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Hey, Who’s Up For Some Class Warfare
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 29, 2012 @ 2:37 pm In The Point | 15 Comments
Do you even have to ask?
The Democrats are now convinced that they can win every election with class warfare. So long as they can convince Republicans to keep running stiff wealthy businessmen against them. But we’re not exactly dealing with a party that thinks beyond ways of sticking taxpayers with their latest “government meeting” and “donor payoff” bill.
A George Soros-funded radical think tank with close ties to the Democratic Party has launched a new website urging politicians and activists to wage class warfare while hailing what it calls a new era in politics – the use of class warfare to win elections.
CAF’s co-director, Robert Borosage, explained the need for such a website.
“America’s growing diversity and its increasingly socially liberal attitudes played a big role in this election. But looking back, we are likely to see this as the first of the class warfare elections of our new Gilded Age of extreme inequality,” he wrote in a statement.
“More and more of our elections going forward will feature class warfare – only this time with the middle class fighting back. And candidates are going to have to be clear about which side they are on,” he wrote.
I don’t think Bob Borosage really wants the middle class fighting back. The only middle class he wants fighting back is the one that holds down government jobs and feeds off the working middle class.
But let’s look at who the Reign of Obama has benefited. Was it the middle class of the 1 percent?
According to NYU economics professor Edward Wolff, the median wealth of American households is down shockingly from 2007 to 2010; the top 1 percent, however, increased their wealth by a stunning 71 percent.
In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties.
And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting.
The Washington region has emerged from the recession looking even more affluent compared with the rest of the country, boasting seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the nation, new census numbers show.
Here’s your class warfare. The real deal in all its tawdry liberal glory. The redistribution isn’t going from middle class whites to poor blacks, that’s just another tier of the scam. The actual redistribution takes money from the working middle class and gives it to the government middle and upper classes.
It’s the Russian economy with an American flag and a framed photo of Obama in the background.
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