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Here comes reality to slap some faces

Funny how reality always wins:

Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to Democrats, who badly need a big African-American turnout to win Senate and gubernatorial races in key states.

Instead, many African-Americans see an unemployment rate well above the national average, continuing problems with crime in many neighborhoods, and a president more interested in trying to help other voting blocs that didn’t give him such unwavering support.

He talks about same-sex marriage in a nod to the gay and lesbian community. He discusses immigration and its benefits, an issue particularly important to the Latino community. He fights for equal pay, a vital issue to the women Democrats so avidly court.

The black community, which gave Obama support like no other group, too often doesn’t see the investment paying off.

“People in this community just don’t think anything is going to change,” said Akua Scott, a Miami-based labor organizer.

Well you can see why they’re disappointed.  Those that rely on politicians to make things “change” are always going to be disappointed.  And Barack Obama is and always has been a self-promoting politician.  The only thing I’ve seen the man show any sort of loyalty toward is his ideology.  But constituent groups – we’ll he’ll talk a good game but if you really expect action, you’re mostly screwed.
It has apparently taken blacks 6 years to figure this out.  Some of his supporters still haven’t figured it out.
However, the point of all of this is that this sort of problem is one that bodes ill for Democrats during the mid-terms.  Because, as noted, for 6 years an overwhelming majority of blacks have loyally supported the Democrats and almost religiously turned out for them on election day.  But if they’ve mostly given up on Obama, that certainly has to be seen as a real negative for the left’s midterm hopes.  Add to that the declining female vote and the news that women don’t feel safe with Obama in office and Dems have a real dilemma.  Oh, and then Obama’s tone deaf “hurt little boy” remark about Democrats avoiding him, even though they’ve been supporting his agenda the whole time he’s been in office.
Reality … she’s one spiteful “B”, isn’t she?  Let’s see how GOTV goes this Nov. 4th for the Dems.
~McQ
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15 Responses to Here comes reality to slap some faces

  • So THIS time, only 85% will vote for Democrats, and then they’ll whine that the rich “owe” them sumthin’!

    It’s not their skin color, it’s that mush between their ears.

  • But if they’ve mostly given up on Obama, that certainly has to be seen as a real negative for the left’s midterm hopes.

    It would also be a most welcome sign that that community is growing to maturity. I hope to see that realized before I leave here.

  • Speaking of Realtity-with-a-capital-R, the doctor in NYC who was a “possible” Ebola victim is now confirmed.

    Wonder if the NorthEastern Progressives are still going to sound so blase about “stupid people panicking over nothing….”

    • From what I read yesterday, in foreign papers of course, they were reportedly a little more panicked than when they were telling us rednecks not to panic.

  • Its people mostly whites that are in love with themselves for having voted for Obama that put him in office.

  • Oh, and then Obama’s tone deaf “hurt little boy” remark about Democrats avoiding him, even though they’ve been supporting his agenda the whole time he’s been in office.

    Nice. I can see a tv spot now: So-and-so candidate hasn’t been seen with, or talked about, Obama, but we have Obama’s word that so-and-so candidate has been supporting his destructive agenda the whole time he’s been in office.

  • “Roaring! I decree it!”

  • “But if they’ve mostly given up on Obama, that certainly has to be seen as a real negative for the left’s midterm hopes.”

    Heck, it’s worse than that. What in the next two years is going to happen to put them back in the solidly D camp? I mean, sure, the media will get its Republican demonization on but for the most part things aren’t going to get better for them, so some might wander back but it’s unlikely to be a stampede. And the Democrats are extremely unlikely to nominate another black person, because it’s going to be another grievance group’s turn. If the Ds are burning this support base they’re in pretty big trouble; they really need them to turn out for Hillary or whoever. The entire Democratic strategy for the next 10-20 years was built around assuming this voting block was so solidly theirs that they didn’t have to do anything to keep it.

    Or, put another way, is reality going to stop biting in the next two years, regardless of the election’s outcome?

    And remember, one advantage of the media being entirely Democratic is that combined with the general psychology of that side of the aisle, they are not good at looking problems like this in the face. They deeply believe that not talking about it makes it go away. If they’re up to the point where they are publicly worrying about it at all, it must be bad, and the media is very likely to systematically underestimate this problem until a very panicky Tuesday.

    • The resident goober came by yesterday to remind us that this is actually a highly competent and successful example of a Presidency.

      • It is so good of him to let the esteemed authors assembled here live rent-free in his head. 🙂

        • You’d think so, but.

          The neighborhood is kinda low rent, owing to the socialist policies that run loose and the inept government that maintains things
          There’s a fair amount of moose pucky laying around and the only video is Obama speeches followed by black and white video of a moose parade.
          On the upside, no one has to pay for pizza,

          but it isn’t very good pizza really.

      • Where…???

    • Blacks as a the favored minority have come to end of life. There will be too many Hispanics to not make them the pet minority of Democrats. The Hypersensitivity to Black Racial issues and even Barack are the last hurah for Blacks as the favored minority and/or tool for advancing Democrat politics.

      • They need to cobble together a coalition. The problem with ethnic/identity coalitions is that they can fracture easily.

    • I wonder if blacks will be voter fatigued in 2016?

      Maybe they won’t turn out.