Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Have you noticed how the Obama campaign has stepped up its class warfare rhetoric as we draw closer to Election Day?
President Barack Obama constantly resorts to this tactic because he’s simply unable to defend his own record in office, as 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and the economy remains in distress.
Class warfare is all he has left.
But voters aren’t buying Obama’s polarizing rhetoric. In a Gallup survey about the 12 most important priorities this election year, the issue of “increasing taxes on wealthy Americans” came in dead last among voters. Understandably, Americans are far more concerned with issues such as “creating good jobs,” “reducing corruption in the federal government” and “reducing the federal budget deficit,” among other important priorities.
Nonetheless, Obama relentlessly attacks Mitt Romney’s prosperity, as if being a successful businessman — who takes financial risks and creates jobs — were an automatic disqualifier for anyone running for the nation’s highest office.
During the second presidential debate last week, Obama hammered Romney for his financial success and played the class warfare card:
–“I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours, so it doesn’t take as long.” (In fact, Obama has a larger pension than Romney.)