Those poor pot-bellied hicks, with missing teeth and outdated hairstyles, bad eating habits of melted cheese and beer with a Pepsi on the side, are not dumb. They are not dumb at all. They know when they are lied to and they know when they are condescended to as well. The real stupid are the self described “creative class” of Dimocratic snobs who believe all the above stereotypes of the White Working Class.
We have documented our case that (1) the White Working Class along with other core groups of the Democratic Party of FDR have been run out of the party by Barack Obama only to be replaced with a “situation comedy” coalition; (2) the Democratic Party had a chance in 2008 to heal the breach in the FDR coalition caused by Lyndon Johnson’s brave and correct signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; (3) Hillary Clinton’s embrace by the White Working Class was the vehicle to heal that breach and Barack Obama would sunder the party to pieces; (4) the elections of 2009 and the Scott Brown election demonstrate the validity of our thesis; and that (5) the Obama Dimocratic Party is doomed to continued failure and the only solution is to reject Obama and his cult in favor of the FDR/Hillary Clinton coalition.
We began this “Mistake In ’08” series of articles to detail how:
“The selection of Barack Obama is an historical mistake which will continue to unravel the Dimocratic Party for generations. Only now are honest Democrats beginning to assess the damage done. “Mistake In ‘08″ is the first installment in a multi-part series which will detail how big a mistake was self-inflicted by Democrats in 2008.”
In Part I of “Mistake In ’08” we detailed how the Democratic Party “10-year plan”, which took shape after the 2000 elections, will likely be destroyed this November. In Part II we discussed the power of Hillary Clinton supporters. In Part III we discussed The White Working Class And The Racism Smear.
The shouts of “racist!” arise any time questions are asked about Barack Obama, his cult, or the dangerous course the United States is headed down. Just to discuss the White Working Class is considered “racist!” by the Obama Hopium guzzlers.
White Liberal race-baiters are celebrated and only a few voices on the Democratic Left dare challenge the offensive attacks on the White Working Class and what increasingly has become their political haven and powerhouse, which the unthinking Liberal “creative class” deride as “teabaggers”.
Bob Somersby, who has persistently worked to expose what happened in the 2000 election, is one such usually courageous voice (he fumbled and caved in 2008) who does not disguise his contempt for the race-baiters and bigots of the Establishment Left:
For ourselves, we aren’t inclined to agree with the Tea Party crowd. We don’t share their views about health reform. In a new poll, only 15 percent of Tea Party folk self-identify as Democrats; we vote for the Dems every time. We wouldn’t want to rally alongside a sign which semi-recommended the use of a Browning. On the other hand, anti-war rallies of this past decade featured dumb signs too.
King is a man of the DC elite, and he sometimes acts it. He could have taken his big fat keister down to Capitol Hill that day; as a journalist, he could have asked members of this crowd to explain their thoughts on various topics. What did they think of that Browning sign? What are their views on race—on gay issues? But bigots always think they can know the souls of Those People without having to dirty themselves by entering into their presence. And in every generation, fine members of high elites try to keep themselves free of the rabble.
This was a deeply unintelligent column, written by a man of the DC elite—someone who compliantly swallowed his cohort’s Kool-Aid in the Clinton/Gore years. (Call it the price of membership.) Here’s our question: How many members of that Tea Party crowd would say or write something as unfair, nasty and dumb as this? [snip]
Work like this churns hate in return, and it slows the wheel of progress. And there’s another problem with work of this type:
It makes liberals lazy and dumb.
Dr. King never behaved this way. It’s amazing how people can follow the work of a moral giant without absorbing a single drop of that leader’s revolutionary wisdom.
Those people all look alike, Colbert King said. At their best, they’re rabble. And not only that—they won’t go away! Where have we heard this before?
King’s column made us think of the previous century’s bigots, though not in the manner intended.
Postscript: Frank Rich wrote a variant of this column on Sunday—but then, he always does. Work like his makes liberals dumb.
