicans form an exceptionally effective opposition party. Today, we're going to perform a data-driven investigation of why this might be—and discover some fascinating things about the American electorate along the way. Our data set for this post is 172,853 people. [...]"
politics  relationships  data  love  power  democrats  republicans  identity  dating 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A plain blog about politics: Unity!
Last thing: what all this suggests is that "unity" might well be best seen in the abstract not as a potentially good strategy, but as an effect of a party that is shrinking, especially a party that is shrinking because it has become dangerously divorced from normal electoral incentives. Is that what's actually happening to the Republicans right now? I don't know! I do think, however, that it's rapidly becoming probably the biggest current question worth exploring in the empirical or theoretical study of American political parties. I am sure, however, that against that possibility, the "optics" (man I hate that word) of partisanship and bipartisanship is not at all important.
politics  democrats  republicans  elections  government  usa  identity  attention 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Who will be the new king of cussing? - Daniel Libit - POLITICO.com
“If you want to look at the psychological variables related to swearing,” says Timothy Jay, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, “the people who are religious, who are sexually anxious, who are high in what is called agreeableness or conscientiousness — those are people who don’t swear. Where you get swearing are people who are more like Type-A personality, impulsive, extroverted.”

Read more: "Who will be the new king of cussing? - Daniel Libit - POLITICO.com" - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23206_Page2.html
language  power  politics  democrats  republicans  washington  obama  congress 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nerve.com: Obama in the History Books
Excerpted from the prologue of Kenneth Mondschein's America: The First Quarter Millennium, copyright 2026. Some rights reserved.
obama  politics  books  fiction  election  democrats  usa 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
4GW Meets Campaign '08 - James Fallows
(OODA stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. To react to changing reality faster than the opponent can, or to interfere with the opponent's ability to perceive realistically what is happening to him, is to "get inside his OODA loop."
politics  democrats  obama  clinton  behavior  thinking  attention  psychology 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right: McCain and Michigan
"It's annoying that intrade just lists the EV totals, since what we're really interested in is probabilities of each candidate winning.

I've put together a tool that takes the Intrade state-by-state prices and runs them through a Monte Carlo sim like the one used here (mine uses 100,000 runs instead of 10,000 because I'm more manly). You can see the results here:

http://xkcd.com/intrade "
elections  obama  mccain  democrats  republicans  campaigns  data  information  polls 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Moderator’s Planned Book Becomes a Topic of Debate - NYTimes.com
"She said she had yet to write the chapter she plans to devote to Mr. Obama and argued with descriptions of her book as "pro-Obama." 'Since I haven’t finished the book, it’s interesting people think they know what’s in it,' she said."
obama  books  elections  politics  democrats  president  republicans  journalism  debates  television 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who is the Gamer’s Candidate? | Edge Online
"Though the situation is no longer so clear-cut, Senator Obama and Senator McCain (as well as running mates Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin) do differ in opinion on several political matters that are critical to industry health. These are the things you as a gamer should know before you cast your ballot in November."
gaming  elections  campaigns  politics  democrats  republicans  obama  mccain  clinton  biden  palin 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
John Kerry: The road bike warrior - How the World Works - Salon.com
"Here are some excerpts from an account of a ride during the convention Kerry did with Jonathan Vaughters, the director of one of the two American teams to compete in this year's Tour de France, Garmin-Chipotle (named after the team's two sponsors)."
bicycling  kerry  democrats  transit  transportation  sports  politics  campaigns  elections  france 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Why McCain can't stop saying "my friends." - By Paul Collins - Slate Magazine
"Among the wide ranks of modern presidential 'my frienders'—let us call them MF'ers for short—only Jimmy Carter and 'Silent Cal' Coolidge appear to have been determined to avoid the term. For Democrats and Republicans alike, it seems, a president who isn't a little bit of an MF'er is a once-in-a-century event."
president  language  usa  history  friendship  speech  rhetoric  democrats  republicans  mccain  politics 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tech & the convention - now Obama’s got Biden emailing | csmonitor.com
“I don’t think folks expected that Barack himself keyed in the message on his Blackberry and sent it out. But signing up for the alert and then getting the word directly to your own mobile is a lot more personal than seeing it in a newspaper some kid threw up on your front porch. Beside, many of the younger text generation don’t read newspapers anyway.”
politics  campaigns  elections  media  news  democrats  obama  technology  social  newspapers  mobile 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Columnists / Lunch with the FT - Lunch with the FT: Gloria Steinem
"[W]hat we have done so far is only count the kind of experience that men also have. What we need to be able to do is count all human experience. So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses."
