The Balkanization of Barack`s Party
John McCain`s defeat,
even amateur political analysts could see a trend
ultimately fatal to the Republican Party.
of McCain voters were white,
and 90 percent Christian. But Christians have fallen to
75 percent of the population and are sinking, and white
Americans have fallen to 66 percent of the population
and are headed for minority status by mid-century.
The handwriting is on the wall. Soon, even GOP sweeps of
two-thirds of the white vote that Richard Nixon and
Ronald Reagan managed will not be enough to capture the
presidency. And as the GOP base contracts, the
Democratic coalition —due to mass Third World
higher birth rates
Yet, within the Barack Obama coalition—over 60 percent
of Asian-Americans, 68 percent of Hispanics, 78 percent
of Jews, 95 percent of blacks —fissures and fractures
have become visible, not only along racial and ethnic
lines, but along issue and ideological lines.
"The high-profile Florida Senate race"
between Gov. Charlie Crist and Tea Party favorite
writes The Washington Post, "has evolved into a
battle that is tearing apart Democrats."[As
Fla. tea party`s Rubio surges, Crist and Meek turn
firepower on each other,
By Philip Rucker, Washington Post, October 1, 2010]
How so? Florida Democrats nominated Kendrick Meek, the
only African-American with a shot of sitting in the U.S.
Senate in 2011. While Meek`s chances remain slim, Al
Gore has gone in for him, and Bill Clinton and Barack
Obama are coming, in the name of party solidarity.
What is Wexler thinking?
Black-Jewish tensions inside the Democratic coalition
have also arisen in recent years, as Jewish contributors
have poured money into races to defeat
black members of Congress
seen as hostile to Israel.
Two smaller minorities,
also vote Democratic, are
rapidly in numbers and, like many African-Americans,
take the side of the Palestinians as an oppressed Third
World people of color.
Yet, this is by no means the only fracture.
Proposition 8, the California referendum to outlaw
same-sex marriage, won the support of a majority of
Hispanics and 70 percent of African-Americans. Black
preachers implored their congregations to march to the
polls and vote down the abomination of homosexual
marriage, which gays, lesbians and liberals regard as
the great civil-rights cause of our era.
On social issues like abortion, Hispanics and blacks,
two of the most churched peoples in America and the most
deeply religious in the Democratic coalition, regularly
vote against white liberals.
Yet, African-Americans at 40 million and Hispanics at 50
million, now living side-by-side in the cities, also
clash over spoils and turf. In
black majority resentment at Mexican workers coming in
taking the jobs rebuilding
the city spilled out into public acrimony.
On referenda to cut off social services and keep illegal
aliens from getting driver`s licenses, blacks vote
solidly conservative. And, understandably for black
Americans, as they have been displaced as the nation`s
largest minority and now have rivals for diminishing
social welfare benefits and the fruits of affirmative
On racial and ethnic preferences in hiring, promotions
and school admissions, Asians are classified with whites
increasingly the victims of reverse discrimination.
Asian-Americans` interest in equal justice under law and
no discrimination against their children must eventually
drive them, especially Japanese-, Chinese- and
Korean-Americans, out of Jesse Jackson`s Rainbow
Where disparate Democrats still find common ground is on
growing the government and redistributing the wealth
from the private to the public sector, from those who
have to those who have not.
When the pie is expanding, everyone can have a larger
slice. The crisis of the Party of Government, however,
is that we have entered an era where most Americans
and many detest government. Second, with the national
debt surging to 100 percent of gross domestic product
and a third consecutive deficit running at 10 percent of
GDP, we are entering a time of austerity, a time of
Now, it is not who gets what, but who gets cut.
When black District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty
D.C. schools, and she fired scores of
as incompetent, Fenty was soon history. The black wards
east of the Anacostia River
voted against Fenty six to one.
Successful politics, it is said, is about addition, not
But, in the coming age in America, it will also be about
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