Political rhetoric

First the Republicans, circa 1980, figured out that tax cuts are a sure winner in most political debates. In an era when government is distrusted, it’s hard to argue against reducing the amount of money people pay in taxes. Finally, in the 1990s, the Democrats under Clinton found response: the "richest one percent". A significant majority of US voters think they are in the middle class, so saying that tax cuts go to the rich is a persuasive argument that you won’t benefit. It took a while, but now the Republicans have a rhetorical counter: "class warfare". Who could be for that?