Posted on April 10, 2013 by Ruth O’Brien
Obama’s cultural triumph is paying off in spades (can one say spades – is it too black? Too African?). As Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta of the Los Angeles Times report from sunny, diverse California: “After the crushing presidential loss in November, national Republican leaders offered a blunt message in a postelection report: Unless the party appealed to women, minorities and voters with divergent views, there was little hope of reversing their national losing streak.”
What is a party to do? They can’t support women. They can’t support African-Americans. They can’t support Latino/Latinas. They can’t support LGBTers. Oops . . . Who are they going to invite to their party? Who do they have? White, Anglo-Saxon men who are presumably heterosexual. The 1 percenters, as I call them at home. (I live in an otherwise all-male, blue-eyed, presumably straight home – we are only “culturally Christian,” though.)
But is the dominant group dominant enough to do anything in a national election? I dunno. What I do know is that this is exciting, watching the economically dominant majority get toppled by the cultural masses – okay, not masses, but at least the new cosmopolitan rainbow coalition I call Obamacrats, since after all, he invited them all into his party.