The Republican party has built its brand on misleading the common man into believing they are the party of the common man. They have pursued tax policies designed to enrich the rich and... enpoor(?) the poor all the while being supported by working class people who oppose hippies, gays, abortions and Europeans.
McCain has built his campaign on his spurious claims that Obama--a man raised in obscurity by a solidly middle-class family--is an arugula-loving, wine-swilling snob. Who can forget the Celebrity ad. And his seemingly unending references to Joe the Plumber. And there is his choice for vp. Sarah the Governor has gone so far as to say she is an ordinary, everyday American, facing the same problems as the rest of us who live outside the elite sanctuaries of Georgetown, Manhattan and the TMZ.
Add hubris to those problems. It has now come out that when she got the nomination, the RNC, through a professional robocaller, spent $150,000 on clothes for her and her family at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. This included $5,000 for Todd and a $100 outfit for baby Trig. Unbelievable.
Joe Hubris has shopped at both of these stores before, but he's smart enough to know that Burlington Coat Factory gets the same stuff for way less. He's also smart enough to know that if you're going to try to paint yourself as a woman of the people you don't buy your clothes at stores that your supporters get politely asked to leave when they wander in looking for the bathroom. Oh, especially if the purchases are subject to disclosure laws. The pathetic defenses of this on the part of the GOP are a thing to behold. You cannot tell me that they couldn't have gussied her up for, I don't know, $10,000... $20,000?
Instead, they spent more than Joe the Plumber's house is worth and in the process, landed themselves a Hubry award.
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