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McCain: Dems playing 'class warfare'; White House pushes R&D tax credit expansion; Graham: GOP winning by default

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake


Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY - McCain: Dems playing 'class warfare'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the proposed package of tax cuts for small businesses that Democrats are pushing is years too late and accused them of playing "class warfare" by moving to let the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire. He said the Obama economic policies have been "Keynesian on steroids" and said they have "not worked; the economic policies have failed."

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine defended the Obama administration's economic policies, pointing to increases in private-sector jobs and eight straight months of growth in the service sector. He also pushed back on McCain, noting that Democrats have included tax breaks for small businesses in other pieces of legislation. Kaine also stuck by his assertion that Democrats who run away from their party's leadership during the 2010 campaign are "crazy.


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CBS: FACE THE NATION - White House pushes R&D tax credit expansion

White House economic adviser Laura Tyson and Moody's chief economist Mark Zandi squared off on the coming expiration of Bush-era tax cuts. Zandi came out against the White House proposal to allow the cuts for the highest earners to expire. "Don't raise anyone's taxes," Zandi said, though he said the argument that allowing the cuts for the wealthiest to expire would negatively impact small business is "overdone." He said it would be better to wait several years for the economy to improve before allowing the cuts to expire.

Tyson promoted President Obama's upcoming proposal to expand research and development tax credits for businesses. She suggested that the plan could be paid for with revenue raised by allowing the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire. Tyson called for more big-ticket infrastructure spending on things like high-speed rail, though Zandi noted that such spending would have little near-term economic impact. Zandi said there was a one in three chance of the U.S. economy slipping into a "double-dip" recession, while Tyson put the chances lower and said the government should focus on "targeted policies for job creation."


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NBC: MEET THE PRESS - Graham: GOP winning by default

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) reassured that going into Iraq was the right thing to do, even if it diverted resources and focus from the increasingly difficult war in Afghanistan. "History will judge us not by what we did wrong at the beginning, but what we got right at the end," Graham said. He also said Republicans are largely winning by default right now in the 2010 elections. "A lot of this has to do with people saying no to the Democrats, not saying yes to the Republicans," he said.

Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said handing majorities back to Republicans would be like giving the keys to the economy back to Herbert Hoover in the 1930s (Hoover was president when the Great Depression hit in 1929). Plouffe said it's possible that Republicans could retake the Senate this year, but they would have to "run the table. He said he doesn't see it happening.


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ABC: THIS WEEK - Blair: Military option against Iran must be on the table

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who just released a memoir, said many people continue to underestimate the reach of Islamic extremism. He said military action must be on the table to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. "I don't want to see it, but you cannot exclude it because the primary objective has got to be to prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon," Blair said.

In his book, Blair says his friend, former President George W. Bush, has a simple world view that leads to decisive leadership. In the interview, he elaborated that such a philosophy led to the success of the surge in Iraq: "It's easy to mock that simplicity, and it's easy to ignore the strength that sometimes comes with that."


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CNN: STATE OF THE UNION - Trumka: Still dealing with Bush's economy

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka largely echoed the Obama administration's official line on the economy: Blame Bush. "[President Obama] inherited an economy that was about to fall off a cliff," Trumka said. "He brought us back, and brough sanity back to the financial system." Trumka said the stimulus bill passed in 2009 was too small, but it was all that could be passed against GOP opposition. He faulted the White House for targeting short-term infrastructure projects that produced few sustained jobs.

Todd McCracken, president of the National Small Business Association, praised President Obama for supporting small business lending and a payroll tax holiday to spur economic growth, but said this should have been the focus a year and a half ago. McCracken said Obama could be perceived as having an anti-business tone, citing uncertainty caused by major overhauls of the financial and health-care systems. While acknowledging that a small minority of small businesses will be affected if the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire, he said these businesses are the most successful at creating jobs and should not face a tax hike.

