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The Obama Coalition Is About to Come Apart
American Spectator ^ | 5.16.14 | William Tucker

Posted on 05/17/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT by george76

He owes it all to the Keystone Kops of the leisure class. For the past decade the Democrats have managed to defy gravity by bolting together an unlikely coalition of the richest and poorest Americans. It’s no secret. Ever since President Bush’s re-election in 2004, the pattern has been clear. People making above $100,000 and below $40,000 vote Democratic. The people in the middle vote Republican.

But now that top-bottom coalition is about to come apart, or lose its majority status at least. And the issue will be one that may loom larger than the debacle of Obamacare — the Keystone Pipeline.

.. African-Americans vote 90 percent for him and form an indispensable part of his coalition. But Obama hasn’t done a thing for them since taking office except increase unemployment.

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Obama’s critical support comes from the upper crust of America, the citizens who live comfortably sheltered in academia and the non-profit sector, who don’t care much about electricity or the manufacturing economy but who honestly believe that we can shut down the whole middle portion of the country and turn off the lights in order to save the world from the “pollution” of carbon dioxide.

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Obama’s most crucial supporters — the upper-class environmental movement — have drawn the line in the sand. Approve the Keystone Pipeline and he’s toast.

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It has now become obvious that the economy is never going to improve under Obama because he and his supporters don’t want it to.

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When you couple an aristocratic upper crust that has lost interest in economic progress with a lumpenproletariat that doesn’t understand growth and only wants handouts from the government, you have a prescription for long economic decline.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: keystone; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; opec; pipeline; unemployment

1 posted on 05/17/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

The key word is “lumpenproletariat”.

q.v. - (From Wikipedia)

“Paulo Freire contributed a philosophy of education that came not only from the more classical approaches stemming from Plato, but also from modern Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers. In fact, in many ways his Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) may be best read as an extension of, or reply to, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth (1961), which emphasized the need to provide native populations with an education which was simultaneously new and modern (rather than traditional) and anti-colonial (not simply an extension of the culture of the colonizer).”


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:41:37 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: george76

“coalition of the richest and poorest Americans”

That describes the Democrat wing of the Party of Government. And it’s not going away in our lifetimes.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: george76
African-Americans vote 90 percent for him and form an indispensable part of his coalition. But Obama hasn’t done a thing for them since taking office except increase unemployment.

Meanwhile the oil trains continue to roll through heavily populated residential neighborhoods of Detroit. When the disaster happens, Obama will be on the scene before the flames are put out to blame the republicans.
4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: george76
African-Americans vote 90 percent for him and form an indispensable part of his coalition. But Obama hasn’t done a thing for them since taking office except increase unemployment.

First MORE than 90% of African-Americans voted for Obama. Second Democrats NEVER do anything for blacks except 'feel their pain', rile up their hatred, and offer promises that are never kept.

5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:44:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: GOPJ
Democrats NEVER do anything for blacks except 'feel their pain', rile up their hatred, and offer promises that are never kept.

Its what Alinsyism is all about. Alinsky himself openly admitted that he didn't care about the people he stirred up, it was all about getting what he wanted.
6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GOPJ

That’s the problem with the argument. They’ll never not support Obama.

BTW, what demographic group votes 90% for anyone?


7 posted on 05/17/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT by stanne
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To: george76

The collectivist coalition will not unravel. They know too little.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT by lurk
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To: stanne

I’m starting to believe that elections are decided more by who *doesn’t* vote than who does.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 8:06:33 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: george76

I would agree that their coalition is unstable. Each coalition subgroup-(blacks, non Christians, Asians, Mexicans and perverts) -wants the largest portion of Western wealth. The various groups will fight to see which one will engage in the final sack. That may be the salvation of the West if they kill themselves off.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 8:08:34 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: george76

The question is, will tearing down Obama help Hillary?


11 posted on 05/17/2014 8:10:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

Democrat have no worries about the Africanmerican vote. All they have to do is; Pull out one of their KKK robes and hoods. Dress someone in it, take a photo, then caption the picture as who ever is the Republican nominee. SHAZAM! Instant 95% of the Africanmerican vote. With the hood in place, who is to say it is not Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin or Jeb Bush or Chris Christie or whomever.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: george76
I pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and the Father to bring about the downfall of the godless secular feminist and pervert run homosexual regime and of their godless welfare recipient fools and bonus bribed public union hacks. Their evil Marxists politician's and who need to be removed for the good of all freedom loving Americans and for all American children ensnared by the and who are being made whores and whore-mongers by the NEA bureaucrats. The American government schools are brainwashing and destroying children and making them into perverts and brown shirt neo Nazis and are enemies of God and family values and all Americans who love God and righteousness and hate brainwashing democrats monsters who teach lies to children . God, the God of Israel, will not be mocked by atheists perverts and thieves and liars.
I say, come Lord Jesus, rule and reign in the midst of all thine enemies.
13 posted on 05/17/2014 8:29:16 AM PDT by kindred (They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. Salvation by Lord Jesus only!)
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To: dfwgator
The question is, will tearing down Obama help Hillary?

