Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Simplest Answer

Hi Armstrong Williams! You seem confused!
I have often asked myself why do so many wealthy people support liberal causes? This is the flip-side of the usual election-year frustration of the liberals with the working classes’ clinging to their guns and religion. In this presidential election year, as in 2008, the Democratic Party, who claim with less and less credibility to be the champions of the poor, have far more money to spend than the Republican Party, who are said to be the party of the greedy upper classes; how could this be?
Well let me tell you Armstrong—
The simple answer is this: wealthy liberals blatantly use social liberalism and big government regulation to protect their relative position in society. Big government regulation and taxation thwarts the economic mobility of those trying to move up, allowing the elites to remain elite, while still seeming pious for all their apparent efforts to help the little people.
I see you have your own answer and it's bullshit. Rather than deal with the broader themes and psychology and kookoo-bananas ideology, let us deal with something more practical and timely:

Those guys are losers. Ideology and loyalty and greed only go so far.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Frankly, the banks own the place."

Senator Dick Durbin, uttering the truest words spoken in Congress in decades.

We've got 2 choices here in the ol' U.S. of A., S McG:

1) Corporatism and warmongering, with heaping helpings of racism and misogyny.

2) Corporatism and warmongering.

Substance McGravitas said...

Indeed, and you can certainly see why Democrats are out-raising Republicans if you imagine that rich want some bang for the buck: the Republican candidates are trying their damndest to lose.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'll be even more cynical and say the plutocrats are happy to have the debbates focused on the racism and misogyny, and not on how much they're screwing everyone over no matter who wins.

fish said...

feature not a bug

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I have often asked myself why do so many wealthy people support liberal causes?

Because they don't want to be bludgeoned to death and robbed by a mob of desperate proles?

Substance McGravitas said...

Gee, there are sorts of reasons wealthy people would dislike Republicans even if you're NOT being cynical. Who knew?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am pretty certain if I got suddenly rich, I would still despise Turdwaffle.

Tell you what; somebody give me a couple of million dollars and let's test it out.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

On the other paw, for say 20 million dollars, I will become a Republican.

Just establishing the baseline pricing structure, you know.