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Santorum: There Is No Middle Class In America

From this Saturday's ABC GOP debate, apparently Rick Santorum wants to end that whole "class warfare" issue by pretending that there "is no middle class" and bashing President Obama for daring to point out that the Republicans really don't care

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From this Saturday's ABC GOP debate, apparently Rick Santorum wants to end that whole "class warfare" issue by pretending that there "is no middle class" and bashing President Obama for daring to point out that the Republicans really don't care if there is a middle class left in America with their policies that do nothing but protecting the upper one percent and their richest donors. It's just more of their standard fair where they're continually trying to turn the definition of "class warfare" on its head and pretend they actually have the interest of the working class at heart should they be elected to office.

What's particularly ironic about this clip is that Santorum was wanting to "rebuild" something on his campaign's site he just claimed "doesn't exist" during this debate, so I guess he needs to make up his mind. Either there is a need to rebuild the middle class, or they don't exist and you shouldn't be calling them middle class. Sadly, consistency or telling the truth don't seem to be Republican virtues, even for those who claim to be good Christians and supposedly believe that lying is a sin like Rick Santorum.

Transcript via ABC New Hampshire GOP primary debate.

MCELVEEN: Senator Santorum, you just heard from the -- both people on either side of you.

Enough substance there for you?

SANTORUM: Well, look, I -- I like the vision. As far as -- as far as substance, I agree with Speaker Gingrich. I don’t think Governor Romney’s plan is particularly bold, it -- or is particularly focused on where the problems are in this country. And the governor used a term earlier that -- that I shrink from. And -- and it’s one that I don’t think we should be using as Republicans, middle class. There are no classes in America. We are a country that don’t allow for titles. We don’t put people in classes. There may be middle income people, but the idea that somehow or another we’re going to buy into the class warfare arguments of Barack Obama is something that should not be part of the Republican lexicon. That’s their job, divide, separate, put one group against another.

That’s not the -- that’s not the language that I’ll use as president. I’ll use the language of bringing people together.

Yeah, bringing them together by refusing to admit the problems we have in America with income disparity exist and that if things keep up like they are now, we're not going to have a middle class any more and nothing but the ultra-wealthy and the poor, which is extremely dangerous for maintaining a democracy. Nothing like sticking your head in the sand to fix a problem and make things better... or not.

h/t Scarce for the video

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