Neocons and their Democratic party co-conspirator members of the enemy class like to claim that a term such as "class warfare" is only used by those they brand as unpatriotic, extremist liberals, with the implication that ordinary Americans don't believe there is a class war. Actually, Americans are waking up to what's happening to the country--as illustrated by the 2006 elections. In polls asking if Americans believe our nation is divided into "haves" and "have-nots," about 50% now answer Yes. Some awakening is taking place, because that same poll question in 1988 resulted in 71% of Americans rejecting the "have"--"have-not" notion while only 26% saw a divided nation.

On February 17, 2008, a Washington Post editorial said: "We thought wed heard the last of class warfare and populism when former North Carolina senator John Edwards bowed out of the [presidential] race."