In a recent fundraising video President Obama says,
It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again.
I think it’s more than just electoral demographics that makes Obama think in terms of pressure groups. The Democrats want people to think of themselves as members of multicultural collectives, not as individuals. The message is: if you’re a minority or a woman, the Democrats will take care of you.
Individual rights are not an issue in welfare state politics. Instead society is a war of pressure groups. If you’re not rich, you’d better vote Democrat to get your fair share of the pie.
At whose expense come the gifts doled out by the state?
Today, the health insurance companies, the Wall Street banks, and the special interests who have ruled Washington for too long are already focused on November’s congressional elections.
They see these elections as a chance to put their allies back in power, and undo all that we have accomplished. So this year, I need your help once more.
The rich, the banks, the health insurance companies — it’s the old class envy card that the Democrats have played since the invention of playing cards.
Underneath it all the left depends on a people willing to live as parasites on others, a citizenry that thinks it’s fine for the state to take from Peter to give to Paul. And that’s the dirty secret that all the left’s ideological concepts, and all of Obama’s gaseous rhetoric about hope and change, are built to evade: at root the welfare state appeals to the worst within us.