Class Warfare Theme Shows Up at NYC Inauguration

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, January 6, 2014

Class Warfare Theme Shows Up at NYC Inauguration

It looks like democrats will embrace and expand their class warfare theme going into the November elections. How else to explain the disgusting rhetoric at New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio’s inauguration ceremony last week? They even had the chaplain of the Sanitation Department using language about plantations and such during a so-called prayer.

Bill Clinton endorsed this rhetoric by his presence and some of his remarks, though unlike others he did manage a compliment to outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and was booed. Bloomberg might have been a little weird with his campaigns against large sugary drinks, salt and cigarettes, but he made the city safer and more prosperous.

DiBlasio seems to want to destroy the city’s economic foundation that creates jobs. He worries that some people make a lot of money and thinks by taking it from them it will help the less prosperous. I would remind him of a line from Calvin Coolidge: "Don’t expect to pull up the weak by pulling down the strong."

I’m Cal Thomas.

Publication date: January 6, 2014