Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Obama won with core group of voters who 'don't care about politics,' beat out Muslim Brotherhood Pres. Morsi and other finalists for Time Mag. person of the year

12/19/12, "TIME Person of the Year is President Obama,"

"“He’s basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of a New America, a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of,” (Time Managing Editor Rick) Stengel said....

Stengel said Obama won support from a core group of voters who “actually don’t care about politics” and felt the president ignored partisanship to do his job.

Using the coalition of the ascendant young voters, millennials, Hispanics minorities, he’s creating a new alignment, a kind of realignment."...via Rush Limbaugh


The demographic change cited above was planned decades ago:

4/1/2010, "The Obama Coalition," The Atlantic, Thomas Byrne Edsall

"Over the last two years, there has been a massive increase in the number of people who have no place to turn except to the government. Enactment of the Obama administration’s health care reform legislation demonstrates the growing power of this burgeoning constituency—a constituency which will reap a disproportionate share of the $1 trillion in new health care spending over the next decade....

Constituencies strongly supportive of government intervention in the economy to provide a much stronger safety net are expanding. In the 2008 election, three previously-marginalized groups—unmarried women, Latinos, and African Americans—made up 43 percent of the total electorate and just over 62 percent of the voters who backed Obama.  ...

As each of these left-leaning constituencies grows, they transform the Democratic Party.... 

While these trends have been in evidence for decades, last year, for the first time, public sector union members outnumbered those in the private sector.  

The consequences of this shift are profound. A majority of the American labor movement is now directly dependent on tax dollars....

The fundamental economic issue in post-Great Depression American politics, the issue that dominated politics from the start of the Great Depression into the mid-1960s, has renewed salience....

Health care reform marks a significant milestone in the restoration of the American progressive tradition.

Obama has taken major risks. He could go down in flames; he could blend into history in the manner of Fillmore, Arthur, and Harding; or he could effect—as promised—the long-awaited transformation of American politics."


Ed. note: Mr. Edsall: ObamaCare is an insurance mandate, not a healthcare mandate. It's also a massive tax increase on the middle class, funnels billions to bureaucrat cronies, and guarantees 

a gold plated separate health care delivery system for the political class  

paid for by the proletariat.




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