Elitism in politics

 

One of the more unsettling aspects of today’s political landscape is the blatant elitism that runs rampant through Washington.  Karl Rove recently said in defense of the President’s open border policy:

“I don’t want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas.”

Yes, let’s let the lower class people do that stuff…we’re too good for that.  Please!  Even the author of the article, who is chastising Rove, refers to himself as being in the “educating elite”, and refers to Mexicans as “little brown people”.  The author acts as if they…as children, should try their hands at that type of work so they can relate to the commoners, but then they can skip up to the position in life they are entitled to.

And then there are the Democrats…Nancy Pelosi thinks she needs a bigger jet than the previous speaker of the house, because she has to fly farther (California vs. Illinois).  I don’t intend for her to hitch a ride across country whenever she needs to get from California to Washington, but it wasn’t like they were flying her in a two-seater…it was a jet!

How do we expect people like this to really represent us.  Granted, Rove isn’t an elected official, but it is still a good example of the mentality of the people we elect.  They are our saviors, and we are the lowly people doing work they wouldn’t think of doing, because it is beneath them…we are beneath them. 

When will they realize that the work everyone does in this country is incredibly important for our country to continue to be as great as it is?  One day maybe we will get back to politics they way our founding fathers intended it to be…where “we commoners” are more involved in politics, instead of the career politicians. 

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