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  |  September 5, 2010; 1:23 PM ET
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Look at the Bush tax cuts; look at the economic disaster that came out of Bush bank regulatory policies; look at the flow of money in the country during the Bush regime. And Republicans have the GALL to complain about class warfare. It's about time the working people fought back in self defense and stripped the rich Republican robbers of their booty. The rich are the class warriors in American society, and have been for at least 150 years. SMASH THEM!

Posted by: bong_jamesbong2001 | September 9, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

tex said "No job was ever created by a Union." to which i respond - no work was ever done by capital. Neither is sufficient unto itself.

Jobs don't move away because of unions - thats a plain provable lie. They told it when they began the race to the bottom. But a union guy that costs $40/hr or a non union guy that costs $15/hr it doesn't make any difference when your competition will do it for $5/week.

The problem never was that Paying union wages wasn't profitable. It is just more profitable not to. There is little to no evidence that Capital has benefited from the rise in managerial pay, but CEO's earning $3000/HR is common. Yet people become apoplectic if worker suggest $25/hr.

Posted by: TisforTwit | September 9, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Vote Rodney Glassman Arizona!! Dump this nutty old rich womanizing man McCain!! (Send him home - to at least one of his houses he didn't know he had during the Presidential election!).

Posted by: Sharon_6441 | September 8, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

scroll back to the start of comments to read a very good essay

Posted by: otooletk | September 8, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

In April, 2002 A six grade school girl wrote an essay Here it is.
What the American flag stands for.
The American stands for the fact that cloth can be very important. It is against the law to let the flag touch the ground or to leave the flag flying when the weather is bad. The flag is to be treated with respect. You can tell just how important this cloth is because when you compare it to people, it gets much better treatment. Nobody cares if a homeless person touches the ground. A homeless person can lie all over the ground all night long without anyone picking him up, folding him neatly and sheltering him from the rain.
School children have to pledge loyalty to this piece of cloth every morning.No one has to pledge justice and equality And human decency. No one has has to promise that people will get a fair wage, or enough food to eat, or affordable medicine,or clean water,or air free from harmful chemicals. But we all have to promise to love a rectangle of red, white,and blue cloth. Betsy Ross would be quite surprised to see how successful her creation has become. But Thomas would be disappointed to see how little of the flag's real meaning remains

Posted by: otooletk | September 8, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

HEY REPUBLICANS

WHATS IT LIKE TO HAVE VOTED FOR GW BUSH.

YOU KNOW THE GUY WHO ORDERED THE DEATHS

OF OVER 1 MILLION IRAQI CITIZENS.

THE GUY WHO CAUSED THE COLLAPSE OF THE ECONOMY. 2ND WORST IN HISTORY.

THE ONLY THING WORSE THEN GW BUSH.

EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR HIM.

REPUBLICANS

THE DIARRHEA PARTY....

Posted by: whatsdaf | September 7, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

You people and your class warfare crap.
Neither party is waging class warfare, both parties are simply following the same party principles they have each had for years. The problem today is a Community Organizer who has no real knowledge about anything except how to get handouts for his neighborhood. I have news for you folks, No job was ever created by a Union.
Jobs are created by Business. How you think bashing business and taxing heck out of them is going to create jobs your just smoking funny cigars. Union's used to be a great thing and helped create a middle class in America, but today they have become a burden on Business, that causes jobs to go overseas. Now the unions focus on service sector jobs, really helping no one. WE NEED JOBS IN AMERICA. UNIONS do not create jobs, high taxes do not create jobs, Washington regulations do not create jobs. A friendly business environment creates jobs. How hard can it be to understand that? How hard can it be?

