The country is leaving Republicans in its wake. There is a looming shortage of angry white men to keep the GOP restocked, and some party loyalists are starting to question how they will stay relevant in the 21st century.
Battling a wheezing economy and a deeply motivated opposition, Obama still managed to retain much of his 2008 map because of the GOP’s deficiencies with the voters who are changing the political face of once conservative-leaning Virginia, Florida, Colorado and Nevada.Matthew Dowd on today's GMA program made a salient observation that today's GOP is living in the 1960's (as President Obama stated in one of the debates).
Republicans face a crisis: The country is growing less white, and their coalition has become more white in recent years.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Right now, let's get to President Obama's victory. Matthew Dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the victory for President Obama. And first and foremost– and this is the number we were talking about yesterday– the President was more in tune with the changing America. You see that number, 72 percent. That was the share of the vote last night held by whites. Four years ago, it was 74 percent. And that is exactly what President Obama predicted.But unfortunately for most of the party, this is being presented as 'being scolded by the liberal media', rather than the word to the wise that it is.
MATT DOWD: And not long ago, it was 90 percent. This is a changing America, which makes ia changing electorate. And I think that's the thing that President Obama was able to tap into. I mean, a lot of them are single women, younger voters, but especially, the lower number of white voters. And I think that's what, really, Mitt Romney, couldn't overcome on election day. What's happened with the Republicans is they are, the Republican Party, is a Mad Men party in a Modern Family America. And it just doesn't fit anymore.
In the aftermath of Barack Obama's reelection, the lecturing and advice from the liberal media began on Wednesday's Good Morning America. ABC analyst Matt Dowd mocked the GOP as a "Mad Men party in a Modern Family America." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] (The Mad Men reference is to the AMC series set in the 1960s. Modern Family is a gay-friendly sitcom on ABC.)Fine! Ignore him at your own peril, angry old white men!
According to Dowd, "And it doesn't work anymore. And it just doesn't fit anymore." Host George Stephanopoulos insisted the results indicate that "this is a changing America, which makes it a changing electorate." In a follow-up segment on females, Stephanopoulos asserted Republicans have "got to be thinking, what are we going to do in the future?"
(And not the least irony of putting it this way is that Mitt Romney has claimed that Modern Family is one of his favorite TV shows, something I simply refuse to believe. I can't possibly have anything in common with that world-class douchebag).