Thursday, September 29, 2011

"White Democrats...Overperformed..."

Over at the blog of Law Professor Ann Althouse we have this critique of Political Science Professor Melissa Harris-Perry's article in The Nation, where Professor Harris-Perry says:
Not only did white Democratic voters prove willing to support a black candidate [in 2004]; they overperformed in their repudiation of naked electoral racism, electing Obama with a higher percentage of white votes than either Kerry or Gore earned.
Then Professor Harris-Perry goes on to postulate new forms of racism on the part of White Democrats.  One can only imagine what she thinks of the rest of us.

The critique by Ms Althouse make interesting reading.

I would add a question.  Is Ms Harris-Perry is so young she forgets the sign in the War Room of the Clinton Campaign in 1992—"It's the Economy, Stupid".  Corporal Cue Ball was no dummy then and is no dummy now and thus his current apparent lack of enthusiasm for President Obama.

Regards  —  Cliff

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