feminism  work  jobs  politics  democrats  clinton  sex  women  men  lunch 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Statesman.com: Conservatives playing catch-up to liberals on Web utilization
"Young Republicans and young Democrats are basically doing the same stuff. There's just a lot more (young) Democrats."
democrats  online  republicans  youth  austin  texas  activism  campaigns  elections  blogging  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Maureen Dowd - Mincing Up Michelle - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
“She isn’t sitting with a fixed, adoring gaze. But she obviously loves him deeply and believes in him, and more than that, she believes in this. And that motivates him.”
obama  politics  democrats  campaigns  elections  2008  love  marriage 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Bob Dylan says Barack Obama is 'changin' America - Times Online
"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."
dylan  europe  uk  politics  elections  campaigns  democrats  obama 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
James Brown - Funky President « Funky16Corners
"Not like anyone gives a crap, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to put the idea out there again, to paraphrase the great George Carlin, I’m putting on my beret and going down to the rally."
obama  elections  campaigns  democrats  2008  politics  music  1970s  president 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Swamp: Edwards to endorse Obama
"Before he dropped out of the race, Edwards won 18 pledged delegates. He has the power to release his delegates and encourage them to vote for Obama, which could widen the Illinois senator's lead by a sizable chunk."
democrats  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  politics 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
RJ Eskow: Even The Racists Are Deserting Hillary - Politics on The Huffington Post
"[...] They're so reluctant, in fact, that 7% of the voters in West Virginia voted for John Edwards, who isn't even in the race. [...] Faced with a black man and a white woman, these voters chose a white man who isn't running."
politics  democrats  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  clinton  westvirginia 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Roger Ebert's Journal: Hillary and Bill: The movie
"There would be a limited budget, because you wouldn't need a stadium filled with thousands of people so much as you'd need lots of lonely hotel rooms after midnight."
movies  president  politics  clinton  elections  campaigns  democrats  cinema  film 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Race Matters | The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
"I still believe a black president is possible in America. Within another generation, it is far more conceivable than it would have been a generation ago. But I also now understand better why it will be an almighty struggle. [...]"
race  president  obama  clinton  2008  elections  campaigns  democrats  pennsylvania 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cinemocracy
"What is democracy? You tell us. Create a film up to five (5) minutes in length on what democracy is, or isn't, and submit it (for free) to cinemocracy.org. Get your friends, family and that guy at the coffee shop to watch and vote."
politics  cinema  movies  activism  creativity  denver  colorado  democrats  2008  elections 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps - New York Times
“If you tell people how to consume their content, they will ignore you. Let people do what they want to do and try to be in their circle of choice.”
social  socialnetworking  politics  media  writing  journalism  newspapers  democrats  republicans  elections  2008  campaigns 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What Would Obama Say? - New York Times
“There’s been a few times when people have said, ‘I don’t believe you, that you’re Barack Obama’s speechwriter.’ To which I reply, ‘If I really wanted to hit on you, don’t you think I’d make up something more outlandish?’ ”
writing  obama  elections  2008  poetry  democrats  creativity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
News & Politics: The Snitch - Obama in Oakland — Barack's California Epicenter Draws Neophyte Canvassers; "Never go inside the house"
"[I]t’s not Obama’s position or strategy or idea of race that lets him walk into Oakland like he’s the new sheriff in town – it’s the fact that he’s comfortable with it. His personal ability to defang the issue is what really, really, has them
obama  race  politics  oakland  elections  2008  democrats  identity 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Political Scene: The Relaunch: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
“If we are really serious about winning this election, Democrats, we can’t live in fear of losing it.”
politics  democrats  2008  clinton  obama  iowa  campaigns  identity 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
E. J. Dionne Jr. - Defining Moment? - washingtonpost.com
"If Obama wins the nomination, Republicans will try to make him pay a price for his negotiation-friendly attitude. But this week, at least, Clinton started a battle about experience and Obama turned it into a debate about change."
