In what Al Sharpton likened to a scene from the Great Gatsby, Mitt Romney gathered in the Hamptons this past Sunday for a soiree with those of his kind. Mitt’s been spending far too much time among the “Great Unwashed,” working rope lines and hanging out in greasy diners, jostling with political riff-raff and enduring horrific, unidentifiable foods.
Indeed, it was time for a reprieve, a well-deserved break for a little jet skiing and fundraising among those who most appreciate Mitt’s wit, wisdom and wealth. For grins, organizers brought in commoner, Karl Rove, to deliver the inspirational thought for the day on “How to Outwit the Dumbwitted of America.” And, because no $75,000-a-couple political dinner is complete without the Koch brothers, the Texas billionaires were on hand to add financial wallop.
One socialite, alighting from her Range Rover, opined in words that would have made Marie Antoinette proud: “I don't think the common person is getting it …they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income, one, you're not as educated; two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."
Just how much more will it take for voters to figure out, that Mitt Romney and his crowd don’t give a fig about the middle class?