When I asked why these liberal editors would willingly commit corporate suicide, he had a simple and devastating answer: “Because their twisted ideology trumps the financial health of this paper. It’s not their money, so they just don’t care.”
That about sums it up. For liberals like Barack Obama, his mentor Saul Alinsky, or Nancy Pelosi, it’s not their money. One way or another, they are all well off or outright wealthy and never have to worry about the highly flawed consequences of their socialist actions. After all, “can’t the poor just eat cake? What’s the big deal?”
The big deal is that states like Maryland, New York, and California are driving the job-creators out of the state with punitive and unfair tax-rates.
The big deal is that corrupt and unethical teachers unions are only in it for themselves and their dues paying members and could not care less about the poor students whose very futures they are destroying.
The big deal is that the corrupt and unethical public-employee unions have totally cratered the economies of their host states, counties and cities and in the process, further crippled the economic outlook for the poor.
The big deal is that all most all liberal politicians like Mr. Obama take the vote of the poor and the minority communities for granted. They feel, as they have for decades, that they can continually make fools of the poor by promising them big-government giveaways they can’t possibly deliver upon and know they will have their vote in the bag.
Tragically, for the most part, that is still true. Many people still want the idea of something for nothing now even when they know it will hurt them and their children later.
But, and this is a critically big BUT, there are a small but growing number of poor and minority Americans who snapping out of it and realize the liberals have been playing them (and the country) for suckers. They are intelligent, they do read, they can add and subtract, they do want the best for themselves and their children, and they don’t want their city, county, state, or country to become the next Greece.
In part because of the liberals disgraceful treatment of America’s poor, change is coming in November. Barack Obama is going to lose by 5 or more points and will only have the out-of-touch, pampered, arrogant, multi-millionaire in the mirror to blame.
Too bad so many will pay such a high price for his hubris.
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