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Obama Campaign Will Pander To Minorities

From an approving Washington Post:

Obama 2012 campaign’s Operation Vote focuses on ethnic minorities, core liberals

By Peter Wallsten
September 24

President Obama’s campaign is developing an aggressive new program to expand support from ethnic minority groups and other traditional Democratic voters as his team studies an increasingly narrow path to victory in next year’s reelection effort.

The program, called “Operation Vote,” underscores how the tide has turned for Obama, whose 2008 brand was built on calls to unite “red and blue America.” Then, he presented himself as a politician who could transcend traditional partisan divisions, and many white centrists were drawn to the coalition that helped elect the country’s first black president.

Today, the political realities of a sputtering economy, a more polarized Washington and fast-sinking presidential job approval ratings, particularly among white independents, are forcing the Obama campaign to adjust its tactics.

What is there "to adjust"? When has Obama ever done anything except to try to divide the country along racial and economic lines? He has never tried to be the President of the entire country. Not even for one day.

And, again, this is the polar opposite of what his campaign and the news media (but we repeat ourselves) promised us.

Operation Vote will function as a large, centralized department in the Chicago campaign office for reaching ethnic, religious and other voter groups. It will coordinate recruitment of an ethnic volunteer base and push out targeted messages online and through the media to groups such as blacks, Hispanics, Jews, women, seniors, young people, gays and Asian Americans.

We suppose "Operation Vote" does sound better than ‘Operation Pander’ or ‘Operation Balkanize.’

The campaign this month hired a longtime Jewish political activist as a point person for that community, the first of many such hirings to come this fall as staffers are brought on from each of the target groups…

Isn’t it funny the effect that one little Congressional election can have?

Campaign officials say the program has been in the works from the earliest planning stages and that it was always their intention to maximize support from key voter groups. The difference now, they say, is that unlike in the frenetic primary contest and short general election campaign of 2008, Obama and his team have the luxury of time to establish a more expansive strategy, with 14 months still to go before the election…

Of course all of this will cost money. Which is why it is so important to pass Mr. Obama’s "jobs bill."

After all, those minority votes aren’t going to buy themselves.

[T]he formula for Obama comes down to this: convincing enough additional minorities and core liberals to turn out and vote next year to make up for a loss of support from centrist and conservative whites.

The focus on key ethnic and liberal groups is far more robust this time, aides say, as the campaign scours battleground states where the election is likely to be decided on the margins.

“It’s more comprehensive” than four years ago, said a campaign official, speaking anonymously to discuss internal strategy. As an illustration, the official pointed to a state with heavy concentrations of blacks and Hispanics. “How do we look at Florida and look at the makeup of that state and get to 50 percent plus one?”

Which is also why Mr. Obama has quietly launched his Operation Backdoor Amnesty, as well. He knows that getting the Hispanic vote (legal and illegal) is his only chance of holding on to his job.

And to hell with the country.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 26th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Campaign Will Pander To Minorities”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    When I hear or read “Black” this and “Black” that, as in the ‘Blacks must march’, or Black Congressional Caucus … I know I’m dealing with racism so bone deep it is unreachable.

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