Friday, September 5, 2008

Elitist Juxtaposition

I'm not planning on turning this into a political blog but with the looming election the conservative agenda is really pissing me off it's on my mind... So my newsreader drops these headlines in front of me: “It's GOP's world; elitists just live in it” This piece talks about the salt of the earth connection the new Republican Party is presenting. It dismisses the eloquence of the other party as a representation of intellectualism, which is just another term for elitism. Elitists, you know those folks that have those fancy college degrees and have way more money than us normal Joes, are the real cause for all our problems. It goes on to underscore that “...John McCain and Sarah Palin are your kind of people.”
Next up was this headline:
This piece compares Cindy McCain to Jacqueline Kennedy with respect to her fashion sense and her impact on political fashions. Turns out that just one of the outfits she wore has an estimated value of $313,000.00. Another way to compare it’s value is to say it is greater than 150% of the median home value in 2008 in these United States of America.
My kind of people my ass!
The value of my home, everything in it and all the vehicles parked or hanging in the garage is still less than that one single outfit. Let me make it clear; I don’t begrudge anyone for their wealth but when one of your outfits costs more than all my worldly possessions I don't think you have much chance of understanding the dilemma I face trying to decide between groceries and health insurance this month.
So here’s how I decode the Republican platform:
We’re all equal but some are more equal than others. Sound familiar?


  1. wheeldancer, I want and need to apologize for copying your previous blog post, What is Freedom anyway? and using it on my blog. While I did link back to your original post, what I did was not fair use and was wrong. I have since updated my post, after another reader had pointed out what I had one.

    I had just come across your blog for the first time and it led me to the recount of the Permibus incident. I am currently having the same cycling/political dilemma on my blog, which is caused by my concern for our country and this election. I hope you accept my sincere apology. I will continue to follow your blogging; it is some of the best I've come across!


  2. Apology accepted and impressively implemented since you have taken responsibility for your mistake and corrected it. I am honored by your appreciation of my ramblings.

    Thank you!

    Now we need to work together to get the Repulsivcans out of power; John McCain could learn a lesson from you on taking responsibility for his role in our current situation before he starts spewing about how he is going to get us on the right track.


  3. Great blog. I'll have to visit more often!

  4. Hey Daughter Number Three, thanks for stopping by!

  5. I think this link further illustrates who's 'elite'

    RNC appears to shell out $150K for Palin fashion

    But hey, she has to try and keep up with our possible first lady...