It has been awhile since we have seen as strong of an example of the Democratic attitude of punishing success as we are seeing now. Cindy McCain did an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos here: in which she said she was offended by Obama’s remarks about her wealth.
John McCain, in an interview, could not remember how many houses he and his wife owned. For most of us this seems like a ridiculous notion, not remembering how many houses we own. I, for one only own 20% of a house, my credit union owns the rest.
For the McCain’s the question isn’t as simple. They own several houses, most of them for investment. For McCain, the question would have been just as relevant if they had asked him how much stock he owned in, say General Motors, he likely doesn’t know off of the top of his head. Also, he doesn’t own all of the houses himself, his wife owns some of them.
The reality is though is that this is not about houses or who owns what. If it was, we would be talking about Obama’s house and the shady circumstances under which it was bought.
This is about the liberals derision over anyone that has self reliance and ambition and has the audacity to succeed without government handouts. Cindy McCain said it best with this:
"My father had nothing. He and my mother sold everything they had to raise $10,000," she said. "I'm proud of what my dad and my mother did and what they built and left me. And I intend to carry their legacy as long as I can."
The problem is that this goes against everything the libs stand for. Under liberal dogma, people are not encouraged to be responsible for themselves and be successful without governmental assistance. Anyone who has the audacity to do this is an elitist and clearly benefited from some unfair advantage, completely ignoring the fact that their theory of affirmative action and government assistance is the worst form of special advantages.
Another interesting part of this attack is that they are going completely against another of their bedrock principles, that women are equal to men and do not need men to be successful. While I believe that women can be what they want and preach this to my daughter every chance I get, they seem to be a little hazy on the issue.
If you were to take their attack to it’s logical conclusion, you find it to be quite paternalistic and condescending to Cindy McCain and all women in general. John McCain’s the man, he should know what is going on with their investments. Cindy McCain is just a woman, she couldn’t have her own investments even though it is largely her wealth, without her husband knowing what is going on.
Before anyone thinks I have ran out and joined NOW and become a feminist, realize I believe a marriage should be a true partnership and both husband and wife should know what is going on, if both choose to do so. In our case, my wife is bored to death with investments and prefers that I take care of it. On the other hand, she pays the bills and I couldn’t even tell you how much our house payment is. This is not borne of any sexual identity, it is from the fact that she doesn’t like dealing with big issues like buying a car or investing and I could not be trusted to pay the bills. We would be living in a cardboard box if not for her genius with balancing a budget.
The point is though, that the Democrats forget just about anything with their ideology when it’s politically convenient, in this case women’s rights.
So come on folks, eat the rich. We can’t tolerate having these self-made people around. We need to tax them and give the money to the people without ambition. This will teach them to earn their own living.