Daniel Greenfield describes the motivating force behind Obama support:
There is not a single Obama voter anywhere in the land who believes that another four years of him will make this country better. Not a single one from coast to coast. No, what they believe is that he will make the country a worse place for those people that they hate… What they believe is that Obama will grant their group more special privileges and the rest of the country can go to hell…
…This is an election contest between the United States and an emerging Post-American order. That entity will be an American EU run by unelected bureaucrats, governed by politically correct technocrats and upheld by corrupt financial pirates disguising the collective bankruptcy with numbers games so elaborate that they make every billion-dollar con game and pyramid scheme that has come before seem as simple as child’s play.
Sadly this motivation does not go away, even if Obama is defeated. Unless the welfare state is rolled back (or eliminated entirely), subsequent elections will have the same dynamics.
Next time the takers may have a candidate who can convince enough non-takers to vote for him, and he will be elected. Additional increases in entitlements, whether by Republicans or Democrats, will ensure takers will rule the country.
No nation can survive when the takers outnumber the makers. We are perilously close to that right now. Politics has become prostitution. Politicians have created enough “johns” to ensure the destruction of the country.
H/T to Doug Ross for Greenfield’s quote.