Hillary Clinton 2016 take note: The Obama coalition is not the way to win elections. For years, in several multi-part series of articles we have explained why this is. This year, today particularly, the evidence mounts that we have been correct in our analysis despite the results of the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. Hillary Clinton 2016 take note real closely.
The white working class hates ObamaCare. Senior citizens who witnessed Obama loot half a trillion dollars from Medicare in order to finance the ObamaCare health scam hate ObamaCare too. Now the young are forming a coalition with the white working class and senior citizens to THROW THE BUM OUT!
“Havard’s Institute of Politics just released a devastating study showing a massive drop in support among Millennials for Obama and Obamacare.
Bottom line is that Millennials don’t like Republicans, but for the first time they don’t like Obama and Democrats almost as much.
Here is the key finding in the Executive Summary (at pp. 5-6):
Additionally, we found that a majority (52%) of 18- to 29- year olds would choose to recall all members of Congress if it were possible, 45 percent would recall their member of Congress (45% would not) and approximately the same number indicate that they would recall President Obama (47% recall, 46% not recall).“
“THROW THE BUM OUT!” So say we all.
Say, didn’t Obama attend Harvard as a legacy because his sperm donor dad went there to further donate sperm to chucklehead undergrads? It’s sort of sweet justice that the bad news for Barack comes from a Harvard poll: Millennial meltdown for Obama
“National Journal’s Ron Fournier breaks down the numbers, but the embedded graphic tells the whole story. The red bars indicating opposition dominate all the way down among voters 18-29 years of age, which had been the Democrats’ core for activists and enthusiasm. Obama scores badly across the board on issues, from the economy that’s not producing jobs for younger voters (33/61) to the federal budget deficit that they’ll have to own later (28/66).
The biggest issue right now, though, is ObamaCare, which ended up as law in large part due to the efforts of this demographic. It matters little whether pollsters call it the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, as the disapproval of it is almost identical either way (39/56 and 38/57, respectively). On health care policy, Obama gets a disastrous 34/61 approval on an issue that Democrats have owned for decades, especially among this demographic. [snip]
This is not just a momentary disaster for Barack Obama, but a generational disaster for Democrats. It also raises a big question in the midterms: where will Democrats get their volunteers and activists? It also raises an even bigger question for ObamaCare, as these millenials aren’t going to rush into the economic vise of the exchanges. And that will only get worse as the mandate rolls forward.”
“Millennials Abandon Obama and Obamacare
A majority of America’s youngest adults would vote to recall the president.
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.
The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office.
The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America’s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government’s domestic surveillance apparatus, and drifting away from both major parties. [snip]
“Millennials are losing touch with government and its programs because they believe government is losing touch with them.”
The results blow a gaping hole in the belief among many Democrats that Obama’s two elections signaled a durable grip on the youth vote.“
Who wouda’ thunk it? Young people changing their minds? What a concept!
The change to thinking by millennials spells disaster and doom for Obama Dimocrats, Obama, and ObamaCare:
“According to the poll, 57 percent of millennials disapprove of Obamacare, with 40 percent saying it will worsen their quality of care and a majority believing it will drive up costs. Only 18 percent say Obamacare will improve their care. Among 18-to-29-year-olds currently without health insurance, less than one-third say they’re likely to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges. [snip]
The largest and growing segment is among independents, 41 percent of the total.
Democrats’ advantage among young voters is fading. [snip]
Young blacks say they are much less likely to vote in the 2014 midterm election than they were in November 2009, signaling a worrisome level of engagement among a key Democratic constituency.
In addition to health care, domestic spying is an issue that puts Obama on the wrong side of the rising generation.“
THROW THE BUM OUT! to Mars or someplace else. Anywhere else, preferably the blood stink stockyards of Chicago.
