Fox News reports that Democrats have “crossed the line” by posting videos of the homes of Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci and Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble, online.
However, if there ever was a line between vulgarity, violations of personal privacy, mendacity and acceptable campaigning, the Democratic Party leadership and its media minions tread it into oblivion long ago. The videos are another example of the class warfare relentlessly waged by Barack Obama.
The point of the house postings is to identify Republicans as “the rich and privileged,” out of touch with the electorate they claim to represent.
If that is the narrative, the Democrats have a problem.
Seven of the 10 wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats, according to a study by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. The seven are members of the 1% so maligned by the Democrats and their Occupy allies. But don’t expect the MSM to identify those seven Democrats as charter members of the 1% club any time soon. The CRP study has been around since November of 2011.
Not that there is anything wrong with being rich. It is the hypocrisy that bites.
I don’t recall Republicans posting pictures of Nancy Pelosi’s mansion or Jay Rockefeller’s palatial abodes. Democrat wealth is clearly different than Republican wealth. As for the president, he has obviously decreed that rich Democrats get a waiver.