Even though Barack Obama’s speech yesterday was supposed to address race and racial politics (as if they were something new to a Democratic race), taking those issues off the table, they’re still out there, front and center.
How many polls do you see that have the racial breakdown of the respondents? Hillary wins the white Democrats and Obama wins the blacks. Is this a coincidence? No. Since there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between their competing socialism, people look elsewhere for a reason to support a candidate. Since Hillary’s “experience” is a joke and Obama’s “hope and change” is empty, people are reverting back to what the Left has always trained people to do in this country – identify with someone by race.
The Left has always played the segmented game, seeing color first and the individual rarely, if ever. The closest they come to addressing an individual is when someone breaks from the box liberals have assigned them to (see the names called Michael Steele, Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, etc.), and then it is only to attack them.
But now, to paraphrase Jeremiah Wright, their chickens have come home to roost.
The candidates aren’t exactly out there playing identity politics, pandering to one ethnic group over another (at least not much), but with insignificant differences between the two their constituents have been so well trained by the social engineering in schools and on the news that many of them have no choice but to default back to what they’ve been told they should identify with. Add to that the fact that Al Sharpton has come out in support of Obama (fitting the mold) saying that “Hillary Clinton has never done nothing for us.” This is ominous, to say the least, for their prospects in the general election and is identity politics 101.
It’s to the point that no matter which one wins the nomination they are going to have difficulty winning support from the other candidate’s supporter (unless they get together on a ticket, which seems unlikely) because the resentment will be too great. These are groups trained by liberals to be ultra-sensitive on issues that could offend them, and they’re offended. People will not be very likely to vote for someone they see as a bigot because they’ve been trained to see bigotry everywhere, except in someone with a D after their name. For years Democratic voters did what they were told, what was expected of them, and accused Republicans of being everything the Democrats were. Now they are turning on each other because the lines are so well defined.
The small percentage of supporters of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who are fully trained CAN’T switch in the general to the other because the other, whichever way it goes, has committed the ultimate sin in Liberal-land; they’ve been insensitive. They will be more likely to sit this election out or simply not vote in the Presidential race. This leaves the door wide-open for Republicans.
To take advantage of this split Republicans don’t even have to do anything, just sit back and watch. The very loose coalition that makes up the Democratic Party has the potential to crumble apart just when they need it the most. Frankenstein’s Monster has turned on the maker.