A bad economy for the groups that Democrats need to turn out

Over the last two days, I've read a couple of stories about the US economy and minorities. The first one is Dedroy Murdock of National Review: "Obama’s election, no doubt, generated considerable ethnic pride. Seeing a black man (or, precisely, a half-black man) inaugurated was a truly exceptional milestone for all Americans — black and otherwise.    But Obama reached the Oval Office nearly five years and four months ago. Since then, his performance should have dimmed his halo among blacks, especially considering how much they have suffered on his watch." The second is from The NY Times: "Though broad measures of the economy are showing signs of improvement, a closer look at important indicators among individual groups reveals that voting blocs critical to Democrats in recent elections are not yet feeling the benefits. Consider women, whose unemployment rate stood at 8.1 percent, up almost two percentage points...(Read Full Post)