As I prepared dinner this evening, I was listening to the Michael Savage show. The news-talk radio station that I regularly listen to finally put him on earlier in the evening and I can listen more often. He is perhaps one of the most interesting hosts on the air. This evening I tuned in and heard a discussion about Obama being described as a Robin Hood type figure who steals from the rich and gives to the poor.
This characterization drives me nuts.
Obama does want to steal from the rich, the middle class, and the poor and buy votes with the money. He is a leftist, progressive, socialist, Marxist, community organizer, or whatever you want to call him. My problem is that allowing him and his apologists to compare him to Robin Hood is wrong. Most people have a noble vision of Sir Robin and we should not sully his reputation by accepting the argument that progressives like President Obama are waging the same war.
Robin Hood did not exactly steal from the rich and give to the poor. Robin Hood stole from the rich King and gave to the poor, overtaxed citizens. This nasty king, in fact levied overly burdensome taxes on the citizens of the land to the point where they became poor. Based on this, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and their ilk would be more aptly compared to the king himself rather than Robin Hood.
Maybe we should christen Glenn Beck as our present day Robin Hood. He has probably been the most outspoken and effective voice against King Obama and working to protect we poor citizens of America. If you get the chance, listen to Beck’s speech at the CPAC Convention.
So the next time you hear the take from the rich and give to the poor analogy, please set your liberal friends straight…at least try.