Somersby was writing about Colbert King and a typically hate filled column by that Hillary Hater. As noted Frank Rich wrote a similar “racist!” shouting article to smear those who reject Obama and his Obamanations.
The “racist!” smears will continue. People who should know better will continue to denounce the Tea Party activists instead of recognizing the genuine expression of anger at the Tea Party core. The mere mention of the White Working Class will be deemed “racist!”. The truly stupid, the intelligentsia who believe themselves to be the “creative class”, will continue to scratch their collective heads and wonder “why won’t the white working class vote for us?” The “creative class” idiots, will mock the White Working Class for “voting against their interests” but the White Working Class is indeed voting for their interests.
Ron Brownstein, who on occasion will fall completely under a Hopium addiction, sometimes goes “cold turkey” and writes with intelligence. Here is Brownstein, off the Hopium, on health care and the White Working Class:
“In a mid-March Gallup survey, 57 percent of white respondents said that the bill would make things better for the uninsured, and 52 percent said that it would improve conditions for low-income families. But only one-third of whites said that it would benefit the country overall — and just one-fifth said that it would help their own family.
In both that Gallup Poll and the latest monthly survey by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, nonwhite respondents were much more likely than whites to say that the bill would help the country and their own families. Those responses reflect not only experience (African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely than whites to lack insurance) but also minorities’ greater receptivity to government activism. By meeting a tangible need in these communities, health reform is likely to solidify the Democratic hold on the one-quarter (and growing) minority share of the electorate, especially if Republicans define themselves around demanding repeal.
But whites still cast about three-quarters of votes. And if most remain convinced that health reform primarily benefits the poor and uninsured, Democrats could find themselves caught in an unusual populist crossfire during this fall’s elections.“
Imagine that! White people vote! “Three-quarters!” What a revelation!
Even more of a revelation is that White people do not think Obama’s health scam will help them so they are against it – but that to the PINO idiots is “racist!”. Voting for what you perceive as your interest is “racist!” according to the Obama Dimocrats.
Brownstein tries to blame Republicans for what actually is common sense even among those in what remains of the honest Left, that Obama has rewarded the culprits:
“Obama has already been hurt by the perception, fanned by Republicans, that the principal beneficiaries of his efforts to repair the economy are the same interests that broke it: Wall Street, big banks, and the wealthy. The belief that Washington has transferred benefits up the income ladder is pervasive across society but especially pronounced among white voters with less than a college education, the group that most resisted Obama in 2008. Now health care could threaten Democrats from the opposite direction by stoking old fears, particularly among the white working class, that liberals are transferring income down the income ladder to the “less deserving.”
It is not just Republicans that see the culprits getting the money. It is an obvious fact. Is the White Working Class “racist!” because they perceive they will be shunted aside and their tax dollars funneled to Obama’s prize constituents – the very rich? The White Working Class sees the threat – they are not dumb.
“In the Kaiser poll, even fewer noncollege than college-educated whites said that the plan would benefit the country. In one sense, that’s ironic: Census figures show that noncollege whites are more than twice as likely to lack health insurance as whites with a degree. But these working-class whites have grown more skeptical than better-educated whites that government cares about their needs. And the searing recession has only hardened those doubts. In a recent memo, Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg warned that these anxious and alienated voters are approaching a “tipping point” that would send them hurtling toward Republicans in November. House Democrats seem aware of that risk: Of the 34 Democrats who opposed the final health care bill, 28 represent districts with an above-average share of whites without college educations.”
The White Working Class voters might not have actually heard Donna Brazile and David Axelrod throw them to the curb, but they know when they are threatened. When Donna said “we don’t have to just rely on white blue-collar voters” the White Working Class understood the threat. When David Axelrod declared “The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections… This is not new that Democratic candidates don’t rely solely on those votes” the White Working Class voters understands the “back of the bus” condescension.
