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Class warfare endures as preferred political strategy [Commentary]
Class warfare endures as preferred political strategy [Commentary]

Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that "47 percent of Americans" would never vote for him. The remark, unexpectedly captured on video, spread swiftly over the Internet and the airwaves, marking the hapless Mr. Romney in his own words as an elitist icon of the rich, unable or unwilling to comprehend how the other half of America lives. He further drove the 47 percent away by painting them as willing captives of government handouts and social welfare programs. In the current run-up to November's critical midterm congressional elections,...