Twelve

Andrew Breitbart takes the occasion of the Democrats’ instigation of class warfare against John McCain to dwell on the meaning of “the inconvenient Obama” (i.e., Obama’s half-brother George). Breitbart summons up an imaginary McCain ad he calls “Twelve” responding to Obama’s ad “Seven” regarding McCain’s houses:

Mr. McCain, of course, would be publicly eviscerated if he funded an ad campaign called “12” – as in the amount of dollars a year Mr. Obama’s half-brother subsists on. The message also could accurately point out that Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, have consistently fallen short of the national average in charitable contributions since they entered the highest income bracket – despite their ballyhooed “progressive” religious faith that touts “economic equality.”

It would also be fair game now to point out that preaching “social justice” pays better than being a United States senator. The Trinity Baptist Church [this should be Trinity United Church of Christ] is building a mansion for the Rev. Jeremiah Wright that includes an elevator, a butler’s pantry, a bar, a rubberized exercise room – and the 10,000-square-foot estate backs up to the Odyssey Country Club. (Memo to wealthy Caucasian Republican members of the golf club: “Fore!”)

Attached to Mr. Wright’s church-funded property is a peculiar $10 million line of credit – presumably, none of which will be given to George Obama.

Mr. McCain’s ad also could highlight that Michelle Obama is on leave from her $317,000-a-year job at the University of Chicago Medical Center, which is now under scrutiny – along with Obama campaign chief David Axelrod and two other staffers – for a scheme that, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “steers patients who don’t have private insurance – primarily poor, black people – to other health care facilities.”

“The medical professionals who have come to me are accusing the university of dumping patients on its neighboring institutions,” Toni Preckwinkle, alderman for the 4th Ward, told the paper.

Patient-dumping poor blacks may be interesting, but not quite as newsworthy as John McCain marrying a beer heiress 28 years ago.

Breitbart’s column melds media criticism with a rejoinder to the Democrats’ traditional resort to the theme of envy and class warfare.

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