Obama waved the bloody flag of class warfare in his press conference this past week, though it’s not clear whether he was effective since he went out of his way to attack a provision for corporate jets that was part of his failed stimulus bill.
In any event, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was not impressed. His speech on the Senate floor was an excellent response to Obama’s politically motivated, soak-the-rich screed. (h/t: Ed Morrissey)
Being a leader involves a lot more than giving a good speech, to be sure, but Rubio has been consistently impressive in his six months if office. He’s strongly defended Medicare reform and is a leader in the fight against an illegal IRS scheme to force American banks to enforce foreign tax law.
Let’s hope he doesn’t “grow in office” and decide that Washington is a hot tub rather than a cesspool.
And let’s hope America doesn’t become more like Europe, with bigger government, more dependency, and a hostile attitude about wealth creation and capitalism. Those are some of the concerns that motivated my video on the dangers of class warfare.