The State of Ohio Blogger Alliance has undertaken the task of highlighting criticisms of the Obama ticket that the in-the-tank MSM works hard to downplay or outright ignore. The effort has been titled “Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now” (HOPE ON), and, in all, 13 installments will be rolled out for blog readers to peruse and reflect upon.
One Oar in the Water has the scoop on Part 8. You can view the video here. Obama has attempted to portray himself as the champion of the middle class, but the windfall profits taxes and the high-bracket income tax increases proposed by Obama will backfire in the form of rising unemployment as the government dampens earning power, not just of individuals, but of employers as well. While Obama demagogues about disparities between classes, it should be noted that people have availed themselves of the ladder of upward mobility. The middle class might be shrinking slightly, but the lower class has shrunk considerably as America is still a land of opportunity for those that reach for it.
Tom Blumer at Bizzy Blog added this audio clip to his coverage of Part 8. It is a 2001 radio interview with Barack Obama expressing sentiments that the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Warren during the Civil Rights era wasn’t radical enough while lamenting that redistribution of wealth couldn’t be effectively pursued through the courts.
From the Buckeye Rino perspective:
The audio clip is the smoking gun clearly showing that Obama shares radical Marxist viewpoints with Ayers, as I surmised in Part 7. As I noted when the bailout bill passed, welcome to the U.S.S.S.A. The question of whether we are socialists or capitalists has apparently been answered. This election is our last chance to step away from the madness for at least the next couple of years.