In an April 25 Washington Times op-ed, Wayne Allyn Root wrote: "It's official. President Obama has declared war on capitalism" and that "our fearless Marxist-in-chief reserves a special brand of hatred for capitalism, entrepreneurship and rich people." Root further wrote, "Mr. Obama is drunk with his own power" and that "[i]t's time to stop Mr. Obama before his gangster government shuts down all forms of enterprise."
The Times also included the following illustration:
From Root's op-ed:
It's official. President Obama has declared war on capitalism, which is funny because he never officially declared war on Libya. But our fearless Marxist-in-chief reserves a special brand of hatred for capitalism, entrepreneurship and rich people. Just days ago, Mr. Obama publicly blamed "speculators" for the rising price of gas. Mr. Obama publicly announced a war on speculators and speculation, imposing the Justice Department, government lawyers, Cabinet heads and the whole Big Brother kitchen sink on this "evil" bunch of capitalists.
There is a big difference between my hometown of Las Vegas and Washington. In Vegas, the drunks gamble with their own money. Unfortunately for all of us, Mr. Obama is drunk with his own power, funded by your money and is dispensing it to entitlement-addicted voters and the politically connected like it's party time on New Year's Eve. Mr. Obama is wrecking the U.S. economy for generations to come. Now he is declaring war on the very people who take the financial risks, create the jobs and pay most of the taxes, for his own political gain.
It's time to stop Mr. Obama before his gangster government shuts down all forms of enterprise. Before all the money is stolen, extorted or redistributed from the productive class to the entitlement class in naked vote-buying schemes. Before Mr. Obama declares profits a dirty word, before speculation, investing and profit-taking become a crime in Mr. Obama's Marxist States of America. It's time to recognize that this president is anathema to the freedoms and ideals of our Founding Fathers and send this Wesley Mouch (the villain from "Atlas Shrugged," a typical government bureaucrat who cripples the economy) to early retirement.