12/19/12, "TIME Person of the Year is President Obama," celebrate.today.com
"“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.
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
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
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,
a gold plated separate health care delivery system for
the political class
paid for by the proletariat.