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Obama Election Has Prompted Explosion of White Male Anger

Nov. 6 just may go down as the worst day in American history—at least for a certain segment of American white male.

The reelection of Barack Obama on Tuesday appears to have caught a large swath of white males by surprise, perhaps because they had been listening to a steady stream of completely fabricated pronouncements from the right-wing echo chamber about the inaccuracy of the polls, about the certainty of a resounding Romney victory. So their shock at Obama’s relatively easy win seems to be exacerbating the racist-fueled anger that many of them already were exhibiting in the months leading up to the election.

Led by common sense-challenged forces like Donald Trump, white male anger is exploding on websites all across the web, with nasty name calling, cries for the South to secede, mass emigration to Europe (of all places) or even the breakup of the United States.

“Welcome to a truly white minority world,” wrote a commenter on Stormfront, the world’s largest white supremacist Web forum, run by a former Alabama Klan leader. “The future is now. There is no denying this. The sun has set on humanity’s greatest era: 1500-2000. … [T]he only way to survive this war of Annihilation is separatism. … [W]e have to choose regions or states.”

Mark Potok, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks white supremacist groups, wrote that the radical right had already been driven to an apoplectic state by the news that there were more non-white babies born in the United States last year than white babies.

“In recent years the number of hate groups has risen to more than 1,000, and the number of anti-government ‘patriot’ groups has shot up from just 149 in 2008 to 1,274,” Potok wrote on the Huffington Post. “For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, the radical right may grow more dangerous still.”

On sites like, conservatives are desperately looking for some salve for their open, bleeding, Obama-induced wounds. This is the kind of medicine that they are lapping up:

“President Obama was overjoyed to hand out the little blue happy pills,” a writer named Repair Man Jack wrote in his dissection of Obama’s appeal. “Food Stamp enrollment shot up. Welfare benefits were extended, requirements for welfare reform got waived and disability applications grew faster than job creation. Such is the pharmacological brilliance of the Obama Economy. I’m not seeing any cures out there, but he’s sure got a new pill for whatever puts a gimp in your walk and makes it clear you can only get that little, magical pill from him.”

What’s clear is that conservative leaders on Fox News and other places, men like consultants Dick Morris and Karl Rove, were so convinced that their huge flood of Super PAC money could overcome even the cold hard facts of the electoral map, which always indicated that Romney had an almost impossible task in overcoming Obama’s many advantages. By lying to their troops and feeding them conspiracy theories about rigged polls and dysfunctional voting locations, these men served not only to increase the pain that their loyal followers are now feeling but also their determination to no longer work within the framework of the American democratic system to bring about the change they desire.

The system that the rest of the country has had to suffer with for centuries, a system that clearly worked to benefit mostly white men, has now been used for the benefit of people of color, of women, of gays—and the white male contingent is still unwilling to accept it. So their response is that the system is either broken—or it should no longer be used.

Perhaps there has been no more powerful testament to the beauty of the American democratic experiment than the fact that it is now being used to bury white men in an avalanche of enthusiastic black and brown voters—who have been motivated by the attempts of Republicans this year to take voting rights away from the poor and disenfranchised, and by the efforts to demonize Latinos under the guise of immigration reform.

This American system, created by the Founding Fathers, the original angry white males, is now being used against them.

That, too, is America.

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16 thoughts on “Obama Election Has Prompted Explosion of White Male Anger

  1. Norman Townsel says:


  2. Jacob Crunk says:

    I'll never understand how people can hate a person based on the color of their skin.

  3. barry has just as much white in him as black. his moma was white his daddy black which makes him of mixed race.

  4. Nice piece of commentary Nick. I can't say it surprises me, having watched this whole scenario unfold for the past four years. But the election was an eye-opener when one winesses the degree to which these obstructionist racist would go to whip their ignorant brothers into a frenzy. It will be interesting to watch them froth at the mouth and unleash their creative conspiracy theories, but the fact remains they are a dying breed — or soon will be as the country grapples with more serious and genuine concerns.

  5. Billy Wood says:

    Sure. Now Obama will rule by executive order and throw the constitution in the trash. Great for everyone.

  6. Obama Election Has Prompted Explosion of White Male Anger.

  7. John Smythe says:

    GEH, racists operate by the One Drop rule. If someone like Obama has one drop of African blood in him, as far as racists are concerned he's a ni(CLANG).

  8. John Smythe says:

    Funny how he didn't manage to do any of that his first four years, hmm? Was he just being lazy? Oh wait, I forgot, he's gonna rip babies out of mommy's wombs, force us all to gay marry, and mandate that dogs be allowed to marry box turtles. Alrighty, then!

  9. Beverly Coleman says:

    Stop whining!

  10. Barbara Love says:

    Actually Billy, it's his momma's fault. If that White girl would have been sleeping with white men, she would have never brought President Obama into the world. Does she get any of the blame. White girls just love that Brown Sugar. Not his fault.

  11. Barbara Love says:

    White men should place their anger where it belongs…. with their daughters. The president had no control over who his WHITE momma was sleeping. Obviously she was the racist. Cuz she did not like white men.

  12. Anonymous says:

    You're so wonderful Jacob. By the the way, "a person" is singular.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I see the leftist here is race-baiting as usual. Just can't let it go, can you? Is that all you people have?

  14. Jacob Crunk says:

    Thanks for the lame attempt at sarcasm Rog. and yes, a person is singular, but their is also possessive not just plural. Strike 2 moron.

  15. Kelliayne Potomac says:

    Go back and study 8th grade English. 'Their' is perfectly acceptable usage here.

  16. Shaun Morris says:

    the unites states will look like all black run country's soon. when blacks only vote for skin color… this country is done we had a good run time to become the divided states of America, I don't think we will have a new civil war but we will go our own ways here soon.

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