Romneys Are From Richistan
After His Highness Willard Mitt Romney called 47% Americans “moochers,” it is time for her Royal Highness Ann Romney to put the commoners right in their place. Mrs. Romney was being interviewed on an Iowa radio station when the host, referring to Willard’s troubled week and all the criticism, asked, “What do you say to your fellow Republicans?”
"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. This is hard.”
Don’t you think it is such a befitting comment for nobility?
Off course, off course.
Romney and his class live in a different world. It is so far removed from the world of 99% Americans that you cannot even conceive such world exists. In 2008, Robert Frank, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal came out with a book called Richistan where he described how 1% Americans live.
The New York Times Bestseller, published by Random House talked about a different America: RICH-I-STAN, a new country located in the heart of America, populated entirely by millionaires, most of whom acquired their wealth during the new Gilded Age of the past twenty years. A country with a population larger than Belgium and Denmark; typical citizens include “spud king” J. R. Simplot; hair stylist Sydell Miller, the new star of Palm Beach; and assorted oddball entrepreneurs.
Frank’s book details the fairytale lifestyle of the Richistanis that read like a work of someone's imagination. A typical house of two people is served by upwards of a dozen servers. The service people keep their eyes on the floor when they answer their masters. If by mistake one meets their masters’ eyes, the person is discharged that very moment—this is the world where Romneys live.
In the world of Romneys ordinary people have no right to question them. The much perturbed Ann Romney once told the journalist that Mitt had released his latest tax filing and that’s all people will see. In her world people have no right to ask questions, they are only to be spoken to from a pulpit.
On Thursday, Saturday Night Live (NBC) aired an episode where Romney was mocked about the secret video tape incident where he was talking to rich donors. Jason Sudeikis, playing Romney, asked, “Is that a camera on the table pointing right at me?” In another sketch, Mitt Romney talking to people at McDonalds spat out his food and said, “That’s disgusting. How you people eat this garbage?”
Robert Frank’s Richistan clearly delineates Romney’s class where the NBC sketches are no longer a figment of imagination.