The Voting Bloc Obama Doesn’t Care About

According to The New York Times, the Obama campaign has given up trying to win over a  majority of the white working class

“in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment – professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists – and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.”

What should be striking about the list of professions Obama (and The Times) thinks are so in the bag for the Leftists that the white working class vote is unneeded is that every single one of them – every one – is a profession where people “get ahead” by not doing anything.  Every one of them is all talk, but no action.  And, the thing is, when you don’t do anything you don’t need to know what you’re talking about because, when you don’t do anything, nothing can go wrong.

The professor doesn’t do anything.  He’s all talk.  His job is to lecture to school children who are yet to have done anything (and thus, are yet another guaranteed Democrat Party constituency.)  The artist doesn’t make things, he depicts them.  The actor doesn’t do anything, he only pretends to. The designer draws up plans for the people who do things and the editor moves words around to best describe the things that other people do and did that day.  Human Resource managers hire the people who will do things; lawyers talk their way to victory while Social Workers and Therapists do the same, using pseudo-intellectual psychobabble instead of double-talk and legalese.  Take the entire output of the constituency that is thought to most likely support Obama’s reelection and the Democrat Party in general and not a single thing has been produced.

On the other side of the spectrum, the “lower-income voter” may do things, but he doesn’t own them and he doesn’t pay for them.  In fact, because he pays no federal income tax, he doesn’t need to be right because, in the “cost/benefit equation” that comprises rational thought, he pays none of the costs.  These Democrat Party constituencies don’t need to know what they’re talking about because they don’t put their money where their mouths are.

The cultural divide in America has been described in various ways.  Some call it “The Makers and the Takers.”  Ayn Rand called it “The Producers and the Looters.”  Even The New York Times unwittingly recognizes it for what it is, America’s culture war is between “The Doers and The Talkers.”

  • Danny

    Hmm, wonder which side old Evan is on.

  • B-Dub

    Basically, the Democrat Party is made up of voting blocs that, aside from a belief that they are "victimized" unfairly and that more and bigger government is the solution to make things fair, have very little in common with each other, and in fact have a great deal of animosity toward each other. For example, almost all African-American voters vote Democrat. So do almost all Jewish voters. So do almost all gay voters. So do almost all union voters. So do almost all "green" voters. Yet, for example, most African-Americans regard gay people with disdain, and minorities are conspicuously absent from the green movement. And, of course, reconciling the concerns of unions for more and better-paying jobs and environmental concerns has proven to be a difficult task.

    The Republican Party needs to respond accordingly.

  • StephenD

    Good work here Mr. Sayet.

    “because he pays no federal income tax, he doesn’t need to be right because, in the “cost/benefit equation” that comprises rational thought, he pays none of the costs.”

    Exactly and that is why we need to limit the right to vote to those that pay taxes. That is not “disenfranchisement” nut only fair. If you don’t pay in you should have no say on how it is spent. Period. This doesn’t make you evil or at fault in some way it just levels the playing field. I couldn’t and I shouldn’t be allowed to have any say on how your household spends its money, even if I live in your home, if I don’t pay into the till. THIS would instantly change the way Congress operates as the entitlement votes vanish they would seek to please those that can vote…which would be those that want to tighten the purse strings.

  • Brain

    I agree, I think part of the problem with voting is that many people don't care because they don't pay taxes. If they did pay taxes then and only then they might actually care where THEIR money is going. They may even pay attention to current events and see all of the nonsense going on in politics today which brings me to another point. You should have to pass a current events test to be allowed to vote because if you don't care enough about what's going on around you why should you care enough to vote. This will also keep incompetent morons out of politics.