Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg:
Buttigieg says you don’t have to worry about gas prices if you buy an electric vehicle…someone should remind him how out of touch he sounds pic.twitter.com/tiJVkl7wB3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 7, 2022
TV comedian Stephen Colbert:
.@StephenAtHome: "Today, the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4/gallon. OK, that stings, but a clean conscience is worth a buck or two. It’s important. I’m willing to pay $4/gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon b/c I drive a Tesla" pic.twitter.com/my8Ukya5rQ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 8, 2022
The latter is more interesting because The Late Show is supposed to be comedy for the people. Public airwaves TV.
Yet Colbert is just as much of a sneering elitist as Buttigieg.
These people hate us.
They feel deep in their bones that they are better than us.
They yearn for the days if monarchies, where those at the top had unlimited wealth and power and ruled by divine right, while those below them were just obedient peasants and serfs.
The idea of America, that all men are created equal and all citizens are entitled to earn a quality life without their station of birth defining them. They find this idea offensive.
It is not enough they they are rich, they need us to be poor.
If they are rich but we’re doing well, we have no impetus to be obedient serfs.
They need us to be peasants, ground into the mud, to make themselves feel more like kings.
Notice that wealth inequality increases wherever they have power.
That is why this talking point.
If you can react to $5 gas by buying a $60,000 Tesla, you are one of them. If not, you are in the peasant class.
Things are not getting worse by accident or incompetence.
They are getting worse through maliciousness.
This is their revenge for America electing Trump in 2016 and thinking that life should be good for middle-class middle Americans and not just the connected rich.
They hate us and the feeling is mutual.