January 20, 2009, began with every American living under a system of government that was birthed in the blood of patriots. But by the following morning, duly elected political anarchists had already begun the process of dismantling this 230 year-old form of government. The world’s Marxists had always bragged that they would eventually conquer us without firing a shot and now it was happening.
Today, it is not only the nature of this coup that stuns traditional Americans but the blinding speed at which it is occurring. The American people are not just seeing things take place that they could not have imagined 50 years ago; they are seeing things take place that they could not have imagined one year ago.
The question is, what’s the rush? Why is the Obama administration pushing this agenda at a rate that defies all political logic–even to the point of strong-arming their fellow Democrats into supporting wildly unpopular policies that could destroy their political futures?
My suspicion is that the Obamanista’s scorched-earth approach is being driven by a dirty little secret they know about the coalition that gave them victory in 2008. In a nutshell, I think they are deeply concerned about one of its key members.
The conventional thinking is that this coalition was made up of African-Americans, white liberals and anti-Bush independents. Another big-time player, of course, was the “Kool-Aid-drinkers” who were swept up in the feeding frenzy created by the media.
When it comes to 2012, the Democrats are not worried about the African-American vote or the support of white liberals. They are also confident that the mindless cult-like mentailty shown by the “Kool-Aid-drinkers” is not likely to be cured. The one fly in the punchbowl is that, as the image of George Bush shrinks in the rearview mirror, Obama is losing the ability to use him as a bogyman. This could cause Obama’s appeal among independents to plummet and, in fact, there is some evidence this is already happening.
It is the responsibility of high-priced consultants and political gurus to keep all these factions on the reservation and maybe they can. But even if they are able to do so, my theory is that the Obamanistas are aware that there is another member of their 2008 coalition which may not be onboard in 2012. This group is what I call “Purgers.”
These are white voters who supported Barack Obama in order to rid the country of the stain of racism. For this particular group, voting for Obama was not about politics; it was about purging themselves of the guilt of slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and every other vestige of racial intolerance. They thought that by electing a black man president, we could show that the days of racism were behind us. It didn’t matter whether this was reality or not; what mattered was the perception that it was true. I’m not convinced that these people really cared whether Obama won or not. As long as they voted for him, they proved–at least to themselves–that they weren’t racist. In effect, they replaced the old, “I’m not a racist, some of my best friends are black” mantra with, “I’m not a racist, I voted for Obama.” Besides, Obama represented a “safe” vote because he was not perceived as some sort of “race-pimp” like a Jesse Jackson or an Al Sharpton.
In any event, an Obama sticker on the back bumper of a car was irrefutable proof that the driver was not a racist. That may explain why even here in North Texas, which is not exactly a hotspot of Obama mania, you see far more Obama stickers still on cars than McCain stickers.
The irony is, at the moment these “Purgers” pulled the lever for Obama, they no longer needed him. In their minds, whatever degree of personal guilt they felt evaporated. However, the point they were trying to make by voting for Obama, does not require them to vote for him twice. This means that in 2012, the Democrats will have to keep these voters in the coalition through policy. The problem is, Obama has already been fully exposed as a hard-line leftist which is a position shared by very few Americans, including Purgers. The other problem is that, since most modern presidential elections are won and lost on razor sharp margins, even a relatively small defection in Purgers could decimate Obama’s re-election chances.
This phenomenon is probably keeping the Democrats awake at night. It is also causing the Obamanistas to operate on the assumption that they will only have four years to implement their Marxist agenda. This means that, given the scale of their plans, they’ve got to act fast and often. To use a football analogy, they don’t have time to establish a running game; they’ve got to throw the ball deep on every play. And that is exactly what they are doing.