2008  clinton  president  obama  democrats 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bloomberg.com: Opinion: For Clinton, Offstage Debate Was Real Deal
"It's too bad the debates are such kabuki theater, rewarding memorization, footnotes, neatness, and getting along well with others. It sharply reduces the chances of anything memorable happening."
debates  democrats  television  politics  clinton  obama 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
How the Democrats differ on Iraq | Salon News
"They are right now divided between what some might call the realists (Clinton, Obama and Biden) and the purists (Edwards, Richardson, Dodd and, of course, Kucinich and Mike Gravel)."
democrats  iraq  war  politics  2008  clinton  obama 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Outrage comes too easy for the Democrats - The Boston Globe
"All the candidates said poverty, healthcare, and education were connected. What they did not say is how they would make this connection with white, middle-class, and suburban voters."
politics  black  democrats  debates  washington  race  aids  hiv  poverty  health  education 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
One Place Where Obama Goes Elbow to Elbow - New York Times
"Mr. Obama is left-handed, and his signature move is to fake right and veer left, surprising players used to guarding right-handed competitors."
basketball  obama  2008  elections  politics  democrats  sports  leisure  identity 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
"The White House announcement that they view South Korea as the model for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq is further evidence of how dangerously out of touch with reality this administration is." Barbara Lee still speaks for me.
congress  democrats  elections  government  war  iraq  oakland  berkeley  alameda  bush  military  southkorea 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Speech | Articles | Archives | Chicago magazine
"I knew he was eloquent. I knew he had passionate beliefs. But I had no idea that he was a magician, rhetorically."
obama  theater  politics  chicago  democrats  elections  2008  writing  creativity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Al Gore Has Big Plans
"The central challenge is to expand the limits of what's now considered politically possible. The outer boundary of what's considered plausible today still falls far short of the near boundary of what would actually solve the crisis."
environment  politics  democrats  2008  katrina  hurricane  cinema  law 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Only Halfway There
"The only way one can effectively address this problem today and get an immediate kick is by raising the price at the pump and keeping it there [...] The best monument to 9/11 we could erect would be a mountain of crushed gas guzzlers."
democrats  september11  oil  energy  politics  cars  suv  saudiarabia  iraq  middleeast  mideast 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bill Moyers Journal "Buying the War" Transcripts | PBS
BILL MOYERS: "What did you think-- what-- what does that say to you? That dissent is unpatriotic?" "PHIL DONAHUE: "Well, not only unpatriotic, but it's not good for business."
iraq  newspapers  television  bush  republicans  democrats  marketing  media  politics  war 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Matt Bai's "The Post-Money Era"
“The need for money is probably going to reach some diminishing return, and it’s probably going to be a pretty low ceiling, compared to past campaigns."
elections  2008  democrats  power  politics  marketing  internet  television  attention 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Wellesley Class Sees ‘One of Us’ Bearing Standard - New York Times
“She reaffirms for me the fact that as soon as you get into politics you have to compromise on your goals, if not your ideals. It’s incredibly upsetting, but I think it’s a fact of life.”
clinton  2008  elections  democrats  politics  education  1960s 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Politics - Race for '08: Multiple messages attract Obama's crowds - sacbee.com
"I think Obama is smart enough to realize our environment and race doesn't define us and, as a nation and people, we must recognize that. Everybody has rights. Obama knows he has to speak for the rights of everyone."
obama  2008  elections  politics  democrats 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
But Who’s Against the Next War? - New York Times
"More broadly, however, the issue that is dividing the Democrats is that their leaders believe a muscular foreign policy is what the age of terrorism demands, while antiwar voters believe such a policy may only breed more disasters." Yup.
iraq  iran  war  democrats  2008  elections  politics  clinton  obama  bush  cheney  usa 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Losing Louisiana to the GOP | Salon News
"[T]he president's approval rating among whites in Louisiana -- 57 percent -- is tied for second best in the nation with Georgia and Idaho, trailing only Mississippi's 61 percent."
race  lousiana  republicans  democrats  politics  katrina  identity  bush 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Newhouse News Service - Michelle Obama balances success with racial solidarity
"In her 1985 Princeton senior thesis, 'Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community,' Michelle LaVaughn Robinson lamented that white professors and classmates always saw her as "Black first and a student second.''
education  2008  elections  democrats  black  race  politics  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Is there life after Bush?
"You use power so you can make life better; it isn't life itself. Obsessing about power or politics takes your mind away from the things that really matter."
aesthetics  2008  politics  bush  identity  power  republicans  democrats  culture  art  literature  science  religion  sports  friendship  love 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com News | How Obama learned to be a natural
"Barack is a competitor, and being a competitor, you don't like to lose. When he came back, he really immersed himself in the process. He learned he had to get an agenda, to get issues he felt passionately about. [...]"
obama  2008  democrats  elections  illinois  chicago 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Last 20th-Century Election?
