The conservative movement’s mission to advance the welfare of the 1% has been a fixture on the contemporary electoral landscape for many years. But now everything you’ve heard may now be discarded as old news. No longer is success seen as a worthy aspiration.
No longer will the rich be worshiped as “job creators” (they are not), and entrepreneurs, and the Ayn Rand-inspired architects of abundance from whom the drops of prosperity trickle down to the peasants. From now on the plutocrats will be on the receiving end of the punishment they deserve.
At least so far as Bill and Hillary Clinton are concerned. Conservatives are bursting with hostility for the Clintons, whom they are comparing unfavorably to the Romneys. They have abandoned their defense of Mitt Romney as a paragon of American ingenuity and ambition, and seem to be conceding that all along he was just an arrogant, out-of-touch, elitist who lost credibility with average Americans.
Which is precisely how they’re trying to frame Hillary Clinton now.
This sudden change of perspective was precipitated by recent remarks Clinton made in response to questions about the financial status of her family. Of course, in order to portray Clinton’s comments as socio-economically aloof, they first had to brutally mutilate her actual words and present the distortions as if they were verbatim quotes. In other words, they had to lie. […]
The upshot to all of this concern-trolling by the right is that they seem to regard the fact that the Clintons have been financially successful as a fault. These are the same pseudo-free-market evangelists that generally praise people who manage to enrich themselves through ambition, creativity, and hard work.
Unless those qualities are held by liberals. In that event, they are seen as opportunistic advocates of wealth distribution and socialism. There has always been a sharp distinction between rich conservatives and liberals. News Corpse examined this in detail last month.
Read the rest of this article on News Corpse for a complete debunking of the right’s brazen hypocrisy and a little something we can do about it.