RUSH: Stanley Kurtz has an article adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. And he's very blunt about this. I have the book as a powerful, influential member of the media. My book is right over there, Spreading the Wealth. I have a copy. "President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them." Now, Kurtz believes that this is an excellent way to campaign against Obama, that you don't need to be Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. You just need to tell people that live in the suburbs that no matter what they are, Obama's coming for 'em, that he has been raised to believe that it was flight from the cities that led to all of the horrible economic conditions, the rotten schools and all of this that plague America's cities.
It's all about people fleeing, wanting a better life, and leaving behind their poor neighbors about whom they cared nothing. How basically the suburbs are made up of a bunch of selfish, greedy people who don't care about their fellow man. That's how Obama was raised. And indeed, it is what many leftists believe. And I have to tell you, folks, the constant push by Democrats to get us into mass transit is all about destroying the cities. Let's take a look. In California, Moonbeam Brown, the governor, is intent -- what are they, $16 billion in debt? $16 billion state deficit, right? Maybe even higher. And what are they focusing on? What is one of Governor Brown's primary objectives? This bullet train, a speed train from nowhere to nowhere.
Why? Mass transit. And the key word in mass transit is mass. As far as liberals are concerned, leader liberals, central planners, we are the masses. I remember Reagan I think in that famous Goldwater speech in 1964 made a point of saying how much it offended him to be considered a member of the masses, that we don't have masses in America, that we are made up of beautifully, wonderfully free individuals, pursuing happiness and liberty. That we're not a nameless, faceless conglomerate. We're not "the masses" under state control. And yet this is the dream of the American left. That's what Kurtz is writing about. Mass transit. I mean all these light rail trains, every time I see one there's hardly anyone on 'em. Mass transit cannot support itself in most cities. There's no interest in it. America still has its love affair with the automobile.
But Kurtz writes here that "Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of 'regionalism,' the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools, housing, transportation, and above all taxation. To this end, the president has already put programs in place designed to push the country toward a sweeping social transformation in a possible second term. The goal: income equalization via a massive redistribution of suburban tax money to the cities."
Now, you'll note in that paragraph, you don't read the word "Republican" or "Democrat" or "conservative" or "liberal." This is strictly geography.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Detroit is a concrete jungle - and Obama is trying to destroy suburbs.
It's interesting, on the same day I read an article about Detroit becoming a dumping ground for dead bodies - the city can hold 2 million folks but only 700,000 there there and the state is too broke to do anything about it, Rush talks about Obama trying to destroy suburbs:
Posted by Barbara Peterson at 3:28 PM