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.This is where #OccupyWallStreet comes into the Obama campaign plans and this is why you saw early support for the movement. It's a collection of all the losers Obama thinks he needs to attract to win next year. Promise minorities that they'll have their every need met by the government, and promise the rich liberals that they'll punish rich people who aren't liberals. Something for everybody.
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, 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.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
They won in 2008 with them, and now they're trying to figure out how to win by ignoring them:
Posted by Rick Moore on 11/29/2011