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Old 05-28-2015, 03:09 PM
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Default Unlike in 2012, in 2016 Americans Need a Rich President with a Sense of Noblesse Obli

Rich people are out of touch and we should never vote for them...

What's that?...The rich person in question is Hillary?...

Never mind....It's so GREAT to be out of touch!!!!!...

Unlike in 2012, in 2016 Americans Need a Rich President with a Sense of Noblesse Oblige

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Over at Yahoo Politics, Matt Bai has written a deeply strange piece in which he criticizes Bernie Sanders for railing against “out of touch” politicians. The headline: “Hillary Clinton’s not like the rest of us? Good!” A sample of the argument:

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In an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood this week, Sanders assailed the party’s presumed nominee, Hillary Clinton, for having accumulated the kind of wealth that can “isolate you from the reality of the world.” He said she probably spent hundreds of dollars on dinner rather than eating “in restaurants like this.”

Senator Sanders made this comment while sitting in what CNBC described as a “bistro near the Capitol,” which doesn’t exactly sound like Applebee’s, but you get the point: Clinton is out of touch with regular Americans because she doesn’t buy used cars or stockpile CVS coupons or save up for Disneyland like the rest of us do.

To which I would only ask: why on God’s earth would we want a president like us?

. . . If you’re asking me to choose between the self-made man or woman with resentments and identity issues, on one hand, and some arrogant oligarch who serves no financial master and is compelled to seek office mostly by some patronizing sense of altruism on the other (Michael Bloomberg, New York’s former mayor, comes to mind), then I’ll take out-of-touch every time, and so should you
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One has to wonder where this sort of argument was back in 2012. As far as I can remember, it was almost never made by the press in favor of Mitt Romney, and it was sure as hell not made by Clinton’s Democratic party, which went on and on and on about Romney’s wealth and detachment and car-elevator and and magical cancer-giving abilities. Why, one has to wonder, is it suddenly important that our leaders have a sense of noblesse oblige?

That question is rhetorical.
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