One of the under-reported stories of the year is the resistance that many Democrats have manifested toward the Obama administration during the primary process. Obama has no meaningful opponent for his party’s nomination, yet in a number of states, Democrats have rebelled against his policies by casting votes for anyone-but-Obama.
In Oklahoma, a motley crew of opponents got 43% of the primary vote against the president’s 57%. In Massachusetts, Obama got 89% of the vote, but someone else got 11%; the numbers were the same in Tennessee. In Alabama, Obama could muster only 80% of the Democratic vote. In Louisiana, it was 76-24, in Rhode Island, 83-17. Obama won North Carolina 79-21. West Virginia was the most stunning result so far: Obama eked out a 59-41 win over a felon who is incarcerated in Texas. Among Democratic voters.
Next up, on Tuesday, is Arkansas. A poll taken last week showed Obama narrowly leading another flake candidate named John Wolfe by a mere seven points, 45-38. Obama could very well lose Tuesday’s primary; with a little help from Republicans, he will lose.
What is remarkable about this is that Obama has no real opponent. He is running weakly among his own Democrats against unknowns, cranks and felons. By rights, this should be a huge story. In 1968, Lyndon Johnson was driven from the White House when Eugene McCarthy garnered 42% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary–coincidentally, the same showing that the incarcerated felon made against Obama in West Virginia, and that a group of nobodies made in Oklahoma. So far, America’s reporters and editors have studiously averted their eyes from what is happening in the Democratic primaries. They have refused to cover the rebellion in the Democratic ranks, and will continue to do so unless and until Obama actually loses a primary. If that happens, they will have no choice but to report the fact.
Arkansas has open primaries. So, if you live in Arkansas, here is what you should do: If you live in the 4th Congressional district, vote in the Republican primary, and vote for our friend Tom Cotton, one of the brightest stars in the new generation of conservative leadership. If you live anywhere outside the 4th district, vote in the Democratic primary for John Wolfe. Who is he? A crank perennial candidate. But if he wins the Arkansas primary, as he very well may, attention will be focused on the fact that in state after state, Democratic voters have registered their discontent with the Obama administration. That would be a valuable step in the process of reclaiming America from Obama and his corrupt cronies.