GMTA – Me and S.E. Cupp


Yesterday I wrote this:

But playing the race card plays identity groups against each other. For almost five years now Obama and the Democrats have been relying heavily on the race card, and to a lesser extent the misogyny and homophobe cards too. Anyone who disagrees with them on any issue gets hit with one of more of these cards.

But if the Democrats keep hitting white people with the race card (and who else gets hit?) how can you blame white people if they start to feel unwanted by the Democratic party? I know that getting called a racist sure didn’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

The race card divides people by race. By focusing so heavily on race it makes other identities (such as gender, religion and sexual orientation) less important.

Here’s the problem – white people are still the majority in this country. They are the single largest demographic group in every state. Any political strategy that is going to alienate the majority demographic is doomed to fail.


Today S.E. Cupp wrote this:

Obama’s struggles with white voters: Racism has nothing to do with it

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Another explanation lies in the Democrats’ Balkanization of the voting population. As has become customary, this presidential election has seen an effort to divide up the electorate into special interest groups. There are different messages (some of which even contradict one another) for different groups — one for gays, blacks, the elderly, women, immigrants, etc. And with each customized message comes a customized hand-out — President Obama has presented a veritable cornucopia of goodies and giveaways for every special interest group imaginable. Never mind that for four years he’s done next to nothing to reform social security and medicare; if re-elected, he will save the elderly from certain destitution and death at the hands of Republicans. Never mind that for four years he’s done next to nothing on longterm immigration reform; if re-elected, he will save illegal immigrants from certain deportation. Never mind that for four years he’s done nothing to actually legalize gay marriage; if re-elected, he will save gay America from the puritanical Republicans who are coming for their heads.

A broad economic message that promises to work no matter your race, gender, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation would render all of these group meet-ups unnecessary, and would reach all voters, including white ones. But with every special interest group represented in Obama’s campaign message except the majority — white voters — is it any wonder they’re not feeling particularly spoken for?

Finally, the most nefarious element at play here is racism. But not what you think. The racism of the left, and their intimidation tactics that make once-innocuous words like “Chicago” and “angry” impossible to say in a political context has also made it impossible to address the plight of a particular group of white Americans — those living below the poverty line.

If Democrats ever had a message (and they still might to a certain extent) that appealed to poor America, it now faces an insurmountable and extraordinarily destructive obstacle in reaching those disenfranchised voters now. Race-baiters and the guardians of race-based political correctness have decided we can no longer talk about “poverty,” “welfare” and “food stamps” without being called racist. Who does that hurt most? White Americans. Sixty-eight percent of Americans living below the poverty level are white, and white Americans make up the majority of folks on food stamps and welfare.

Without being able to sufficiently and honestly talk about poverty, welfare and food stamps, we’re not able to sufficiently and honestly talk about white people who are suffering. It’s like they’re being told they don’t matter.

Allowing race-baiters to control the conversation isn’t going to work out well for the left. The extent to which the exodus of white voters from the Democratic party affects this election and elections to come won’t be measurable for a while. But if these recent poll numbers are any indication, things aren’t looking rosy.


I wish I was as telegenic as Sarah Elizabeth Cupp. Then I could be a television news star too!


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45 Responses to GMTA – Me and S.E. Cupp

  1. angienc says:

    It’s a compliment — SE Cupp reads this site!

  2. angienc says:

    OT — want to see corrupt media? Go read this post at Ace’s (with link to McClatchy).

    http://minx.cc/?post=334045

    It looks like the press were the ones initially asking if the video was involved. Which of course means that the press thought the video link would help Obama on the Benghazi story because, remember, the press was already doing all it could to make sure everyone focused
    on Romney’s alleged gaffe in daring to say the administration shouldn’t be siding with people in Egypt storming our embassy by blaming some LA filmmaker (who, btw, is still in jail right now) and not on the death of 4 Americans under Obama’s watch. The press cooked up this idiotic story and the Obama administration ran with it,which also explains why not one member of the press has any curiosity or even Pulitizer ambition to get to the bottom of it.

  3. HELENK says:

    TODAY’S YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING

  4. 49erDweet says:

    Difficult to grant SEC much credit for that meme.
    1. miq2xu came up with it first.
    2. She works for MSNBC.
    3. Disguises herself as a Clarkette Kent when she’s really a Lois Lane.
    Three strikes law. She’s out.

  5. DM says:

    This is good news from PPP

  6. DM says:

  7. DandyTiger says:

    Have tissues ready:

    • HELENK says:

      thank you, sometimes we need a reminder that there is a life beyond politics and it can be pretty wonderful and surprising

    • leslie says:

      It was so beautiful. I am sitting at my desk with tears running down my face. I have a daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome and think about how she might have fared with the resources/knowledge now available. I am so happy for this little girl’s experience and Katy Perry’s generosity as well.
      thank you for posting this, Dandy.

  8. HELENK says:

    MYIQ

    you are usually ahead of the curve in most news stories

    I am not sure if it the IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME or the LEAD AND THEY WILL FOLLOW thing

  9. elliesmom says:

    From a comment at Brietbart’s post “Obama’s ‘War on Women’ at the Harvard Law Review :

    Even though women have the right to choice, and have since the 70s, each election cycle they are threatened with the removal of it by the liberal men. And each year woman obediently vote to get something they already have.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/19/Obama-s-War-on-Women-at-the-Harvard-Law-Review

    • Constance says:

      There needs to be an ad aimed at young women that pictures Romney saying “I believe all women should have access to birth control and that the government and their employer should have no say in women’s birth control. Then they should put up a map that clearly shows which states have state laws with make abortion a legal choice.

      Seriously I know a childless lesbian couple in their 60s who live in Washington state where citizens have passed an pro abortion law, who think they need to vote for Obama because of reproductive freedom. WTF? Priorities women! Priorities.

  10. HELENK says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/10/get-your-obamamobile/

    sometimes a picture says more than a1000 words

  11. Underwhelmed says:

    Here’s another interesting blogsite, not sure if it’s been mentioned here before:

    http://thediplomad.blogspot.com.au/

  12. votermom says:

    So OT, conversation with my eldest kid, re chores:
    kid: “You’ re addicted to whining!”
    me: “All moms are.”
    kid: “Na-ah.”
    me: “Oh yeah? Like what mom isn’t?”
    kid: “The dead ones!”
    At which point the argument turns into laughter.

  13. carol haka says:

    72 hours to debate! 17 days until V Day! 👿

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