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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Strategy Obama implemented in 2008

Charles M. Blow accuses his fellow NY Times columnist David Brooks of having a paranoid delusion that Democrats claim that whites hate everyone else. Then he joins those Democrats and goes on to argue that white Republicans really do hate everyone else:
“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things.”

This is a paranoid delusion wrapped in a staggering deflection inside an utter lack of personal — or party — accountability.

Republicans have been digging a trench between themselves and racial minorities for decades.
His examples are things like the "war on drugs", which he argues is some sort of Republican plot against black people. He cites 40 million drug arrests, but of course that includes all races under both political parties.

As further evidence, he cites:
Blacks have voted more than 80 percent Democratic in every election since at least 1972 and that percentage was over 90 percent in both of Obama’s elections. ...

But during Obama’s term, as a Gallup poll found in March, more whites have moved away from the Democratic Party and toward the Republican Party. It was yet more white flight.
This is really just more evidence to support the Brooks quote above.

Earlier this year, the NY Post reported:
President Obama thinks some people don’t like him because of his race.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue.

“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President,” he added.

The article noted that Obama lost white voters in 2012 by history’s largest margin for a winning presidential candidate, and that his plunge in the polls last year – which many pundits declared the worst year of his presidency — was steepest among whites.
Polls show that public attitudes about race relations have plummeted since Obama was elected in 2008.

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