Barack Obama has been dethroned. Barack Obama is no longer the King of Chicanery, the Corrupt King of Clowns, the King Liar Extraordinaire. That filthy toilet bowl throne now belongs, perhaps always belonged, to Ruy Teixiera.
For over a decade Teixiera and other idiots who style themselves as “intellectuals” or “strategists” or the “creative class” sold a deadly snake oil. This poison was purchased and drunk by people such as 2×4 Chuck Schumer, tax cheat Tom Daschle, and Chappaquiddick Chauffeur Ted Kennedy. The result is that in 2008 what was the Democratic Party establishment plotted then gifted Barack Obama the Democratic Party nomination.
The Teixiera snake oil is a theory of endless Democratic electoral victories because of demographic “realities” such as a declining white population in the United States. For years we have written (in our Mistake In ’08 series HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE as well as in our “Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy” demographics series) about the deadly effect the Teixiera draught has had on the Democratic Party.
In short, the Democratic Party committed suicide when it dumped the FDR Coalition led by Hillary Clinton in favor of the Barack Obama Situation Comedy coalition.
Ruy Teixiera has been aided and abetted in his toxic theories by books that deride “Bubba” such as the dangerous and idiotic “What’s The Matter With Kansas?” Books such as the Kansas book provided “theorists” from the left a “we’re smarter” snob attitude and justification for a class based hatred of poor whites.
Obnoxious haiku writing “creative class” “intellectuals” such as slim Chris Bowers elevated their class bigotries and resentments against white men who are manlier than their fey selves with loathsome “analysis” such as this “I Am So Tired Of Chasing Reagan Democrats”:
“While this treads into “votes that don’t matter” territory, the truth is that after watching politics for more than twenty years, at this point trying to win back those “Reagan Democrats” feels like a lost cause. I’ve had enough of it. I’m tired of how trying to appeal to these voters basically never seems to work, but always succeeds in pushing the Democratic Party to the right. I’m tired of how it has created a perception in the Democratic Party that the progressive base don’t matter, except as an ATM machine. And I’m tired of it because it has just gone on for so long at this point that we now have massive, emerging Democratic voting blocks that we should appeal to instead: non-Christian whites, the “creative class,” and Latinos / Asians. While the once-Democratic and now Republican “Reagan” Dems are growing pretty darn old, the future of the country and the electorate can be found elsewhere. Why continue to chase after voting groups that are shrinking in size, that push the party to the right, and who we never seem to win anyway, when instead we can chase after far more fertile voting blocks that will push the party to the left and who represent more than 100% of the population growth in the United States? [snip]
Clinton’s primary coalition thus far has been largely kept afloat by older Reagan Dems who also tend to be white southern Baptists. And yes, they also tend to be older, as exit polls have shown. And yes, it is all about the same racially charged political battles of older generations that Reagan and other conservatives exploited to rise to power during the final quarter of the 20th century. John Judis:
Obama has to worry about the Reagan or Bush Democrats, white working class voters who used to be Democrats, but often back Republican presidential candidates. Bill Clinton won many of these voters back; but Al Gore lost them in 2000 and John Kerry lost them in 2004. Many of these voters are not participating in the Democratic or Republicans primaries–and they’ll make the difference in November in states like Ohio and Missouri. But of the voters that are participating, Clinton did much better among them, winning over 60 percent of them in Ohio. [snip]
Here is the thing: I don’t care if Democrats ever make up any ground among Reagan Democrats, as long as we lock up the support of expanding groups like the creative class, white non-Christians, Latinos and Asians for a generation. I’ll take that trade any day of the week, and twice on Sundays. Importantly, it feels to me as though we can make that trade if Barack Obama becomes the nominee, but that we will be making the opposite trade if Hillary Clinton becomes the nominee. While Clinton’s advantage among Latinos and Asians does not make it a perfect match, Obama’s primary coalition is far closer to the coalition we need for an expanding future of the Democratic Party, while Clinton’s primary is a lot more like the coalition we have been chasing after for the past twenty-five years or so. It is in this demographic sense that I partially accept Obama’s message about “moving beyond the political divides of the past” and into a new America. I’m tried of the old coalitions, and eager for the promising new ones that hold such tremendous potential for a generational progressive majority.