The White Working Class sensed Hillary Clinton was fair to their interests and she did not condescend to them. The White Working Class rallied to Hillary’s banner at a time that the Dimocratic establishment declared Obama the Mess-iah and their nominee. Now the White Working Class understands that the Obama Dimocratic Party is antithetical to their interests and they are rapidly moving away from the Obama Dimocratic Party because the Obama Dimocratic Party is retrograde to their interests.
“These trends frame perhaps the Democrats’ greatest political challenge today: convincing economically squeezed white voters that Washington understands their distress. [snip]
Simultaneously, Democrats hope that the approaching Senate debate on financial reform will portray them as advocates for average families — and Republicans as defenders of banking and investment interests that are resisting tougher regulation. [snip]
That could be. But despite a Gallup Poll showing a post-passage bump in support for the health care bill, skepticism that government will ever deliver for them is bred in the bone for many white voters, especially those in the working class. Health care reform won’t win sustained acceptance — or politically benefit the Democrats who finally shouldered it into law — unless it begins to excise those deeply embedded doubts.”
Whatever “bump” in the polls Brownstein referenced is now gone, gone, gone.
The delusions of Dimocratic pollsters and the “creative class” will be shattered in November. The shouts of “racist!” and “racism!” will continue to be directed against the White Working Class because they oppose Obama and his Obamainations. But how can you call “racist!” those that voted for Obama?
“Millions of white men who voted for Barack Obama are walking away from the Democratic Party, and it appears increasingly likely that they’ll take the midterms elections in November with them. Their departure could well lead to a GOP landslide on a scale not seen since 1994.”
The White Working Class is not dumb. The White Working Class is moving against the Obama Dimocratic Party because the Obama Dimocratic Party opposes their interests. In 2008 some in the White Working Class were so fed up with George W. Bush and so terrified of the economic situation they either stayed home and did not support John McCain or they actually voted for the flim-flam Chicago man.
Democrats like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton won because they garnered support from the White Working Class. Obama fooled enough of the White Working Class in 2008, but those days are long gone, gone, gone.
” For more than three decades before the 2008 election, no Democratic president had won a majority of the electorate. In part, that was because of low support — never more than 38 percent — among white male voters. Things changed with Obama, who not only won a majority of all people voting, but also pulled in 41 percent of white male voters.
Polling suggests that the shift was not because of Obama but because of the financial meltdown that preceded the election. It was only after the economic collapse that Obama’s white male support climbed above the 38 percent ceiling. It was also at that point that Obama first sustained a clear majority among all registered voters, according to the Gallup tracking poll. [snip]
Pollsters regularly ask voters whether they would rather see a Democrat or Republican win their district. By February, support for Democrats among white people (male and female) was three percentage points lower than in February 1994, the year of the last Republican landslide.
Today, among whites, only 35 percent of men and 43 percent of women say they will back Democrats in the fall election. Women’s preferences have remained steady since July 2009. But white men’s support for a Democratic Congress has fallen eight percentage points, according to Gallup.
White men have moved away from Obama as well.”
The changes in voting patterns are not theoretical. We have recently witnessed real life demonstrations of the White Working Class revulsion:
“The migration of white men from the Democratic Party was evident in the election of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts. His opponent, a white woman, won 52 percent of white women. But white men favored Brown by a 60 percent to 38 percent margin, according to Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates polling.
It’s no accident that the flight of white males from the Democratic Party has come as the government has assumed a bigger role, including in banking and health care. Among whites, 71 percent of men and 56 percent of women favor a smaller government with fewer services over a larger government with more services, according to ABC/Washington Post polling.
Obama’s brand of liberalism is exactly the sort likely to drive such voters away. More like LBJ’s than FDR’s, Obama-style liberalism favors benefits over relief, a safety net over direct job programs, health care and environmental reform over financial reform and a stimulus package that has focused more on social service jobs — health care work, teaching and the like — than on the areas where a majority of job losses occurred: construction, manufacturing and related sectors.“
The job losses are concentrated in areas of the job market for the White Working Class. Instead of addressing the needs of the White Working Class, the Obama response is “let them eat cake”.
