AUTHOR: The New York Post's Kyle Smith LENGTH: 810 words HEAVY-HANDED TAG LINE: "Obama to New York: Drop Dead" THESIS: Obama's policies are killing New York's economy HISTORICAL PARALLEL: Gerald Ford denying New York a bailout in 1975 MODERN-DAY TWIST: "Mayor Bloomberg isn’t asking for a lifeline. So Obama throws him an
OBAMA'S ANTI-WALL STREET RHETORIC IS: "anti-banking jawboning" ITS PURPOSE: "meaningless drivel meant to excite the rubes" GROUPS OBAMA WANTS TO 'DROP DEAD': New York, Wall Street, tenants, sandwich makers, mom-and-pop bodega owners, illegal immigrants, people who pay their health bills ARGUMENT YOU COULD ONLY TRY IN NEW YORK: "Obama has vowed to target his tax hikes at “rich” individuals making
over $200,000 a year (and couples making $250,000 a year). That’s rich
in Manhattan, Kansas. Here a couple earning $250K is middle class." BRUTALLY INSENSITIVE (AND CLICHÉD) CONCLUSION: "Oh, you thought Obama was one of us, a Columbia grad and urban
sophisticate? You’re like a dependent spouse. Every fresh bruise just
proves how much he loves you."
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