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Bill Clinton’s War: Tales From the Fifth Dimension of the Middle Classes

“I believe you deserve more than 30-second ads or vague promises. That’s why I’ve offered a comprehensive plan to get our economy moving again. It starts with a tax cut for the middle class…” –Bill Clinton’s first campaign ad, January 1992.

“I can’t [avoid raising taxes on the middle class] because the deficit has increased so much beyond my earlier estimates…”–Bill Clinton, February 17, 1993.

“I was on your side Bill, when you were losin’
I’d never scheme or lie Bill, there’s been no foolin’
But kisses and love won’t carry me, ’til you marry me, Bill!”
–Monica Alinsky and Laura Nyro-Farr, “Won’t You Slander Me, Bill? (The Liberty Bell Blues)”

Allahpundit, Post Be Upon Him:

RUSH: That was Bill Clinton, blaming me for the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19th, 1995. Yesterday we had the tea parties, and the Drive-By Media (I’m sure to its great chagrin) is filled with stories about how festive and how peaceful and how unthreatening all of the tea parties were. The effort to infiltrate these tea parties fizzled. They have stories on that that they probably do not like having to report. And, ladies and gentlemen, it’s very clear that these citizen uprisings — genuine grassroots citizen’s uprisings — are far more powerful than an attempt to drum up fake opposition to them from the White House. Yet, Bill Clinton is back in the game, expanding that threat via this sound bite.

… Bill Clinton once again trying to rebirth his empty threat from 1995. He starts out tracing the plot that started in the eighties to “demonize government.” I have a question. We have two more sound bites of the president here specifying right-wing talk radio, but I have a question: How come we’re supposed to draw (on the basis of no evidence), a connection between conservatism and terrorism, conservative ideology and terrorism? Where is that connection? Yet we are told we must reject, despite tons of evidence, the connection between Islamist ideology and terrorism. So we can’t call Islamist fundamentalists “terrorists.” We can’t even use the word. But we can have ex-presidents and current presidents running around trying to associate conservatives with nonexistent terrorism at peaceful tea parties. Somebody needs to explain this to me.

Shame on you Tea Partiers! You people have scared Clinton so badly, Clinton has been forced to flee to Canada to live with the girlfriend. Bill, not Hill.

If Sarah Palin had a Canadian boyfriend, do you think that…aw, nevermind. It’s not even worth asking the question.

Rush also thanks Regime Leader, just as Regime Leader has demanded. It’s not you, Leader, it’s just that Americans simply aren’t in the habit of lavishing praise upon demand for the “privilege” of keeping their own money.

Obama did indeed cut taxes with the Making Work Pay-credit. So why doesn’t he get credit himself?

Because he also raised taxes, such as the cigarette tax and now with CommieCare, a wheelchair tax, an Abortion Tax, a prescription tax, an insurance tax, etc.

There is also talk of a VAT, the Cap and Trade Energy Tax has already passed the House, and the EPA just released CO2 standards that act as a tax. The Middle Class knows that even if Obama has cut one tax, he’s about to slam them with a hundred new ones if he can.

And the Democrat Socialized Mortgage Meltdown was essentially a tax to redistribute wealth to poor people who couldn’t afford mortgages …and to rich people who are Too Big To Fail!

HANNITY: And back with me are the writer, director and producer of the film, Steve Bannon, and the film’s executive producer and president of Citizens United Productions, David Bossie.

You know, I’m thinking of this as I’m watching this particular here. Small business goes belly-up, they go bankrupt and they usually lose a lot. And what you’re saying here is that these Wall Street firms are protected. These big companies are protected. There’s been a shift in the paradigm.

BOSSIE: Certainly. I think and one of the things Steve brought forward in this movie so well is just what we saw here. In the old way it was done, you had to have personal responsibility. But this new generation, it seemed like the concept of personal responsibility was left in the mud at Woodstock kind of what we say. That it really — they lost track of who they were and it was all about me, the me generation.

BANNON: The investment banks are incredibly important in the post-war era, as integral part of the building the United States to industrial power. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, First Boston — these were partnerships with men that have fought in the World War II and put their country first, and had tremendous fiduciary responsibility.

What you just described, Sean, is that we have — we have two systems in this country. We have socialism for the very poor. We have socialism for the wealthy. We have capitalism for the middle class.

HANNITY: It’s an interesting way. I’ve never really thought of it that way.

BANNON: It essentially is. And the bailouts, all the financial bailouts, everything. The investment banking part of this meltdown is very important. That’s what people really don’t really understand. And it is a bail-out of the financial elites. And it’s really socialism.

HANNITY: It’s interesting you say this. Now — but it’s interesting that the incestuous relationship which you go into in the film between the Democratic Party and big business, because the impression, I think, of a lot of people if you ask, no, that’s the Republican Party, you know, big business, you know, they’re in their pockets, et cetera.

BOSSIE: Well, yes, I think if you look…the Democratic Party has truly taken over that position of power on Wall Street.

BANNON: I don’t want to get the Republican Party off the hook. …It’s really a party of incumbents. That political class is — their pay masters are the — is Wall Street. And by the way, 80 percent of those have come to the Democratic Party. So the Democratic Party has really shifted to what we call the party of Davos to represent big financial interests.

This is the original Jeffersonian Democrat model, with poor slaves and rich masters together vs. yeoman farmers.

It was the Republican Lincoln who stood for the merchant and the mechanic, i.e., the middle class.

William Jefferson Clinton’s real argument is with Lincoln, and his war is the Democrat War on the Middle Class and the Middle Class Movement we call the Tea Party.

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