Scott Brown was a terrific candidate – because he understood Barack Obama and the Dimocrats abandoned the white working class and the winning FDR/Hillary Clinton Coalition. Obama and his Dimocrats abandoned the winning coalition for their newfangled “situation comedy” coalition. Scott Brown, deservedly or not, grabbed the winning Democratic Coalition orphaned by Barack Obama and the Obamination corruption we refer to as the “Dimocratic” Party.
Liberal Emery University Professor Drew Weston today tries to understand what happened:
The White House allowed the health care narrative to be all about process, and the process the American people saw wasn’t pretty. It scared seniors, who worried what would happen to their Medicare. It scared workers, who worried about what would happen to the plans their unions had negotiated so hard for in lieu of salaries. It scared middle class Americans with good health insurance plans, who had–and have–no idea whether their plans will be deemed–if not today, in three or four years–Cadillacs, which will first be taxed and then discontinued, leaving them with exactly what Frank Luntz told them it would leave them with: a bureaucrat between them and their doctor. And worst of all, it seemed to most Americans that the reason they were being asked to make such potentially big sacrifices was so that health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and millionaires wouldn’t have to. It seemed not only risky but unfair.
For all his highfalutin education, Professor Weston fails to understand the elderly, white workers, the middle class, are no longer the coalition Dimocrats consider their base.
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”.
This cheap vision of the Democratic Party is applauded and defended by many of the well-off, highly educated, white, eggheads inside the Democratic Party. Why is this?
The very simple answer is because since the middle of the last century the “eggheads” (as Paul Begala so aptly categorizes them) have failed repeatedly to win. The failures can usually be attributed to those pesky white voters that reject Democrats. Instead of trying to win them over, Obama/Eggheads want to roll over them.
Do you get it now Professor Weston? Can you hear the Democratic Coalition of FDR and Hillary Clinton as it tectonically shifts from Blue to Brown and eventually to Red?
The Prof further needs to understand that Obama has always (that’s what he did in Illinois) protected the Big Insurance and Big Pharma companies. Obama has always been on the side of the well off establishment. Even when it comes to African-Americans versus the well off establishment – Obama will always side with the establishment and his own self-interests.
Both Hillary Clinton and John McCain were never able to get past Big Media in order to get the essential truth about Barack Obama communicated:
BARACK OBAMA’S “BASE” IS THE ESTABLISHMENT. IT IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ESTABLISHMENT THAT SELECTED BARACK OBAMA, NOT DEMOCRATIC VOTERS.
After the November 2009 Republican victories in Virginia and blue New Jersey some began to understand the Big Pink argument with regard to the Hillary Clinton Coalition Versus The Barack Obama Coalition. What we wrote then sounds like Big Blogs and Big Media today:
Big Blog Boys and Big Media will try to say “it’s an anti-incumbent wave”. Big Blog Boys and Big Media will try to say Dimocrats lost because they did not worship Obama enough and spend enough and waste enough. Big Blog Boys and Big Media will muddy things up by claiming the “base = Obama coalition” wanted more and therefore did not turn out. But the Obama Dimocratic coalition is not the historic FDR “base”. The base is disgusted with Obama’s spend, spend, spend. The Obama Dimocratic coalition was off watching baseball with cousin Pookie and Uncle Jethro.
Even before the votes are counted, Senator Evan Bayh is warning fellow Democrats that ignoring the lessons of the Massachusetts Senate race will “lead to even further catastrophe” for their party.
“There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this,” Bayh told ABC News, but “if you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up.”
Hey, Evan, wake up. It’s the Obama “situation comedy” coalition and Poison Obama that kills. In November, Obama Dimocrats will deservedly be slaughtered.
Last night, young voters, the second most important component of Barack Obama’s Dimocrat “situation comedy” coalition abandoned the Obama Dimocrats, likely by 20 points or more. The Kennedy clan’s corrosive hold on Massachusetts even lost in Hyannis Port. Yet Obama is so unresponsive to stimuli such as reality he persists in his scams. The “racist!” charges continue. The Obama blame game is still part of the Dimocratic playbook. True blue of the bluest Massachusetts is now the latest member of the NObama Coalition. The NObama Coalition is growing as is the population under the Obama bus.
Hopium kills. Obama is poison. Those are the lessons of yesterday’s special election in Massachusetts.
The Hopium addicted, the Hopium guzzlers, the Big Media Barack Obama apologists, all want to tell us what the election signifies but they have no right nor any insight to speak to what happened. The Hopium guzzlers, who denounced Hillary Clinton as “too polarizing” praised Obama because he said he would not fight. Recall, Obama was a “uniter not a divider”. Now the “Hillary is too polarizing” crowd wants Obama to abandon bipartisanship. But the American people who were duped by “uniter” Obama now hold his own promises of unity against him. If Obama fights, he abandons his campaign promises. If Obama does not fight, he loses. Obama, once again, because of his inexperience and boobery and self-interested politics, is in a lose/lose trap of his own making.
The Hopium addicted, the Hopium guzzlers, the Big Media Barack Obama apologists repeatedly praised the brilliant Obama campaign. But Barack Obama ran a terrible series of campaigns in state after state in 2008.
In any boxing ring or political fight there are three people in the ring – the two fighters and the referee. In 2008 Hillary Clinton was in the ring fighting not only Obama but the referee as well. If Obama cheated and Hillary raised a question – the referee accused her of being negative. If Hillary said anything to buttress her claims of experience and qualifications – the referee accused her of boasting and immediately demanded an investigation. If Hillary said nothing – the referee accused her of being a weak woman. If Hillary said anything – the referee accused her of being shrill. If Hillary dressed with a blouse – the referee accused her of exposing her breasts to prove she was a woman. If Hillary had a dog or cat – the referee accused her of abuse. If Obama made one of his many mistakes – he was protected. If Obama did not, on rare occasions, bumble and stumble – he was praised as magnificent.
Obama was protected by Big Media. Now Big Media is dumbfounded to discover their stooge is also a boob. Big Media protected Barack Obama and savaged any questions about him. All the questions about Obama and his finances and his Wife’s corruptions were ignored. McCain and Hillary were trashed.
There will be many more Republican Scott Brown’s this year ready to scoop up the FDR/Hillary Clinton coalition.