Forty years ago today, Woodstock Nation headed home after three days of fun and music at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm. Today the Nutroots Nation are home after three days wacko communing on the funny farm.
Where are the citizens of Woodstock Nation today? Many are protesting against Obama and his wacko Nutroots at town hall meetings alongside the Bobby Soxers of earlier years.
The Nutroots Nation B.O.T.s have sold their souls to their Mess-iah, the sleezy Chicago politician who betrays them and pimp-slaps them at every turn.
But the list of Obama betrayals and scams is not what we want to discuss now. We’re tempted to discuss, but we won’t, Peggy Noonan finally waking up to the importance of something other than celebrity and the fact that Obama does not “have game”.
The president seemed like a man long celebrated as being very good at politics—the swift rise, the astute reading of a varied electorate—who is finding out day by day that he isn’t actually all that good at it. In this sense he does seem reminiscent of Jimmy Carter, who was brilliant at becoming president but not being president. [snip]
Also, something odd. When Mr. Obama stays above the fray, above the nitty-gritty of specifics, when he confines his comments on health care to broad terms, he more and more seems . . . pretty slippery. In the town hall he seemed aware of this, and he tried to be very specific about the need for this aspect of a plan, and the history behind that proposal. And yet he seemed even more slippery. When he took refuge in the small pieces of his argument, he lost the major threads; when he addressed the major threads, he seemed almost to be conceding that the specifics don’t hold.
When you seem slippery both in the abstract and the particular, you are in trouble.
Maybe now Peggy will apologize to the wonderful Big Pink and start admitting that we have been right all along – Obama lacks the basic experience and qualifications to be a receptionist at a beauty parlor, let alone president.
We won’t discuss the latest Obama betrayals or scams, nor Obama’s inexperience which stinks through every day, no – we want to discuss Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy demographics for the new coalition which now forms the Obama Dimocratic Party.
Paid Obama shill David Axelrod and unpaid Obama shill Donna Brazile have a vision of the Democratic Party.
The Obama/Axelrod/Brazile vision for the Democratic Party mimics the desired demographics for a television sitcom.
As the long suffering Donna declared A new Democratic coalition is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban, and we don’t have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics.
Axelrod has declared The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections, going back even to the Clinton years. This is not new that Democratic candidates don’t rely solely on those votes.
In Part I we quoted Brazile/Axelrod on the components of the new Obama Dimocratic Party coalition. In
Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy, Part II we discussed why Democrats (with the exception of Southern nominees) have had such a difficult time attracting white working class votes. We also noted that:
All the Democratic Party talk about inclusion and respect for the rights of women crumbled when the prospect of a woman in charge became a possibility.
All the Democratic Party talk about a “big tent” stops when the targets of inclusion are white working class voters.
In Part III, we pointed out what happened to the idealistic generation born as post-war birth spurt “boomers”, later reborn post-Bethel, as the “Woodstock Nation”. In Part III we came to the not remarkable conclusion that the young people of Woodstock Nation aged – they got older.
What does that dull, pedestrian conclusion inform us and why is that simple, logical, unremarkable fact have to do with the current political situation? Why is the fact that the young grow old such a remarkable fact to the B.O.T.s?
Simply put, the trade off of the white working class which was a bulwark for successful Democrats was traded by Obama and his Dimocrats for the evanescent youth voter. That is no way to grow a political party. That is no way to run a political party.
The crop of 2008 young are now a year older and supposedly a year wiser (though it’s tough to teach a B.O.T. new tricks). When a young, unemployed B.O.T. discovers the world of taxes and health insurance, and property responsibilities and taxes and family, they lose that new B.O.T. glow.
As the 2008 crop of young grow into middle age many will begin to identify not with the latest fad or rave – whether hoola-hoops, or mp3s, but rather with aging parents and the infirmities of age.
These simple facts of life are why Woodstock Nation rebels are aligned with Bobby Soxers in opposition to Barack Obama and the Dimocrats. As a target demographic the youth voter is a once in a lifetime thing. An 18 year old voting in her first presidential election is not the same person at age 22, nor at age 26, nor at age 30. These facts cannot be denied. Only the Nutroots refuse to recognize the significance.
Woodstock Nation and the Bobby Soxers, once the vanguard of all that is fab in their respective times are now united. In trading the white working class for the wisp of smoke called the “youth” vote Dimocrats signed their ticket to oblivion.
Democrats need to get rid of the Dimocrats and the Nutroots and return to the FDR coalition. It’s the way to win and the way to move forward. Dimocrats, Nutroots, and B.O.T.s will learn that lesson or curl up into a big ball and die.