You have to admire the Republicans for their lockstep march of ideology as they follow orders from their patrons in the topmost regions of the upper crust. Let’s listen in on a meeting with a very highly-paid consultant in the ornate library of the Billionaires Club:
“Look, don’t let the Republicans call you ‘wealthy,’ or ‘rich.’ It sounds bad. There are a lot of people out of work and when those people hear the word ‘wealthy,’ they’re going to hear ‘assholes’ instead. If we want the Republicans to win the hearts and minds of victims of this bad economy, we have to tell them to put a positive spin on our lifestyle.”
“What do we tell them to call us, ‘well off? Upper class?’”
“No, that’s just as bad. Tell them to call you ‘job creators.’”
“Job creators? We don’t create jobs. We put our windfall profits in liquid assets like savings accounts, or invest in oil stocks, hedge funds, or whatever. The last thing we do is create jobs, unless you want to count the illegals we hire to mow our lawns.” (laughter)
“The American people don’t know that. All they know is what they see on Fox News Channel, which isn’t much. Then they watch their stupid prime time TV shows that are mainly designed to keep them in their place. You know, filled with envy and dread. If you call yourselves job creators, it gives them a false sense of hope, only they don’t know it’s false. They think it’s real. It’ll last long enough for a Republican to be elected to the White House. In the meantime, you folks can double your fortunes again so that if Obama should be re-elected and gets his way with tax increases on you, you have enough of a fortune that you won’t feel a thing. You can’t lose.
“What about threatening to leave the country if Obama tries to raise our taxes. Should we try that?”
“You might. It works in Connecticut.”