Saturday, April 17, 2010

Obama’s Appeal Fading Even Among (Liberal) Blacks!....



 











WoW! If Al Sharpton’s radio show is any indication, there is a growing dissatisfaction with Barack Obama among many black Americans.

UNFORTUNATELY their dissatisfaction seems centered around the insane view that “Barack Obama ISN’T being LEFTIST ENOUGH!”

As Brian Maloney (The Radio Equalizer: http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/) notes, “Sharpton Show Callers Continue To Pound Obama,” adding “Sharpton Callers Increasingly Angry Over Obama.” (SEE: http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2010/04/sharpton-show-callers-continue-to-pound.html) but that should be small comfort to Conservatives and Americanists around the country, as those callers are almost universally frustrated at the fact that Barack Obama hasn’t been as far-Left as they’d hoped and that he hasn’t embraced a sufficiently “pro-BLACK agenda.”

As Brian Maloney notes, Sharpton's callers are increasingly dissatisfied with Barack Obama, despite polls showing near-unanimous support for the president among African-Americans.

“More recently, however, the on-air tone projected by his listeners has begun to shift: polite dissent has now become outright anger.

“How does this fit with the mainstream media's narrative that Obama's detractors are almost entirely white (racists)?”

The Radio Equalizer gives this exchange between Al Shrpton-fill in, Dr. Ron Daniels and a caller, named Nathan as just one example;

NATHAN (CALLER) (3:34): Anybody with good sense don’t want to go to this convention. It’s nothing but an Obama fan club. It’s a total disgrace. Al Sharpton has no credibility and you either. You have no credibility cause you’re cheerleaders for Obama. You’re a total disgrace. (Daniels interrupts)

DR RON DANIELS, SHARPTON FILL-IN HOST: You got a problem with Obama? You got a problem with Obama? What’s your problem with President Obama?

NATHAN: He’s a thug just like George Bush. He’s bombing people in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s killing up people. There’s no difference between him and George Bush.

DANIELS: So you see no difference between he and George Bush?

NATHAN: No difference and black people done lost their minds.

DANIELS: Health care doesn’t matter? Unemployment and extending benefits doesn’t matter?

NATHAN: That was an insurance company bailout. That was an insurance company bailout and you know it.

DANIELS: Well, there are millions of people across this country who I think who feel a lot better because they’ll have health insurance my friend.

NATHAN: You are a total sham. You and Al Sharpton are a total sham you all ought to be ashamed of yourself.

DANIELS: Well I have my criticism of President Obama, but I think there are a lot of people who would think we’d much rather have him then having Bush in the White House. But look you have an opportunity to share your (Nathan interrupts)

NATHAN: You a total disgrace, you know that?

DANIELS: All right well, I’m willing to be disgraceful here on national radio. I appreciate your call. Nathan.

NATHAN: You’re a total disgrace.

DANIELS: Nathan, appreciate your call sir.


There’s an Instructive Lesson in this for Conservatives

What this shows is that as President Obama has reached out to appeal to America’s 40% moderate plurality, he’s alienated some in his base.

The same phenomenon would almost certainly plague a Conservative in office, who in trying to appeal to that large middle would almost certainly also risk alienating some of the Conservative base.

In fact, Democrats are poised to alienate their base far better than Conservative Republicans are. After all, Conservatives in America outnumber Liberals by at least 2 to 1 (40% to 21% in the most generous of existing polls), thus a Conservative politician would risk alienating a far larger base, as well as an increasingly traditionalist and Conservative “Independent” vote!

Democrats could easily alienate their liberal base to court the far larger 40% of Independents and Moderates, as Liberals literally “have nowhere else to go,” and even if they did stay home, that would have a far smaller impact on any given election than when Conservatives sit one out!

So, why don’t Liberal pols do what Conservatives and Republicans have easily and eagerly done – risk alienating their base for the hope of some “broader appeal?”

The ONLY logical reason is that Liberal politicians are far more ideologically driven “ideologues” than are their Conservative counterparts.

