A little over a month ago we wrote “Panic!!!! The Three Great Battles To Come“.
Now Obama Dimocratic “panic” is the conventional wisdom. Every day a major publication talks of the “panic” among the Hopium Guzzlers. Every day a prominent national voice, without shame or restraint, yells “panic”.
Panic! Panic! is everywhere. Dems beginning to panic at Team Obama incompetence?:
“If this holds up, Democrats may be past the point of hitting the panic button, and perhaps need to be looking for the lifeboats. If Obama loses just one of these states, it’s almost impossible for him to win the election. Getting to the point of losing any of these states would mean that Ohio and Florida are probably already out of reach, and Virginia very much in play. Losing two of these states would nearly eliminate any mathematical path to Electoral College victory, and losing all three would mean a landslide victory for Romney. If all three just remain competitive, Obama will have to spend a lot of money and attention on defense in traditional Democratic strongholds, meaning less time and attention in what had been considered swing states like Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Iowa, and the interior West — all of which he won in 2008.
The economy will be the key for these states. If it continues to falter over the summer, Democrats had better switch to a strategy of preserving what they can in the Senate and House. If Republicans become competitive in these key states, Democrats may lose a lot more ground than just the White House.”
At the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty has her life preserver on and is yelling “Panic!”:
“Obama campaign’s rough patch concerns some Democrats
Is it time for Democrats to panic?
That’s what a growing number of party loyalists are wondering, amid a rough couple of weeks in which President Obama and his political operation have been buffeted by bad economic news, their own gaffes and signs that the presumed Republican nominee is gaining strength. [snip]
“We will face an impossible head wind in November if we do not move to a new narrative, one that contextualizes the recovery, but, more importantly, focuses on what we will do to make a better future for the middle class,” Greenberg, Carville and pollster Erica Seifert wrote. They added: “They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle — and convincing them that things are good enough for those who have found jobs is a fool’s errand.”
The memo came days after Obama handed the Republicans new ammunition with his declaration at a news conference that “the private sector is doing fine.” [snip]
Obama’s advisers say his campaign has advantages that will be critical if the race remains close. While the Republicans were slugging it out in a long and bitter primary, the Obama campaign was building its ground operation in key states — to a degree that Democrats think Romney won’t be able to match.
“They are laser-focused on the key 13 states, and within those key battleground states, there is a world of work being done,” said Durbin, who added that he has had three extensive briefings on Obama’s grass-roots operation.
Even compared with the impressive ground campaign of 2008, “they know more about the swing voters and how to reach them,” he said.”
It’s the economy, stupid but the author of that phrase warns Obama not to talk about the economy because Obama has nothing to say that is either believable or helpful to his campaign.
The defense from the Obama young white boys at Chicago headquarters is that the massive Obama machine is data-mining and has all sorts of new gizmos, gadgets, and thingamagigs with which to win votes – is laughable. Did any of this Obama machine help in Wisconsin? Did data-mining help in Wisconsin? Did the alleged massive Obama “ground game” help in Wisconsin? Did any of this hideous apparatus, this massive expensive Titanic, salvage Obama Dimocrats in 2010?
In a new poll today there is news from Wisconsin. Rasmussen: Romney up in Wisconsin, 47/44. So much for those Wisconsin election night exit polls Obama Dimocrats hung their high hope hats on.
Big Labor has big headaches in Wisconsin (and the nation as well):
“Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date. [snip]
Most voters (51%) in the state view public employee unions unfavorably, while 46% share a favorable opinion of them. This includes 33% with a Very Unfavorable view of the unions and 27% with a Very Favorable one. The president draws overwhelming support from voters who view public employee unions favorably, while Romney draws equally heavy support from those who view them unfavorably.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters in Wisconsin approve of the job Obama is doing, while 52% disapprove.”
Time to panic? That was in 2008 when the Democratic establishment forced Barack Obama onto the party rank and file and later onto the nation. Time to panic? According to Obama friendly Josh Kraushaar at National Journal, the parapets are under siege. The turrets are overrun with ladders and siege equipment. Romney Scaling the Blue Wall:
“Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are looking increasingly within reach.
For much of the presidential campaign, President Obama’s top strategists have outlined their numerous paths to 270 electoral votes: win Florida, sweep the Southwest, or pick off a Southern state or two. But they didn’t prepare for the possibility that working-class white voters in the Rust Belt could abandon the president en masse, throwing his well-laid plans into disarray.”
Those embarrassing “scenarios”. We remember when the Obama campaign was declaring that they could win Georgia. Even Texas was in play according to the Obama henchmen. Now, too late, reality begins to dawn, and panic strangles the muscle that pumps blood. All those schemes, all those scenarios won’t alter reality. They should have listened to us.
