“Obama Coalition” no longer so hot on “cool” president

As Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner:

President Obama won re-election with the rock-solid support of what has become known as the “Obama Coalition” — young people, minorities, women, and low-income voters. Without a firm foundation — and high turnout — among those groups, Obama would not be in the White House today.

Yesterday I spoke at an event supporting the London Center for Policy Research for whom I have the distinct honor of being a Senior Fellow. After my remarks, a woman said to me, “You are so cool,” to which I replied, “my daughters would never characterize me that way!”

This woman (who works for NBC, but not the news bureau) told me her daughter had supported Barack Obama because he was so cool, but now despises him because she doesn’t like a “celebrity president.” While she wholeheartedly admitted she isn’t overly “political,” this lady thought I was “cool” because I articulated the issues and solutions in a manner that made her interested.

And so it seems that trite, poll-tested and marketed soundbites of hope and change, forward, war on women, tax the rich, fair share and one percent vs 99 percent mean nothing when people are losing jobs and their healthcare coverage.

York writes,

Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanic Americans has plunged from 75 percent in December 2012 to 52 percent today — a drop of 23 percentage points, the sharpest decline among any voter group. Among Americans who make less than $24,000 a year, the president’s approval rating has fallen from 64 percent last December to 46 percent today. Among Americans 18 to 29 years of age, it has fallen from 61 percent to 46 percent. Among women, it has fallen from 57 percent to 43 percent.

However, there is still one group that hasn’t awakened from its stupor, even while suffering the most under the failures of Obama: the black community. Still, support is down nonetheless, from 92 percent to 83 percent today.

Imagine if in the next presidential election, Democrats received only 80% of the black vote — still high — but that would put two torpedoes broadside in the USS Progressive Socialist.

All the soaring rhetoric means nothing when you’re struggling and just got a cancellation notice from your insurance company and doctor.

The hip-hop bounce down the stairs of Air Force One seems more arrogant when you can’t afford to fill your grocery cart or gasoline tank. Singing Al Green at rallies is embarrassing when our kids are trapped in failing schools.

Maybe we’re finally witnessing the day when cool became uncool, and being able to lead and speak from the heart without a teleprompter became cool. Our nation depends on it.

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Tacjam4
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Doesn’t matter what color, group or sex you are, being cool and having swagger doesn’t transcend being a liar!

Larry Foster
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Doesn’t give you the brains you need to do the job either, everyone except the black community seams to be waking up to that.

otaybob
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The question is, are enough people waking up to it. I have my doubts. I think there are still too many ultra liberal whackos out there that will vote for whoever the democratic candidate is. I still see a lot of posts from people about how we spend too much on the military and how we could help the poor if we didn’t spend so much on the military. No, I’m afraid that too many people have “drank the koolaid”. They think we should close our foreign bases and downsize our military. They say they believe that if we did… Read more »
JeffCamp
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well said, my conservative friend. I’m way too conservative for my shirt.

John Gouker
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What’s soooooo Cool about being a Narsasistic, Habitual, & Pathological liar ??? I could care less what his skin color is ! He has no, none, nada Moralsor Leadership qualities !

Rich
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He would save us all a lot of time and money if he would step down. He won’t so hopefully he will be impeached and convicted, if we can get the other idiots out of the Senate.
Maybe if he was treated like the criminal he is and someone cuts him a criminal’s deal, step down and no prison, but he has to give up his crew…Biden, Pelosi, Schumer and Reid.

Larry Foster
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Only one problem with that, look who would take over, I don’t know who would be worse for this country, “DUMB OR DUMBER”

Rich
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Yes, I know. I did think of that. Once again, it is who is the least of the evils. Dumb may be better than evil. How about Impeach Obama, get the Senate Republican and make Joe “Shotgun” Biden a fully lame duck.
Larry. Thank you for serving our Country.

Larry Foster
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It would be good (and smart) if the black community would stop being loyal just because the president is black. He had his chance and is screwing everything up and hurts the blacks more than anyone else. Why can’t they see what a lier he is or don’t they care just because of his color? I am not against a black man being the president, hell I even voted for him the first time until I figured out what he really is. Color has nothing to do with it, this man is killing our country and taking your freedom from… Read more »
otaybob
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The freeloaders regardless of color love all the freebies they are getting. Yes, many blacks support obama strictly based on his skin color. They believe that he will “take care of them”. No, the “progressives” have managed to divide our nation and conquer us. They have divided us along racial lines, economic lines, sexual orientation lines, and even along gender lines. They have come up with slogans that have manipulated the simple minded. Like, “the war on women” and “gay rights” and portraying conservatives as a bunch or rich, white, racist men. And, of course, the labor unions as well.… Read more »
elizabeth greeley
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They are incapable of admitting his failures!

Kat
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They are very PROUD to have a man of color in the WH.

pennalto
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….a yellow liar.

Truth is fact, not opinion
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Truth is fact, not opinion
I never trusted him (or Oprah for that matter). When I was growing up I had a very charasmatic sister who everyone loved. She charmed my parents friends as a toddler and continues to charm people today as we are in our 40’s. She is also a pathological liar and a thief. People had to find out the hard way that she would charm them, then lie and steal from them. Obama reminds me of my sister, except she is growing out of it finally. I avoid anyone that is that happy, confident and well liked initially. Eleanor Roosevelt once… Read more »
joe
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That woman you are referring to in your conversation is exactly on point. I have heard this message many times. Personally when I was a kid and President Carter was running for re-election, the Independent candidate John Anderson was the young person’s heart throb and Ronald Reagan was out of touch….until we had hostages in Iran and a collapsing economy and Reagan was the only guy making any sense. And we know how that turned out. Allen keep taking the truth in ways that normal people can appreciate and value. You don’t talk down to folks and you don’t treat… Read more »
Ron Coon
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Just as Ronald Reagan lost his first attempt at the White House against incumbent Gerald Ford, but was the right candidate for the Presidency in 1976, so to will Newt Gingrich win by a landslide type election in 2016.

Newt Gingrich/Allen West 2016/2020 succeeded by Allen West/? 2024/2028

otaybob
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I don’t think Newt has a chance. The media did a good job tarring and feathering him.

Bear
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I’m thinking Herman Cain/Allen West…either way