Skip to comments.How Republicans made it possible for the Supreme Court to rule against the mandate
Posted on 06/25/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by pabianice
In a 2008 profile of Axelrod in the New Republic, Jason Zengerle quoted Ken Snyder, a Democratic consultant and Axelrod protege, on his mentors approach. David felt there almost had to be a permission structure set up for certain white voters to consider a black candidate. The permission structure relied heavily on third-party authentication, which is to say, endorsements from respected figures or institutions that the targeted voters admired.
If you think back to the 2008 campaign, you can see Axelrod slowly building this permission structure around Obama. Right before Super Tuesday, Axelrod rolled out the endorsements of Ted and Caroline Kennedy. Right before the election, he rolled out Colin Powell. The timing and nature of the endorsements were meant to make an African-American candidate with an international upbringing and the name Barack Hussein Obama into someone that Ohio steelworkers could feel comfortable voting for. If Ted Kennedy and Colin Powell can back this guy, so can you.
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“Permission structure”? Give me a break. Did it ever occur to this guy that people wanted to vote for the guy because he’s black? What possible other reason was there to do so?
By the way, correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Colin Powell black? Why would a stupid, racist, white hard hat from one of the flyover states need permission from a black guy to vote for a black guy?
The comments are fantastic! People do get it!
The people that I’ve met that have IMO fit the definition of ‘racist’ are always liberals. So maybe for libs, it is true
WAPO is also setting up the excuses for the Supreme Court finding the 'individual mandate' unconstitutional. In the Post's contorted explanation, the Court's ruling was engineered by a sneaky plot generated by those evil, dastardly Republicans, copying the angelic Democrats method of getting racist whites to vote for The Smartest Man On The Planet and One we were not truly worthy of but who would lower himself to rule us out of compassion. He being Barack Hussein Obama.
Excuse me while I decide to LMAO or puke - or both, in that order.
I think this is actually interesting, despite the obviously retarded parts. That Axelrod believes this, and actually teaches it to his proteges, probably means one of two things.
Either Axelrod himself has the type of psychology which needs a “permision structure” to accept for a Black candidate, and he is mistakenly projecting this onto the voters he is targeting.
Or Axelrod is actually right. The type of white Democrat who will elect a Democrat Presidential Candidate needs some authority figure to vouch for a Black American, with a wink and a nod, before they will honestly view him as acceptable, assess his bonafides, and step up and vote for him.
See also Biden’s “clean and articulate” comment.
See also Bidens clean and articulate comment.
Yeah, that’s another one. I have a feeling we’d all be pretty surprised if we spent a day in a Liberal’s head. It’s a lot different than what we are used to.