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Jimmy Carter: ‘Race’ Motivates White Men To Vote Republican

Source: theGrio

Forrmer president Jimmy Carter is never shy about speaking his mind on modern politics.

And in a no holds barred interview with Salon, the “Man from Plains” spoke plainly about why a generation of white men have solidly embraced the Republican party in multiple elections.

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“It’s race. That’s been prevalent in the South…. Ever since Nixon ran — and ever since Johnson didn’t campaign in the deep South, the Republicans have solidified their hold there,” he said.

Carter also said that GOP attacks on programs like food stamps have a coded appeal for the wealthy.

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