Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican Pollster Whit Ayres discusses race and American Politics

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Screen_shot_2012-08-30_at_1.16.03_PM.png

This week the GOP has presented a strong slate of Latino, African-American, and female speakers who have addressed overwhelmingly white RNC audiences. But the illusion of diversity is hard to put over with prominent Republicans like South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham saying things like, "“We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” Today at a breakfast for the Tennessee Republican Delegation pollster Whit Ayres laid out the demographic realities underpinning what appears to be a two pronged strategy of racially charged rhetoric combined with an attempt to cultivate more diversity — or, at least, that impression.

Convention

Tags: , ,

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking of School Consolidation

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

  • Cohen Tells It!

    In which Memphis’ Democratic congressman Steve Cohen, addressing an apparent GOP effort to muddy the waters on the Russian inquiry, not only takes no crap but gives it back where it came from. This is worth watching from beginning to end -- even for those who might disagree on the politics of the matter.
    • Jul 26, 2017
  • Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

    Ranking member of House Judiciary subcommittee, says, apropos Charlottesville and Trump's apparent defense of the white nationalist fomentors there: "There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen."
    • Aug 17, 2017
  • Rep. Cohen Calls on FBI Director Comey to Resign

    Memphis congressman and Civil Justice ranking member says that FBI Director had "no basis for action" in reopening Clinton email case and that his injecting a volatile issue into the presidential campaign had been "misuse of an official position."
    • Oct 30, 2016

Most Commented On

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation