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Liberal Dems Are Elitists and Fat Cats


Sept. 20, 2009

Stein: Democrats Are Elitists and Fat Cats

 

Says Party's Contempt for Tea Party Protesters is Un-American, and Not Helpful at Polling Booths

 

Just who are the Democrats now? Ben Stein says they're the party of fat cat elitists who mock elderly, non-minorities with homes in the sticks. Just who are the Democrats now? Ben Stein says they're the party of fat cat elitists who mock elderly, non-minorities with homes in the sticks. (CBS)
(CBS) Politics has become more rough-and-tumble in recent months, and our contributor Ben Stein doesn't appreciate some of what he's been hearing:


I know James Carville and I like him. He and I have been on many talk shows together and he's always friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. He's also compelling, because he seems to reflect in his comments the thoughts of the inner circles of the Democratic Party's ruling elite. 
That's why I was a bit surprised when I read that Mr. Carville had recently blasted the men and women at the anti-Obama "Tea Parties" as so - quote - "classless" that they shocked him. 
Wait a minute! I thought the Democrats were the party of the little guys and those who aren't classy or well-born. 
Now, the political enemies are the ones without social class ? 
So, now the Democrats are admitting they're the party of the rich? 
They have been getting the lion's share of very large political gifts for years now. The truth is that the Democrats are the fat cats. 
I am impressed that Mr. Carville admitted it. I like him more than ever now. 
I was also interested to see that Mr. Carville, a mere lad of 64 (same as I am), has made fun of the age of the Tea Party attendees. He mockingly noted that their average age was - quote - "what, like 72.4 years?" 
So, now the Democrats don't think the opinions of senior citizens are worth anything more than ridicule? That's a change, too. Not a good one. 
I have seen other Democratic commentators making mock of the fact that the people at the Tea Parties were overwhelmingly white. 
So, are we back to saying people's political views only count if you have skin of a certain color or are of a certain race? I don't like the sound of that. 
There is also some scorn because many of the Tea Partiers are from small towns. Don't like that too much, either. 
Look, some of what is coming out of the Tea Parties baffles me and I don't care for it. But a lot of it does make sense. 
What's really amazed me is how the elitist anger of the liberal Democrats is boiling over as some ordinary citizens show they don't like being pushed around. 
 
The liberal Democrats might want to rethink this. Contempt for the ordinary citizen is just not American. And it does not win elections.
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/20/sunday/main5324270.shtml

jackiered jackiered 4 years 43 weeks
:heart: Ben Stein and how about those poll numbers! :rotfl: Sarah Palin may get last laugh after all!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 4 years 43 weeks
Fantastic article! Way to go, Ben Stein! :cheer:
tiff58 tiff58 4 years 43 weeks
Two things: 1. LOVE Ben Stein 2. I completely agree with this, and it has been proven even moreso lately with comments made by people on this site
UnDave35 UnDave35 4 years 43 weeks
Very likely, and probably an attack or two on the conservative media, because it's their "fault" that O is perceived so poorly.
skb9850 skb9850 4 years 43 weeks
Interesting poll results. I suppose we will see a new round of attacks on Palin then.
Grandpa Grandpa 4 years 43 weeks
Apparently the polls show that Sarah Palen has an approval rating of 47& and Obama 46% , while Pelosi sits at 28%
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 4 years 43 weeks
I LOVE those that 2 sentences: What's really amazed me is how the elitist anger of the liberal Democrats is boiling over as some ordinary citizens show they don't like being pushed around. The liberal Democrats might want to rethink this. Contempt for the ordinary citizen is just not American. And it does not win elections.
Grandpa Grandpa 4 years 43 weeks
WTG Ben Stein.
skb9850 skb9850 4 years 43 weeks
Good post.