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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Do millionaire candidates bother you or not?

Are you bothered by millionaire candidates, like Billy Harper and Bruce Lunsford in the Kentucky Primary and so many running in the '08 Presidential Primary, in the sense that they may buy their way into office or not understand how "ordinary folks" live and therefore cannot effectively "serve the people"?

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Anonymous foolio said...

Don't forget Northup and Henry...

3:29 PM  
Blogger Swamproot said...

The only thing that bothers me about millionaire politicians is the way Faux News and its imitators always point out that when the Democratic candidate is rich, like that makes them a hypocrite. But if a Republican is rich, then it just goes to show how successful they were.

Just look at how everyone talked about John Kerry in 2004 as some kind of elitist, which I will grant you he most certainly is, but no mention was hardly ever made of his opponent being from a long line of Yale-attending elites.

For some reason having money seems to be a sin that conservatives like to paint their opponents with while considering it a virtue within themselves.

I would imagine the first Democrat who tries attacking a conservative for having money will get hit with "Of course, I'm rich. I don't sit around the house waiting to draw a welfare check. I work hard. I've invested wisely. I spent frugally". But Democrats must have done something crooked to have money, if you listen to conservative pundits.

My guess is that they consider them ingrates for not belonging to the party that "allowed them to keep more of the money they have earned" and passing our current fiscal responsibilities off on our children down the road.

3:49 PM  
Blogger KYJurisDoctor said...


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