Obama strategist David Axelrod set his sights on capitalist pig Mitt Romney long before Newt Gingrich did.
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In the late 1940s, Harry Canter actually worked with Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, at the communist publication, the Chicago Star. The Star was run by Davis, who was its editor-in-chief. These men were not only class-warfare specialists, but heartily believed what they preached. They were true believers.
My point isn’t that David Axelrod and Barack Obama are closet members of Communist Party USA. The point is that the class-warfare they parrot so naturally is in the marrow of their political bones and ancestry.
If Mitt Romney gets the 2012 GOP nomination, prepare yourself for a season of class warfare in America unlike anything our generation has ever heard. You’ll need to go back to the Cold War for rhetoric like this — to Chicago in the 1940s.
And if you thought the Occupy movement was worked up last fall, you haven’t seen nothing yet. If Romney is the GOP nominee, the Occupiers will go absolutely bananas this coming fall, especially if prodded by Team Obama. Wall Street might literally burn this time. The rich are going to be demonized in a frighteningly shameless way by professional agitators.
Before, Obama’s pals simply wanted the Occupy-istas to rise up against Republicans in Congress. This time, they’ll be battling for Obama’s political life — for nothing less than the revolution itself. It could get really ugly.
With Barack Obama at the helm, and David Axelrod charting the course against Mitt Romney, this nation is about to set sail into a poisonous sea of class envy and hatred. “Bain” Capital will be “Bane” Capital, as in evil. “Venture capital” will be “vulture capital.”
This November’s election might boil down to a fundamental debate between the merits of markets vs. central planning and wealth redistribution; at the least, that’s where the rhetoric is taking us.
If I were advising Mitt Romney, I’d tell him to bone up not only on the good he did at Bain Capital — explaining to Americans what venture capital is, and why someone with such economic experience is arguably perfect for the White House right now — but on Hayek, Friedman, Hazlitt, Mises, Laffer, and, most of all, Marx. He might Google the word “agitprop,” since he will be precisely such a target. And if Romney does this right, he has chance not only to win Americans’ vote but to educate them about the wondrous free-market system that has made their nation the greatest marvel in human history — and which they won’t learn about from Obama and Axelrod.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?