Posted by: texian1 | September 7, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse


How to get the economy moving again? Here is how "Obamacare should be repealed" well lets think about this...
Obama promised the American people that the entire health care debate would be televised live on C-Span so every American would know there were no back room deals and no corruption in creating our new health care system. . Maybe it is just the American in me but I do not like being lied too. So what we ended up getting because of Obama's lie to America is a watered down 400 page piece of pork. Very few people left or right want this bill. Business sure doesn't want it and that is slowing hiring. Obama until you apologize to the American people for your numerous lies you will remain just a lame duck joke of a president! You would think that for once he could have put aside pandering to special interest groups and done the right thing, Instead we had a great opportunity as a nation and he wasted it for all of us. If you cared about America you would go on television admit you have lied to the American people repeal health care and try to convince the public that from now on you will be on their side. If you care about America do something now!As always keep those comments coming. I can be contacted at work http://www.usa-businessreview.com

Posted by: Loxinabox | September 7, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

McCain is the last guy who should talk about class warfare. He has had the benefit of the upper echelon for so long that he can't admit that he knows anyone who isn't filthy rich. He is class warfare personified. His rhetoric falls on deaf ears, because he wants nothing to do with anything that benefits anyone aside from the very rich and corporations. To many of us, he is a non-player who spends way too much time in the Fox Noize echo chamber.

Posted by: ronjeske | September 7, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Yes, the dems are playing class warfare.

Trouble is the Plutublicans have been serious about it for years.

We are back to 1928 sized inequities on the distribution side, and in "not since it's inception" territory on tax side.

Multi Millionaire John "I was against the tax cuts before i was for them" never a maverick McCain is right to fear a class war.

Posted by: TisforTwit | September 7, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

What is this I hear about this US administration wanting to force managers of 401Ks to purchase government treasury bonds as a part of the 401K fund. With the debt the government has, those bonds aren't worth the paper they are written on.

Posted by: Philco1 | September 7, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

What is this I hear about President Obama wanting to force managers of 401Ks to purchase government treasury bonds as a part of the 401K fund. With the debt the government has, those bonds aren't worth the paper they are written on. Also, employees invest in 401Ks so that they will have funds for retirement. This administration and congress will do anything to get access to any pot of money so that they can distribute it to others and the people who work for a living will have nothing.

Posted by: Philco1 | September 7, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Never thought I'd say it, but I now wish that John McCain and the Republicans had been handed the reins after the Bush disaster. With the newly revived role of the US Senate as the bastion of reactionary politics and obstruction, the Obama administration never had a chance of a successful attack on the myriad of problems left in the wake of the "borrow and spend" administrations of Bush Jr. With Republicans and a few ultra-conservative Democrats willing to block the majority and the mandate of a 53% to 47% national victory in 2008 no matter what the price to the country, a shipwreck for the party in power in 2010 was almost a foregone conclusion.

I'd like to have seen Obama get his mind right after the election and driven the Democratic majority over the Republican resistance like an 18-wheeler squishing a frog on the interstate at 70 mph. All the fluff about bi-partisanship and a new day in Washington was just so much silliness in the face of a grimly determined minority whose only reason for breathing was and is to serve their Wall Street masters in the quest for wealth transfers from the middle class to the uber-rich corporate managers.

Species with small brains and slow defensive reactions have never fared well on this planet. Democrats would appear to be in the course of ultimate extinction unless they decide to be predators rather than easy prey.

Posted by: AnOldProfessor | September 6, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain is right, the democrats ARE playing class warfare! The Republicans are trying to destroy the middle class, and almost did it 18 months ago! I can't fault the democrats for trying to defend us against the Corporate interests and the filthy rich...

Posted by: squirebass | September 6, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

No one can deny that Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, etc. have done more damage to this country than any other congress in history. The mortgage crisis not only caused the great recession but has slashed the net worth of most Americans to a fraction of what it was.

Posted by: fury60
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Please look up the RNC record especially that of Phil Gramm, Ronald Reagan and his banking schemes and George W Bush continuing to push people to use thier homes as banks... The RNC has done more to hurt this economy with NAFTA and their other shinanigans... There is no one person that deserves more blame here that Phill Gramm R of TX. Look it up...

Posted by: dwdave67 | September 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Seeing as the current system which the RNC has had a great hand in allows the wealthy to pay for policy that benefits them and them alone and has caused the wealthy to now make 600 times the avg salary in this country... Yes John, Class warfare is going on...and the wealthy are winning going away...But see, here is the thing that the morons on the conservative side do nor realize or don't care about... Its the middle class and poor that drive this country's economy... not the wealthy... if the middle class and poor do not have the money, the economy stops... unless like Reagan you have a new credit card to hang the middle class and poor with? Do you John?
The RNC hate the middle class except at election time.