That’s been both a blessing and a cuse...mostly a self-inflicted curse, as they’ve routinely alienated the other 80% of Americans ideologically be not merely “courting their own ideological base,” but in following their own inane, logic-free ideology.


H/T to Brian (The Radio Equalizer) Maloney at:
http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2010/04/sharpton-show-callers-continue-to-pound.html

6 comments:

IgorMarxo said...

Difference between USSR Communist media and USA "mainstream media"

In Russia government make media say what they want - even if lie.

In USA "mainstream media" try make government what they want - even if lie..

.....eventually they become same thing?!

Old Russian saying You can tell same lie 1000 time but not change truth!

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Early Light said...

Obama is a typical politician - with all the negative connotations of those words. What did anyone expect?

Whose money was behind Obama's stellar fundraising?

I find it interesting how:

1) George Soros developed a reputation (whether deserved or not) for destabilizing the economies of entire nations for private gain;

2) George Soros began backing Obama when Obama was a relative nobody;

3) Obama won the presidency when the US economy was destabilized and Maverick John McCain waffled and went along with politics-as-usual government bailouts (even though Obama supported the same bailouts all along).

JMK said...

"Old Russian saying You can tell same lie 1000 time but not change truth!" (IgorMarxo)

And Goebbels said, "Tell a lie enough times and it becomes the truth," which may be partly why Germany lost that war....couldn't keep their lies straight.

At any rate, love your blog, especially this;

"My name Igor Marxomarxovich I come from old country Russia one year ago. I thank you for freedom has been given me in my new country.

"I here only this time but have already vote. I vote five times already in last election with the help of new friends at ACORN. They tell me OK I become citizen later. Never in my country can I do this. They give me new name each time I vote. Give me American cigarette to smoke in line. Sometimes even find Igor place at front of line.

"Such freedom. My uncle die three year ago. With help of ACORN he still able to vote (but not get American cigarette)

"My sister not speak English. They even go vote for her. Generous American taxpayers pay ACORN help make this possible! Thank you very much!

"This beautiful land of opportunity. Even stupid person like Comrade Biden can become president. In my country we call such people rocket scientist. That is person who say he smart, but too stupid to fly rocket straight up into air then down into ground to crash."

Yes, that pretty much captures it in a nutshell as it's often said.

JMK said...

"Whose money was behind Obama's stellar fundraising?

"I find it interesting how: 1) George Soros developed a reputation (whether deserved or not) for destabilizing the economies of entire nations for private gain;...2) George Soros began backing Obama when Obama was a relative nobody;...3) Obama won the presidency when the US economy was destabilized and Maverick John McCain waffled and went along with politics-as-usual government bailouts (even though Obama supported the same bailouts all along)." (EL)


No question that things certainly (and very conveniently) "fell into place," for Barack Obama, EL.

Who was behind that?

Who "shorted" America?

The Soros and his "Moore-Gore-Media Matters-Kos-MoveOn axis" certainly seem a primary suspect.

I've really liked your report on our porous southern border, which brings up another oddity about 2008....not only does Barack Obama support a more "open border," so did/DOES John McCain.

Go figure!

And just how did that worn out, reliably liberal, octogenarian win the GOP Primary?

With the help of the entire "Rockefeller-wing" of that Party, including the now under attack Charlie Crist of FL.

Skunkfeathers said...

The Rockefeller wing of the Repubs needs to go the way of the dodo bird; it's done plenty to help bring us down to Barry and the growing economic disaster, building like a cataclysmic volcanic explosion.

IgorMarxo, if I didn't know better -- and I don't -- sounds loads like Yakov Smirnov ;)

JMK said...

Unfortunately the "Rockefeller-wing" of the GOP isn't going anywhere UNLESS they're driven out by the Conservative base.

Look at John McCain "doing the Conservative thing" for the rubes.

We've got to stop falling for these liberal wolves in Conservative clothing.

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