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McCain — $273,000 for Household Help

October 10th, 2008 | by Steve O |

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  1. 18 Responses to “McCain — $273,000 for Household Help”

  2. By Dusty on Oct 10, 2008 | Reply

    Yet, they continue to call Obama the Elitist..amazing.

  3. By steve on Oct 10, 2008 | Reply

    He is Dusty. So… what? They all are elitist, every last one of them including Republicans.

    What do you people hate success?

  4. By Paul Watson on Oct 10, 2008 | Reply

    steve,
    Democrats don’t. The Republicans (obviously with some exceptions) are the ones who hate them elitist libruls.

  5. By manapp99 on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    There is confusion as to what an elitist is.
    It is not being wealthy that makes one an elitist. Look at the definition.:

    elitism
    3 dictionary results for: elitist
    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

    e·lit·ism /ɪˈlitɪzəm, eɪˈli-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[i-lee-tiz-uhm, ey-lee-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

    –noun 1. practice of or belief in rule by an elite.

    2. consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.

    3. noun
    someone who believes in rule by an elite group [ant: egalitarian]

    [Origin: 1950–55; elite + -ism]

    —Related forms
    e·lit·ist, noun, adjective

    You know, like those running for president that think backwoods people in Pennsylvania are “clinging to their guns and religion”. It is looking down on others due to a feeling of superiority. You see it all the time with city slickers looking down on country folk or northerners looking down on southerners. Intellectuals looking down on blue collar types.
    It is not about money, it is about an attitude.

  6. By Paul Watson on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    manapp,
    You also see it all the time in Evangelical Christians looking down on everyone else, in farmers looking down on book-learning.

    You just have to pick and choose which elite you want to govern because there is no way anyone remotely normal’s getting into the White House.

  7. By Chris Radulich on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    2. consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.

    Small town virtues, Joe six pack, hockey mom. Remind you of anyone?

  8. By manapp99 on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Care to give me examples of Joe six pack, hockey moms or farmers having ever been accused of elitism?

    My point stands. Paying household help $273,000 does not an elitist make.

  9. By windspike on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Man,
    Certainly, paying nearly 300K for help for understanding the Average American. Who would you rather have fighting for your rights? Some one who could lose half his homes and still sleep comfortably at night, or some one who only has one house?

  10. By manapp99 on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    You mean this “one house”?

    “In 2005 the Obamas sold their ground-floor flat at 5450 South East View Park to a jazzman, Kurt Elling, for $415,000, property records show. They moved into a spacious mock-Georgian mansion about a mile away at 5046 South Greenwood Avenue. It was a deal that Mr Obama would come to regret.

    Rather than purchase both the house and garden, the Obamas paid $1.65million for the mansion by itself. The garden was sold by the same seller on the same day to Rita Rezko, the wife of Mr Obama’s longtime friend and fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko”

    The house that tied Obama to Rezko.

    This Tony Rezko.

    “CHICAGO (AP) — Jailed political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the political fallout could be explosive.”

    There is the smell of corruption all around your unproven, inexperienced, Chicago politician.

    Is this the type of person that the average American hangs out with? Or are relationships with people like Tony Rezko in Chicago enjoyed exclusively by Chicago’s elite?

  11. By Lisa on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Mann do not be mean and negative. Jon Mcain is the old geezer who is out of touch.

  12. By manapp99 on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    My punishment:

    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)
    I will not be mean and negative
    (but he started it)

    I feel better now.

  13. By Chris Radulich on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Care to give me examples of Joe six pack, hockey moms or farmers having ever been accused of elitism?

    Your the one who posted the definition. Those are definite groups. The implication when she is saying is that their values are better then us city slickers. Do you mean to say she takes no pride in belonging to the groups she mentions.

  14. By Lisa on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Nice to see I’m not the only one home on a Saturday night.
    And I’m not even as old as Chris yet! :)

  15. By manapp99 on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    I’m home and I don’t know if I am as old as Chris or not. Or if I am as old as you Lisa. But I do know that it is Saturday and I am home.

    We are making real progress here.

  16. By manapp99 on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Chris Chris Chris Chris… I did not make up the definitions I just posted them in an attempt to bring some reality to the argument about elitism. Is Obama an elitist? Is McCain and elitist? Are they all, as Steve said, elitist. I don’t really know, but I do know that the mere fact of having many homes and paying the help $273,000 for doing God only knows what does not, in and of itself, make one an elitist.

    Doesn’t it make you wonder how many people are getting a share of the 273 thou? Might be lucrative working for the McCains or maybe not. It would tell us far more if we knew what kind of employer old man McCain is.

    I would imagine the budget is also for contract work done at the various residences as well. However there is just not enough data. Is there? But there was just enough someone to make a video and Steve O to make a post. It is actually funny when you think about how little we really know about most things, like who is really and elitist and who isn’t and what the fuck it has to do with who should be president and who should just keep being an elitist Senator.

  17. By Lisa on Oct 11, 2008 | Reply

    Good point mann. I hope McCain gives the people in the video a job. Then he could count on their vote.

  18. By Chris Radulich on Oct 12, 2008 | Reply

    There is confusion as to what an elitist is.
    It is not being wealthy that makes one an elitist. Look at the definition.:

    Your words. Are you now saying that they are wrong?

  19. By Paul Watson on Oct 12, 2008 | Reply

    Actually, it was me who said that by pointing out that Evangelicals (such as Palin) are often elitist with respect to their own group being better than everyone else. Small town America is often Elitist when it looks down its nose at those city slicker types.

    Everyone is elitist. We all think that the group we’re a part of is better than the groups we’re not a part of. It’s a meaningless insult because it applies to everyone. If you don’t think your group is best, why do you belong to it? Why don’t you join the better group? Total nonsense.

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