Skip to comments.Obama Losing Democrats Over Reckless and Divisive Race-War Strategy
Posted on 07/20/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
Dick Morris says a truly-desperate president has painted himself into a corner in dumping the "post-racial" role that did so much to get him elected. This is already doing substantial damage to Obama's Democratic support, and all but ensures comprehensive defeat in November (highlights mine): ___________________________________________________________________________________
Throughout the Obama Administration, the president has been able to count on the solid support of Democrats. Not anymore.
According to the FOX News/Opinion Dynamics poll, Obamas job approval among Democrats has dropped from 84% two weeks ago (June 29-30) to 76% on July 13-14. At 76%, this level of job approval is below any the Fox News poll has ever recorded.
Why the collapse? Most likely it is due to liberal disappointment with the continuation of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the continued use of Guantanamo, Obamas inability to cope with the oil spill, and his refusal to push immigration reform when he could have passed it before he lost his 60 vote majority. Undoubtedly, the renewed sluggishness in the economy is also playing its part.
Nothing could be worse news for Obama as he enters the 2010 Congressional campaign. Democratic dissatisfaction saps turnout and undermines the presidents efforts to keep his majorities in the House and the Senate.
But Obama is making his troubles worse by his insistence on focusing on his minority voters to the exclusion of even the white liberal electorate. Consider Obamas decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law. The general electorate backs the Arizona statute by 59-29 according to the FOX News poll. But 38% of Democrats support it as well (50% oppose it). Obamas refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation after they stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling place in military uniforms with clubs also underscores the growing exclusion of whites of all stripes including liberals from the Obama base.
Polarizing the electorate over hot button issues has long been a viable strategy, especially for incumbents in political trouble. But usually they do so along lines that still gives them a majority of the voters. Obama has polarized the voters but has given himself only the short end of the stick. Not very smart. ___________________________________________________________________________________
A now hyper-racial president is out there rabble-rousing at every opportunity... creating enduring rifts in this society by pursuing a radical and vengeful redistributionist agenda, and all the while slandering white political opponents as "racist"- but it's a fool's game of diminishing returns that he's playing: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Attorney General Eric Holders refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers so obviously guilty of racial intimidation at the Philadelphia polling places in 2008 is of a piece with the NAACPs loud denunciation of the Tea Party movement as racists, likening it to the White Citizens Councils of the segregationist past. And the Obama Administrations decision to sue to overturn the Arizona immigration law despite the fact that Americans approve of the statute, and disapprove of the lawsuit to void it, by 59-28 is an attempt to foundation his appeal to Latino voters in racial terms.
In a bid to increase enthusiasm and, therefore, turnout among minority voters, Barack Obama is sacrificing his white support and his non-racial image.
Already, the results of this disastrous strategy are apparent. The latest FoxNews/Opinion Dynamics survey shows that his job approval among Democrats has fallen from 84% two weeks ago to a mere 76% today. This fall has led to a drop in his overall approval from 47% at the end of June to 43% in the middle of July.
But the political implications of Obamas lurch to the left and his efforts to polarize his Administration racially are only part of the problem. Obama, as president of the United States, is increasingly taking sides in the old racial debates, reigniting them and lending new fuel to their flames. He is no more the president of all the people, but is retreating into the racial cocoon of a supportive minority vote....
But his strategy is doomed to fail. There are just not enough blacks around and the Latino vote is too upset at his economic policies and his past failure to push immigration reform to rally again to his candidacy. And more and more of the white majority is being turned off by Obamas racial tactics.
It is dismaying to see a president whose rhetoric reflected racial progress to let his attorney general and his supporters play the race card in his bid to keep control of Congress. Dismaying and dumb.
Perhaps his Liberal supporters didn't see it, but I certainly knew his nature at the start of this journey.
but at least he’ll get the votes of the non-conservative blacks who were not for him.
Cell phone cameras can make a difference.
If you see something suspicious, get a picture.
As much as I want to agree......I will believe it when I see it. I don't trust these people.
We will have gains this fall, the question is how much. There are many seats in the House that went Dem that are natural GOP seats, and we will gain them back. There are others where we are going to pick up seats where the voters are simply not happy with the current direction to the far left. As said here, the Dems are going to use every trick in the book and do whatever it takes to minimize the damage. I am hoping to get at least a 5 seat pick up in the Senate and a slight majority in the House. That would be enough to slam the door on the far left march, but keep the Dems with enough influence that they cannot completely get away with the blame game heading into 2012.
This is who Barack, Michelle and Eric Holder really are. It should surprise no one.
Agreed Truth29, Obama is more dangerous when cornered too
I expect an all-out, 4 mo political war, nothing less... imo that’s why he tried to snatch control of the internet before the campaigns begin in earnest...
Obama is getting a lot of Democrat disapproval because he isn’t socialist enough. Those are voters that are never going to vote for the GOP, but they could possibly be voters that are disgusted enough to just sit out the election in Nov. to teach Democrats a lesson.
Just as angry conservatives sat out the 2008 election.
Agreed, “vigilance” should be the byword... NO doubt
Like Reagan said, freedom has to be won, defended, nurtured...
Agreed, “vigilance” should be the byword... NO doubt
Like Reagan said, freedom has to be won, defended, nurtured... and by every generation
I wish it were otherwise but until the Lotts & McCains in the Republican party leadership are gone our chances of electoral success are greatly impaired.
And even if we are successful, they will want to "share power" and "set a new tone" and "end the grid lock".....
The real battle for control of the country will be fought in the primaries
We really need to kill those "open" primaries in key States and take control of the nomination process. NO MORE RINOS!
Shirley Sherrod was appointed Georgia Director for Rural Development by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 25.
Only days earlier, she learned that New Communities, a group she founded with her husband and other families has won a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack.
Minority Farm Settlement
We have wonderful news regarding the case of New Communities, Inc., the land trust that Shirley and Charles Sherrod established, with other black farm families in the 1960s. At the time, with holdings of almost 6,000 acres, this was the largest tract of black-owned land in the country. Now with a cash award of historic proportions, the group will be able to begin again.
The only power game the community activist and his czars know is hate. They come out of the “educated” class of Universities.
We are blessed by this mob’s vision being starkly on display for a new generation to see what it does when released from the classroom and taken onto the streets and in power. It seems harmless in a classroom where white students are racially harassed and debased and then go back to their dorms and chuckle about the wackos. It is not so funny when the flamers have power and can actually physically attack their race enemy.
We should make clear to this generation that socialism comes with race hate no matter where it has power.
I have been saying for a while now that I see the Democrat Party becoming less and less relevant. They will slowly become the party of minorities, illegal aliens, and muslims. White people will not feel welcome and they will quietly leave, as they always do when something is ‘taken over’ by militant blacks. (See Detroit). This is the early stages of a death spiral for the Democrats, that will soon escalate exponentially.
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