I am so sick of chasing after the “Reagan Democrats” whose backlash against the civil-rights movement has held progressivism in America back for so long. While I freely admit that there are many people opposing Hillary Clinton for equally chauvinistic and offensive reasons as there are people opposing Barack Obama, overall those voters are probably a minority of the same Reagan Democrats after which I am tired of chasing. I’m just sick and tired of this group being the dominant swing voting block in the United States, and I want to move past it. Demographically speaking, Obama does appear to be the candidate who can do that better than Hillary Clinton, and I freely admit that is one reason I would prefer for Obama to be the nominee.”
Class condescension from a college boy haiku writer is not going to win the white working class vote. Ascribing racism as the primary motivation for voters who vote their interests is not going to win the white working class. Candidates such as Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have proven that the white working class will vote logically for those viewed as friends, not leering, sneering, snobs.
Donna Brazile helped destroy the Democratic Party as well. She too displayed her hatred of the white working class in favor of as she and David Axelrod put it:
“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 a dishonest way, Ruy Teixiera yesterday repudiated this “creative class” trash. Instead of killing himself and apologizing for the damage he has done, Teixiera pretends he never wrote the nonsense he wrote and that he has always understood how important the white working class vote is:
“Each election cycle there occurs a tired ritual, in which pundits and reporters rediscover that yes, indeed, there are still a lot of white working class voters in America, and they represent a serious vulnerability for the Democrats. But just this once, let’s skip the period where everyone initially ignores this group and cut straight to the chase: There will be a lot of white working class voters showing up at the polls next November, and the degree to which they support (or abandon) President Obama could very well make or break his reelection.”
That is an indecent and dishonest opening paragraph. Teixeira is dishonest – Teixeira has been prominent in calling for a new coalition to dump the winning FDR/Bill Clinton/Hillary Clinton coalition. Teixeira is indecent – the white working class is not a “serious vulnerability for the Democrats” – the white working class has always been a great opportunity to address the plight of the poor and lead to a truly progressive future not the snob “progressivism” of college frat party boys. But that is the mentality of these snob creeps.
After the lies of the introductory paragraph, Teixeira is forced to come clean and finally tell the truth to the creative class creeps that destroyed the Democratic Party:
“In 2008, during his otherwise-solid election victory, Obama lost the white working class vote by 18 points. In 2010, however, things got much worse: Congressional Democrats’ experienced a catastrophic 30 point deficit among the same group. While the first number is a figure Obama could live with repeating, the second could very well prove fatal.
Indeed, if Republicans can replicate that 30 point deficit in 2012—a margin which seems increasingly possible given the recent bad news about the economy—Obama will have little to no room for error among his other constituencies. For example, even if, as expected, the share of minority voters increases from 26 to around 28 percent in the next election and Obama receives the typical 75 percent of that vote, while the share of white working class voters declines by another 3 percentage points, a 30 point hole in Obama’s white working class support would mean that the overall support he needs to win the election was teetering right on the knife’s edge. In such a scenario, Obama would have to hold essentially all of his white college graduate support from 2008 (47 percent, a historic high for Democrats) to be assured of victory.”
Unfortunately for the snobs and thugs which worship Barack Obama, it’s not cool anymore to think Obama is anything but a clown. Teixeira notes several years too late that Republicans are not as stupid as the “creative class” believes:
“And make no mistake about it, GOP strategy for 2012 will start with the white working class and attempt to drive up support among this group as high as possible. As an example, just take Romney’s recently declared strategy:
Romney advisers see a disconnect between the president’s announcements of real progress on the economy at a time when there is, in the words of one, “a massive disaster out there with people’s lives.” They argue that, on economic issues, Obama still has trouble connecting with voters, particularly those from the white working class.“
Teixiera peddled the notion of endless Obama Dimocrat victories for years. Not now though:
“These tactics are likely to pay big dividends both nationally and, even more importantly, in the states where the election is actually decided. Consider the case of Ohio, a state the GOP must take back to take down Obama. White working class voters could end up representing as much as 56 percent of Ohio voters in 2012, judging from Census voter supplement data. Anything close to a 30 point deficit in 2012 will almost definitely sink Obama in this state, no matter what happens with the friendlier portions of the Ohio electorate.
