President Obama claims his administration is all about helping the middle class. But that’s not really true. This administration is about transfer payments to the lower class. It’s about redistributing wealth. And ultimately, it’s about contempt for the hard work that it takes to make it into the middle class and stay there.

Once in awhile, the veneer drops, and the truth emerges. Obama’s justifiably infamous “you didn’t build that” tirade comes to mind.

It dropped again Friday when Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this about opposition to the new “Common Core” education standards:

It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary. You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut.

Just look at the simmering contempt that has bubbled up to the surface here.

The White House likes to deny that it engages in class warfare for political purposes. Well, those who make the charge are wrong only in the sense that it’s not just for political purposes. Class warfare is how this administration thinks.

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