Obama Says He Loves You, Middle Class

Cedar Rapids (7/10/12):

THE PRESIDENT And then when I came to Iowa for the presidential campaign -- first stop, Cedar Rapids -- (applause) -- first stop.

AUDIENCE: We love you!

THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.)

Obama claims he is a champion of the middle class.

"I'm a warrior for the middle class."

"We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We've got to have middle class families up in front."

"Responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses who ... take advantage of middle-class families."

"In an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class."

"I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans."

From Cedar Rapids to Cincinnati, to Hampton Rhodes, wherever middle-class votes might be the key, Obama is on message.

Iowa

Obama won Iowa in 2008 by a decisive 9.54 percentage points.  Today, the race in Iowa is too close to call.  When polling showed Obama struggling, his re-election campaign started dumping money and its top stars into the Hawkeye State.  He "bamboozled" (to use an Obama term) Iowans in 2008, and  the Love Boat Captain is at it again. 

Virginia

President Obama campaigned for two days throughout the battleground state of Virginia.  He talked about his "Vision for Virginia's Middle Class" in all five campaign stops, highlighting the differences between his economic and jobs plan and those of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Ohio

"I, I, I, I, I'm, I'm a warrior for the middle class.  I'm happy to fight for the middle class," President Obama said at the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, OH.

Meanwhile:

When he speaks to black or Latino communities to pump up his base, he changes his tune.  Out pops the community organizer, ginning up resentment and victimhood and thereby indirectly blaming the white middle class and promoting a divisive us-against-them mentality.  Speaking on the Latino station Univision:

And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder - and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2.

Warrior for the middle class?

Obama has plans for the middle class, all right.  He plans to make the suburbs share the tax burden of the impoverished inner cities by annexing them.  What a brilliantly simple idea.  What a coup de maître!  The policy is called "regionalism."  The additional money extracted form the suburbs will lift up the great oppressed underclass of the inner cities.  This is the underclass that the Democrats, starting with Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," created, nurtured, and multiplied to the tune of 15-16 trillion dollars, with nothing to show as far as lowering the percentage of the U.S. populace off the government teat.  But regionalism will do the trick -- on the backs of the middle-class suburbs.

In reality, behind all the amore, Obama is out to marginalize the white middle class.

Proof?

How about this passage from an article in The New York Times?

For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment -- professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists -- and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.

The Gray Lady has it wrong that "... the party will explicitly abandon the working white middle class."  The Obama team is involved big-time in courting "the working white middle class" not only in Iowa, but in swing states generally.  Iowans fell for Obama's sweet talk in 2008.  If they fall for his line the second time, they deserve what they get -- and according to the planned annexing strategy, it is the shaft.  Hopefully, they and others in the "working white middle class" who voted for Obama in 2008 will wise up.

Cedar Rapids (7/10/12):

THE PRESIDENT And then when I came to Iowa for the presidential campaign -- first stop, Cedar Rapids -- (applause) -- first stop.

AUDIENCE: We love you!

THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.)

Obama claims he is a champion of the middle class.

"I'm a warrior for the middle class."

"We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We've got to have middle class families up in front."

"Responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses who ... take advantage of middle-class families."

"In an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class."

"I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans."

From Cedar Rapids to Cincinnati, to Hampton Rhodes, wherever middle-class votes might be the key, Obama is on message.

Iowa

Obama won Iowa in 2008 by a decisive 9.54 percentage points.  Today, the race in Iowa is too close to call.  When polling showed Obama struggling, his re-election campaign started dumping money and its top stars into the Hawkeye State.  He "bamboozled" (to use an Obama term) Iowans in 2008, and  the Love Boat Captain is at it again. 

Virginia

President Obama campaigned for two days throughout the battleground state of Virginia.  He talked about his "Vision for Virginia's Middle Class" in all five campaign stops, highlighting the differences between his economic and jobs plan and those of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Ohio

"I, I, I, I, I'm, I'm a warrior for the middle class.  I'm happy to fight for the middle class," President Obama said at the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, OH.

Meanwhile:

When he speaks to black or Latino communities to pump up his base, he changes his tune.  Out pops the community organizer, ginning up resentment and victimhood and thereby indirectly blaming the white middle class and promoting a divisive us-against-them mentality.  Speaking on the Latino station Univision:

And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder - and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2.

Warrior for the middle class?

Obama has plans for the middle class, all right.  He plans to make the suburbs share the tax burden of the impoverished inner cities by annexing them.  What a brilliantly simple idea.  What a coup de maître!  The policy is called "regionalism."  The additional money extracted form the suburbs will lift up the great oppressed underclass of the inner cities.  This is the underclass that the Democrats, starting with Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," created, nurtured, and multiplied to the tune of 15-16 trillion dollars, with nothing to show as far as lowering the percentage of the U.S. populace off the government teat.  But regionalism will do the trick -- on the backs of the middle-class suburbs.

In reality, behind all the amore, Obama is out to marginalize the white middle class.

Proof?

How about this passage from an article in The New York Times?

For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.

All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment -- professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists -- and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.

The Gray Lady has it wrong that "... the party will explicitly abandon the working white middle class."  The Obama team is involved big-time in courting "the working white middle class" not only in Iowa, but in swing states generally.  Iowans fell for Obama's sweet talk in 2008.  If they fall for his line the second time, they deserve what they get -- and according to the planned annexing strategy, it is the shaft.  Hopefully, they and others in the "working white middle class" who voted for Obama in 2008 will wise up.

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