Posted by: dwdave67 | September 6, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

No one can deny that Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, etc. have done more damage to this country than any other congress in history. The mortgage crisis not only caused the great recession but has slashed the net worth of most Americans to a fraction of what it was.

Posted by: fury60 | September 6, 2010 6:46 AM | Report abuse

Class warfare, indeed. Boehner wants us to work until 70 years of age before we collect SS. Angle, Paul, and a host of other far right wing pubbies want to do away with medicare and Social Security. All but 2 Republicans (Snowe and Collins) voted against extending unemployment benefits the last time around, causing considerable problems for people who still rely on these benefits to help house and feed them. Republican legislators blanche at the idea of affordable health care for Americans. They demonize unions that fight for worker rights and a living wage. John McCain gets a nice health care plan, a pension plan, $196.000 a year wage for being a senator, plus an additional $58,000 a year for being a POW -- all on our dime. Not that he needs all of that -- his wife is close to being a billionaire and he can't even remember how many homes they own. He has some nerve accusing anybody of class warfare.

Posted by: Sandydayl | September 6, 2010 4:55 AM | Report abuse

So,we need to not only vote all Incumbent
Democrat Obamabots,all Republicans and ALL
Worthless RINOS Like Amnesty John McCain
and RINO Maverick Wannabe Lindsey Graham
out and take back America here and now!..
I never did trust Amnesty John McCain and
all Lindsey Graham is simply McCain's shadow sock puppet and McCain & Graham are
the GOP answers to Obama,Pelosi and Reid!
So Please Throw All Them Out!

Posted by: carleen09 | September 6, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

20 years on military committees to hear about Al Qaeda in Iran. His personal dislike of Romney nixed him as veep, Huckabee was too much man shooting quail for this insecure hero, so he went with the religious rights other choice that he thought would become the GOP version of Geraldine Ferraro, instead the conservative rubes turned her into their superstar turning McCain 2000 and the party into Tancredo clones. The saddest part in all this is although the Dems are poor leaders, Americans won't realize the dung shoveled the past 8 years is being tossed at us again by the GOP. November will be a choice between bad and worse.

Posted by: jameschirico | September 5, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, and ill-nourished. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." Second Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1937.FDR. History is repeating itself thanks to the GOPs inability to learn from the mistakes of the past.

Posted by: Americacares | September 5, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

It is Class Warfare..
"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, and ill-nourished. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." Second Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., January 20, 1937.FDR. History is repeating itself thanks to the GOPs inability to learn from the mistakes of the past.

Posted by: Americacares | September 5, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

"Class warfare" is what the GOP calls noticing and discussing that middle and working class folks (most of us) are getting poorer. Apparently in America you're not supposed to notice this, or if you do, you mustn't mention it.

But when the rich lose money, they rush to Congress to be bailed out and preserve their bonuses. Apparently they don't have to keep quiet. God forbid anyone else should mention this.

Posted by: Matthew_DC | September 5, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

McCain's class warfare whine is the old Republican song. During the eight sorry years of Bush-Cheney, the wealthy became much wealthier as middle class living standards shriveled. But you're not allowed to notice that because it's "class warfare."
Typical Republican dishonesty from McCain, who married into his wife's beer fortune. There's a sucker born every minute, and some of them are bellowing "Amen!" to this con.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | September 5, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain's class warfare whine is the old Republican song. During the eight sorry years of Bush-Cheney, the wealthy became much wealthier as middle class living standards shriveled. But you're not allowed to notice that because it's "class warfare."
Typical Republican dishonesty from McCain, who married into his wife's beer fortune. There's a sucker born every minute, and some of them are bellowing "Amen!" to this con.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | September 5, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

The elite conservative Republicans stand on the back of the poor and claim it is democrats who are waging class war. The fascist republicans will not stop until they create a feudal society without any oversight in working conditions, pay, or any social safety net. Anyone who makes less than 60K a year is a fool to vote for repuglicans.

