Will the Obama coalition come apart this November?

That would be the liberal top-bottom coalition.  The American Spectator thinks it’s about to unravel, over the Keystone XL pipeline that 60 percent of Americans want to be built yesterday but which Obama refuses to approve.  He’s managed to make the environmentalist wackos angry as well for merely delaying it.  They want him to kill it dead for good.  A lot of oil has to move by train and truck without the XL pipeline and that is more of a threat to the environment, but nobody ever accused the environmentalists of being rational.

For the past decade the Democrats have managed to defy gravity by bolting together an unlikely coalition of the richest and poorest Americans. It’s no secret. Ever since President Bush’s re-election in 2004, the pattern has been clear. People making above $100,000 and below $40,000 vote Democratic. The people in the middle vote Republican.

But now that top-bottom coalition is about to come apart, or lose its majority status at least. And the issue will be one that may loom larger than the debacle of Obamacare — the Keystone Pipeline.

If the American Spectator has this right, and I sure hope it does, November will be a turning point election.  Maybe Republicans will even grow a little backbone and start standing up to Obama. That would be a game changer.

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