Written by Nathaniel Manor
It’s easy to blast Republicans as the party of elitists because of Trump’s status as a member of the ultra-rich. But Trump used his insider status to rip on the establishment and appeal to the commoner who felt betrayed by the Democrat elite. This strategy allowed Trump to tear down the blue wall and turn liberal strongholds (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio) into red-leaning states.
On the other hand, President Houseplant acts like the average Joe when he’s the most out-of-touch president in recent history, as one tween shows. The White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain responded to a tweet from Harvard Professor and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under Obama Jason Furman with a startling statement. The tweet reads, “Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems. We wouldn’t have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent. We would instead have had a much worse problem.”
But the most shocking part of this was Klain’s endorsement that only rich people deal with inflation and supply shortages, as he retweeted the post and said “This,” with two emoji hands pointing downwards.
From elected officials to private citizens to the Independent Women’s Voice, virtually everyone blasted Klain, calling him “disconnected from reality.” Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) tweeted about his experience living in a trailer park and how he experienced high prices for himself, refuting the “high class problem” myth. House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) reminded Klain that inflation is a tax on every American. Nevertheless, their pleas fall on deaf ears (figuratively for Klain, literally for Biden).
While many Democrats will brush this off as a harmless mistake, this ties into a long history of Democrat hypocrisy regarding the middle class. They routinely whine about how conservatives hate poor people despite our support for the charity and against tax increases. That would be like AOC paying $30,000 for a ticket to the Met Gala while wearing a dress that says “Tax the Rich,” oh wait, she already did that.