New Brave Coalition
Obama sent us the news via Donna that the old Democratic coalition, the one FDR created, is kaput. The new Obama party
is being remade by young voters, urban voters and suburban voters and of course African Americans.
You would think that this laughable coalition, that guarantees a landslide lose in November, is popular only with the Obama minions. Well, you are wrong. Yesterday, of all people, Digby jumps on the bandwagon. In They
Aren't Coming Back she is smart enough to add Hispanics to the mix, but expels working class men; she does retain working class women. So much for sexist men. Digby is not alone, along comes
Borosage, normally a highly reliable progressive voice and offers a similar Obama coalition in “young people turning out in unprecedented numbers; Latinos doubling their share of the primary vote; African Americans and single women raising their participation.”
Bye bye male blue collar workers, we don’t need you. As far as we are considered you can join the Republican Party or jump into the ocean. The entrance of young people into the new coalition is bizarre. The old coalition was not based on age, young, old and middle aged were all included. How do you build a lasting coalition with youth that, sadly, doesn’t last? While the young are in, seniors are out; they are dispatched summarily. Both Digby and Borosage cannot ignore Hispanics, a bloc larger than African Americans, so they are the only Hillary voting bloc allowed in.
Digby and Borosage illustrate the twilight zone in which the Democrats are in. They disregard history, a sure guarantee for disaster, happily marching towards the horizon with no progressive agenda with rosy scenarios the size Spielberg films. We used to be an inclusive party, a party concerned with the poor and the sick, the party of the weak and the abused. Forget it. We are now the virile party of the young (when do you have to leave the coalition, at 30?), educated and African American. Everyone else, sometimes with the exception of Hispanics, is sent packing. The first serious African American to run for president has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Remembering discrimination, he is a massive discriminator. 1984 has taught him nothing, we now have a new coalition of people that are more equal than others.
Why not change the name of the party as well. How about the Young and the Restless party?