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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome to the post-racial presidency: Obama 2012 campaign will 'abandon the white working class'

The New York Times offers the highlights of the newly revised presidential reelection strategy:

...preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class...

...All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up [of a] substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic...

...A top priority of the less affluent wing of today’s left alliance is the strengthening of the safety net, including health care, food stamps, infant nutrition and unemployment compensation. These voters generally take the brunt of recessions and are most in need of government assistance to survive...

How very far he has fallen since his keynote address at the 2004 Democrat National Convention.

...even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us — the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of “anything goes.” Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America — there’s the United States of America.

In other words, someone is preparing to divide us -- a spin master, a negative ad peddler who embraces the politics of "anything goes" -- and is willing to do anything to retain power.

Come what may.

Useful idiots hardest hit.


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