Change you can forget about

To understand how much Barack Obama’s campaign has changed — or how phony it was from the outset — consider this statement by his campaign manager David Axelrod:

The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections, going back even to the Clinton years.

In other words, as Bill Clinton correctly translates, “we don’t really need these working class people to win.”

What happened to the Obama who wanted to get past the old divisions and categories, and to reject the politics of “getting to 51 percent” any way possible? I guess the American working class is just too bitter for such an approach to be sustainable.

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