It’s always bizarre to see politicians try to present themselves as being “just like you,” when in reality they’re anything but.It’s much more common on the Left, presumably because they publicly resent wealth, while the Right embraces it. Why else would Michael Moore dress like a middle-aged lesbian trucker (as comedian Adam Carolla put it) if he wasn’t trying to hide the fact that he’s worth over $50 million.
Moore is hardly the only one-percenter to rail against the one percent. Just take a look at the Lefties in congress, and all the rhetoric about the horrors of “millionaires and billionaires” everywhere.
Elizabeth Warren has gladly embraced the politics of Occupy Wall Street, but she’s no different than the one percenters she rails against. Her personal financial disclosure form from her 2012 Senate race put her net worth at $14.5 million. Heck, you even have to give Warren credit, as she didn’t utilize the casino business to achieve wealth like some of her other Native American brothers and sisters.
Hilariously, in the world of liberal politics, you can be confronted for having too much money, and have to pretend that you’re not as rich as you really are.
As the Daily Caller reported,
Warren was accused of hypocrisy Wednesday by WRKO radio host Jeff Kuhner for reliably railing against the one percent despite being worth millions of dollars. Warren, who was at the WRKO studio in Boston for an interview, met Kuhner in the hallway and the situation escalated as Kuhner asked why Warren has built her career haranguing the one percent when she herself is a member of that class.
Warren defended herself, citing humble beginnings as the daughter of a janitor who was able to advance to her current position due purely to the “equality of opportunity” provided by government programs.
Perhaps the “equality of opportunity” she referenced included affirmative action, which certainly helped her secure her past job at Harvard Law, as she was at the time only one of a few Ivy League Law professors to lack Ivy League Law degrees themselves.
Watch the confrontation below:
You have to admit, it’s pretty hilarious to see Warren try to make excuses for being successful. If any of you were worth nearly $15 million, hopefully it’s something you’d be proud of achieving.[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]