"Why do Republicans and the corporate news media only play the ‘class warfare’ card when someone stands up for the middle class?"
I heard this question asked and it struck me. Why do they play nasty when it becomes a debate about middle class? Could it be because they feel threatened? The “middle class” are people who have enough money and education (theoretically) and enough people who comprise the group to make them a viable threat to power. Why does the corporate news media often feel free to completely ignore minorities or disregard when someone stands up for minorities? Because by definition they are in the minority and therefore have a disparate amount of power. But why is that? Because tragically, this reality exposes our xenophobia, lack of empathy and neglect of marginalized groups. It shouldn’t matter who is being shit on, as humans, we should care. Those in power should always be afraid to shit on the People, regardless of class, creed or color; because as fellow humans, we should all be outraged and standing in solidarity against such injustice, regardless of whether it affects you personally.