Since Barack Obama's re-election last Tuesday, the institution known as The American Left has declared a victory over the so-called 1%. This is, of course, despite the fact that Obama's 'majority' of the popular vote (as of the one of the most recent tallies) consists of 50.5% who voted for him versus 47.9% who voted against him nationwide.
According to the Left's twisted logic, because "the majority" voted for him, Obamanow has a eat-the-rich mandate on behalf of the 99% and he must use it to help steer America over the Fiscal Cliff by raising taxes on upper-middle class Americans and the wealthy.
An economic calamity looming, President Barack Obama on Friday signaled willingness to compromise with Republicans, declaring he was not "wedded to every detail" of his tax-and-spending approach to prevent deep and widespread pain in the new year. But he insisted his re-election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans.
"The majority of Americans agree with my approach," said Obama, brimming with apparent confidence in his first White House statement since securing a second term. [Emphasis added.]
Well, actually, Mr. President, 47.9 percent don't agree with your approach. However, because a "majority" voted for you, you and your backers apparently feel entitled to plunder from the minority.
Like some modern-day Robin Hood wannabe, Mr. President, you believe that American businessmen did not really build their businesses or, apparently, earn their money. So, therefore, you will confiscate it to help offset the spending, entitlements, and (especially) the unfunded liabilities that you and your fellow Washington windbags (in both parties) have saddled America with.
Obama and the Left's message is simple: Since a majority voted to elect the man on the promise that he will steal money from "the rich" (people making $250,000 or more), he is, therefore, entitled to do it and that is right because, afterall, the majority voted for it.
That's Democracy, they say.
As the Marxists at People's World gloated in a piece entitled: Democracy comes out on top Nov. 6:
Moreover, the balance of forces - that is, the ground on which people fight going forward - has shifted in a progressive direction. And thanks in large measure goes to what might be the most notable development in this election - the emergence of a multi-racial, male-female, working-class-based electoral coalition that has the potential to transform America in the years and decades ahead.
The Communist Party said a year ago that the 2012 elections would be the main front of the class and democratic struggle, and subsequent events have confirmed that fact. [Emphasis added.]
Of course, let us not forget AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka who, speaking on behalf of his 57-union federation, insists that "the rich" be eaten as well:
The leader of the nation’s largest labor federation issued “fiscal cliff” demands for President Obama on Wednesday after touting the role that unions played in his reelection.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Democratic lawmakers and the president need to rule out changes to entitlements and insist on tax hikes on the wealthy as they begin year-end negotiations with Republicans over fiscal policy.[Emphasis added.]
As Larry Flint, publisher of Hustler magazine, once said:
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
Apparently, the wolves have already decided what's for supper, and Americans making more than $250,00 per year are the main course.
"Truth isn't mean. It's truth."
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com