A legion of limousine liberals will descend tonight on San Francisco's famed Billionaire's Row. Leading the pack, the most famous limo of them all -- and inside it, the chief liberal, President Barack Obama.
Though now free of the demands of campaign fund-raising, the president has discovered he really, really misses it. So he's back on the big-money circuit, this time for his friends at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
And where better for the self-ordained defender of the middle class to champion his cause than the home of oil heir Gordon Getty, in the heart of Billionaire's Row, the bay-view boulevard where those with ten-figure net-worths snatch up homes with eight-figure price tags.
In his February State of the Union Address, the president delivered a robust defense of the middle class. "It is our generation's task, then, to re-ignite the true engine of America's economic growth: a rising, thriving middle class." Great! The middle class needs help after the first four years of his presidency. Yet watching the president's actions, his words ring hollow.
For good measure, the president used the speech to fire a rhetorical shot at billionaires -- as he often does. Few Americans haven't heard him malign "millionaires and billionaires" for any number of reasons. But nothing says "I really mean it" like rubbing elbows with them in the Bay Area.
This is Obama's method of operation: publicly brow-beating then privately back-slapping. And while he collects checks from those he pretends to disdain, taxpayers get to foot the bill. A jaunt to California may cost a couple hundred dollars on JetBlue. But on Air Force One, it costs $180,000. An hour.
The nerve of that that lousy, supposedly liberal hypocrite! Constantly talking about how much he wants to round up the well off and place them in concentration camps, only to shower them with affection when no one's looking. Has he no shame?!
As I've documented many times before, this inane argument that shows contempt towards any organism with functioning neurons, appears every so often from the Right. Republicans like Reince know full well that constantly whining about the plight of the rich is not something that draws sympathy among the public, so they engage in this stupid, Karl Rovian tactic of turning everything on its head. Black is white, up is down, and Republicans are in fact, concerned about the very poor.
Reince, please stop writing op-eds and just stick to tormenting Superman.