This approach, punishing our enemies and rewarding our friends sounds more like something George Wallace in his days as segregation supporting Governor would have understood rather than anything Marx would have approved. Seems to me this is Dixiecrat politics gone national, with Christians and Conservatives filling the role that blacks filled for them during Jim Crow. An easily identifiable group that votes Republican.
Unfortunately most people don't realize that blacks were targeted because, for sixty years after the civil war, they were dedicated Republicans. The democrats just stopped hating blacks only when when blacks stopped voting Republican. It never was about race, it was about Republican voter suppression. Nothing has really changed with these Democrats since Wallace stood on the steps and refused to let black children enter college, nothing except these new Jim Crow democrats need to look harder then just skin color to segregate those who would vote Republican from the friends that they want to reward. Convenient for Obama that he has the IRS, and Eric Holder to play the part of fire hose and attack dogs on the conservative groups peaceful march to freedom. Makes punishing your enemies easier.
Isn't there something terribly wrong about a president who sees political opponents, fellow Americans, as enemies, but wants to support anyone against Assad in Syria, even if that means Al-Qaeda gains control over Assads airforce, chemical weapons and other resources?