Running On Empty
April 22, 2012 Leave a comment
No, I am not talking about Obama’s campaign war chest. The “class warrior” who recently made a jab at Mitt Romney with a silver spoon reference regularly charges “regular folks $1000 for a handshake at fundraisers” (see the Sunday April 22, 2012 Chicago Tribune column by John Kass linked in blue below). Class warfare depends on the treasure of the rich in so many ways!
From Kass’s Sunday Trib column, Obama Ladles Up Hot Bowls of Class Warfare:
And, Obama is of the people, so please forget that presidential media guru David Axelrod just dropped $1.7 million on a gorgeous Chicago condo.
In America, only snobs and fools look down upon someone born poor. It’s un-American. But if your father’s poverty isn’t your fault, then, why should your father’s wealth be a sin?
The opportunity to seek wealth is why our people (Kass is Greek) came here, why they left their villages overseas to ride in steerage, seasick, eating black bread and spooning out the stew with wooden spoons, just on the chance that their grandchildren might hold a silver spoon someday…
Romney, of course, took great umbrage at Obama’s silver spoon crack, saying it was aimed at his father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, a former president of American Motors.
“The president likes to attack fellow Americans,” said Romney on Fox News. “He’s always looking for a scapegoat, particularly (those who) have been successful like my dad, and I’m not going to rise to that.”
I find both of them flawed. Romney as the ring bearer for all that’s wrong with the corporatist Republican smothering of the conservative spirit, Obama as the keeper of the federal leviathan, feeding it as it grows larger, squeezing the life out of entrepreneurship.”
There are two kinds of politicians: those without personal wealth, and those with personal wealth. Those with money don’t need politics to make more. Those without money need friends as they climb the ladder of public service.”
Michelle Obama had such friends…
And the President had such friends. One is named Tony Rezko. He’s rotting in a federal prison, although it was Rezko and his wife who put together the strange deal that helped Barack and Michelle buy their dream house in Kenwood that they never seem to visit anymore.
In prison, Tony Rezko doesn’t use a silver spoon. He uses a plastic fork.”
Obama, via his constant “fair share” campaign speeches, relates opportunity directly to having money and not to liberty and self-determination. How strange and how short-sighted this is.
What Obama is really telling inner-city people is that they are not going to make it, they will not have opportunity until and unless they other people’s money in their pockets. This is “in your face” class warfare, blatant materialism and an obvious trashing of the human spirit.
Underlying Johnny-one-note-Obama’s fair share speeches is the same inane logic of the Left: if someone has more that means that there must be less for you. But, life is not a zero-sum proposition. Everyone can benefit from hard work and self-determination and not just those who already have done so and have earned money.
It is those on the Left who spend all of their time trying to slice the current pie into exactly equal “fair share” pieces. It is those on the Right who want to make a bigger pie so that everyone can have a big slice of it and can eat it in peace, free from the tyranny of big government.
Obama’s implied message: Forget contentment, you must have what others have or you are missing out, otherwise your treasure chest is empty.
Now with White House silverware in hand, Obama spoons out the parasite-laden bread pudding of class warfare to those standing in the food lines willing to pay a $1000.00 a plate. He lectures to those anxious for any crumbs that may fall from the table of the Dear Leader and to those of the liberal media anxiously waiting another feeding frenzy.
I ask God for my daily bread and He provides.