Class Warfare

Obama has clearly decided that playing the class warfare card was his best chance to win the White House in 2012.  Big deal… another Dem resorting to dividing the country between rich and poor.  Yawn.  Nothing to see here.

But here’s something that is noteworthy… Governor Perry saw what Obama was doing and apparently thought “You know what, that whole plan of his to turn Americans against one other on the basis of their wealth really seems awesome…. I think I should do that in my campaign too.”  How else does one explain this pathetic creation?

I sure hope that Romney directly confronts Perry for spewing this ugly and un-American class warfare rhetoric in the debate tonight.


  1. Anonymous Politico says:

    That’s it, I’m voting for Kermit the Frog.

  2. Yes, it’s mean for Perry to play it, but really? You think it’s admirable for Mitt Romney to claim middle-class status? If he is the middle class, then I’m very, very poor.

  3. I don’t think it is entirely clear Romney called himself middle class. Let’s look at the full quote:

    “It’s not those in the low end. It’s certainly not those in the very high end. It’s for the great middle class, the 80 to 90 percent of us in this country.”

    Does “us” mean the middle class? Or does “us” mean Americans? I think it is ambiguous.

    I do agree Romney has to be more cautious about his language vis a vis wealth. But I think Perry is getting desparate, and after watching the debates, I think I understand why.

  4. as i watch and listen to the pres. debates the 2 frontrunners get all the publicity. the only one to make sense off the script is Speaker Gingrich. he’s been there and done that.

  5. What no one is saying is that the statement was a royal we which is, in my opinion, offensive all by itself. Either that or Romney really considers himself a member of the middle class.

    You don’t have to defend every single thing Romney does to support him, you know.

    And I’m with Dick – I’m leaning towards a Gingrich/Cain ticket myself and will be disappointed otherwise. Then I’ll dust off and vote for whomever wears the R.

  6. Until Romney admits hes was wrong about RomneyCare, I can’t trust him ever. He would be better than any Democrat I suppose, but he’ll spend more time bending over backwards to play nice with Dems and make the New York Times happy to do any hard reforms. Plus he’s clearly the guy the MSM wants us to go with and that’s never a good sign.
    We can do better than Romney!

  7. Any yeas for Jon Huntsman? … or does this quote kill his chances:

    “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

    Frankly, I’d call him sensible.

  8. Randy in Richmond says:

    I trust scientists on global warming also. Without it we could still be in an ice age and glaciers would abound. It’s been happening on and off for millions of years.

    But Huntsman is going nowhere in the Presidential race.

  9. what you have with gingrich and cain are very transparent politicians, a rarity these days. we used to call it honesty. that does not always get votes but it does get respect.

  10. Gingrich doesn’t get a whole lotta respect from the folks at Politifact, and absolute truth appears to be elusive for Caine .

  11. if i am right this politico is from the st. petersburg, fl. newspaper. when in tampa i read their sports page and could never find the brewers or packers. the average person has no time to read every internet blog or news chatter. i’m more interested hearing from my peers and friends + thought provoking local blogs like this one. next they will be quoting j. edgar hoover !

  12. I really hope Newt get’s picked. His past is virgin clean. Good, clean, stand up guy. Not one black mark…oh wait. If y’all want to see some class warfare get out of your lilly white castles in the burbs and head down to the inner city where unemployment is over 50%. You may see a repeat of the 60’s when we had race riots all over the city, but then some of you are not aware of the history of the city.

  13. Oh, I’m aware. I know! How about the inner city educate themselves to the jobs available. I sure hope you didn’t miss the interview a Manpower executive did on CNBC this morning. There are jobs. There just aren’t properly skilled workers to fill them who want to work.

  14. The Democratic Party and the accomplice media, by design, impose a standard of perfection for Republican candidates that they never inpose on themselves. After they have shaped opinion they promote the one they believe is most RINO-like, conciliatory towards Democrats, and should be selected as the Republican front runner (think McCain). The Republicans seem to go along with the media opinion. Then when that candidate is actually running against the Democrat they will fire up the demonization.

  15. Mr. Steinberg, how do you feel about Cain’s attitude towards appointing Muslims?:

    “Would you be comfortable appointing a Muslim either in your Cabinet or as a federal judge?”

    “No, I will not,” Cain replied. “And here’s why. There is this creeping attempt, there’s this attempt to gradually ease Sharia law and the Muslim faith into our government. It does not belong in our government.”

  16. each day is a new story in the world of politics. many of them are suspect but when it comes from the horses mouth the horse falters. right now there is a big fight to the right of the right to get votes. extremes in both parties do not usually win. it is true that our comments and those of the press change from day to day pending another horse putting a hoof in the mouth.Ms. Palin just said there is misinformation from the press. really !

  17. Randy in Richmond says:

    It’s Mrs. Palin, Dick, she’s married.

  18. Hey, Mr. RinR. I’m married, and I’m a Ms., FYI.

  19. so corrected. mrs/gov. remember the old days when the candidates were picked at the conventions.? what changed; primaries, money, press. this system of having a few states close the deal is not representative of the people, me thinks.