Media Turns Obama's Silver Spoon Into Class Warfare
In addressing an audience of people who were trying to prepare for upward mobility, through education, the President said, "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, Michelle wasn't either." A Fox news commentator called it "class warfare." With that, the common understanding of the phrase, "born with a silver spoon in your mouth," was no more, or at least not for this President.
After redefining the words that came out of his mouth, from an empathetic acknowledgement of common origin, to a call for Americans to engage in class warfare, the commentator went on to redefine the President as the product of his endings, Harvard and White House resident, in an attempt to to deny his beginnings, as a minority whose family was economically challenged . . . Then they said they didn't see how the average person could relate to "either one of them," in other words, Mitt Romney born white, rich, and privileged; and Barack Obama born minority, under-financed, and underprivileged, are the same . . .
On that note, Fox gave the mike to Romney, who wasn't satisfied with the characterization of the President's words as class warfare, he declared that the President words were an attack on his daddy!!! I guess he chose to pretend his father was the target because it enabled him to say, what he could not say about himself, "he was born poor . . . and didn't have a college degree . . ." Then he lambasted the President as a scapegoat seeking, American attacking, success hater, after which he said, "I'm not going to rise to this," after he just did . . . And he declared that it is "not a time for attacking people," after he just did . . .
This is the power of definition, used to overwhelm the President's characterization of himself, applying negative images, to intimidate him from attempting to definie himself.