“3. The Obama coalition is dead. The Obama coalition is an historic mistake by Democrats. The Big Blogs are purposefully trying to confuse the “Obama coalition” with the Democratic “base”. As we have repeatedly written the Obama coalition was akin to the demographics of a situation comedy. As spelled out by David Axelrod and Donna Brazile the Obama 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”. According to Axelrod “The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections” so it was time to dump them for the young, the black (er “urban”) and the well-off white liberals in the suburbs. Old people and lunch-bucket Joe and Jane (the white working class) could go to hell with grandma and grandpa along with all those old “controversies” of the boomers. Yesterday grandma and grandpa and the lunch bucket working class, as well as the boomers, told the Obama Dimocrats to “go to hell”.
4. The Hillary Clinton coalition forged by FDR is the winning coalition. Obama and his Dimocrats, unable to win white working class votes created the situation comedy coalition to avoid working for white working class votes. As we wrote repeatedly, Obama had a chance to appeal to these voters (like John Kennedy did) in West Virginia and Kentucky but Obama wrote these voters off.”
In Woodstock Nation: Barack Obama’s Situation Comedy, Part III we addressed the folly of dumping senior citizens from the FDR Democratic Party coalition in favor of the young. The “youth vote” added to the senior vote would be smart because we believe that politics is about addition not subtraction. But Obama strategists wanted the youth vote and willingly dumped seniors. The results were that in 2008, 2010, and 2012 seniors voted with the GOP – and seniors vote in every election.
We emphasized in all our longest running series on the Barack Obama coalition, “Mistake In ’08” that the “youth vote” is ephemeral because this cohort is growing and learning and does not build allegiances to brands easily or quickly. To build a political party on this sand was and is folly:
“To build a party on ephemeral first time voters and young voters is foolishness. That foolishness is akin to a store which sells baby clothes only to virgins – there might be some curiosity value and foot traffic but the business model will not work.
Only now does the clucking clown of the “creative class” at NothingLeft realize the foolishness of party building based on a group of political virgins and soon to grow up and change their views young people. That’s not to say that those groups should not be courted, but to build a party on a one time only group of voters is monumental foolishness. [snip]
And even if Obama can re-energize his base in 2012, what then? His is a uniquely personal coalition, and whomever comes next is going to have a hard time filling the shoes of a rather unique candidate. If the damage done to other parts of the Clinton coalition is permanent, then the Democrats are going to have to make some major changes to retain their electoral coalition.” [snip]
Trende intelligently notes that if the Clinton coalition is permanently damaged and not restored, the Dimocrats are doomed for sure and the hope to restore the once great Democratic Party of FDR and Hillary Clinton will be doomed as well.”
We wrote that in 2010. Since then Barack Obama profited personally in 2008 and 2012 from the Barack Obama cult coalition which mimicked the demographics of piffle TV shows like “Friends”. Aided by reliable Obama allies – Deceit and Flim-flam – Barack Obama won his elections in 2008 and 2012 even as the political party he figureheads is fading away. Today the “youth vote” millennials joined senior citizens and the white working class in saying “THROW THE BUM OUT!”.
THROW THE BUM OUT! He’s a joke:
The joke’s on the party that brung him:
“Wise Beyond Their Years
The young won’t show up for Obamacare.
Former president Bill Clinton said recently that Obamacare “only works . . . if young people show up.” But it won’t work—because young people won’t show up. Obamacare gives them too many reasons not to do so.
One reason is that Obamacare makes things more expensive for them. [snip]
Another reason the young are unlikely to show up in sufficient numbers is that Obamacare gives many of them an easy out: They can stay on their parents’ insurance free of charge until they’re 26. As for the rest, with the elimination of preexisting conditions as a barrier to buying health insurance, many will choose to go without coverage until they’re sick or injured.
In other words, Obama-care makes insurance more costly while simultaneously making it less necessary—especially for the young. [snip]
Under Obamacare, there is more incentive for previously insured young people to decide to go without insurance than for previously uninsured young people to decide to buy insurance. “
It’s not funny because it’s true. It is funny because it’s true. Both are true.
Even more true: THROW THE BUM OUT!