Unintentionally revealing


Richard Cohen discovers that Obama is so last year:

It’s no longer Obama-land in the Hamptons

Barack Obama has lost the Hamptons.

That sentence is a fat target for ridicule, I know, since the Hamptons are often reviled as the playground of the ridiculously rich and the promiscuously silly — hardly the working-class Democratic base. As is usually the case, there’s some truth to the stereotype, but enough exceptions to that rule to make the White House pay attention. The Hamptons is where the Democratic energy, money and intellectual firepower of Manhattan goes for R&R. It’s just not another beach.

Over the Labor Day weekend, I went to a number of events in the Hamptons. At all of them, Obama was discussed. At none of them — that’s none — was he defended. That was remarkable. After all, sitting around various lunch and dinner tables were mostly Democrats. Not only that, some of them had been vociferous Obama supporters, giving time and money to his election effort. They were all disillusioned.

Let me call the roll. I am talking about are writers and editors, lawyers and shrinks, Wall Street tycoons and freelance photographers, hedge funders and academics, run-of-the-mill Democrats and Democratic activists. They were all politically sophisticated, and just a year ago some of them were still vociferous Obama supporters. No more.


No real surprise there, lots of people are realizing what we figured out over three years ago – Obama is New Coke.

That column, however, is unintentionally revealing. As anyone who watches Royal Pains can tell you, the Hamptons is like Martha’s Vineyard, Aspen, and Palm Springs – they are playgrounds for the rich and shameless.

Any “run-of-the-mill Democrats” you see there will be waiting tables and cleaning rooms, not rubbing elbows with millionaires.

Manhattan is not the center of the universe, it is the center of snooty elitism. “Politically sophisticated Obama supporter” is an oxymoron, with emphasis on the “moron.”

Cohen is a Village idiot, and this column shows you how detached from the real world the media is.


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16 Responses to Unintentionally revealing

  1. myiq2xu says:

    While Cohen was partying like a rock star, Sarah Palin was talking to people in a field in Iowa.

    • votermom says:

      Moving this from downstairs:
      Hillbuzz open letter to Sarah Palin
      http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/07/an-open-letter-to-sarah-palin-asking-her-to-save-america-from-the-cocktail-party-and-the-leftists-it-enables/

      Governor Palin, it’s deja vu for me all over again because — almost word for word — the exact same attacks being aimed at you to prevent your presidential campaign in 2012 were deployed against Secretary Clinton in 2008, because she, too, stood in the way of what the Left wanted to do to this country with Barack Obama as its tool (or, fool, to be more precise) in the White House.
      The exact same people in our national media, in fact, are saying “it’s time for Sarah Palin to shut up and go away” who kept insisting “it’s time for Hillary Clinton to shut up and go away” back in 2008. Though the two of you obviously have many differences, the common element between you is the enormous threat you pose to Barack Obama and the Left’s plans for his presidency (Secretary Clinton blocked his clear path to the nomination, while you’re his biggest obstacle to re-election)

      • ralphb says:

        They couldn’t be more correct. “Get in or shut up” is the functional equivalent of “why won’t the stupid b*tch quit”. It’s transparent.

  2. SYD says:

    Is anyone else getting concerned that there are just too many of these Obamaphiles dissing The One? That perhaps they are trying to lull everyone into a smug assuredness that he won’t be re-elected??

    I don’t know about any body else … but I’m beginning to doubt these heresies. And, I know for sure… Obama’s minions will lie like rugs to protect their King.

    I hope I am wrong. I hope they really have awakened…. But I’m getting skeptical.

  3. votermom says:

    Is that a real photo? LOLOLOLOL.

  4. ralphb says:

    Rove: Perry’s social security views “Toxic”

    Perry’s campaign has not backed away from what Perry wrote in his book “Fed Up” — that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme,” a “failure,” “something we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now,” and one of many New Deal programs that have “never died, and like a bad disease, they have spread.”

    I think Rove is right. I don’t know how these views don’t lose middle of the road voters.

  5. soupcity says:

    Oh my gawd, Thurston Howell III and Lovey have finally seen the light.
    What an absolute drag on their holiday.

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