12/25/12

Class Warriors Step Up

Our Second Century Progs seek to level-off U.S.
While many stunned Republicans still wallow in handwringing and second-guessing after President Obama’s stolen re-election, the progressive offensive is gaining momentum. The Democrats are stepping up the class warfare that is the heart and soul of their us-versus-them strategy to pit the oppressed 99% against the heartless capitalists of the 1%.
Check out, for example, the unabashedly named Wage Class War website, launched only a month ago and administered by longtime progressive activists Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey. A former New Left radical and Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, Borosage founded and currently chairs the Progressive Majority political action committee. He is also an editor at The Nation and a regular contributor to The American Prospect, both progressive publications.

If you click on Wage Class War’s “About” link, you are taken to the website for the Campaign for America’s Future (CAF). Borosage and Hickey co-founded CAF in 1996 as “the strategy center for the progressive movement. Our goal is to forge the enduring progressive majority needed to realize the America of shared prosperity and equal opportunity that our country was meant to be.” Each year, CAF holds a “Take Back America” conference which the organization describes as “a catalyst for building the infrastructure to ensure that the voice of the progressive majority is heard.” “We are the 99%,” the conference page proclaims.

Borosage and Hickey’s WageClassWar.org boldly states at the top of its home page that “in the future it won’t be values voters, angry white men or soccer moms that win elections. It will be class war.” The site celebrates what they deem to be the class war successes of the 2012 election, which it describes as “the first of the class warfare elections of our new Gilded Age of extreme inequality.” Those victories include Senate wins by Elizabeth “No one gets rich on their own” Warren and the socialist-leaning Sherrod Brown, and of course, Obama’s re-election.
(full story "The Art of Class War" at frontpagemag.com)

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