In Charles Krauthammer’s recent article “The scapegoat strategy” he brought up a discussion about how BO has failed to perform, failed to make good on his promises, and many people are worse off now than when he took office. BO’s reaction to his mess? Promise to do a better job? nope. Work harder? nope. Blame others? yes, more of that. Incite class warfare? yes, this seems to be the primary strategy.
In Obama’s telling, it’s the refusal of the rich to “pay their fair share” that jeopardizes Medicare. If millionaires don’t pony up, schools will crumble. Oil-drilling tax breaks are costing teachers their jobs. Corporate loopholes will gut medical research.
It’s crude. It’s Manichaean. And the left loves it. As a matter of math and logic, however, it’s ridiculous.
Judging from attitudes I’ve observed, this tactic might work, to a point. The same people who refuse to take personal responsibility for their own situation are more than happy to ‘go after’ the rich is some half-wit logic of why that is the right thing to do.