The Washington Times has a new editorial this morning called “Obama’s White Flight Problem.” The article notes that White voters are abandoning Zod-Obama in droves. Only 38% of Whites now approve of his performance. This is down from 63% when he took office.
In particular, White women are disillusioned with America’s first black president. According to a recent Quinnipac Poll, 55% of Tea Party members are women versus 45% men. This belies the stereotype of Tea Party activists as Nazi stormtroopers reenacting Kristallnacht on the Congressional Black Caucus. The Tea Party Movement has always had prominent female leaders like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.
Obama’s declining approval ratings are partially attributable to his policies. The Washington Times gets this right. A mid-March Gallup survey found that while 57% of Whites thought Obamacare would help the uninsured, only 20% thought it would help their own families. Working class White voters also tended to be more skeptical of “health care reform” than their more affluent White peers.
So far Obama has only received a “dead cat bounce” from the passage of his administration’s signature piece of legislation. According to Reuters, “‘Obama’s approval seems to have moved up a few points during and slightly after passage. Then it fell back down again.'” For a candidate running on his record in 2012, this can’t be good news.
What the Times editorial gets wrong is the assumption that Obama’s declining approval rating has nothing to do with race. Obama’s support among White voters began to collapse back in July 2009 when he sided with Henry Louis Gates over Officer Crowley. His approval rating slipped seven points among White voters solely because of his racial solidarity with the “Big Cheese” of Harvard.
That memorable incident punctured his “post-racial” aura. The holier-than-thou Left jumped the shark this week and browbeat White America over its bigotry and racism. After this fit of moral self righteousness is over, I doubt Obama will ever recover the “post-racial” image in the eyes of White voters.
The most intelligent liberal commentators understand that all this braying about White racism works to our advantage. It defuses the charge, alienates independents, and encourages implicit Whites to tune out shrill liberal voices while becoming more receptive to White Nationalism.
I’m hoping this news cycle will continue. Keep up the good work boys!