Yes.

If Obama's presidency had been an unquestionable success - Hillary would run on 'I'll keep the good times rolling'.

Since Obama's presidency has NOT been an unquestionable success - Hillary will run on, 'I'm the REAL democrat - Obama wasn't liberal enough'...

14 posted on 05/17/2014 8:31:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: dfwgator
The question is, will tearing down Obama help Hillary?

Yes.

If Obama's presidency had been an unquestionable success - Hillary would run on 'I'll keep the good times rolling'.

Since Obama's presidency has NOT been an unquestionable success - Hillary will run on, 'I'm the REAL democrat - Obama wasn't liberal enough'...

Oh, AND the suck ups in the MSM - even the boys at the New York Times - will start noticing Obama's flaws...

15 posted on 05/17/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: GOPJ

Rats are going for the Trifecta

1. The first black President - Check
2. The first woman President - Check when Hillary wins
3. The first out homosexual President - TBD


16 posted on 05/17/2014 8:35:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stanne
Democrats want us to waste our time ‘courting’ the black vote.

That would be a mistake.

When democrat go after the ‘right to life’ vote, we can go after the black vote.

Also, when democrats make this new bunch of illegals into card carrying democrats WE need to offer citizenship to Chinese in exchange for them voting Republican. If we bring over 60 million Chinese to vote for us - (and fight for ‘the Asians Dreamers’...) we get the last laugh...

Will the little 'know nothings' at the New York Times and Washington Post wake up and cry 'unfair' if we bring over 60 million Chinese illegally to vote Republican? You bet the little jerks will wake up... it'll be fun to watch their lies and excuses... and how 'this is different'...

17 posted on 05/17/2014 8:40:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: P.O.E.
“Paulo Freire contributed a philosophy of education that came not only from the more classical approaches stemming from Plato, but also from modern Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers."

Herein lies the essential difference between progressives and conservatives, at least in Western philosophy: it's as old as ancient Greece, the dispute between Plato and Aristotle.

Plato thought the best society was built from the top down, with well-educated Guardians telling the schlubs, meaning the rest of us, ("lumpenproletariat," the Marxists would say) what to do, and in return be taken care of.

Aristotle thought the best society was built from the bottom up, with everyone educated in virtue, and authority balanced between the demos and the oligos, essentially the basis for the British Commons and Lords, or the original US House and Senate.

Progressives like Plato's politics, because they say they care about the people, but they don't trust the people. Conservatives like Aristotle's politics, because they also say they care about the people, but they show it, not by handouts, but by training in virtue, and then trusting the people.

The American amendment to Aristotle is the Founders' belief that virtue comes, not simply by practicing virtuous habits, but by relying on God's grace. That is why, among other reasons, Franklin defined humility as imitating Jesus and Socrates, because without Socrates there is no political basis for training people in virtue, and without Jesus there is no power (and remember, in Greek "virtue" is arete, meaning the power to do good) to overcome sin and replace it with virtue.

18 posted on 05/17/2014 8:46:37 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: kindred

We are God’s instruments of action!!! He is sending us the correct path to politically destroy Godless, Obama and his Godless Democrats. Get out and vote in the upcoming November, 2014, Mid-Term elections and destroy the entire Democrat Party, and along with its destruction...the destruction of Barack Hussein Obama......the would be destroyer of these United States of America!!! Vote!!!


19 posted on 05/17/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: dfwgator

To me it’s clear we have a homo president already, still in the closet.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

That’s why I specifically said “Out Homosexual”.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76
People making above $100,000 and below $40,000 vote Democratic. The people in the middle vote Republican.

IMHO, truer words have never been spoken. Now, if we could only get the idiot GOP to understand that. The middle class has always been Republican. That's why the commie DemocRATS are working so hard to rub the middle class out. In their Amerika, you are either a rich elitist or one of the unwashed masses who keep the communists in "powah".

22 posted on 05/17/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Tupelo
Democraps are planning to send KKK hoods to the next RNC Convention.
23 posted on 05/17/2014 8:55:45 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah... I made my pre-coffee. Sorry!


24 posted on 05/17/2014 9:00:57 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: george76

“Obama.....the child of poverty”? Going to a private school in Hawaii? Going to the finest universities? “Child of poverty”? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!


25 posted on 05/17/2014 9:07:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
"That may be the salvation of the West if they kill themselves off."

