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Eggheads, Separate Groups and the Great Liberal Coalition Crackup--Part 4

By The Neville Awards
Posted May 11, 2008

On the night of the Indiana/North Carolina primaries Clinton flack Paul Begala made this astute observation:

"[If] there's a new Democratic Party that somehow doesn't need or want white working-class people and Latinos, well, count me out. We cannot win with eggheads and African Americans. That was the old, losing, Dukakis coalition."

To which ex-Gore campaign Chairman and current superdelegate Donna ("The Republican Party is the party of the white boys") Brazile countered:

"Paul, baby, we need to not divide and polarize the Democratic Party. . . . So stop the divisions. Stop trying to split us into these groups, Paul, because you and I know . . . how Democrats win, and to simply suggest that Hillary's coalition is better than Obama's, Obama's is better than Hillary's -- no. We have a big party, Paul." And: "Just don't divide me and tell me I cannot stand in Hillary's camp because I'm black, and I can't stand in Obama's camp because I'm female. Because I'm both. . . . Don't start with me, baby. It's our party, Paul. Don't say my party. It's our party. Because it's time that we bring the party back together, Paul."

Stop trying to split us into these groups? STOP TRYING TO SPLIT US INTO THESE GROUP!?! Amazing.

For forty years the democrats have dined out at the PC diversity/tolerance alter pitting one group against the other within their own ranks. They've been pushing women's rights, black rights, Hispanic rights, gay rights, transexual rights, Muslim rights, terrorists' rights, affirmative action and every other aggrieved minority right, some we haven't even invented yet. Academia has devolved into women's studies, black studies, Hispanic studies, Arab studies, Pacific Islander studies, peace studies, ethnic studies, all of which prepares you for nothing more than a career in academia so you can recycle the same useless politically correct fluff.

Now that it's obvious there are deep divisions in this pathetic excuse for a political party, now that B. Houssein Obama may be on the verge of getting the nomination, Donna Brazile wants to stop all the race baiting and gender baiting. Well it's a little late for that. You guys are the masters. You and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Jeremiah wright and Michelle Obama have cornered the market. You are the ones that turned the civil rights movement into a business and a con game.

Consider Peggy Noonan's comments on this, excertped from her May 9 Wall Street Journal Article entitled "Damsel of Distress":

In case you didn't get what was behind that exchange, Mrs. Clinton spent this week making it clear. In a jaw-dropping interview in USA Today on Thursday, she said, "I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on." As evidence she cited an Associated Press report that, she said, "found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

White Americans? Hard-working white Americans? "Even Richard Nixon didn't say white," an Obama supporter said, "even with the Southern strategy."

If John McCain said, "I got the white vote, baby!" his candidacy would be over. And rising in highest indignation against him would be the old Democratic Party.

To play the race card as Mrs. Clinton has, to highlight and encourage a sense that we are crudely divided as a nation, to make your argument a brute and cynical "the black guy can't win but the white girl can" is -- well, so vulgar, so cynical, so cold, that once again a Clinton is making us turn off the television in case the children walk by.

"She has unleashed the gates of hell," a longtime party leader told me. "She's saying, 'He's not one of us.'"

She is trying to take Obama down in a new way, but also within a new context. In the past he was just the competitor. She could say, "All's fair." But now he's the competitor who is going to be the nominee of his party. And she is still trying to do him in. And the party is watching.

Who can save the situation? The superdelegates.

You know them. They're the ones hiding under the rock, behind the boulder, and at the bar.

They are terrified, most of them. They want the problem to go away. They want it handled, but they don't want to do it. They don't want to tell Hillary to stop, because they would likely pay a price for it, and not just with her.

They are afraid of looking as if they're jumping on a train that's speeding down the tracks and is about to roll over the damsel in distress.

Which is how Hillary -- and her supporters -- will paint it. Even though she's no damsel, and she causes distress.

Watching the Democratic Party unravel over the last five months has been especially satisfying, considering how drippingly sanctimonious they always are. They are for affirmative action unless it means giving up their important jobs and positions to a minority. They constantly rant about the Iraq War but don't have the guts to vote for an outright cutoff in funding. They constantly insult the troops but then twist themselves into a pretzel telling us how much they "support the troops". They always accuse the conservatives of being bigots and racists, but they are the ones now caught up in this race card psychodrama. Being a liberal today means you never have to personally stand for anything.

The race hypocrisy will continue into the general election. If and when Obama gets the nomination you can count on any scrutiny and criticism from McCain and the right being branded as racist. This is the tactic liberals always use to avoid having a real debate. The Democrats are terrified of any kind of harsh light being thrown on their golden boy and will do anything to pre-empt that kind of attack. They are cowards, since the 1970's they have always been cowards and they will always be cowards until they divest themselves of the New Left, McGovernism and George Soros.

The Great Liberal Coalition Crackup rolls on.
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