And there it is.
As many people have said, Obama’s statement wasn’t a mistake. He really meant it. He thinks the private sector really is kicking ass. It still exists after all. That means it’s totally rad in the opinion of Master of The Business Universe Barry.
If you really want to see the President’s delusion fleshed out, here’s part-time Cherokee warrior princess and full-time socialist windowlicker Elizabeth Warren to drop some mad redistribution science on our bitter clinging minds. It’s a little old, but timeless classics are always worth a second look.
I hear all this, “You know, well, this is class warfare. This is whatever.” No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody! You built a factory out there? Good for you! But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You, uh, were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.
Shorter Elizabeth Warren: “You who are productive shall be yoked to the state–AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.”
No thanks, scab.
This mindset of the ruling class, where we work for them and they tell us how it’s gonna be, is fairly messed up. What’s even more messed up is that a significant portion of the American electorate thinks this government-centric thinking makes sense.
Conservatives could have 300 seats in the House. They could have 65 seats in the Senate. They could win the Presidency in November. All that would be great.
But all of those things would be very short-lived unless conservatives do more to change the culture of America. The trite pandering statism of Barack Obama and Big Chief Lizzy-Dub will always find an audience. It’s our job to make that audience shrink by making the traditionalist case as vociferously and persuasively as possible.