Or take Florida, Nevada, and Colorado, other states that are vulnerable to a white working class collapse. [snip]
Even more alarmingly, the white working class vote provides the perfect way for the GOP to drive a wedge into those 241 electoral votes Democrats have held for five straight presidential elections. Contested states with high proportions of white working class voters like Minnesota (60 percent white working class in 2012), Wisconsin (58 percent), Pennsylvania (55 percent), and Michigan (53 percent) could easily be flipped if this group flees from Obama.”
“But how likely is such a white working class surge toward the GOP in 2012? From the standpoint of Obama and the Democrats, scarily so. It’s important to remember that this is the group that has been the bulwark of every GOP victory going back to Richard Nixon in 1968. And it is the group recently termed by journalist Ronald Brownstein as, “[T]he most pessimistic group in America.” In a recent Pew Economic Mobility Project poll, only one-third of working class whites thought today’s children would live better than they do, far below the levels of confidence expressed by minorities and college-educated whites. And in a recent National Journal poll, only a third of white working class voters took a positive view of recent Census findings on the country’s fast growing minority population, with 58 percent endorsing instead the pessimistic view that these trends are “happening too quickly,” and undermining fundamental American values at a time of high unemployment.“
In those few words, Teixiera demonstrates that the white working class is acting quite rationally in economic terms. The white working class is hurting economically, understands the economic horrors to come, and is therefore voting their economic interests. The “creative class” of frat boys sneers at the plight of those “Reagan Democrats” that somehow Bill and Hillary Clinton have no trouble understanding or winning:
“These views are obviously rooted in the bleak economic situation confronting most members of the white working class. While that’s bad enough, what’s worse is that the economy is showing no signs of the kind of progress that might take the edge off these sentiments. This should worry the Obama team greatly and encourage the so-called “pivot” to the jobs issue that the administration is considering. A deal on debt reduction, however desirable for other reasons, will be no substitute for better economic conditions, especially among this difficult demographic.”
Again Texeira is too stupid to understand something that the rest of his idiot “creative class” frat boy friends are unable to understand. Let’s explain: an Obama pivot on jobs or new “stimulus” won’t help Obama because the white working class does not trust they will get any help from Obama or his Obamanation Dimocrats. The white working class, and anyone who is sensible, does not trust Barack Obama on any issue, at any time, in any place. The white working class (and all sensible people) does not listen to Barack Obama’s words they see his actions and they do not trust him at all. Got it?
Teixeira ends with a sop of “HOPE” to his creative class frat boy friends, but concedes the “real challenge” after having led the Democratic establishment into a ditch:
“To be sure, the good news for Obama is that the level of support he needs from this group of voters is not terribly high. While a 30 point deficit might sink him, he could survive pretty easily on a 23 point deficit, John Kerry’s margin in 2004. That Obama would likely win with this very large deficit, while Kerry lost, indicates just how much the demographics of the country have changed in the 8 years since Kerry’s defeat. But while the bar for Obama may be lower, he still needs to clear it, and at the moment, that’s looking like a real challenge.”
A real challenge indeed.
Ruy Teixeira has done incalculable damage to the Democratic Party (killed it) and the United States of America. Teixeira thought he could be a Kevin Phillips of the left but Kevin Phillips is a very smart man and Teixeira is no Phillips – Teixiera is just a screw-up.
Recently there has been a lot more talk about Hillary Clinton challenging Barack Obama in 2012 (we’ll be discussing this, probably in our next article). Those that do not know how to connect the dots deride this speculation. Somehow they do not see the importance of strong Hillary Clinton supporters as an FDR coalition that proudly includes the white working class.
Hillary Clinton supporters always knew Barack Obama is not up any job that requires hard work, concern for the poor, or respect for women. By “women” we do include Sarah Palin who has been a target of not only sexists and misogynists, but also (like Bill and Hillary) of a class snobbery from the cowardly creative class Obama frat boys.
We Hillary Supporters knew in 2008 America needed a leader with experience and a life time dedication to core American and Democratic values. We saw in 2007 Barack Obama to be the clown he is. We knew the cowardly Obama haiku writers and frat boys were not very smart and still don’t know enough to repudiate someone who has stabbed them repeatedly in the back (no
soup progressive future for you Chris Bowers”)
More and more Americans now know there is a boob in the White House. Hillary Supporters and the white working class knew this all along.