If Romney Loses, Blame Demographics?

Crowd at a Cincinnati rally for President Barack Obama (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)
Crowd at a Cincinnati rally for President Barack Obama (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News)

(The Root) — Republicans are claiming that they're confident of a Mitt Romney win on Tuesday. However, some are already coming up with their excuses for losing to the most horrible, terrible, incompetent, dictating tyrant the country has ever seen. Example: "If we lose this election, there is only one explanation," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Politico: "Demographics."


Uh-oh. Are you telling me that the Republican Party could lose this election simply because it's only been talking to middle-aged white men and that's finally catching up with the GOP? That's absolutely shocking. I can't believe such things. Since when did ignoring minorities cause a problem in American society! You mean that if a political party suggests that poor black kids should become janitors, embraces racists and actively ignores the historical impact of a society's wrongdoings toward a group within that society, it may start to lose political ground? 

Will wonders never cease?

The writing has been on the wall for years. You can tell by the way that freaked-out certain sections of white America have yelled about wanting their country back and returning to a better time in our history. You know, when the women acted right and the people of color knew their place. Oh, those were the days.

But now we have uppity folks desiring equal treatment and equal pay. Now we have folks causing trouble if good Americans just so happen to point out how white men built the United States. Our society has gone to the dogs! 

Mitt Romney, save us. Save us from this mulitcultural nightmare. If anyone can make sure America can be as ignorant as it used to be, it's you.

Elon James White is a writer and satirist and host of the award-winning video and radio series This Week in Blackness. Listen Monday to Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST at TWIB.FM and watch at TV.TWIB.ME/LIVE. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr.