There’s no there there anymore

Posted on May 14, 2011


For over a year we’ve been bombarded with all of the legacy media’s various explanations about why Obama is going to be difficult to unseat from the Oval Orifice.   There have been basically three templates and some that are a hybrid of any of the main elements.  Generally we see these periodically disseminated by the usual suspects – mainly the braindead crew that are the mainstays of the Associated Press.

The first template is, Democrats and the White House are counting on the record turn out of the Latino voters who put Obama over the top in the last election.  Then there will be trotted out various statistics of how many Hispanics voted for Obama as vs. McCain in the ‘swing’ states; California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, etc.   The second storyline involves the Black Vote.  Here we’ll see mostly statistics having to do with what percentage of Blacks vote Democrat and correspondingly for Obama.

The final main narrative has to do with the Youth vote.  Obama did extraordinarily well with young voters in the 18 to 35 year old demographic.  It has been a constant drumbeat of propaganda.   It’s also a huge bag of dogpoop.  The facts with regard to the last election is that moderates and independents suspended their own disbelief and better judgment – aided, coaxed and bamboozled by the legacy media.   All the other demographics were factors, but marginal ones.  Obama would only have come close to the Presidency if centrist voters had not been pissed upon and told that it was merely a brief downpour.

All of the above brings me to 2011.  Yes, the White House is still pursuing the strategy of the marginal voters.  In fact, the marginal voters seem now to be the prime strategy.  It is a strategy born of desperation.  Why?  Because a larger segment of the Black vote outside of the Inner cities is becoming suspicious of the motives, intent and effect of metastasizing government.  The non welfare participants comprising the working class element of the Black community are suffering job losses and are starting to connect the dots.   No one would be foolish enough to suggest that Obama won’t still carry a majority of the Black vote in 2012, but his margin when seen on a graph will be tipping downward.   Many Blacks who still don’t feel confident with the GOP will simply sit out the election because of the ambivalence they feel towards Obama and his now hollow notes of ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’.

Next – the Latinos.  If we are to believe all the monotonous and repetitive articles detailing Obama’s declining fortune with Latino voters – it has to do with him not delivering on Amnesty.  I’m not convinced.  That is a factor with some, but again – it’s more reasonable to suspect that Hispanics are more impacted by their perception of the economy and bleak picture they see with this President in office going forward.  Whatever accounts for the widely expected evaporation of the Latino vote – it is for real.  This is troublesome for Obama’s chances because Hispanics typically are not persistent voters.  Voting is not something that is a culturally ingrained habit for Latinos generally speaking  and any set of factors that exacerbates this spells doom for Barry O.

Here’s the Trifecta, folks.  This is what inspired me to write this post.   The everlovin’ youth vote.   The fictitious ‘Rock the Vote’ element that is always dragged out as the pundits whistle through the graveyard.  Young people – fresh out of College and University – fresh from having bearded Marxists hammering at their craniums for 4 years are smelling the coffee of no job opportunities.   Living at home with Moms and Pops is decidedly uncool.   Tangerine trees and Marmalade skies and all of the foolishness of progressive-ism takes a back seat to the cold hard truth of the dirty low down. ” I’m paying back $150,000 in college loans for what?”

Those with advanced degrees who are working minimum wage plus tips at Starbucks are asking themselves, “What the Hell is going on with the government wood-chipper stealing every loose piece of change I work hard to get my hands on?”   Welcome to the real world, Generation Y.   How does it feel to be me?   How do you like having Social Security and Medicare deducted from your pay and you’ll never see either one of them when your turn comes?   It’s the kind of stories like the one below that are the early signals of Obama’s ultimate fate.

I heard a story yesterday – some sound bites in fact from Paul Stanley of KISS.  He was launching an awareness campaign to warn young people of the hazards of listening to loud music without hearing protection of all things.   One of his final statements was remarkable, I thought.  He said something to the effect that talking about and warning about hearing loss is much more important that talking about what war we should be in or not be in and that using one’s celebrity to preach about politics is the worst abuse of fame he can imagine.   I think that is the writing on the wall.  Obama has two chances – slim and none and the Hollywood Idiots just rode out of town.

A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years – and more than a quarter of all adults are planning to bolt the Empire State.

The New York City suburbs, with their high property values and taxes, are leading the exodus, the poll found.

Of those preparing to leave, 62% cite economic reasons like cost of living, taxes – and a lack of jobs.

“A lot of people are questioning the affordability of the state,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

An additional 38% cite climate, quality of life, overcrowding, a desire to be closer to family, retirement or schools.

The latest census showed New York’s overall population actually increased, though parts of upstate shed population and jobs.

A full 53% think the worst is yet to come for the state’s economy, while 44% say things should start improving.

“As the state of the economy fails to recover, New Yorkers see this not as a sluggish rebound, but as a sluggish economy,” Miringoff said.

During a visit to Buffalo yesterday, Gov. Cuomo yesterday said attracting and retaining jobs is a priority for his administration.

“We have to keep jobs here and we have to develop new jobs,” he said. “And we want to start bringing back jobs from other parts of the country.”

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