Crass pol­i­tics

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

The au­thor of this let­ter has ob­served close to 20 na­tional elec­tions in his life­time, and can­not re­call one in which one party catered to class envy, and in gen­eral played class pol­i­tics, as crassly as the Demo­cratic Party in its cur­rent cam­paign for the pres­i­dency.

While the men shed neck­ties and af­fect rolled-up sleeves, Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton’s lec­ture plat­form it­self is lit­er­ally em­bla­zoned with a prom­ise to lift ev­ery­body into the mid­dle class. Is that even the­o­ret­i­cally pos­si­ble? How can ev­ery­one be in the “mid­dle” of any­thing if there is noth­ing but a mid­dle class (and an up­per class)?

Are Hil­lary, a scion of Welles­ley and Yale, and the rest of the Demo­crat can­di­dates, with their high­brow ed­u­ca­tions, treat­ing Amer­i­cans as a bunch of boobs? The His­pan­ics have a bet­ter word for it: “Naran­jos” — lit­er­ally “or­anges,” where there should be gray mat­ter. Lawrence Cran­berg Austin, Texas

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