Where, Oh Where Are Those Rich Democrat Patriots?
After Obama’s “I Want More of your Money” speech, the nation's left asking.
April 19, 2011 - 12:00 am
Since leaving office, Al Gore has made even more money than both Clintons combined. With his big-tent revival style and his global warming scam, Al Gore has become not just rich, but filthy rich.
With a net worth estimated at $100 million, Al can afford, I think, a bit of patriotic giving right now. I found this rich little nugget on Gore’s awesome monetary success after leaving office, and was quite shocked to see that Al gets even more for speaking than Bill Clinton, $175,000 per prophecy.
I would just hate for Al to have to sell one of his homes or — heaven forbid — conserve energy, in order to help us taxpayers out a bit with the debt, but I’m sure Al will want to be acknowledged as a fine patriot in the Biden tradition. So, let’s just ask him to step up to the plate with his fat, fat checkbook and give Uncle Sam some of those millions.
The latest Roll Call tally of congressional wealth shows that Democrats hold seven of the top 10 slots. John Kerry is the richest member, with an estimated net worth of $188 million. Democrat Jane Harman of California is third at $152 million. Democrat Jay Rockefeller comes in at $81 million. Senator Dianne Feinstein comes in at $46 million. Nancy Pelosi ranks lower at $21 million, but that’s not counting the close to $100 million in her husband’s name. I’m sure we’ll get lots and lots of patriotic donations from rich liberals in Congress.
Then, there’s Hollywood.
Hollywood is just brimming over with rich Democrats, who cannot wait, I’m sure, to demonstrate their patriotism. Well, let’s see those checkbooks.
George Clooney, Barbra Streisand, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Sheryl Crow, Whoopi Goldberg, and all the rest of them can take a break from spouting off about The One they helped elect and get in line to do their duty. Millions and millions and millions are sure to come forth from the Hollywood denizens of true patriotism. Instead of spreading all that wealth around in the third world, these Hollywood patriots can start putting that money towards alleviating American poverty.
New York, if I’m not mistaken, is also home to a number of very, very rich, oh-so-patriotic Democrats. We’ve already gotten the Clintons on board, but let’s make sure we don’t leave out the biggest fat-cat Democrat of all — George Soros. Good old George can start passing the hat among all his comrades and cronies. We won’t turn down a dime of that patriotic cash.
When all the patriotism of Democrat Americans is tapped out, I say we send President Obama back to Europe with a bunch of hats, so he can pass them among all his European “fellow citizens of the world.”
How could they say No to President O?
As for me, I’m sick and tired of listening to the moralizing “We’re so generous, really we are” liberal Democrat mantra. Democrats patriotic? Generous? Oh, please.
As long as they’re using other people’s money, their talk is all red, white, and blue.
When it comes to their own purses and lives, however, the only color they recognize is neon yellow.