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Middle-aged white death rate and Donald Trump

Very interesting analysis at the Washington Post Wonkblog. As you may know, it has been in the news recently that the death rate for middle-aged whites has been increasing. Suicide and deaths caused by alcohol and drug abuse have been blamed.

Jeff Guo has analyzed county voting data and concluded that the middle-aged white death rate contributes to the percentage of the vote which Trump wins in a county.

We still don’t know what exactly is causing middle-aged white death rates to rise, but it seems that Donald Trump has adeptly channeled this white suffering into political support.

Understanding why this part of America is so unhappy — why some white people are literally dying faster — may help explain how Trump became such a powerful force in this election.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 4, 2016 at EST am

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  1. “We still don’t know what exactly is causing middle-aged white death rates to rise”

    Yeah, I’m sure the non-stop, ever increasing volume of anti-white propaganda pouring out of the media has nothing whatsoever to do with it. Funny that the Times, one of the great cheerleaders of white genocide, scratches its head over what’s going on out there.

    Here’s a tip for you Times people: your plans are working out just the way you wanted them to.

    peterike

    March 4, 2016 at EST am

  2. OT:

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a plea Thursday to block a contentious air pollution rule for power plants in a big victory for the Obama administration.

    Yeah, good thing we voted for the Republican in 2000 and 2004 so we got nice, safe “conservative” justices. I’ll remember this the next time the GOPe trots out their usual “vote GOPe because SCOTUS” argument.

    Fuck you, Roberts!

    Tarl

    March 4, 2016 at EST am

    • I think I agree with the Supreme Court on this stuff (although I don’t know the details). This ruling had to do with pollutants such as mercury. In February they blocked the EPA efforts regarding carbon dioxide. This makes sense. Mercury is a bad pollutant. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. I want mercury and other stuff the hell out of my air. I’m totally cool with carbon dioxide.

      Dan

      March 4, 2016 at EST pm

      • I’m so cool with C02 that I’ll breathe it myself.
        In fact, I’m so down with C02, I refuse to breathe without it.

        Half Canadian

        March 4, 2016 at EST pm

  3. Objectively, this was Trump’s worst debate. He lost on the merits and his pro immigration thing demoralized his most vocal online supporters.

    And yet, it appears this debate might actually *help* him. Well Trump looked bad the other 3 weren’t even afterthoughts. Post debate, all people are talking about are the thing on Cruz’s lip, the Fox hit job on Trump and all the candidates saying that they would endorse Trump if he won the nomination.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 4, 2016 at EST am

  4. So how will a 1 on 1 debate with Hillary look? The left seems confident that Hillary would steamroll Trump based on how weak he has looked in these debates, and that was initially my position as well. But now I’m not so sure.

    Trump is at his worst when he is being attacked on policy specifics and about his inconsistencies. With Hillary, there really isn’t going to be much debate over substance. It’s just going to be them attacking each other for 2 hours. And in that situation, Trump has more ammo than Hillary and he is also just better at it.

    I felt demoralized last night but today I am feeling much better about our situation. Let’s take care of business tomorrow and get this thing back on track.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 4, 2016 at EST pm

    • “I felt demoralized last night but today I am feeling much better about our situation.”

      I’m still annoyed. When it comes to immigration and flexibility, I expect a general election Trump to hint that maybe widespread forcible deportations might not be realistic. I’m worried that Lion is right and that Trump is really only interested in putting a dent in illegal immigration.

      Robert

      March 4, 2016 at EST pm

    • “I felt demoralized last night but today I am feeling much better about our situation. Let’s take care of business tomorrow and get this thing back on track.”

      I’m looking forward to your next post threatening to punish any and all who resist your revolution.

      Gozo

      March 4, 2016 at EST pm

    • “So how will a 1 on 1 debate with Hillary look? The left seems confident that Hillary would steamroll Trump based on how weak he has looked in these debates, and that was initially my position as well. But now I’m not so sure.”

      One thing I’ve noticed is that unlike the other candidates, Trump seems to do no debate prep. That’s bad on the one hand. It’s how he totally flubbed on two separate occasions the details of his immigration plan and had to issue corrections after the debate. On the other hand, if you consider how well he’s doing with no debate prep; that’s pretty remarkable.

      Trump needs to get started on debate practice. He needs first to get nailed down what his own proposals are, then he needs to get ready for going against Hillary. Hillary does pretty good at these things, and in the fall, the debate moderators will be gunning to embarrass Trump. He’s going to have to start hitting the books.

      Mike Street Station

      March 5, 2016 at EST am

  5. I know why Whites are dying.

    JayMan

    March 4, 2016 at EST pm

  6. …why some white people are literally dying faster — may help explain how Trump became such a powerful force in this election.

    If they’re dying they aint voting.

    We don’t know that there is any connection at all.

    Maybe the high death rates are among White people who hate Trump. People like counter culture heroin users, hipsters or other drug abusers.

    Seems like just another attempt to link Trump supporters to something bad, evil and pathological.

    So they are all racists and xenophobes who are nothing but fear and hate who are going to die younger than average because they are sick in mind and body.

    Rifleman

    March 4, 2016 at EST pm


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