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August 25, 2008
Counting Houses . . .
and Adding Up the Real Elitists
not knowing how many houses your family owns is being an elitist, then
the amount of attention John McCain got from the media over this memory
lapse is bull-feathers. This is just another chapter in the mainstream
media’s class-warfare playbook.
Fortunately for the John McCain presidential campaign, Barack Obama’s
selection of Joe Biden as his vice-presidential running mate will
dominate the weekend news, and the Democratic National Convention this
week in Denver will feed the political junkies right up to the
Republican National Convention in St. Paul next week.
The real attention to elitism should be a U.S. senator’s selection of
another U.S. senator as his vice-presidential running mate. An Obama/Biden
ticket is no JFK/LBJ combination of 1960. If John McCain also selects a
U.S. senator as his running mate, then the inside-the-Beltway mentality
will be the political equivalent of the Great Wall of China.
Instead of keeping our enemies out, four U.S. senators seeking to run
the country would make it harder for the will of the people to find its
way in. You see, the U.S. Senate has long been viewed as an elite club.
John McCain has been there for more than 20 years and Joe Biden for more
than 30 years.
But McCain has not revealed his choice for VP yet, so let’s wait and
see. I may have to write about McCain’s choice next week. Let’s hope
The real elites are not people who can not remember how many houses they
own, but the people who share Obama’s and Biden’s views for more taxes
on the rich, bigger government, socialized health care in the U.S. and
windfall profit taxes on big corporations that make money.
The last time I attended one of the three corporate boards on which I
serve, thankfully, the objective of making money had not changed. If it
had changed, then where would the government get more than $1 trillion a
year to spend and redistribute?
The answer: Borrow more from the Chinese and other countries by selling
more U.S. Treasury notes. This is a big part of our nation’s economic
problems, and a growing threat to our national security.
Class envy is the desire to have what someone else has without working
for it. Class jealousy is wishing someone else did not have what they
own, because you are not about to work that hard. Class warfare is
consistently feeding the flames of envy and jealousy, which is a
classical Democratic election theme that plays well to a lot of people.
Look for a lot of that rhetoric at the DNC. Count on it.
The class warfare grenade lobbed at John McCain started when the media
wanted his wife, Cindy McCain, to release her tax returns. To her
credit, she released them in order to avoid a distraction for her
husband’s presidential campaign.
The media then confirmed that Cindy McCain and, thus, John McCain are
“rich”. Woo hoo! Now they are counting houses.
any of John McCain’s staff is reading this article, please give him a
cheat sheet on the price of a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk and a
dozen eggs. I know those questions are coming, because they are in the
earlier chapters of the class warfare playbook.
course, the major mainstream media outlets will want you to think that
John McCain is out of touch with the mainstream public by not
immediately knowing the answers to those questions and remembering how
many houses his family owns. But what it really shows is how some
reporters are out of touch with most people’s common sense.
They think we are stupid, but not that stupid.
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