It first started with Occupy Wall Street. Cleverly started a year before the actual campaign, it was the media-created antidote to the Tea Party. The arrests, the marxism, drugs, vandalism, anarchism and the smell were all neatly repackaged by the LMC as a viable, reasonable, critique of America that had merit. Also, it attacked the underlying premise of capitalism: that some earn more than others. When some asserted the right to make more than others, they were attacked as elitist, arrogant and greedy. The cry of fairness was howled, but specifics were scarce. How dare those people earn more than other members of the community? Where's a community organizer when you need one? As it happened, the president was more than happy to say he "sympathized" with the astroturf rabble. This marxist backdrop paid dividends during the campaign as Romney was constantly hammered as an elitist, arrogant, greedy member of Bain Capital, which was portrayed in ads as a financial descendant of the SS, laying waste to whole towns and killing people by annihilating local companies.
Today and for the rest of Barack Obama's term, we will have the war on capitalism. Right now there's a debate about raising taxes on the wealthy. But who's rich? Derek Jeter pulling in $25 million a year. That's wealthy. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle buying a Hawaiian island. That's wealthy. But that's only an extremely small portion of America, so the definition must be broadened to folks, who don't have private jets or second homes etc. Still, punishing anyone with a relatively modest amount of money helps move the ball toward the marxist goal. As the father of the Tea Party, Rick Santelli remarked, "Everything is political now." Wealth, capital, money whatever you call it has been politicized in an extremely damaging fashion. There is no telling where this will stop, nor how far it will go. Anyway, the LMC has a story of those evil rich people and that is all that matters. The goodness of sharing/marxism is touted to lead to societal nirvana. That is, at least until the government needs more money to keep the absurd welfare state afloat, which will probably be in February or March, when the debt ceiling is pierced.
Second stop on this tour of the Democrat media arsenal has to be the "war on women." It's opening salvo was delivered by Clinton flack George Stephanopoulos against Mitt Romney during a Republican debate in New Hampshire. The topic was banning contraception and that puzzled Romney, who couldn't fathom the reason for the question. He and America would soon find out. Weeks later, the flagrantly fabricated Sandra Fluke arrived on the scene. The Georgetown law student claimed her sex life would leave her destitute without government-funded contraception. A faux congressional hearing, a comforting call from the president, and, of course, huffy-puffy indignant Democrats, completed a media tableau that had televised hairdos wringing their hands at the plight of this poor every woman.