October 29, 2011
NYC Letter: The Genius Of Campaign Barry -- Class War
Day 1,011 of CHOPE
Class Warrior Cartoon Edition
Of course, the Republicans in Congress, they call this class warfare. You know what? If asking a millionaire to pay the same tax rate as a plumber makes me a class warrior, a warrior for the working class, I will accept that. I will wear that charge as a badge of honor. (Applause.)
zipping up the metaphorical coveralls of class warrior
REMARKS ON THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT
DENVER September 27, 2011 (White House)
He's a "warrior for the working class" -- the working class, that would be you, doe-eyed reader, what's left of you.
[Lush heroic soundtrack.] And there is Mr. Obama, in his denim armor and blue work-shirt, fighting your class battles, everyday (except weekends), on the clock (till 4:00P). Like the battle to raise your cigarette tax.
Or the battle to raise your other taxes (and this). Or the battle to sink your standard of living. Or the battle to stoke inflation (and this). Or the battle to put you on social assistance. Or the battle to burden your grandkids' kids with crushng debt. Mr. Obama has fought all these battles. And more. For you. Sucker.
As a working class warrior, Mr. Obama needs the right class weapons to wage the war on the wealthy. A big jet. A luxury touring bus. A Super Bowl junket. And, most importantly, money. And more money. Mr. Obama cannot win the class war without money from the rich.
October 24, 2011 (Telegraph) - Embarking on a tour of western electoral battlegrounds, Mr Obama announced that he would take direct action to help people still struggling to recover from the recession. He unveiled a new campaign slogan – "we can't wait" – as he tried to hammer home the message that he is proposing $450 billion (£282 billion) in new measures to boost employment and growth that are being blocked by Republicans.
... The president on Monday night travelled to California, where he was to attend private fund-raisers in Los Angeles, including one co-hosted by the actor Will Smith and another at the home of the actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith.
The fund-raising sweep was expected to bring at least $1 million (£627,000) for Mr Obama's re-election coffers. Tickets were priced from $5,000 (£3,134) to $35,800 (£22,439), which included a photo with Mr Obama.
By making a second trip to Hollywood inside a month, the president risked being portrayed as a friend of the wealthy elite at a time of America's highest poverty rate in a generation – a line of attack that many Democrats use against his main Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
However, Mr Obama has so far failed to attract as much support from Hollywood as he enjoyed during his 2008 campaign. High-profile supporters, such as the actors Matt Damon and Robert Redford, have expressed disappointment at the achievements of his first term.
When Mr. Obama has lost the rich and famous of Hollywood, ah, dear prole, he has lost a major offensive in the class war.
Vote class war, because no one should be better off than you.Posted by Damian at October 29, 2011 11:45 PM