posted by O-Trap
There's a flaw baked into this idea. It's within this line:
"[...] we have the middle class actually stumping for the top 1% as if they had some connection to them."
This assumes that the only reason those in the middle class would ever side with the top 1% is because they identify with them. It precludes any notion that it's because those people believe that their position is ethically and philosophically more reasonable.
Worth noting: I know very few, if any, who are in lock step with billionaires on everything. Plenty who oppose tax increases on the wealthy, for example, also oppose those same wealthy individuals using their money to influence legislation.
Better yet, it precludes the notion that those in the middle class understand they have the economic mobility to potentially one day move up to/toward the top ………so long as the Marxists do not get elected.