Skip to comments.A Consequence Of Polarization: Dems Vs. Dems
Posted on 08/02/2010 5:11:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
You expect Republican politicians to criticize Democratic administrations and vice versa. But when Democrats start criticizing Democratic administrations, that is news. Someone once said that the headline "Dog bites man" is not news, but "Man bites dog" is. We are now starting to get "Democrat bites Democrat" news.
Longtime Democratic pollsters Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen last week took on one of President Obama's most bitter betrayals of his campaign rhetoric and the high hopes of people who voted for him.
Their op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal dealt with race, and it pulled no punches: "Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies to pursue a similar strategy of racially divisive politics on his behalf."
Cynical? This man with the lofty rhetoric and sermonizing style? Only if you follow his deeds, instead of his words.
Part of the polarization that Barack Obama has caused among the American public has been due to the fact that some people do not look behind rhetoric and symbolism. Such people are prime candidates to become part of the Obama cult. Those who look only at deeds tend to become critics. But those who closely follow both his words and his deeds are the most outraged of all, because of the gross contradictions between those words and those deeds.
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This was inevitable as the lofty tone of 2008 isn’t going to work as well in reruns.
The idea of “hope” and “change” brought tears to the eyes of Obama’s supporters among the blacks and the poor folks who really thought that Obama was going to change their lives.
Well, they are still poor, and many are worse off than they were in 2008.
Most of these folks probably aren’t going to vote for a conservative, but they sure are crestfallen in their disappointment regarding Obama and his promises and might not show up with the same enthusiasm.
Nothing like a little divisivism and scapegoating to keep the base interested.
You are very welcome
They still want hope and change. :-)
God bless and keep Thomas Sowell, a truely great American
of our time.
Thanks for the ping jaz. I’d like to have an Obama swatter the likes of Dr. Sowell’s in my arsenal.
Yes, it does take more than just the swatter to get the point across doesn’t it, but it’d be nice to have one.
Like you I’d settle for one, RQSR and there’s none better than Dr, Sowell.
Obama: Those who look only at his deeds tend to become his critics.
Every Sowell column brings out a sentence or two that says far more than the words Sowell actually writes. This is one of those lines. Where the hell were minds like this in the teaching ranks when I was in school?
Longtime Democratic pollsters Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen last week... op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal... "Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies to pursue a similar strategy of racially divisive politics on his behalf."