The White Working Class has witnessed the Democratic Party abandon them before.
“In 1994, liberals tried to explain their thinning ranks by casting aspersions on the white men who were fleeing, and the media took up the cry. The term “angry white male” or “angry white men” was mentioned 37 times in English-language news media contained in the Nexis database between 1980 and the 1994 election. In the following year, the phrases appear 2,306 times.
Tarnishing their opponents as merely “angry” was poor politics for the Democrats. Liberals know what it’s like to have their views — most recently on the war in Iraq or George W. Bush — caricatured as merely irrational anger. Most voters vote their interests. And many white men by the 1980s had decided the Democrats were no longer interested in them.
Think about the average working man. He has already seen financial bailouts for the rich folks above him. Now he sees a health care bailout for the poor folks below him. Big government represents lots of costs and little gain.
Meanwhile, like many women, these men are simply trying to push ahead without being pushed under. Some once believed in Obama. Now they feel forgotten.“
Democrats in 1994 trashed Bill Clinton and “bubba” and they lost big. In the 1980s the Democrats lost big too because they could not communicate with the White Working Class as well as the “great communicator”. When Democrats do not have barely veiled loathing for the White Working Class, but rather concern, Democrats win. “FDR’s focus on the economy was single-minded and relentless. Hard times continued, but men never doubted that FDR was trying to do right by them.”
Unlike with FDR and Bill Clinton, the White Working Class knows Obama is not trying to “do right by them”. Obama and his Dimocrats think the White Working class is “bitter” and “clingy” and not worth caring about.
Sean Trende asked the question Can The Clinton Coalition Survive Obama? He noted that the winning Republican Bob McDonnell in Virginia essentially recreated the Clinton coalition. The FDR/Clinton Coalition is the only way to win.
“But what about the demographics?” shout the “creative clueless”. America will soon be a “majority minority” country so the future is with the “situation comedy” coalition – forget about the White Working Class!
“The estimated time when whites will no longer make up the majority of Americans has been pushed back eight years — to 2050 — because the recession and stricter immigration policies have slowed the flow of foreigners into the U.S.”
The prognosticators of future demographic politics must reassess the prognostications. If the “majority minority” America does emerge this century, the White Working Class will still be a significant portion of the population which is to be discarded only by fools. Senior citizens, also discarded by the Obama “situation comedy” producers, will triple by 2050 to 18.6 million. These same “situation comedy” coalition Hopium guzzlers should also realize that the best laid schemes…
“The actual shift in demographics will be influenced by a host of factors that can’t be accurately forecast — the pace of the economic recovery, cultural changes, natural or manmade disasters, as well as an overhaul of immigration law, which may be debated in Congress as early as next year.
As a result, the Census Bureau said the projections should used mostly as a guide.”
The White Working Class is rejected by Obama Dimocrats and the White Working Class will reject Obama Dimocrats this November. Already the supposed health care “victory” which was supposed to become popular continues to sink. Increasingly the Obama health scam is called “a bad thing”. Republicans, the supposed losers, are increasingly viewed as the winners in the current debate.
As Politico notes, the supposed bounce, has bounced away. The lies about Obama opponents continue to be exposed. The ‘they’ll love it once we pass it’ theory of Obama Dimocrats is falling apart with every poll that emerges:
“One week after the passage of historic new healthcare legislation, Americans remain worried about the bill’s effect on costs — both for the nation as a whole and for them personally. A majority of Americans say healthcare costs in the U.S. and the federal budget deficit will get worse as a result of the bill. Half of Americans believe that healthcare costs for themselves and their families will get worse.”
Are all these Americans “racists!”? Or is the White Working Class smarter than Obama Dimocrats believe? The wake-up call gets dialed in November.