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Why Democrats hate the American middle class.
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And just the other day, as previously noted in this space, there was NBC’s Chris Matthews attacking the middle class with this play of the race card:
“[T]hey keep saying Chicago, by the way. Have you noticed? That sends that message: This guy’s helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods and screwing us in the ‘burbs.”
Screwing who in the ‘burbs?
That’s right. Matthews means the middle class. He is saying the American middle class is racist.
Has there been an electoral backlash to all of this constant assault by liberals on the values of middle class Americans?
Are you kidding?
By 1968 the reaction by middle class Americans to this constant assault by the political and cultural left was already evident. Suffice to say, the middle class was both horrified and furious. And the instant place to register middle class fury was at the ballot box.
The assault on middle class values made Richard Nixon president, not Democrat Hubert Humphrey.
Here’s Ronald Reagan as a candidate for governor of California delivering a blistering attack on the law-breaking anti-middle class crowd at the University of California at Berkeley. This particular assault at Berkeley on middle class values made Reagan governor — and launched him eventually into the White House.
The attack on the American middle class brought to life what was called in Nixon’s day the “Silent Majority” (or as ex-Nixon aide Kevin Phillips wrote it up in book form The Emerging Republican Majority. Around the same time, Richard Scammon and Ben Wattenberg, the first an ex-Director of the U.S. Census Bureau for JFK, the second an aide to LBJ, wrote The Real Majority: An Extraordinary Examination of the American Electorate.
What was discovered and measured in the Scammon/Wattenberg book was the precise fashion in which what might be called the middle class revolt was taking place. The numbers, the how and why and where of it all.
What relevance does all of this have to the next two-months of the 2012 election?
Every time you hear Barack Obama or Joe Biden or Bill Clinton sing the praises of the middle class it’s because they are scared witless there are millions of that American middle class who are long on to the Democrats’ game.
Americans who understand in detail that when God is booted from the Democrats’ platform it is not just an attack on God.
It is yet another liberal attack in a five decades-long liberal war on the values of an American middle class that believes in God, country, and capitalism.
A war on the very people, in Rush Limbaugh’s words, “who make this country work.”
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?