Posted by: hansenthered | September 5, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

no john it's the other way around. the right became aggressive, even violent, when their reaganomics lies were exposed, when they began to lose.

Posted by: e9999999 | September 5, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Of course the Democrats are playing "class war"--they are the only party with class.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | September 5, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

We had our class war and the wealthy won. The proof is sitting in Congress, when members deign to be in session, and is evidenced by the current recession (designed by the wealthy to enrich the wealthy), and in the many pointless wars ginned up by the wealthy. I've never heard such howling as the wealthy are engaged in during this pre-election period. You'd think America had implemented Sharia law in conjunction with a soak-the-rich tax scheme that was designed to support the poor in the manner to which the poor would like to become accustomed. By the way, America is a very long way from having a coddled under class. We have a coddled upper class. How many mansions does McCain own?

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | September 5, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

If the Democrats are playing class warfare they must be the worst warriors in the world. The rich have been getting richer and the middle class poorer for the last 30 years.
Of course, McCain has been one of the biggest winners in this 'class warfare' by getting his money the old fashion way - not by working for it, but by marrying it!

Posted by: mgferrebee | September 5, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have been waging class warfare for 30 years, it's about time Democrats fight back.

Posted by: kreuz_missile | September 5, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

I am not rich, by the standard median income, but I do object to the large taxes I pay out of each and every paycheck. And when I hear Obama speak about taxes, it's always about helping families and their taxes. I am single and have been angry for years about the fact that each year I am not allowed to claim myself as head of my household. I'd like to know who is paying the taxes and the utility bills as head of household if I'm not? And Congress, both parties, getting full salaries for their "retirement" for the rest of their lives and NOT being part of Obamacare - We need to join the Constitutional change movement so we can put Congress in the same boat with the rest of us! And you'll notice whenever Congress gives themselves a raise, it's either an "automatic" raise (so they don't have to be on record as having voted for it) or it's done on a weekend during a slack time so that it doesn't get a lot of media coverage.

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | September 5, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Playing "class warfare" says McCain the multi-millionaire. It's already been done Mr. McCain when George Bush reduced our tax brackets by 3% (remember the $300 checks?) and the top bracket by 4.5%, a whopping $45,000 for each millionaire, $450,000 per $10M, $4.5M per $100M, or a tax cut of $45M for each billionaire. In addition, Bush reduced the capital gains tax, the dividends tax, and was well on his way to eliminating the estate tax - all for the rich.

This whole TRICKLE DOWN theory - and it's just that, a theory because it's never been proven - was initiated by Ronald Reagan, called "VOODOO ECONOMICS" by Bush, Sr., and implemented on steroids by George W. With the economy now in a shambles and the GOP trying to blame it on Obama, we can see how well that theory worked - huh? The shame of it is that, because of their hatred for President Obama, many GOP voters will go to the polls and vote against their own best interests.

If McCain had won, you can bet we'd have even more tax cuts for the rich, and we'd be at war with Iran!

Posted by: donaldeasley | September 5, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain and his dysfunctional party need to realize that political parties don't start class warfare. CEOs who own four homes while their employees struggle to hang on to one each starts class warfare. It comes from bankers gambling with the assets of those who make far less while indemnifying themselves against loss.
In other words, the Republican idea of the way things should be starts class warfare.

Posted by: amstphd | September 5, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

To Lindsay Graham:

What we got right in the end in the Iraqi War was to end it.

Posted by: jimsillan | September 5, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

The gap between the wealthy and the other 99% of us is the largest since 1928... and the Democrats are playing class warfare???!!!

Unemployment is usually a terrible thing, but we NEED plutocrats like John McCain to become unemployed.

Posted by: wideblacksky | September 5, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Where is Joe the Plumber?

Posted by: bpai_99 | September 5, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Everyone and their brother are trying to exploit the current economic depression to their own political agenda.

