I’m sure we’ll be told that this is all because there is some deep, innate psychological flaw with purity troll, emo DFHs that causes them to attack other liberals.
The Post-ABC poll found that the number of liberal Democrats who strongly support Obama’s record on jobs plunged 22 points from 53 percent last year to 31 percent. The number of African Americans who believe the president’s actions have helped the economy has dropped from 77 percent in October to just over half of those surveyed.
Unless President Obama changes course — but quick — what this means is: President Romney.
David Axelrod simply cannot dig up enough “independents” or “centrists” that will be reward Obama for being “the adult in the room” to compensate for a 69% disapproval in the Democratic base. And a 50% approval among African Americans? Staggering.
Bizarrely, the White House has been running the anti-Rove playbook since the before the 2010 midterms: screw your base and try to appeal to everyone else. How’s that working out for you, Plouffe?
Meanwhile, Republicans are still running the Rove playbook and though they’re taking a beating in the polls, they’re winning the negotiation, which is further alienating Obama’s base.
Good luck in 2012 without your base, Mr. President.