Why does coming from a rich/intelligent line of people make you a bad Presidential candidate? The effects it has on policy can matter, but that’s obviously NOT what you’re talking about here now.
I think it is hypocritical, to say the least, when the Kennedy’s, the Biden’s, the Rockefeller’s, the Kerry’s et al try to pretend they are common folk when they are as blue blooded as the richest republican.
THey live for class envy/warfare.
There’s nothing at all wrong with being rich - so why must it be villified? I would wager that 99% of the US population wants to be wealthy. Punishing those that are is nothing but jealousy, and an attempt to take what you can’t make.
Think hypocrisy, kiddo. I think that’s what HH is getting at.
And I agree, it is hypocritical. But saying only Democrats do? That’s laughable. Both sides are equally wealthy. In fact, I’d be willing to wager that the GOP (the congressmen+advisors+etc) is slightly more wealthy, just due to the average wage difference on the whole.
Yeah, Cheney is just a regular dude who hunts… with rich buddies in an enclosed filled with paid for pheasants.
Both sides are equally guilty of this level of hypocrisy.
The hypocrisy is not in being rich. In fact, most conservatives I know relish the idea that they have ass loads of money.
The hypocrisy lies in campaigning as if you are down with the struggle, but fly off in your GS-5 as soon as the speech is over.
The liberals want to punish the rich to give to the poor. The conservatives wants everyone to be rich by giving them opportunities to participate in the american dream.
There is a difference.
Conservatives also recognize that at no time in history and at no time in the future will everybody be the same despite the pull down the mountains and raise up the valleys utopian stargazers.
Here’s a hijack. For further awe inspiring hypocrisy how bout when one of these double breasted, 200 dollars a shoe leftists give one of their speeches about how you don’t have the right to a weapon for self and home protection while they’re surrounded by highly trained, armed government agents with a license to kill?