Why Democrats hate the American middle class.
It’s God’s fault.
God and plastics. And don’t forget the American flag.
Which is another way of explaining just why it is today’s Democrats — the very embodiment of the American Left — literally hate the American middle class.
Hate that middle class with a visceral contempt. A contempt that has been repeatedly and vividly documented over the course of the last five decades in venues as varied as movies, music, politics and culture.
It is a contempt so powerful that the backlash from the American middle class has provided not only huge and repeated election majorities for conservatives and Republicans over the decades. The backlash to this vitriol has powered one of the biggest revolutions in American communications history — providing an enthusiastic audience for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin not to mention an entire talk radio industry. And, of course, Fox News.
Mr. Limbaugh himself emphatically agrees that his audience is composed of the American middle class that is so disdained by liberals, telling The American Spectator that “My audience is comprised of the people who make this country work.”
The very fact of the perpetual assault by the Left on Rush Limbaugh is a case study all by itself. It perfectly highlights the dilemma the Democrats found themselves in during their convention last week.
Because liberals don’t just hate Rush Limbaugh. The dirty little secret here is that liberals hate Rush Limbaugh’s 20 million member middle-class audience! While at the same time desperately needing a portion of that very same middle-class to win elections.
Which is what makes the already vitriolic hatred from liberals towards the American middle class all the more poisonous — for liberals. Without the middle class, Democrats cannot possibly win a presidential election. Or, for that matter, most elections. Which means in turn that it is critical, in a political sense, for Democrats to always be seen as courteously if not warmly and lovingly, courting the middle class.
Thus, under no circumstances can the mask that hides that very real contempt towards the middle class ever be allowed to drop.
Yet for one-heart stopping moment in Charlotte last week — that mask did drop. And it was panic city.
God was removed from the Democrats’ platform.
Followed within 24 hours by a defiant majority refusing to restore Him to the platform yet being overruled as seen here in this now famous video of Convention chair and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doing the dirty deed. “Tony Two-Thirds,” as we dubbed the mayor after his performance, simply overrode the “no” vote on God and made it a pretend “yes” vote of the required two-thirds. With that “opinion of the chair”, the deed was done. God was back in.
To see just how hair-trigger sensitive party leaders were when they realized what had happened, one need go no further than this contentious interview with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the Democrats’ Senate Majority Whip. Hours after God’s initial failure to make the platform cut, Durbin was questioned by Fox anchor Bret Baier. Durbin had a meltdown, accusing Baier and Fox of trying to make Democrats look “Godless.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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