"Class Warfare" Charge
Republicans are once again using verbal sleight-of-hand against the
Democrats, and so far seem to be getting away with it.
When Democrats criticize the Bush tax cut plan, Republicans charge that
the Democrats are using "class warfare" arguments, or even that
they're actually fomenting class warfare.
Pointing out the economic injustice of the Bush tax plan isn't conducting
class warfare. The Bush tax plan itself is class warfare.
A plan enabling the richest 10% or so of the population to aggrandize
unto themselves even more of the nation's wealth than the 71% they already own, at the expense of the middle and working
class -- that is class warfare with blood and guts, real life
It's like when Southerners accused Martin Luther King, Jr. of causing
racial conflict when he marched against segregation. King's exposing and
protesting against racial injustice was not the cause of racial conflict,
the racial conflict was caused by the oppression of the African-American
Likewise, any class warfare that exists is caused by the Republican
assault on the financial integrity of the poor and working class -- NOT by
those who expose it.
Here's a mainstream
columnist finally picking up this concept.
Update: Here's Bob Herbert on the latest
example of greed at