Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Elitist: Yes, or No!

Okay, kids, it’s time for that wacky new game: Elitist: Yes or No? (Cue cheesy game show music)

First, we have Cindy McCain, heiress to a beer fortune, telling CNN that the only way to get around the state of Arizona is by private plane! Elitist: yes, or no?

Answer: No! Of course not!

Next, we have Michelle Obama, and her famous “proud of her country” speech. Here’s what she actually said:
let me tell you something ... for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.

Is this elitist! If you answered yes you are correctimundo!

Next: conservative columnist George Will, calling Americans the “crybabies of the western world.”

Elitist? Yes, or no!

If you said no, give yourself 10 points!

Barack Obama said working class voters are bitter about the economy. Elitist, yes or no?

The answer: Yes!

The McCains don’t pay property taxes for four years on one of their seven homes. Elitist? This is tougher: a lot of people nowadays are having trouble paying their taxes. But seven homes?

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Answer? No! It’s not elitist!

And now the final round. It gets trickier! Cindy McCain is a wealthy heiress worth millions. She wears designer suits, owns seven homes, and a private plane. She also racks up astronomical credit card bills, $500,000 in a single month on one card, $250,000 on another. Elitist? Out of touch? Never!

Teresa Heinz Kerry is also a wealthy heiress worth millions who wears designer suits, owns a private plane, and owns five homes. But she would have mandated federally-funded Botox clinics.

Which is the elitist? Can you tell?

Sadly, this isn’t a game. This is serious business. We’re choosing the president of the United States here. There’s a lot at stake. And I can’t believe our national media has steered the national conversation in such a moronic direction.