Why do conservatives accuse Obama of engaging in “class warfare”?

From the left-leaning Politico. (H/T Dennis Prager)

Excerpt:

Obama has characterized Republican votes against his jobs bill — which are predicated, at least in part, over concern that new, temporary spending financed by tax increases will not help the economy — as a rejection of the most wholesome of American workers.

“They said no to more jobs for teachers, no to more jobs for cops and firefighters,” Obama said during a speech Wednesday to the administration’s Forum on American Latino Heritage, “no to more jobs for construction workers and veterans, no to tax cuts for small-business owners and middle-class Americans.”

But in these same remarks, Obama also subtly suggested something far worse — that his opponents are racially biased.

“I ran for president for the same reason many people came to this country in the first place,” he explained. “Because I believe America should be a place where you can always make it if you try, a place where every child, no matter what they look like [or] where they come from should have a chance to succeed. I still believe in that America. I believe we can be that America again.”

The clear suggestion is that someone has made this country a place where what a child looks like can hinder them — and Obama is the one who can erase the discrimination that has been permitted to return.

First lady Michelle Obama made this point more explicitly at a Washington fundraiser the night before.

“Will we be a country where opportunity is limited to just the few at the top?” the first lady asked. “Or will we give every child — every child — a chance to succeed, no matter where she’s from, or what she looks like, or how much money her parents [have]? Who are we? That’s what’s at stake here.”

Her suggestion that “what’s at stake here” in the 2012 race is whether a child will be judged by color is an outrage, implying that a Republican victory would result in discrimination.

Obama’s rhetoric has become increasingly shrill. I find it very alarming that the President of the United States is somewhere to the left of celebrity blowhards like Michael Moore. How does he expect to negotiate with people in good faith when he is constantly impugning their motives and caricaturing their policies?

In other news, Herman Cain, who is black, leads by 8 points in the Iowa Caucuses. Wouldn’t it be funny to see Barack Obama, who is only half-black, take on Herman Cain in a debate, and accuse him of racism? The rich, pampered Ivy-league ACORN trainer against the businessman with a Masters in Computer science from Purdue, whose mother was a cleaning woman, and whose father worked three jobs.

2 thoughts on “Why do conservatives accuse Obama of engaging in “class warfare”?”

  1. “Wouldn’t it be funny to see Barack Obama, who is only half-black, take on Herman Cain in a debate, and accuse him of racism? The rich, pampered Ivy-league ACORN trainer against the businessman with a Masters in Computer science from Purdue, whose mother was a cleaning woman, and whose father worked three jobs.”

    Wow, well put…I should remember that if in the future someone would call Cain an uncle Tom…

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  2. How can leftists be so condescending that they would automatically assume that people would be disadvantaged based on skin color. Please, it’s 2011, can we talk about the issues facing us today? The racial disadvantages that occur within the education system today, occur for Hispanic children when illegal immigrants are allowed to flow through the boarders and drag their children up and down as migrant workers. Racial disadvantages occur for Black children when guns from Central America (or Obama’s Fast and Furious mishap) make it over the border and into the classroom. Racial disadvantages occur for white children when drugs make it across the border and on to school property. Oh I’m sorry, I guess I have to say black children again because, everybody knows that whites are privileged. Does anyone see the point I’m trying to make here? The condescending racist statements are unnecessary because all children are disadvantaged by leftist policies. Leftists in the name of curing racism cause problems for all the races and are racist about the self inflicted problems they’re trying to solve. Yes self inflicted. I’m a conservative. In my soul I am an American, whether we’re white black brown or what have you we’re American and so these wounds are wounds to America. Stop dividing America into colors. We need only differentiate between right and wrong, and right now the right is right and the left is wrong. We need to solve problems all American children are facing by solving the problem our country is facing, a leftist government with no intention of securing our borders and policies that would take our own self-defense away as well. Education is about securing a future for our nation. Obama’s whole tirade, devoid of truth, was about securing a future for himself.

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