The Arrogance of The Elite

Sometimes it’s just too much and I really want to scream.

I was reading an article this morning over at MSN.com about Michelle Obama and her fight for nutrition standards for kids in schools. I applaud that to some degree. The story drags on a bit with Ms. Obama coming across as a brave crusader in the fight against childhood obesity. Then there was a paragraph that caught my attention.

“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right. Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong. I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?”

Okay, here we have two wealthy parents: yes, wealthy – Ms. Obama was a $3-400K a year partner in a law firm and the Mr. Obama had made a lot of money off his first “autobiography” – that can’t figure out how to feed their children a healthy and nutritious diet?

There are lots of families out in America providing their children with healthy food every day and don’t have the resources people like these do. This should be embarrassing to even admit.

Then there’s the Hillary Clinton gaffe, giving interviews promoting her new book that when she and Bill left the White House they were “broke” and couldn’t afford to buy – get this – houses.

Sheesh! She had an $8 million dollar book deal in 2000 plus got a $1.7 million loan (from a friend, no less) to buy their house in New York so she’d be eligible to run for the Senate.

I’d like to be that broke. People like these are just deaf. I really don’t think they know what they’re saying most of the time and who their audience is when they are speaking.

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4 thoughts on “The Arrogance of The Elite

  1. Wealthy people of all political stripes say things that weren’t very well thought out. These are two examples. When can we expect you to provide us examples of and be critical of on this blog the wealthy conservatives who do the same. Seems to me you could have gone looking for a few and added them to this commentary before posting it. Then the commentary wouldn’t appear to be so politically lopsided.

  2. Also, these are two examples of privilege blindness involving class or wealth. This not uncommon among the wealthy, whether they be liberal, conservative or of any other political persuasion.

    • Agreed. They just happen to be in the news currently. That’s all. When I see dumb, I don’t discriminate. Some of my past posts should validate that.

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