The disgraced lap dog, Tony Blair, wants to go to war with Iran. It appears so does Clinton and Obama. Even John "Bomb Bomb Iran" McCain is ready to go to war - again and again. Let's stop this insanity.

Posted by: alance | September 5, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain: "Democrats playing class war fair"

What a hypocrite! Republicans have been playing class war fair since Reagan - & they've been winning.

Lee Atwater & Karl Rove were experts at the political art of divide & conquer.

The GOP is an evil entity which have no qualms whatsoever about pitting the power of corporations & the ultra rich against everyone else. It's high time the people saw them for what they really are.

Posted by: book134 | September 5, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

All this politics of division has to end. Many things need to happen to restore the middle class, and it certainly is not a Republican vs. Democratic thing. McCain just needs to go away. He is old and washed out.

Posted by: washingtonpost31 | September 5, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

When rich people step on those below them it's called "capitalism"; when those below stop the rich from stepping on them it's called "class warfare".

Posted by: GarrisonLiberty | September 5, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

McCains side are masters of social class and economic class warfare, how else can you explain people even considering voting for them to begin with after the 8 year mess they left this country in?

Posted by: AverageJane | September 5, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

The republicans have already said they want to discontinue medicare and social security. Right there is massive class warfare. They want more tax break for the wealthy and increased payroll taxes on the middle class. That is class warfare. The republicans always want to divide us. THEY AREN'T UNIFIERS THEY'RE DIVIDERS. Look how bipartisan they are. They ALL voted against the jobs bill, healthcare, the stimulus, financial reforms. PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP! The republicans want to eliminate the middle class!

Posted by: blarsen1 | September 5, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

The problem seems to be that "class" and "elite" are not always the same thing. When Gov. Palin rails against the "elites," she should be railing against John McCain, since his wife is a multi-million dollar business owner and together they own several homes. But to Republicans, "elite" does not mean the wealthy -- it seems to mean the educated. People who self-identify as "tea party" adherents are better off than the population at large.....is it money that they despise, or education? Or is someone like Sen. John Kerry, who is both "educated" and "wealthy" (by virtue of his marriage to a wealthy woman) what people despise more than someone like Pres. Bush (also extremely wealthy, and well-educated, but hiding it well)? Is one "elite" due to money, to education, or to social position at birth (in which case Sen. McCain is also "elite")?

Posted by: MinnyMa | September 5, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

CLASS WAR FARE IS EXACTLY, what obama and his socialist are promoting. why not admit thats what you want for america, liberals?

Posted by: RUCRAZY

I am not a liberal.
Why don't you accept the reality that class warfare against the majority of the US people has been fought by BOTH parties on behalf of the global elites since the 1970s?

Statistics Prove It.

Posted by: Elisa2 | September 5, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

CLASS WAR FARE IS EXACTLY, what obama and his socialist are promoting. why not admit thats what you want for america, liberals?

Posted by: RUCRAZY | September 5, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain speak: A political party engages in class warfare if you sponsors policies that favor the middle class and the unemployed. A political party which sponsors tax and other policies which favor the rich is not engaged in class warfare.

Continuing the Bush tax cuts for the rich means that we have to borrow money from China to pay for them. Incurring long term debt cannot be justified as a means of making our richest citizens richer.

Posted by: esch | September 5, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

thats what the socialist agenda is all about. race against race, poor against more wealthy, unions against employers, state against state, FEDERAL GOVT AGAINST PEOPLE. DIVISION IS THE FAR LEFT SOCIALIST AGENDA. its called CLASS WAR FARE. SAUL ALINSKY USED IT OFTEN AND SO DID KARL MARX , LENIN, STALIN.

Posted by: RUCRAZY | September 5, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Class warfare, you say, Mr. McCain.

What exactly do you call 750 Billion, the majority of available liquidity in this nation, given to the banks, by Mssrs. Bush and Paulson?

The banks have sat on these funds, creating double digit unemployment that lasts for years.

