Derek Hunter

But Hillary wasn’t the only Clinton engaging in poverty porn this week. Chelsea told a magazine, “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t.” That’s weird, because just a couple of years ago she signed a deal with NBC News for $600,000 per year to do “reports” for them. That was after her time working for a hedge fund, which are not known for their minimum-wage positions. Of course, it’s easy to not care about money when your family is marinating in it, much like no one ever thought “Man, I’m thirsty,” while drowning.

Not to be outdone, Vice-President Biden told the “White House Summit on Working Families” that he is an economic illiterate. Well, he didn’t use those exact words. He actually said “don’t hold it against me that I don’t own — that I don’t own a single stock or bond — I have no savings accounts.” Aside from this being a lie, he continued, “but I got a great pension and I got a good salary.”

What he has is a congressional pension that will pay him 80 percent of the average of his three highest years’ salaries. That’s forever and on top of whatever book deal and speech money he gets. Yes, he’s just like us!

In reality, Joe Biden is the type of person for whom Velcro shoes were invented. That he’s able to open a can of soup, let alone earn millions of dollars, is a testament to the American Dream.

But the American Dream isn’t what progressives are selling nowadays. They’re selling victimhood. As such, wealthy Democrats are rushing to paint themselves as victims.

Even the First Lady joined in the party.

At the same White House Summit, Michelle Obama told her sad tale of working part-time while raising her kids, with help from a “babysitter” (READ: Nanny, but only rich people have nannies, so…). She had it so rough that when she went from working part-time to vice president of her hospital she said she’d do it only if they’d cater to her family desires for time off. Yes, you read that right – she went from a part-time employee to VP, but claims she said she’d do it only on her terms. The word “hero” leaps to mind…

Of course, her husband being a politician didn’t help her at all; she did it all on her own. By the way, want to buy a bridge?

Democrats are falling all over each other to identify with the victim mentality they’ve created and cultivated. But it’s like Dr. Frankenstein claiming he “gets” his monster because he’s glued a couple of bolts to his neck – it’s transparently phony. Then again, we’re talking about Democrats here, so…

This “broke-fight” isn’t going to end anytime soon, there’s too much money in it. In fact, and ironically given the latest GDP numbers, poor people and rich people clamoring to pretend they know what it’s like to be poor may well be the only growth industries in Barack Obama’s economy.


Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.


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