Yes, the Lyrics of The Internationale (some of which are below) sound like something from an Obama speech. This is the song that his mother listened to over-and over when he was growing up. It was his mother’s milk in a rhetorical sense. This goal of class warfare against what is substantially the Middle Class was what his Uncle Frank (Frank Marshall Davis) espoused.
The State oppresses and the law cheats.
Tax bleeds the unfortunate.
No duty is imposed on the rich;
The rights of the poor is an empty phrase.
The kings of the mine and of the rail
Have they ever done anything other
Than steal work?
Inside the safeboxes of the gang,
What work had created melted.
By ordering that they give it back,
The people want only their due.