Friday, November 23, 2007

Who's Elitist Now?

They receive much, if not most, of their funding from billionaires. Their candidates for President in the past two elections have been wealthy men who either married money or inherited it. And their current front-runner for the 2008 election is a rich trial lawyer. So which American political party would I be referring to?

If you guessed the Democratic Party, please take a bow. According to a new study released by the Heritage Foundation, the majority of the wealthiest districts in the United States are represented by Democrats. According to the Washington Times, which reported the study in today's online edition
In a state-by-state, district-by-district comparison of wealth concentrations based on Internal Revenue Service income data, Michael Franc, vice president of government relations at the Heritage Foundation, found that the majority of the nation's wealthiest congressional jurisdictions were represented by Democrats.

He also found that more than half of the wealthiest households were concentrated in the 18 states where Democrats hold both Senate seats.

Somewhat surprised? After all, the Democrats and their shills in the mainstream media love to talk about the Republicans as the party of the rich. However, it has been a fact for some time now that wealthy, super-rich billionaires such as George Soros and Warren Buffett fund the Democratic party, while the Republicans are financed by people more like Mr. Everyman. Remember too that the Democratic candidates in the past two Presidential elections have been John Kerry, who married the Heinz fortune and who maintains huge mansions, and Al Gore, who inherited his daddy's Occidental Petroleum (he rose to become vice-president) and Island Coal Company money. As an aside, the fact that Gore owes his wealth and position to his father's coal and oil connections (which are much more direct than those of George W. Bush, by the way) makes his current pose as an environmentalist more than a bit amusing. John Edwards, who has been a candidate as well, is himself a super-rich trial lawyer who has no qualms about looking down on his less-wealthy neighbors. And the study in fact reinforced that pattern of the Republicans as the party of Everyman. The Washington Times reported,
Mr. Franc's study also showed that contrary to the Democrats' tendency to define Republicans as the party of the rich, "the vast majority of unabashed conservative House members hail from profoundly middle-class districts."

I can't wait for this little tidbit to hit the news. Oh, wait. This is the American media. If they cannot even report the facts on the ground in Iraq now that things are clearly indicating that we are winning in every measurable way, they certainly won't change their favored tune regarding the real nature of their preferred party. This is why it is so important for us to get the word out. The media won't do it, and it is time Americans realized who is really on their side, and who is already bought and paid for by the elitists who want to remake America into something more closely resembling the former Soviet Union.

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