Obama’s re-election seems to mark a turning point in American politics. A new coalition of empowered minorities (Latinos, blacks, gays and others usually regarded as “liberal-oriented”) defeated the old “white-anglo-man” dominance epitomized by the Tea Party conservatives. “No U.S. presidential candidate in coming years will be able to turn his back on Hispanics” writes The Miami Herald’s Oppenheimer.
But I don’t think that Rush Limbaugh and his ilk should be so demoralized. Their traditional way of living will not be swept by a liberal tsunami tomorrow.
Obama will continue to be a moderate Democrat anxious to be seen as “reasonable” and “responsibly” by the traditional Establishment. But, more important than that, those minorities doesn’t want to dissemble their society; they just want to be a recognized part of it and are eager to show that they can be so “patriotic” as anyone. If this is a good perspective for the Rest of the World is a complete different story.