Saturday, July 17, 2010

Obama's Post Racial Reverse Strategy -- An SOS to Latinos and African-Americans

I don't want to get into the reasons why but I get a kick out of Dick Morris, the political analyst who used to work for the Clintons. Morris is not always right but he's close to the mark when it comes to interpreting the real political currents. I read his recent newsletter about the latest turn in the Obama political strategy for the 2010 elections.

As you know, the Democrats are busy, busy, busy trying to assess how many seats they'll lose and how they can buttress Obama's sagging popularity on all sides of the political process. It's pretty obvious the president has kicked the"post-racial" image he fronted during the 2008 election to the curb in the hope of stirring blacks and Latinos into voting for Democrats and, by extension, the President's failed economic policies. It's a weird strategy, to be sure, because those groups are as hard hit as any. What's more, the ideological extremism of Al Sharpton, the New Black Panther Party, and even the NAACP with its stupid condemnation of the non-aligned Tea Party crowd is alienating moderate Democrats and Independents, and conservative African-Americans.

Dick Morris explains that Obama in 2008 received the same amount of the white vote as did John Kerry in the 2004 elections. Okay, we're post racial. But now it turns out that Obama really, really, really, really needs minority voters, really, really, really badly. So suddenly we're not "post-racial" or we're "post-post-racial" or we're "reverse-racial" and must trot out the divisive rhetoric Obama eschewed in earlier editions.

Morris thinks that Obama's management thinks that this will make up for the difference in the loss of independent voters, but it is a mistake to think that all African-Americans are Obama supporters. And Latinos feel let down by the administration, says Morris.

Next you expect Reverend Wright to pop out of the curtains to join Farrakhan and Sharpton and Shabazz and NAACP and the mental midget who said it was time to kill "white babies." I'm not happy with this deteriorating state of race relations which arises from the desperation of Obama's failed administration.

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