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1. Attacking capitalism
The Obama campaign is trying to make Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital an issue in the race, bemoaning how jobs were sometimes lost in the restructuring of its acquisitions. But Mr. Obama, that is how capitalism works, and it is exactly what you did during the bailout of General Motors when unprofitable divisions were shut down in order to save the larger company.
2. Tax the rich
Even as Obama spends the nation to oblivion, he is trying to make the case that taxing the wealthy will solve the country’s budget crisis. Even Nancy Pelosi is breaking with the president, saying the Bush tax cuts should be extended to those making up to $1 million, instead of Obama’s $250,000. When you’ve lost Pelosi, you’ve lost the argument.
3. Demonize corporations
No president has ever gone after the corporate world as Obama has, demonizing the banks, the oil companies, pharmaceuticals, and any entity that could actually create a job. His hypocrisy holds no bounds, as he greedily soaks up campaign donations from the same ventures he attacks.
4.Biden, the hit-man
Gaffe-machine Joe Biden apparently doesn’t have much to do as the nation’s vice president, so why not trot him out as the administration’s hit-man, where he can sharpen his boss’s anti-wealth attacks. Last Labor Day, he called Obama’s opponents barbarians, and more recently, at a rally in Ohio, Biden ranted, “They don’t get who we are.” Oh yes we do, Mr. Vice President, and that’s why we are on the other side.
5. Unleash the unions
Big Labor provides the foot soldiers for Obama’s reelection bid and he returns the favor through appointments and policies beneficial to their interests. Union bosses have virtually set up an office in the White House, making hundreds of visits for meetings with top officials. And don’t forget the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which deploys an army of thugs to attend left-wing rallies and are not adverse to forcibly bullying its opponents.
6. Promote the Occupy movement
The president has lent his moral support to the Occupy Wall Street movement, even as the protests turned violent and the group became infested with criminal activity. He hitched his ride with the motley activists early on, saying last October the movement was a reflection of a “broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” Spoken like the Alinsky-styled community organizer that he remains at heart.
7. Spread the wealth around
As candidate Obama famously told Joe the Plumber in 2008, he is all about wealth redistribution and since taking office his budgets have piled up trillions of dollars in deficits trying to do just that. Given a second term, this president will increase taxes every which way in order to pay for more social programs for the downtrodden, keeping an increasing number of Americans on the government dole.
8. ObamaCare’s ‘fairness’
The president’s healthcare initiative is one big class warfare gambit as he loads up on tax increases in order to subsidize the uninsured. The problem is that it just won’t work. Costs continue to rise, businesses will begin to shed their health plans, and longer waits will become normal at the doctor’s office. All out of the misguided notion of “fairness.”
Even as his policies have slowed the economic recovery, created few jobs, added trillions to the national debt, put in roadblocks that curtail U.S. energy production, and destroyed the healthcare system, President Obama continues the same misguided efforts. A true revolutionary never loses sight of the ultimate goal, with the ends justifying the means, and two steps forward, one step back. Look at his annual budget request which is such a joke with its big spending, big government approach that he can’t get a single Democrat to vote for it.
10. Overheated rhetoric
No class warfare attack could be complete without resorting to over-the-top rhetoric meant to inflame passions rather than to reach a consensus. President Obama has become a master of that art, blaming “millionaires and billionaires” for all the nation’s woes in nearly every speech he gives. He reached his rhetorical zenith when he tried to portray President Reagan as a “wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior.”
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by xuenchen
All I see is more fright-wing nonsense.
Do tell us, xuenchen, who handles you?
You've been pretty consistent with your attacks on Obama.
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
so.... you're saying the ultra rich should be protected and the poor working class should basically be imprisoned and serve the ultra rich like slaves?
And you are upset that he wants to free them from this slavery?
yeah, I could support THAT kind of "class warfare" in a heartbeat!!
Notice the only ones getting anything "negative" out of it in any way whatsoever would be the billionaires who pay less in taxes then their secretaries, the mulit-billion dollar companies that recieved bailouts then gave their CEOs record salaries and the ones who took all the jobs and shipped them overseas but kept their offices in this country. Yup, class warfare against them would be just fine!
Originally posted by MattyT
This is all B.S. The reason that I say this is that, what has Obama done that is different that Bush? Nothing. The fact of the matter, whether you want to face it or not, is that Democrats and Republicans are the same. They have different rhetoric, based on who they are trying to appeal to, but in the end it doesn't matter how you vote. You vote for party A, but what you don't realize is that party A and Party B are the same. Its a false competition that in reality, doesn't effect your life as an average citizen. It doesn't effect your life because it is designed not to. How many of you go out and vote straight Republican or Democrat. I am guessing at least 80 percent of the U.S. vote either or. "I'm a Democrat, so I will just vote a straight ticket", OR "I am a Republican, so I will just vote a straight ticket."
Its time for people to open their eyes. The Republican Party doesn't give a crap about you. The Democratic Party doesn't give a crap about you. So why vote for either one of these parties. Why vote for either one of these candidates. Why resolve yourself to vote for the lesser of two evils. If you vote for the lesser of two evils, then you still vote for evil.
I wish I could post George Washington's fair well address on this website. In all honesty it would probably solve 99% of the problems that we have in our country if we were to listen to our founding father. He warned us, about meddling in foreign affairs, and about forming political parties, and that these things would only make US weaker, He was right. The only problem is that,; when everyone realizes George Washington was right, there will be no America left to fight for his ideals.
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
reply to post by xuenchen
You're smarter than this. I'm smarter than this, and all the other would be posters in this thread are smarter than this.
Let's be honest. The President has little say or power in initiating anything dealing with War, Economics, or Social Programs. These responsibilities are handled and influenced by Generals, Economic Analysts, Government organizers, and Lobbyists. To be honest with you, I'm tired of blaming Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Regan, Carter, etc - until JFK. One should understand that the modern presidency is restricted in many special ways, and that they have little to do with how things go about. There is a set agenda, and a tiny bit of wiggle room within that agenda.
We're smarter than this...and I'm tired of this.
I remember when ATS didn't participate in this bull#. I suggest we return to the days where we didn't pretend that the "handlers"were nonexistent. You're owned by a system that was here long before you were here. Stop pretending otherwise, it will only continue the confusion and the illusion. Hell yes, there should be class warfare. Until the day where all men have the opportunity to be equals or until the day we shed the ape skin, the poor should always fight against the rich who would take the crumbs out of the mouths of those who sit under the table.
Stop consuming, Stop supporting candidate x or y, Stop pretending you're on your own with only your family to care about. Stop being "separate" from all the "others". Break free from the conditioning. You're better, smarter, and shine brighter than this.
You all can be amazing things if you tried. Let the greed go, because you can't take it with you when you're gone.
Break free of the programming. Peace, Love, and Carefree Active Awareness. Disciplined Foolishness.