Rush Limbaugh and much of the punditry have been charging forth with the exclamation that Obama’s victory was all about “free stuff.” It was about free stuff but it wasn’t all about free stuff.
If it were all about free stuff how would you explain George Soros. He didn’t back Obama to get a free phone and food stamps. If color didn’t play a part how do you explain why 97% of voters in 13 heavily black Philadelphia districts voted for Obama? If it was all about getting free stuff how do you explain the overwhelming support of millionaires and billionaires in Hollywood who stand to see their net incomes disproportionately reduced by Obama’s vow that he will raise their taxes?
It was about free stuff from phones to Obamacare, but it was also about color, guilt and a collection of true believers, the supporters who Lenin dubbed useful idiots. The election was about a lot of things.
When over the years you have lost academia, the youth, the main stream media, the entertainment industry, voting immigrants, the Jewish vote and even the conservationists, by what reasoning do you think you can win an election against a black man who, in addition to the above has over 90% of the black vote?
The Great American Experiment lifted more people out of poverty than any other form of government in history but now we are going to try something else. To paraphrase Winston Churchill the voters have chosen to abandon the path of unequal prosperity and start down the road to equal misery.