Feature: Soapbox Musings

Who Is Out Of Touch Mr. Vice President?

Author: Leo the Spartan
Published: March 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

With all due respect Mr. Vice President, who is out of touch? As reported in the Washington Examiner today you were the guest at a fundraiser in your honor at the Georgetown home of Senator John Kerry and joined by 87 wealthy Democratic donors. As reported the minimum was $10,000 per couple for a feast I can only dream of. I suppose that is a bargain as opposed to the Presidents usual $35,000 per plate dinners.

Now mind you I salute the wealthy as I do the rest of us all. I hold no envy towards no man. But in the confines of a tent in Senator Kerry's backyard with a menu including "grass fed N.Y. strip steak as well as white truffle mashed potatoes". Forgive my ignorance but I have no idea what that is. Really sir who is out of touch? Were you really thinking of my plight last night over champagne? I tend to think the proposition dubious at best.

I suppose what got to me was the following quote by you referring to the Republican party.. "these guys don't have a sense of the average folks out there" and you went on to mention.. "they don't know what it means to be middle class". As if you and your guests do?

Now I understand both parties enjoy the same perks and I do not accept these platitudes from either side as it is blatant pandering and I have never been one to accept a pander even from the best of them. Well perhaps President Reagan but put that aside as I have not seen his like in over two decades. The fact that your guests bought these words is puzzling to me as they must know better. Perhaps not.

I understand you are a decent man and prone to the occasional gaffe as we are all but really is it your party that is in touch?

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