Skip to comments.Obama's electoral coalition is crumbling (LA Times is dumping on Hussein Alert)
Posted on 09/11/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT by Zakeet
Nearly two years ago, the political world could only marvel at the breadth of voter support for Barack Obama.
The new president had won over voters once thought to have abandoned his party for good. He'd found new reservoirs of support among groups many thought were tapped out.
He energized a coalition made up of blacks, women, Latinos, young voters and large numbers of suburbanites that some believed would keep Democrats in power for years to come.
A scant 20 months later, the Obama coalition is frayed and frazzled.
A majority of those who voted for Obama still approve of the job he is doing. But that number is eroding.
Surprisingly, support for the president among Latinos, young people and women has dropped as much as it has among groups that were considered less likely to stick with the president, such as white males, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Support among suburbanites has dropped dramatically too, surveys show, while African American voters remain Obama's most loyal constituency and his fiercest defenders.
... dozens of interviews with Obama voters across five swing areas show that the warning signals are blinking for the president's party.
Obama voters evince little interest in the midterm election. When they express goodwill toward the president, it rarely extends to his allies in Congress. Many do not consider themselves Democrats.
Pew's survey experts routinely ask respondents to characterize the president in a single word. In their most recent poll, conducted this summer, more respondents than ever answered with the word "disappointing."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
I would never call the Wee Wee disappointing. The idiot has unfortunately turned out to be exactly what I expected from a Community Organizer.
He’ll be like the witch in the Wizard of Oz, melting, melting... “All my beautiful socialism, melting...!”
Latino Racist Alert!
“Nearly two years ago, the political world could only marvel at the breadth of voter support for Barack Obama.”
Well you can fool some of the independents some of the time and you can fool the liberals all of the time, but you can’t fool all of us for more than one term.
I disagree completely.
Obama is exccedingly pleased with his progress to date at his evil agaenda.
“Nearly two years ago, the political world could only marvel at the breadth of voter support for Barack Obama.
Better would be:
Nearly two years ago, conservatives were remarking that the political world and dumbass voters could be bamboozled by Barack Obama.
We should never misread this result as purely ‘even his own voters reject 0bama’s agenda’. Many of those who voted for him are upset today because they think he didn’t dare to go further. The liberals are angry about public option. Hispanics because he didn’t push for “immigration reform” yet. The youths simply because “Huh...?”
If the libs are having buyers remorse over what a disaster they put in the whitehouse, it’s their own freaking fault and deserve whatever fallout comes to the democrat party and damage to their agenda. Zero was the least veted or investigated presidential candidate I’ve ever seen. The media were absolutely criminal in their creation and protection of this mans political messiah image during his campaign and first years in office. They completely failed at their jobs. Any shread of journalistic integrity was thrown right out the window.
Now they are trying to cut their losses and distance themselves from the mess they created. Typical libs.
Only to dense newspaper writers. Like those who are constantly caught by “unexpected” jumps in unemployment under an economy-wrecking administration.
“What I’ve come to the realization is that the president was an absolutely fantastic campaigner. He was a perfect preacher-slash-minister-slash-professor,” said Peter Gallo, a concert promoter in Raleigh, N.C. “He doesn’t have the skill to legislate, to build coalitions. He does not have the skill to bring people in and say, ‘Come on and let’s get this done.’”
I am so tired of these fools. Yes, the MSM was slobbering over him, but even a casual observer could see the man had no experience at all. In any job. He’d never done ANYTHING except get into a fancy school.
He taught a little? Sat for congress, and stepped out before two years were up. No executive experience. Never even was a mayor, let alone a governor. Never ran a thing in his life. Never ran a business. Just what did he ever do?
I could see it, anyone who could see it. We told people till we were blue in the face. These idiots voted for Obama, all along making fun of Palin, who was a major, sat on energy boards, PTA president, and governor.
The man’s done nothing but play his whole life, and now these jerks who’ve voted this empty suit in have the nerve to COMPLAIN. It’s THEIR fault.
He needs to make another speech!
Okay.. So a little more than half of the voters, ~53%, voted for Ubama. According to the LA Times, more than half of the those voters (a "majority" of them) still approve of the job he is doing. Doing the math, that could be as few as 27 percent of all voters. That's pretty freaking poor.
How bad is it?
The media canaries in the Obama mine are dying!
I just read up some on LBJ tonight...I knew some about his presidency, but I’ve started to see many parallels between what happened from 1964-68 and what is happening now. Sure enough, after revisiting LBJ history, it’s amazing how it’s playing out all over again.
Because of LBJ’s ultraliberal agenda that he pushed through in his first two years, the Republicans gained big in 1966, and by 1968, the Dems had split into 4 factions. Were it not for RFK’s assassination, things may have turned out quite differently...
By the way, it looks to me like the Clintons are beginning to call in some favors from their own journo-list.
She ain’t waiting until 2016. No way. She’ll be 69 years old in 2016 and Bill will be 70.
She’s going for it this year. Take it to the bank.
Agreed! Just listen to the venom being spewed from the left regarding the Tea Parties, Conservatives and potential candidates. They are going ballistic because of incomplete agenda and pending intervention.
They better be ready at the end of the Obama term. He is probably the most likely flight risk in human history.
Who are these voters who are so Wishy-Washy? It didn’t take a rocket scientist to look past “hope and change”. Now we’re supposed to celebrate the fact that they have now turned against another one of their “leaders” they voted in because things still aren’t going their way?
Pick your fundamental beliefs and STICK TO THEM. I’m starting to respect libtards more than I am these so called “independents”. The only thing their independent from is some sort of values system.
Did you read where LBJ vetoed half of the liberal crap his Democrat congress sent to his desk?
LBJ’s downfall was the Vietnam War.
I lived through those years and remember them... vaguely, but enough.
I just don’t see parallels with Ubama...
...With one exception: LBJ set the table for Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”, and Ubama’s brazen agenda of back door reparations is not going unnoticed. That is, there could well be a serious racial component to the next election. The good news is that it will play out in the Democrat primary when Hillary challenges Ubama for the nomination.
Fasten your seat belt.
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