November 04, 2004
I don't know if these numbers are correct, but I'm going to post them anyway. I received them in a email and they look about right to me.
Source: The Political Junkie Handbook
Bush 2000/Bush 2004
Not Married: 38%/40%
Union Members: 37%/40%
Gun Owners: 61%/67%
18-29 year olds: 46%/45%
30-44 year olds: 49%/53%
45-59 year olds: 49%/51%
Assuming that the numbers weren't simply pulled out of someone's ass, I am puzzed by two things. First, Bush LOST support among Protestants from 2000 to 2004? Somehow, that statistic doesn't fit with the Religious Right plotting to take over the country the way Democrats said.
Second, why do the vast majority of Jews vote Democratic? I've NEVER understood that phenomenon. Do American Jews dislike Israel? They must, because it damn sure ain't the Rebublicans sucking up to Yassir Arafat and kissing on his wife. Democrats do that.
But HEY! Republicans made giant inroads into the black community this time. From 8% to 11% of the vote is a 40% increase!!!
That's a step in the right direction.
I'm told that the Jewish support of Democrats is because there is a conspiracy between the religious right, which of course controls President Bush and the Republicans, and the hardcore conservative Jews in Israel. The religious fanatics here want to provoke massive war in the Middle East by supporting Israel's right to defend itself, thereby bringing on the armageddon and end times they crave above all else, and in effect seeing to Israel's destruction circuitously. The Arab-hating conservative Jews get lots of dead Arabs for their trouble, and apparently don't mind the destruction of Israel in the America-orchestrated armageddon and second coming on demand, as long as Arabs (some of whom call themselves Palestinians) die.
There you have it. Or so I am told by a leftist Jew who thinks Bush is a moron and is ultra-scary because he thinks he talks to God.
Interesting statistics. I must say though...I don't care who the hell voted for Bush. My faith in the America as a nation was renewed on Election Day 2004.
Ya know...I've been thinking...
Have we heard anything from Michael Moore since yesterday? Any chance that the fat bastard ate himself into a coma? lol
"First, Bush LOST support among Protestants from 2000 to 2004?"
I'm not too surprised by that. Look at the Episcopal Church, it elected a gay as a bishop. They and a lot of the other denominations are fairly liberal.
The dems are convinced that Religious=Right. Not in my experience.
Hmm... no numbers for veterans.
I'd kind of like to see that broken out - "all veterans," and "Vietnam veterans."