We warned against Obama and his “situation comedy demographics” and the doom it would cause. When Scott Brown won we reminded them of their massive mistake:
“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. [snip]
…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. [snip]
Can you hear the Democratic Coalition of FDR and Hillary Clinton as it tectonically shifts from Blue to Brown and eventually to Red?
The White Working Class voters are coming home…. to roost… and support the Romney campaign:
“With the economy struggling to pick up steam, three must-win “blue-wall” states are looking increasingly winnable for the Romney campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Both election results (from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall) and reputable polling show that all three states are shaping up to be highly competitive, and that both campaigns will be devoting significant resources there.
Three new polls underscore why Team Obama has reason to be concerned about their standing in the Rust Belt. [snip]
Macomb County was home base for Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg’s seminal 1985 analysis of Reagan Democrats, which concluded that they were leaving the Democratic fold over cultural issues. Democrats have made significant inroads since then—Obama won the county 53 to 45 percent in 2008—but the sentiments of working-class whites are changing due to the weak economy.
“They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle—and convincing them that things are good enough for those who have found jobs is a fool’s errand,” wrote Democratic strategists Greenberg and James Carville this week, assessing the results of their focus group among working-class voters in Columbus, Ohio. “They want to know the plans for making things better in a serious way—not just focusing on finishing up the work of the recovery.”
Those sentiments translate to Pennsylvania, a blue-collar state where Obama underperformed in 2008 relative to his national gains. [snip]
“I think it is definitely in play,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, said at a Bloomberg News roundtable last week. “I said from the beginning, Mitt Romney is the only candidate who had a chance to do well enough in the Philadelphia suburbs to carry the state.” [snip]
The combination of white-hot Republican enthusiasm combined with Democratic struggles to win over the working class ensures that Wisconsin will be a battleground. In the wake of the recall, Romney’s campaign is moving resources into the state, and Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina publicly ranked it as a toss-up for November in a video to supporters. Romney is expected to perform as strongly as Walker with the Republican suburbanites; his big challenge is to maintain Walker’s sizable edge with the working-class voters as well.
It’s no coincidence that Mitt Romney’s “Every Town Counts” bus tour, which kicks off on Friday, is focused on winning over working-class whites, hitting the blue-wall battlegrounds along with three other blue-collar bastions: Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Romney, despite his privileged pedigree, knows that winning over the working-class voters dissatisfied with Obama’s record on the economy is a prerequisite for winning the election.”
Our regular readers will not be surprised by any of this. We’ve discussed this Obama “situation comedy” coalition before in a long running series.
The panic should have set in a long time ago. Now we are at the Apocalypse. What we are witnessing now is a massive black hole swallowing up entire political galaxies.
When we, in February 2011, discussed the collective bargaining fight in Wisconsin we wrote:
“For too long the Democratic Party relied on labor unions to do just about everything. The payoff for public labor unions was a friendly negotiator across the table. Nothing wrong with that arrangement except that ultimately it hurt the workers as they increasingly became cogs in a Big Labor machine that cared about them less and less. The Democratic Party was ultimately hurt too.
The Democratic Party atrophied with its dependence on labor unions to supply the manpower and womanpower, along with the financing for campaigns as well as the headquarters and field offices. Along with union endorsements came money and workers and therefore the game became union endorsements instead of outreach to individuals. The game was not to appeal to the workers but instead to romance the Big Labor union bosses. We’re all guilty of this – Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton included.
For the unions, the workers became less important. The workers essentially became only dues payers. The Big Labor bosses increasingly ignored the plight of the workers and only cared that the dues were paid. With the money from the workers’ dues unions paid for political protection and friendly negotiators in the public service labor arena. Instead of spending all their money on union organizing and increasing their ranks, unions saw their easy path on the political highway. Republicans noticed.
In the wake of Barack Obama’s election it all began to fall apart.”
We used to say that the election of Barack Obama was the biggest political mistake on this continent since the South fired on Fort Sumter. Just as the armies of the Confederacy saw their cities burn and their fields salted with blood the Obama Dimocratic Party is at the abyss.
It is not just the Obama Dimocratic Party that is about to burn in the Apocalyptic American Götterdämmerung. The astronomical black hole Obama Dimocrats can now see ripping their fingertips will soon ravish their entrails.
The entire Obama Dimocratic galaxy of unions, ally organizations, non-profits, think tanks and donor organizations are threatened. Dimocrats in the Senate are threatened. Dimocrats in the House are threatened. Dimocrats in every state legislature and Dimocrats in every executive office in every state are threatened. The black hole is growing and will swallow the Dimocratic galaxy whole.
It’s time to panic. It’s been time to panic. The destructive black hole will devour not only the Dimocratic Party. The black hole will crush first the public labor unions then the private labor unions.
Barack Obama is that black hole.