Skip to comments.The Future of the Obama Coalition (abandons white working class)
Posted on 11/28/2011 6:35:49 AM PST by Evil Slayer
For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.
All pretence of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.
It is instructive to trace the evolution of a political strategy based on securing this coalition in the writings and comments, over time, of such Democratic analysts as Stanley Greenberg and Ruy Teixeira. Both men were initially determined to win back the white working-class majority, but both currently advocate a revised Democratic alliance in which whites without college degrees are effectively replaced by well-educated socially liberal whites in alliance with the growing ranks of less affluent minority voters, especially Hispanics.
The 2012 approach treats white voters without college degrees as an unattainable cohort. The Democratic goal with these voters is to keep Republican winning margins to manageable levels, in the 12 to 15 percent range, as opposed to the 30-point margin of 2010 a level at which even solid wins among minorities and other constituencies are not enough to produce Democratic victories.
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why is every single article presented as
“you are being manipulated, stupid, here is what is REALLY going on.”
This ain’t your grandparents’ dumbocrat party...
No wonder they want to let illegals vote!
Demonrat party operatives have been persuading non-thinking voters of ALL races for decades.
Non-union working-class whites are in competition with minorities for the same working-class jobs, and are disproportionately affected by affirmative action rules.
America will be truly divided - and by race.
Let all pretense of union be forgotten.
Get ready for violence.
All capital-consuming occupations. Not a one contributes a penny to the wealth of the nation. Combine those with the poor and the destitute and you have an even clearer indication (if you needed one) that the Democrats are now officially the party of the parasite class.
20 years ago I poo-pooed the idea of a civil war within the United States.
Now I just think it’s only a matter of time. The die has already been cast.
You nailed it.
the word racism was devised to destroy America. IT IS.
So the black libs are gonna off the white libs? Are white conservatives gonna shoot black conservatives like me?
When we have 2 parties primarily defined by race there will be racial violence.
Every political issue will become defined by race.
Every disagreement will be racist.
I've heard this before. This was the strategy of Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign. It didn't end well for Mondale.
I’ve heard this before. This was the strategy of Walter Mondale’s 1984 campaign. It didn’t end well for Mondale.
Wasn’t the poltical wiz Bob Beckel the campaign manager/strategist for Mondale?
So you're saying that our side will become primarily defined by race? It's true that the other side has long been evolving into something of that description, but I hardly think that our side is.
Let me cut to the chase here. When a black conservative reads a statement like the one I first responded to, a small alarm goes off in their head. The potential for taking friendly fire is a real concern for people like me. If the SHTF, right thinking blacks are going to be at great risk in the fight, if the lines are being defined primarily by race.
I don't expect you to have the answer, but the scenario you pose is of life and death concern for some people.
It’s been too many years. I’m not sure.
obama is toast.
This is news? We knew this when we saw his henchmen go after Joe The Plumber.
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