10.01.2008 0

Destroying the Everyman

  • On: 10/23/2008 17:07:18
  • In: Barack Obama
  • By William Warren

    If you consider yourself an average, hard-working American, watch out. The shadow of despotism may be falling on America.

    Average citizens—especially those willing to criticize Barack Obama—are under fire from the Senator and his cohorts in the main stream media—and it carries a particularly ominous sign.

    Americans got their first taste of this during the Democrat Primary in which Mr. Obama revealed his disdain for small-town, average Americans. As he said to an elite group of donors at a fundraiser in San Francisco regarding voters in rural Pennsylvania:

    “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    And let’s not forget the treatment Sarah Palin and her family received in the wake of Governor Palin’s vice presidential nomination. Her big family, hard-working husband, love for hunting and the outdoors, and Alaskan culture was ridiculed and mocked. “Check out the freak show” the elitist media and left-wing comedians tried to convey.

    And recently, Democrat Congressman John Murtha had the following to say regarding rural people in his own state:

    “There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area.”

    And now “Joe the Plumber”, a hard-working, blue-collar Ohio man who had the audacity to question Barack Obama’s tax plan, has been made a target.

    Rather than addressing his troubling “spread the wealth” comment, Barack Obama and his biggest advocacy group—the main stream media—have twisted the issue and made it about Joe Wurzelbacher. Rather than explain what he means by his blatant Marxist claims, Senator Obama would prefer to smear Joe’s character.

    As Barack Obama said at a recent rally:

    “[McCain] is trying to suggest that a plumber is the guy he’s fighting for…How many plumbers do you know making a quarter of a million dollars a year?”

    Senator Joe Biden had a similar complaint on NBC’s Today show:

    “I don’t have any Joe the Plumbers in my neighborhood that make $250,000 a year that are worried…The Joe the Plumbers in my neighborhood, the Joe the Cops in my neighborhood, the Joe the Grocery Store Owners in my neighborhood – they make, like 98 percent of small businesses, less than $250,000 a year.”

    Someone needs to remind Obama and Biden of what Joe Wurzelbacher actually said during that conversation heard ‘round the world. The man claimed that he was planning on purchasing a plumbing company which would make $250,000 or more a year. Mr. Wurzelbacher voiced his concern that, under Mr. Obama’s tax plan, he would be punished with higher taxes were he to achieve the goal for which he has been working so hard. Mr. Wurzelbacher worries that Obama’s tax policies will make his American Dream look more like the American Nightmare.

    But Obama and Co. respond by shouting that “Joe the Plumber” doesn’t have a plumbing license and doesn’t make $250,000 a year. The ravenous wolves of the Obama campaign dig into his tax records to alert you that he owes Ohio $1,182.98 in personal income tax. He is ridiculed by the media and mocked by Saturday Night Live as being imaginary.

    The only thing Mr. Wurzelbacher is truly guilty of is daring to ask a tough question. And yet he is assaulted.

    Since when has the voter been so meticulously analyzed under the microscope? Aren’t the political candidates the ones who are to be scrutinized? Is this the new standard?

    The heinous treatment that Mr. Wurzelbacher has received from those on the left should be an ominous warning sign to all Americans—especially those critical of Senator Obama. Under an Obama Administration, will critics—or, more importantly, concerned citizens— like Wurzelbacher continue to be vilified?

    In a matter of days, the American people know more about “Joe the Plumber” than they do about Barack Obama—just like they know more about Bristol and Todd Palin than they do about the Senator.

    The mainstream media has deliberately kept Obama an enigma because if the truth were revealed—as it was with his “spread the wealth” comment to Mr. Wurzelbacher—it is feared that the American people would resoundingly reject him. Instead they distract the public with stories regarding Mr. Wurzelbacher’s tax lien, Todd Palin’s 20-year-old DUI, Bristol Palin’s pregnancy and countless unfounded charges of racism.

    It’s perfectly clear that Mr. Obama has the allegiance of the media, wants to spread the wealth around, and has shown his willingness to attack citizens who dare to disagree.

    Sounds like the perfect ingredients for despotism. Watch out.

    William Warren is a contributing editor of ALG News Bureau.

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