Why Democrats hate the American middle class.
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But why? Why were Democrats suddenly in such a panic because their own delegates wanted God out of the platform?
There is a reason — and it’s a big reason. A very big reason.
God — which is to say religion — is forever associated in American culture with arguably the largest, most influential voting bloc in the country: the American middle-class.
Middle class Americans may be Catholic. They may be Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Lutherans or Jews. They may be Evangelicals. Or fundamentalists. They may be… hmmmm… Mormon. Yes they may even be Islamic non-fundamentalists. But whatever their faith may be — and we’ve only touched the surface by naming the above faiths — what they all have in common besides their middle-class status is God. Not to mention a belief system, a value hierarchy of morals, hard work and patriotism that revolves around God.
So it was no accident last week that President Obama and former President Bill Clinton took pains to say some version of exactly the same thing: Democrats just luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvv the American middle class. Really. Honest. No kidding. Democrats have all these exciting, especially-designed-for-the-middle-class programs old and new, you see, and…
Politely put, this is not just another round of your average political snowjob. The inevitable wooing and mooing by one group of partisans designed to win an election.
This is grimacing, clenched-teeth-with-a-forced-smile political BS. BS designed to get must-have votes from a group of Americans today’s Democrats — the embodiment of the American Left — hate.
Yes, hate. Viscerally hate. Hate every bit as much as they hate Rush or Hannity or Levin or Fox.
Why do they hate the American middle-class, whether lower, middle-middle or upper?
They hate the American middle class — hate it passionately and precisely because it embodies the three values of religion, capitalism and, oh yes, love of country — patriotism.
EXAMPLES OF HOW the Left so disdains the middle class would fill three Internets. This special contempt, which began spreading like a virus in the 1960s, now permeates not only the nation’s politics but its culture — its movies, music, books, television and now the Internet.
Let’s begin with just one example — a famous movie from the 1960s. A film where this visceral hatred of the American middle class and its values first began to appear.
The film? The Graduate.
If you want to know why the Democrats and the American Left hate the American middle class, look no further than The Graduate. The famous 1967 movie based on the Charles Webb novel. The film, which won seven Oscar nominations from Hollywood and won an Oscar for director Mike Nichols (now the husband of ABC anchor Diane Sawyer) is (adjusted for inflation) one of the highest grossing films in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?