Thomas Edsall oberves at the New York Times:
For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.
All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned 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.
The Democrat Party has already abandoned the American ideal, so it is hardly surprising that it is abandoning whole swaths of Americans.
Obama and Co. have already said good-bye to government centered on the Creator, which is what the Declaration calls for, and they are busy trying to create new rights out of thin air in order to win over masses of people who themselves have also either already consciously rejected the American ideal or are not sufficiently educated to know they are being manipulated into control by an ever-growing and mutating federal state apparatus.
Thus the unnacountable White House czars, the relentless push for taxation without Constitutional representation, and the unending busyness of federal regulators who are in our bedrooms, bathrooms, refrigeratiors, toilet bowls, checkbooks, schools, backyards, jobless numbers.
And did we mention the federal hammer and sickle inside the uterus so that all women have equal and democratic access to the reproductive killing fields? The federally authorized killing of babies safely is truly an equal opportunity society. The blood of abandoned life cries out from the ground.
The Democrats have also already said good-bye to Constitutional governance -- and prefer instead a "living" malleable document that they can bend to their wishes for greater state control and greater personal control over the masses of America.
To pull this off this ripoff against freedom and humanity, Democrats will continue using the language of the Declaration and Constitution even while eviscerating both documents in an ongoing campaign of shred, divide, and conquer.
Thus we can expect to continue to hear much about being "equal" or even "created equal," but without any understanding that there is a Creator over and above the state who is the source and defining reference point for what genuine human equality really means and how this differs from the radical extremism being pushed by Obama and his cadres of activists and organizers.
The real problem for the Democrats is not that they have lost white voters but that they have lost themselves. If America is to find herself again, she must lose Obama (and his Republican enablers) and reconnect with the Creator.
One way you can tell He is the center of gravity for human freedom is that when everything is given to Him, everything is then returned ten-fold and even a hundred-fold. This counts for freedom and economic prosperity.
He who would be rich in freedom must first be rich in spirit.