“I think the American people got really tired and fatigued with the arrogance and style of this administration. Someone told me early in my career: ‘If you want to get elected, learn to speak. If you want to stay elected, learn to listen.’ ”
politics  democrats  republicans  gop  2008  elections  usa 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LADN: U.S. Jews at home in politics
"There is just such a passion for being in the game, in the process. Jewish life thrives in societies where democracies work, and that is why there is such a heavy buy-in into the American political process."
judaism  losangeles  california  religion  politics  congress  democrats  republicans  gop  usa 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Washingtonian.com: Barack Obama
“I agree with the saying that timing is everything, but I believe that whether you have a good sense of timing is largely determined retrospectively. I am a believer in Woody Allen’s adage that 80 percent of success is showing up.
2008  barackobama  president  washington  politics  democrats 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Democratic Faces That Could Launch Thousands of Votes
"Perhaps not surprisingly, research has shown that voters who are easily swayed by social trends tend to favor more attractive candidates. Conversely, people who resist social trends prefer unattractive candidates."
politics  beauty  aesthetics  democrats  republicans  gop  washington  elections  voting  men  women  gender  public  social 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Michael Lind's "Good Old Boys"
"The enduring legacy of politicians like Thurmond, Wallace and Helms may be a distinctively Southern style of cultural politics, transplanted to national politics as a whole."
usa  politics  culture  democrats  republicans  racism 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: The Democrats' Class Struggle
"The study concluded that the 'economic tipping point -- the income level above which white voters were more likely to vote Republican than Democrat -- was $23,700.'"
poverty  white  republicans  democrats  money  jobs  usa 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYMag: Changing the Grand Ole Party into the Grand Rove Party
“Without Social Security, this other stuff would’ve been the front line of battle. Instead, Democrats are holding us up on Social Security, while we get everything else we want done.”
republicans  gop  democrats  usa  socialsecurity  terrischiavo 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Return of the Reluctant's "What We Do Now"
"[...O]ur everyday actions, whether it involves a kind gesture, building up connections with political officials at the local and state levels, or our purchasing decisions, all contribute more effectively to winning than we can possibly measure."
politics  democrats  dnc 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: King County reports recount results: Gregoire by 10
"You're looking at it from the point of view of the winner or the loser -- shouldn't we be looking at it from the point of view of the voter?" What a concept ...
democrats  elections  politics  republicans  washingtonstate 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Nation: The Counter-Life
"What about the Democrats, can't they do something?" "Son, don't ask me about the Democrats. I'm angry enough as it is."
democrats  novels  politics  writing 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Salon: Did this man cost the Democrats the election?
"Putting the blame on gays and lesbians goes against our own core values. We can't sell our souls to take back the White House."
democrats  gay  gender  politics 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Not to Worry -- The End Is Very Near
Pre-election anxiety disorder? "What civility is, is respect for individuals. It's listening. It is dialogue. And then you may get to higher ground."
bush  democrats  elections  kerry  politics  republicans  stress 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Live From N.Y.: A Republican!
"Disagreeing is more challenging than agreeing. When I make headway -- however slight -- with someone starts out dead set against the way I think, I feel I'm fulfilling the -- yes -- liberal ideal of 'making a difference.'"
democrats  elections  republicans 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Red State, Blue State
"It's just that they seem, from my blue perspective, to have placed the faith that only God deserves in a man and in a party."
democrats  elections  republicans 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Democrat Not Flaunting Party Clothes
"I think you do have to, at some point, to use an old Southern phrase, 'fess up' to what you are. I do think there's a need to go ahead and send the call out — sort of, 'Calling all Democrats.'"
democrats  elections  republicans 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: He feels Democratic but votes Republican
"Your mother didn't raise you to be a jerk who sucks up to power and treats the help like dirt. Go ahead and prosper, but mind your manners. And don't pick on the vulnerable."
democrats  elections  politics  republicans 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: A search for GOP's heirs apparent
"The irony is the Republican Party is the big-tent party now. [...] The Democratic Party has pretty successfully purged itself of any thinking that's independent of the party platform."
democrats  elections  politics  republicans 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Slate: Where Have All the Real Men Gone? Caring about the big issues is just so faggy at the RNC.
"So where does that leave the rest of us: the girly men, the girly girls, the manly girls, and those who elude or refuse any such characterization at all?"
elections  gender  politics  republicans  democrats 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
New Yorker: "Swing Time"
"But these lives, these voices—I really like them. It almost makes you want to be a Republican."
bush  democrats  kerry  moveon  republicans 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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