So Long, White Devils! Hello, "New Welfare Constituency"!


Oh yes? You don’t want to buy the argument that white people are tribally clinging to a raft built by rich fellow white people, in part as an attempt to float away from the scary brown gay immigrants?

So then what happened last night? “Mr. Obama won despite losing the support of white voters by wide margins. Overall, he lost this group by 19 percentage points, even larger than his 12-point loss in 2008,” says the New York Times. Now American politics has an entrenched coalition of religious or religious-seeming largely white people, with a small pocket of well-off funders and bundlers who actually benefit from Republican financial ideas, as oppose to the poor whites who imagine they will benefit from those ideas—and there’s mostly the rest of us. “Traditional America” is now over, says Bill O’Reilly.

That’s not going down smoothly for everyone.