Class Warfare

Something Oliver highlights in that video above, that I went looking for because it seemed to illustrate just what's wrong with everything ever right now: 

 The last time the group met, in May 2011, historian Robert Dallek finally asked Obama what the group could do to help him. Obama’s answer went right to a present-day concern: “What you could do for me is to help me find a way to discuss the issue of inequality in our society without being accused of class warfare.”

Because, erm, you'd think by May of 2011 Obama would have figured out that there is no way to not be accused of class warring, because there is no way to not be accused of class warring if you are a Democrat who happens to stop slobbing the knob of the exceedingly wealthy even for one milisecond while you get yourself a sandwich and maybe have a nap. 

I would have thought 2000 and 2004 and 2006 would have taught Democrats this. You are always a tree-hugging, Marx-humping, gay-marrying abortionist who wants to teach little children the fundamentals of sodomy while forcing them to eat salad, because you are a Democrat and that's it. And so the answer isn't to somehow avoid being criticized like that.

The answer is to stop giving a flying fuck what your patently dishonest, hysterical, conspiratorial wingnut critics have to say about anything. 

Unless, of course, you're just looking for an excuse not to rock the boat on what is demonstrably the most important issue of our time, of course. 

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4 thoughts on “Class Warfare

  1. Racer_X says:

    “Because, erm, you’d think by May of 2011 Obama would have figured out that there is no way to not be accused of class warring, because there is no way to not be accused of class warring if you are a Democrat who happens to stop slobbing the knob of the exceedingly wealthy even for one milisecond while you get yourself a sandwich and maybe have a nap.”
    So basically the message to Dems is: “Stop being pussies, we beat these effers in 1865 and we can do it again if it comes to that.”
    Count me in.

  2. pansypoo says:

    how about WE ACTUALLY HAVE CLASS WARFARE CAUSE THE RICH ARE WINNING. AND THAT IS THE FACT OR IT.
    we need it now. and the rich can’t avoid it anymore.

  3. June Butler says:

    Embrace the term class warfare, because, as pansypoo says, there is a war going on, and the rich are winning, and we need to fight back. I’ve never understood why Obama and the Dems are so fearful of the use of the term.

  4. willf says:

    I’ve never understood why Obama and the Dems are so fearful of the use of the term.
    Because when it comes to class war, Obama and Democratic party leaders are on the other side. The poor and working class aren’t going to shell out tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees and “honoraria”, after all.

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