Obama 2012 Campaign Abandons White Working Class

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    (You had to know this was coming with Eric Holder's statement that prosecuting the Philadelphia NBPP "Would be demeaning to my people", the firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin to protect Michelle's friend, the Sacramento Mayor. Open admission of the Administration's tossing half of America under the bus, though, comes from, of all places, the New York Times. Did they run out of K-Y Jelly over at "Pinch's" during the weekend?)

    "The Future of the Obama Coalition

    By THOMAS B. EDSALL

    For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But 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 pretence 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, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.


    It is instructive to trace the evolution of a political strategy based on securing this coalition in the writings and comments, over time, of such Democratic analysts as Stanley Greenberg and Ruy Teixeira. Both men were initially determined to win back the white working-class majority, but both currently advocate a revised Democratic alliance in which whites without college degrees are effectively replaced by well-educated socially liberal whites in alliance with the growing ranks of less affluent minority voters, especially Hispanics.

    The 2012 approach treats white voters without college degrees as an unattainable cohort. The Democratic goal with these voters is to keep Republican winning margins to manageable levels, in the 12 to 15 percent range, as opposed to the 30-point margin of 2010 — a level at which even solid wins among minorities and other constituencies are not enough to produce Democratic victories."

    The Future of the Obama Coalition - NYTimes.com
     
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    When obamie fucked over Boeing he lost the white working class.
     
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    And?

    The adminstration didn't abandon them..it works for the interests of the white working class all the time. It abandoned the notion it would get their votes. Immigration being the sore point. As well as racism.
     
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    I dont know about saying the white working class.

    But we can say it about the working class. That in itself is enough.
     
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    yeah yeah yeah,,, you don't have much longer to pull out and plunk down that tattered worn out race card.. use it whilst the using is good..
     
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    :lmao:

    Reenforcing another thread.

    we all look alike too!
     
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    Well see how many hispanics go for the Republican ticket this time around. Right after Arabs, they are the most demonized sector in America at the moment.

    Should be good for Democrats come 2012.
     
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    You even bother to read the sourced material?

     
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    Gingrich will pull in a hefty amount of that Hispanic vote with what he is proposing. You leftists lost any lock you thought you had on it.
     
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    He might but it would be a very small part of it.. It's the same sort of thing Bush put on the table. And Gingrich loses just about everyone else not white and christian.
     

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