For Rich or for Poor

It’s a common refrain that conservatism is for the rich, by the rich and all about preserving the rich - everyone else be damned.

Yet, at the same time, I’ve heard many commentators describe the Tea Party members - conservatives - as poor, uneducated, NASCAR- loving rubes. They say that Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge, Glenn Beck and others like them are simply taking advantage of the fears and prejudices of these simpleton, rural red-staters. (The funny thing about that claim is the implication that Limbaugh, Drudge, Beck and others are all secretly liberals - like the rest of us - who are simply saying what they think these backwoods idiots want to hear to make millions off of them.)

Well, which is it? Are conservatives all rich people, or are they all poor? The truth is that they’re people of all incomes, genders, races, religions and ages.

Meanwhile, the richest people in the world - George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, to name a few - are all liberals. Most of the wealthiest Congressmen in government are liberals.

It’s far easier to be a liberal when you can afford to be, because liberal economic policies - by taking money out of the job-producing private sector and giving it to the government - are job killers. Right now, this country just can’t afford to be liberal anymore, and I think people are figuring that out right now.