Question:Greater sense of privilege: Mitt Romney or Ann Romney?There have been many sons of privilege who occupied the Oval Office. In our lifetime and our parents', there were at least two, FDR and JFK. I have watched or listened to most of FDR's recorded speeches and a few of JFK's (what a loss that he hadn't the opportunity to make more of them!), and in each man I sensed the awareness of privilege... yes, they were upper-crust... but not one solitary crumb of superiorist outlook toward the American public. I had the distinct sense that they wanted all of us to "be all that [we] can be," as the Army puts it. And their wives... Jackie of course was the picture of grace, and Eleanor... ah, Eleanor! What a deeply fine human being! and one who, as far as I can tell, never looked down on anyone... period. Wealth, power, privilege... they don't have to entail the graceless disdain the Romneys display toward us all. Another way is possible!
Oh, and on "throw[ing] out" the public education system... I want to see the battle when Bill and Irma Bates, restored to life and as little like zombies as you can imagine, step up out of their graves to take on these self-aggrandizing upstarts. The nerve!
The effing nerve, indeed. I wonder if the pinched look she has is from her illness or her disdain for the unwashed masses....
I mean no disrespect to anyone who is ill or in pain, because I know what it is to hurt without recourse. Quite apart from that, Ann Rmoney has some 'splainin' to do.
Being ill with immense resources to make your life easier is different than suffering with none.That said, she has let slip several jarring statements, the one about Mexican Americans needing to let go of their bias, and referring to the media as 'you people'... emphasizing the distancing that happens when you have great wealth and others have very little.
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