Liberals used to criticize Karl Rove’s get-out-the-vote strategy, which usually resulted in mobilizing white Christian voters in key states. But, as with any strategy or technology, if it works, it will be used, and so Democrats have utilized a similar strategy, albeit in an anti-European American guise.
While the liberal media criticized Sharron Angle for criticizing immigration, Harry Reid, for weeks, has been attempting to mobilize non-white voters in Nevada — from promising amnesty and warning that entitlements will be cut to portraying the election as one of non-whites vs. racism. And it seems to have worked:
His victory was powered by overwhelming support from minority voters, according to an AP analysis of preliminary exit poll results. He bested Angle among all non-white voters surveyed, including two-thirds of Hispanics, eight in 10 blacks and three-quarters of Asians.
Contrary to what the media say, the lesson to be learned from this is that Sharron Angle did not do enough to mobilize white voters, which is why she lost and why the left so furiously criticized her immigration ads. As usual, leftists are smarter than conservatives and a few steps ahead of them: disempower Angle’s identity politics, empower Reid’s identity politics.
Looking ahead to future elections, identity politics may well be the bread and butter of American elections, as the Republican party is largely the Euro party and the “heart and soul” of the Democratic Party is:
Gays and Lesbians, Blacks, Single Mothers, Latinos, people with missing limbs
Whites are fleeing the Democratic Party in droves. A recent poll put Obama’s approval rating:
Among blacks: 91%
Among Hispanics: 57%
Among whites: 36%
In other words, the Democratic Party is becoming the implicit party of non-whites, and Rovian non-white voting drives, driven by promises of entitlements and unfettered immigration, may well be the recipe for future Democratic victories.