RUSH: Obama has cast himself as a warrior for the middle class. This is a USA Today story. "These days, President Obama is using the term 'class warfare' as much as the Republicans. 'The only class warfare I've seen is the battle that's been waged against middle-class folks in this country for a decade now,' Obama said last night at a Democratic Party fundraiser in New York City. Obama again defended his plan to tax wealthier Americans to help pay down the nation's $14.5 trillion-plus debt. Republicans such as Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., accused Obama of pitting groups of people against each other, hence the term 'class warfare.' Obama is picking up the term and running with it. 'Now, you're already hearing the Republicans in Congress dusting off the old talking points,' Obama told New York donors. 'You can write their press releases. "Class warfare," they say.'
"'You know what,' he added. 'If asking a billionaire to pay the same rate as a plumber or a teacher makes me a warrior for the middle class, I wear that charge as a badge of
Well, here's the thing. We conservatives -- and I'm sure you are included when I say this -- what we oppose are crooked millionaires and billionaires, the sort of people who bundle for Obama and then milk the rest of us for stimulus grants. That's who we oppose. Obama likes those kinds of millionaires and billionaires. Obama is in bed with those kinds of millionaires and billionaires. That's the big difference.
The headline for this story is "Obama Casts Himself As A Warrior For Middle Class;" an appropriate headline would be "Fox Volunteers To Guard Chicken House." What is it, specifically, that Barack Obama has done to protect the middle class? What is it? Was it passing a law that raises their health insurance premiums until they become unaffordable? Was it putting the country on a path to socialized medicine? Is that among the things he's done for the middle class? Was it moratorium on drilling for oil and gas that has contributed to increased gas and energy costs? Was it all these jobs that have miraculously been created under Obama?
Was it conducting a war on prosperity that has resulted in millions of Americans losing their jobs, double-digit unemployment, 11-plus percent in real numbers? Is that what he did for the middle class? Was it pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to smother private sector businesses with regulations that stifle growth and profitability? Was that what he's done for the middle class? Was it pushing a tax increase on people earning $200,000 that will results in yet another wave of layoffs and business closings? What has he done for the middle class? Who in the private sector has more disposal income under the leadership of Barack Obama?
Who is better off under this failure? Who is it that's making out like bandits? I contend that if you don't have a political or personal connection to Obama, you don't have a shot. You don't have a chance. The truth is Barack Obama IS a war on the middle class. Our president has used middle class taxes to pay for his lavish vacations, pay off his political foot soldiers and cronies, shrink the private sector, load up on federal bureaucrats that we don't need and we can't afford. He's a "community organizer." What does a community organizer do? Have you ever tried to visualize the job of community organizer? What is it? Basically, you sit around and you agitate people.
You sit around and you tell 'em how they're getting screwed, and you tell 'em how we're gonna get even. What is a community organizer, and what does it have to do with creating jobs and understanding how private sector economics works? He is a war on the middle class. He's a warrior for the unions. He's a warrior for Jerry Immelt. He's a warrior for Eric Holder. But he's not a warrior for you. Barack Obama and his cronies govern against the will of the people.