Fox Business analyst Charles Payne sees an ominous method to the madness.
Stuart Varney: Obama used the term "inequality" more than he used the word "growth". And this is a problem, according to Charles Payne.
Charles Payne: It is a problem. He talked about [income inequality] being morally wrong. You know, Stuart, if you and I entered this building and there were different rules for each of us, that would be morally wrong. But if I dropped out of high school and smoked weed all day and you worked your way through college and made more money than I did, that's not inequality, that's just.
His phrases: "people who lost their homes through no fault of their own", "people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own..." You know what: if I own a business and have 10 employees and things get bad, guess what? I'm not going to fire my best employees! Maybe you did lose your job because you weren't up to snuff!
The bottom line is this: the president is pushing this agenda. That America is somehow a mean-spirited country without opportunity and we're going backwards. When, in fact, every single year we get closer to that "more perfect union" that we strive for.
[On Obama's prediction that income inequality will increase and "social tensions will rise as various groups fight to hold on to what they have"]
In my mind -- and I hate to say this -- I think President Obama would love to see civil unrest in this country very much like the Arab Spring. I think what he's trying to do is to spark this revolution against the wealthy, against the "One Percent" who are holding us back, who are hoarding this money,
You know Democrats are trotting out this statistic about how much money the top one percent controlled in 1979 versus how much they control now. Well, it's quadrupled, as if it's the same group of people who've been greedy with money and greedy with opportunity.
You know who it is? It's a kid like Lebron James, who was in the bottom one percent and is now in the top one percent. And his salary skews that top one percent to make it look 400 percent better. What that number shows is that opportunities for America... not the bad part of America, the good part of America.
One of Obama's heroes was a man named Saul Alinsky. Community organizing got its start in Chicago under the direction of Alinsky, an avowed Marxist. Alinsky believed that poverty was the result of political inequalities.
What isn't widely known is that Alinsky also envisioned a power-grab by the "have-nots" of society, who would form massive, grassroots coalitions that would defeat the rich and redistribute their possessions.
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier this week revealed that "since January 2009, people’s opinion of race relations in this country has plummeted by 25 percentage points". Barack Obama and Eric Holder -- and their politicization of a single case in Florida involving a Hispanic and a Black -- have done their level best to foment anxiety.
If Payne is right, we are witnessing a modern-day Alinsky set the stage for civil unrest.