You have to give the Malkin folks credit- they are consistent:
Actually, Michelle Obama has a point here: the $600 stimulus package tax rebate is kind of a gimmick. But she chose a typically Obamesque way of expressing the thought, complete with an implication that taxpayers are wastrels who will just blow their money on luxuries:
“You’re getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. But maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn’t pay down every bill every month.
“Barack’s approach is that the short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good. And it may even feel good that first month when you get that check. And then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings.”
Have you seen the price of
arugula at Whole Foods earrings at Tiffany’s?
They remind me of my family’s Jack Russell terrier when he was younger- he would see a ball, and that was it. It was all he could think about. He had to have the ball. You could see the thoughts running through his head as he pestered you to play with him or if you had put his ball away in the house:
“Won’t you throw the ball? Please? Just a little more ball. No. I will not sit down. I need more ball. Good owners throw the ball. Beautiful, lovely, wonderful ball. MUST. HAVE. THE. BALL. Why do you hate me? Ball. Please throw the ball. Ball. Ball. Ball. Wonderful happy fun ball. Ball is the source of all good. Ball. Ball. Ball. I need the ball. Throw the ball. Please. Ball.”
Now just replace the word “ball” in the previous paragraph with “Obama is elitist,” or, depending on the day, “Marxist” or “Muslim,” and you don’t need to read Malkin or her lackeys until after November.
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By the way, this will come as devastating news to the folks pushing the book Grand New Party, as it appears that even Wal-Mart is elitist, what with their wide selection of earrings from the $250- $3,000.00 range. So much for the Sam’s Club Republicans, as Sam’s Club is apparently elitist, too. Once you have lost Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, what do you have left, non-elitists? Dollar General?
On a serious note, it never ceases to amaze mt that the more these guys try to show they are in touch with “middle America” (I just broke my own ban), the more they reveal how out of touch they are with the common experiences of most people in this country.