If you are old enough, you, like I, have memories of the iconic scenes of the Civil Rights Struggle in America and the symbolic leader of that movement, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Yesterday, a monument featuring a 30 foot statue of the slain civil rights leader was dedicated in Washington, DC.
In a speech given at the dedication, United States President Barack Hussein Obama likened his failed economic plan and the fight to pass Obamacare over the wishes of the American people, to the hard-fought struggle by Black Americans to gain their civil rights:
On this day, in which we celebrate a man and a movement that did so much for this country, let us draw strength from those earlier struggles…
…When met with hardship, when confronting disappointment, Dr. King refused to accept what he called the ‘is-ness’ of today. He kept pushing for the ‘ought-ness’ of tomorrow.
…And so, as we think about all the work that we must do — rebuilding an economy that can compete on a global stage, and fixing our schools so that every child … gets a world-class education, and making sure that our health care system is affordable and accessible to all, and that our economic system is one in which everybody gets a fair shake and everybody does their fair share, let us not be trapped by what is,” he shouted into the microphone.
…If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there; that the businessman can enter tough negotiations with his company’s union without vilifying the right to collectively bargain. He would want us to know we can argue fiercely about the proper size and role of government without questioning each other’s love for this country — (applause) — with the knowledge that in this democracy, government is no distant object but is rather an expression of our common commitments to one another. He would call on us to assume the best in each other rather than the worst, and challenge one another in ways that ultimately heal rather than wound.
I am not shocked that the president of the United States of America took this inappropriate moment to push his politically socialist agenda. We Conservatives have come to expect this type of class warfare rhetoric from President Obama.
However, this one will blindside you. Ladies and Gentlemen, courtesy of foxnews.com, I give you…Eric Cantor?
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Sunday that he gets the growing frustration of too many unemployed and underemployed Americans and the need to encourage people at the top of the income scale to “actually put their money to work to create more jobs so that we can see a closing of the gap.”
“We know in this country right now that there is a complaint about folks at the top end of the income scale, if they make too much, and too many don’t make enough,” Cantor told “Fox News Sunday.”
“We are about income mobility and that’s what we should be focused on to take care of the income disparity in this country,” he said.
Ignoring criticism that he referred to recent protesters across the country as “mobs,” Cantor said that more important than his vocabulary is the effort by some Democrats in Washington “to blame others rather than focus on the policies that have brought about the current situation.”
“A lot of folks on the other side of the aisle want to boil this down to personality,” Cantor said. “Let’s take some of the credit or blame here in Washington. … I mean, these are policies that they put into place and there’s a lot that can be done here in this town to turn the economy around, and promote against income mobility and not go in and excoriate some who have been successful. We want success for everybody.”
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
So, now the GOP Elite wants to split America up into the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat, also? Criminently. No wonder they’re trying to hand Mitt Romney the nomination as quickly as possible.
Mitt Romney was interviewed shortly after Gen. Colin Powell endorsed Obama for president in 2008. The McCain/Palin ticket had already labelled Obama as a socialist. According to an article posted October 20, 2008, on boston.com, “Mittens” was asked if he believed that Obama was a socialist. Romney replied:
I’d say he’s a real liberal. He’s not in the mainstream of the Democratic Party. I think he’s more liberal than that. I don’t think mainstream Democrats like Hillary Clinton, would be excited about the proposals he’s made. And I think his comment about redistributing income is one which would certainly scare a lot of people. Certainly scare away a lot of jobs, hurt the creation of small businesses, which is of course, been the source of job growth in our country.
So, I think he’s off of the left wing of the party. And after all, that’s how his votes have also lined up.
As Norman Matoon Thomas, Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party of America, said in 1948:
The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.
NOTE: Back in 2007, Dr. Thomas Sowell wrote an article using the term “income mobility” to decribe how America allows a hard working individual to change their own economic status. However, Eric Cantor and the Republicans are beginning to attack the Wall Street Fat Cats, the people who generate American jobs. Without jobs, there is no “income mobility.”