The Obama p0litical machine has made an interesting choice in the run-up to the 2012 national election, according to Thomas Edsel in – wait for it – the NY Times:
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 pretense 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.
You don’t see any doctors in there. No engineers or scientists. And you certainly don’t see the “middle America” that each party pretends to represent. Probably because they persist in bitterly clinging to their guns and their God.
It’s a coalition that combines the mostly useless and the mostly helpless, and it’s designed to drive a stake right in the heart of the notion that ours actually is a classless society wherein anyone with talent and drive can reach success. It kills the dream that we could eventually be a colorless one as well, a nation in which – as Martin Luther King, Jr once dreamt – each person could be judged alone by the content of his character.
Farewell to all that. And who knows, it might even work.
Which is the whole point, isn’t it? Win at any cost.
They have to destroy America to save it.