Indeed he is.
(The Hill) — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ramped up his criticism of President Obama on Thursday, saying he is “going all in” on class warfare while “preying on emotions of fear, resentment and anger.”
In a wide-ranging interview that aired on Milwaukee-based radio station 620 WTMJ, the chairman of the House Budget Committee declined to criticize the Occupy Wall Street protesters, so long as “no property gets damaged.”
But Ryan lambasted Democrats for backing a movement of people that he says is looking for someone “to pay off their loans and debts.”
“To me it seems like [the administration] is going all in on a class warfare strategy,” Ryan told host Charlie Sykes. “What seems so ironic to me, or hypocritical, if you remember, it seems like yesterday that President Obama was saying things like, ‘we don’t have red states or blue states, we’re the United States of America, I want to be a uniter, not a divider, hope and aspiration.’ But what we’re getting is a commitment to division here.”
“We’re getting basically a strategy to divide people,” Ryan continued. “To speak to people as if they’re stuck in some class — they’re stuck in some station in their life and the government’s role is to help them cope with it. That is so inherently contrary to what we’re about in this country.”