I don't expect that to happen when there is so much to steal.

We'll probably have to kill them off ourselves.

26 posted on 05/17/2014 9:10:09 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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bkmk


27 posted on 05/17/2014 9:11:50 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: GOPJ
" 'I'm the REAL democrat - Obama wasn't liberal enough'"

No, she'll run as a moderate (just as Obama did). She'll talk bout reaching across the aisle (after all, they DO have some legitimate concerns) and maybe even talk about bringing some high-profile RINOs into her cabinet.

It will all be lies, of course.

28 posted on 05/17/2014 9:13:13 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: chajin

Great post. Thank you.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 9:27:44 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: stanne

Racist ones.


30 posted on 05/17/2014 9:31:34 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: george76

I failed to read anything in the article that makes me think they are going anywhere but into further evil.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 9:39:02 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: george76
The Obama Coalition Is About to Come Apart

Dream on - this is a religion, no facts need be present, only faith required.
32 posted on 05/17/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: GOPJ

The native born Chinese would join their Asian brothers already here in voting 70 percent Democrat.


33 posted on 05/17/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: dfwgator
3. The first out homosexual President - TBD

Already been filled.






34 posted on 05/17/2014 9:49:01 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: chajin
meaning the rest of us, ("lumpenproletariat," )

Actually, no. The lumpenproletariat was a term invented by Marx to describe what we would call the underclass, the marginalized, the criminals, the homeless, bums and vagrants who would never be able to develop class consciousness. "The rest if us" would be the bourgeoisie, marked by Marx for destruction. Hence Obama's war on the middle class.

35 posted on 05/17/2014 9:52:26 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Luke21
Agreed. The great silent majority may rise up and turn out the left wingers like we did in 2010 but there is nothing in the article that backs up the title. The coalition is essentially the same one that democrats have ridden to power since the New Deal, and it shows no sign of changing.
36 posted on 05/17/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Luke21
Agreed. The great silent majority may rise up and turn out the left wingers like we did in 2010 but there is nothing in the article that backs up the title. The coalition is essentially the same one that democrats have ridden to power since the New Deal, and it shows no sign of changing.
37 posted on 05/17/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Luke21
We make a deal with them... if they don't want the deal we'll choose 'immigrants' from some other country... Democrats don't care about the quality of the people they sell citizenship to...

I'd like to give citizenship free to foreign born journalist and politicians... let 'our guys' compete for jobs and rock bottom pay for a while... after all they'd be helping 'dreamers'... who come here for the love of it...

38 posted on 05/17/2014 10:35:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Middle class white people are leaving the democrat party...


39 posted on 05/17/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: dfwgator

What about the first transgender President? Or the first President into whips and chains? Don’t underestimate Democrats... shallowness has no bottom for them...


40 posted on 05/17/2014 10:44:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: cripplecreek
,I>When the disaster happens, Obama will be on the scene before the flames are put out to blame the republicans.

And all the media will play ad naseum will be I will not rest (fill in blank)
41 posted on 05/17/2014 11:07:17 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

LOL


42 posted on 05/17/2014 11:08:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: dfwgator
That's also why they fought so hard against Bush Supreme Court nominee Miguel Estrada. Democrats wanted for themselves the claim of confirming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.

-PJ

43 posted on 05/17/2014 11:30:38 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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44 posted on 05/17/2014 11:35:59 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: hinckley buzzard
The lumpenproletariat was a term invented by Marx to describe what we would call the underclass..."The rest of us" would be the bourgeoisie

I would stand corrected, if I weren't already sitting down :-) though in my defense, as far as Plato and Marx were both concerned, the purpose of socialism is to only have three classes, the rulers, the enforcers, and the rest of us, so that we are in fact demoted from the bourgeoisie to the proletariat (assuming we aren't killed first).

45 posted on 05/17/2014 5:41:57 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The “blue wall” (electoral votes that have gone D six times in a row or more) is currently 242. I don’t see any of those changing anytime soon.

So the Dem task is pretty simple, win Ohio or Florida and they’re in.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 5:48:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks george76.
African-Americans vote 90 percent for him and form an indispensable part of his coalition. But Obama hasn’t done a thing for them since taking office except increase unemployment... Obama’s critical support comes from the upper crust of America, the citizens who live comfortably sheltered in academia and the non-profit sector, who don’t care much about electricity or the manufacturing economy but who honestly believe that we can shut down the whole middle portion of the country and turn off the lights in order to save the world from the “pollution” of carbon dioxide... Approve the Keystone Pipeline and he’s toast.

47 posted on 05/18/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: george76

There is still massive voter fraud and the Washington RINOs to wield, so for the Democrats there remains great hope.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 2:21:46 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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