Why Obama won: No reason for celebration and smugness

As usual, Pat Buchanan unapoligetically cuts through the PC crap and gets to the heart of the issue:
“If one pays no federal income tax but reaps a cornucopia of benefits, it makes no sense to vote for the party of less government.”
“The minorities that are growing most rapidly, Hispanics and Asians, cast 60 to 70 percent of their presidential votes for the Democratic Party. Black Americans vote 9-1 for national Democrats. In 2008, they went 30-1.
“Put succinctly, the red pool of voters is aging, shrinking and dying, while the blue pool, fed by high immigration and a high birth rate among immigrants, is steadily expanding. Philosophically, too, the country is turning away from the GOP creed of small government and low taxes. Why?
“Nearly 90 percent of immigrants, legal and illegal, are Third World poor or working-class and believe in and rely on government for help with health and housing, education and welfare. Second, tax cuts have dropped nearly 40 percent of wage earners from the tax rolls.
“The GOP is overrepresented among the taxpaying class, while the Democratic Party is overrepresented among tax consumers. And the latter are growing at a faster rate than the former.”
Entire depressing thing here

3 thoughts on “Why Obama won: No reason for celebration and smugness”

  1. I keep reading all these in depth analyses about why BHO got elected. Everyone is looking for megatrends and tectonic shifts in voting patterns. While those changes may be a small piece of the puzzle. I think all these really miss the obvious – the electorate picked a “rock star” President. Of course, it didn’t help that he was running against an old fart that didn’t really have any serious platform differences with him. The fact that nearly all demographic groups broke to the Democrats and that their candidate is singularly unqualified tells me that the majority bought into the rhetoric. Sure the “gimme” crowd loved it, but they’ll always vote Dem.
    I agree that conservatives have huge challenges facing us, but the good news is that there’s no way BHO can keep all those promises. That combined with how he’ll screw up the economy trying will prob’ly make him a one-termer. The conservative challenge is coming up with decent candidates for 2010 and 2012. If the Republican party can’t be saved from itself, it’ll be a long road for conservatives(and the country)…

  2. Humberto:
    Churchill said words to the effect :
    If you are young are not a Liberal (he meant the British middle of the road party) you have no heart,
    If you are older and not a conservative you have no brain.

  3. Larry, that’s always been my favorite political quote. How true it is; having personally experienced the exact transformation…fortunately.

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