If ever there was an opening salvo in class warfare, it was the TARP, and guess who promulgated that gianormous illegal gift of public funds which tanked our economy.

Posted by: bhun2 | September 5, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Class warfare, you say, Mr. McCain.

What exactly do you call 750 Billion, the majority of available liquidity in this nation, given to the banks, by Mssrs. Bush and Paulson?

The banks have sat on these funds, creating double digit unemployment that lasts for years.

If ever there was an opening salvo in class warfare, it was the TARP, and guess who promulgated that gianormous illegal gift of public funds which tanked our economy.

Posted by: bhun2 | September 5, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I can always spot a totally corrupt or totally stupid Republican when they bring up class warfare like it is a communist plot.

LOOK AT THE STATE THE NATION IS IN

The elites have been at war with all of the other classes in the USA since the early 1970s!!! It isn't about communism, it is about the trade deals and visa workers they have used to fight a class war against the USA and the majority of its people.

It is about class, it is all about class and the corruption and evil of the elites of the USA, bringing the nation to the brink of destruction through greed.

When a Republican brings up class warfare they are stating that the majority of US people must be prevented from defending themselves from their OWNERS the elites.

A slave uprising must be suppressed at all costs to globalist, elitist Republicans AND Democrats.

The Republicans want to hold them down by force and the Democrats want to keep the peasants drugged and pacified with government pennies to live on in what they used to describe as a third world nation status.

Getting rid of the Trade Deficit is class warfare. Strictly limiting the number of foreign workers allowed in the USA is class warfare. Limiting the percentage of US business inside the USA that can be foreign owned is class warfare.

Embrace it. It is a war of self defense and defending the USA from the class of the elites that are destroying the nation.

Posted by: Elisa2 | September 5, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

McCain needs to hush up now. The GOP has nearly bankrupted this country with illegal war and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate welfare. The dems are complicit in all of this, don't get me wrong, but it is the GOP with it's wealthy white (shrinking) base that has been waging class war for decades, with union busting, making things harder and harder for working poor and middle class families. McCain, really...go away. Enough of your lies and hypocrisy. You are a parasite.

Posted by: greeenmtns | September 5, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain needs to hush up now. The GOP has nearly bankrupted this country with illegal war and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate welfare. The dems are complicit in all of this, don't get me wrong, but it is the GOP with it's wealthy white (shrinking) base that has been waging class war for decades, with union busting, making things harder and harder for working poor and middle class families. McCain, really...go away. Enough of your lies and hypocrisy. You are a parasite.

Posted by: greeenmtns | September 5, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain is in the class of people who don't even KNOW how many homes he owns. While the rest of us struggle to keep a roof over our heads. Retire John, you have blathered on enough.

Posted by: deadchief | September 5, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

If Sen. McCain claims the plan to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire is "class warfare," he should define what he means by "class." The top 2% of people in the top income bracket? The educated "elite"?
The angry (and moderately well-off) tea-partiers? What "class" are they?

Posted by: MinnyMa | September 5, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The issue of class would not even BE an issue if it weren't for the fact that the GOP has for years been hell-bent on exterminating the middle class. The terminally-greedy-bastards (aka - the Republican Party) supports only two things - tax cuts for the wealty and unlimited corporate welfare and the rest of the country be damned. I suggest all the good little Neo-Con Nazis out there contact their proctologists as soon as possible - your brain scans are overdue.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | September 5, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

John McCain: The Republican Party has been waging "class war" against the middle class, the real middle class, not rich who get away with claiming to be the middle class, since Reagan's "trickle down" crud. The only people who believe differently just can't identify reality when it slaps them in the face.

Posted by: edismae | September 5, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

obama the 'moron in chief' still has no clue and is so disconnected to real americans..that when obama walks the liberals never leave his colon...hahahahahaha!

Posted by: JWx2 | September 5, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

To little and to late. If Obama really wanted to due this he has all kinds of money left over from the first stimulus plan. He has only spent half the money and I still remember him saying it must be done right away.

Posted by: farmsnorton | September 5, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

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