Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"I Don’t Even Consider Myself Wealthy."


Republicans and the women, beyond all earthly comprehension, who love them, just can't help it. Even when answering charges that her husband Willard is hopelessly and eternally out of touch with the common man, Anne Romney's attempts to spin that very accurate perception just makes the spinning buzzsaw accelerate in the same direction.

On Fox "News" recently, Anne Romney, a woman who was described by Willard in Detroit as driving two Cadillacs, said, "I don’t even consider myself wealthy." While there may be something on a bumper sticker level of true wealth actually being composed of something closer to actual friends or goodness of character, Anne Romney's attempts to redefine wealth, a word for which she and Willard have only real definition (more closely resembling a portfolio than a little black book) ring as false and hollow as Rush Limbaugh's "apology" to Sandra Fluke.

Indeed, the slightly less insectoid Callista Gingrich's attempts to equate wealth with her alleged sympathy or empathy for other sufferers of multiple sclerosis (from which Anne Romney suffers) and other diseases while somehow trying to redefine wealth is a pathetic attempt to shift the focus of just how out of touch are the Romneys and other families worth a quarter of a billion dollars or more. Whether or not she intended to, all Anne Romney did was foster and further the perception that "A quarter of a billion dollars simply isn't enough" and that no amount of stock dividends or tax breaks ever will be enough.

5 Comments:

At March 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But NO, Only Mitt-faced RICH!

 
At March 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Uh, yeah. Whatever. I'm assuming, after reading your barely illegible comments all these months, that English isn't a 2nd or even a 3rd language? Three letters that'll change your life. You ready, you listening? ESL.

 
At March 7, 2012 at 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the extremely rich have the luxury of disregarding their wealth.

 
At March 7, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Blogger Mithras61 said...

No amount of wealth will ever fill the black hole that is her and Mitt's souls. Since they are looking for that to happen, by their own definition they are exceedingly poor. By my definition, they are poor people (as in they are not good people...).

 
At March 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

What's especially galling is the sheer sociopathic disconnect, as if these people say, "If we don't consider ourselves rich, then you shouldn't consider yourself poor." It seems to reference what Rand Paul said after winning his senate seat. He said, "There are no rich, there are no poor, there is no middle class."

Which is the only way they now have of combating any possibility of "class warfare," which all boils down to the atavistic instinct of keeping what's yours and protecting it from encroachers. Hence the meme that we're "jealous" and lazy and want a handout. This, coming from people are usually come by their money the old fashioned way: By inheriting it.

Remember that Eddie Albert line in Other People's Money? "And just think: When I started out," he proudly said as he took a helicopter ride over his industrial empire, "I only had $20,000,000 in my pocket."

This is the mindset of the very wealthy in a nutshell. Even everything isn't enough and they reserve for themselves the luxury of being able to redefine vast wealth and, according to Anonymous, disregard their own.

 

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