Barack Obama, the Uniter, is finally coming clean – he is admitting he sees Americans not as a group striving for commonality in American values, but an amalgam of separate constituencies proud to claim their separate identities. Obama is asking his supporters to complete a survey on his website in which they check off which of 22 “constituency groups” they identify with.
Oh, by the way, if you’re a white man, don’t apply - there are no groups listed as “whites’ or “men.” Obama isn’t interested in appealing to you.
There are groups for women, African-Americans, Arab-Americans, Latinos, Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender, Educators, Environmentalists,” “Labor,” “Students,” “People with disabilities,” “Youth,” “Small business owners,” “Seniors,” “Veterans/military families,” and “Young Professionals.”
There is also a group called “People of faith,” so one could suppose all people of faith are lumped together, because as we all know, it’s important to make people who identify primarily as religious and are Democrats feel at home in the Democratic party – all three of them.
In a thrilling expansion of the number of genders in the human race, the survey also requires supporters to identify their gender as either “male,” “female,” or “other/no answer.”
The appeal to his supporters was couched this way:
Your hard work and passion defined this campaign and re-elected President Obama. Now, we're counting on you to help take this organization forward as we continue our work beyond 2012.
Apparently, in Obama’s world, there are white men on one side, and everyone else on his side.