Jeffrey Lord writes in the American Spectator that Democrats …
Hate that middle class with a visceral contempt. A contempt that has been repeatedly and vividly documented over the course of the last five decades in venues as varied as movies, music, politics and culture.
It is a contempt so powerful that the backlash from the American middle class has provided not only huge and repeated election majorities for conservatives and Republicans over the decades. The backlash to this vitriol has powered one of the biggest revolutions in American communications history — providing an enthusiastic audience for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin not to mention an entire talk radio industry. And, of course, Fox News.
Mr. Limbaugh himself emphatically agrees that his audience is composed of the American middle class that is so disdained by liberals, telling The American Spectator that “My audience is comprised of the people who make this country work.” …
Without the middle class, Democrats cannot possibly win a presidential election. Or, for that matter, most elections. Which means in turn that it is critical, in a political sense, for Democrats to always be seen as courteously if not warmly and lovingly, courting the middle class.
Thus, under no circumstances can the mask that hides that very real contempt towards the middle class ever be allowed to drop.
Yet for one-heart stopping moment in Charlotte last week — that mask did drop. And it was panic city.
God was removed from the Democrats’ platform. …
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.
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. …
Here’s footage of the 1967 Detroit riots, going after middle class Americans — many of them black — with looting and arson. Interesting, the reference to “Governor Romney” is Mitt Romney’s father George Romney, then the Governor of Michigan.
Here’s the anti-middle class values set rioting at the Democratic National Convention in 1968.
Here’s Bill Ayers — the man in whose living room Barack Obama began his political career — explaining the strategy of 1969 Chicago’s “Days of Rage” in which there were three days of violence attacking banks and business — the middle class value of capitalism. One lawyer in the clip — on the streets to advise the Chicago police — was paralyzed for life as a result of all this anti-middle class rage.
Here’s footage of the November, 1969 march on Washington to protest the Vietnam War — deliberately yanking the chains of middle class American patriotism by flying the U.S. flag upside down — and waving the North Vietnamese flag.
Here’s an audio of actress Jane Fonda applauding the fact that B-52′s in the Vietnam War — piloted by middle-class American kids — are being shot down. This “speaks well for socialism” she says. And who can forget the famous still picture, seen at the beginning of the clip, of Ms. Fonda with those North Vietnamese gunners whose job it was to kill those middle-class American kids?
Lest there be any doubt, this kind of vitriolic anti-middle class behavior from the Left continues through today. Here’s the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” — a group of gays masquerading as nuns with names like “Sister Porn Again” — lining up to mock Catholics a while back by taking communion from an unsuspecting Catholic Archbishop in a Catholic church in San Francisco. The Archbishop was embarrassed — the goal. The mocked middle class parishioners enraged. …
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.
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. …
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.”
Want a demonstration of the difference between Mitt Romney’s values and Barack Obama’s values? Consider the first two tweets from each candidate yesterday: