If I had a nickel for every time I heard a Democrat say the Republicans are the "party of the rich," I'd be ... well, as rich as Nancy Pelosi (D-La la land).
When the green-eyed Occupy movement started spewing its literal and metaphorical feces across the U.S.A., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, "G0d bless them." Because, Nancy Pelosi, that stalwart Democrat "woman of the People" really identifies about the 99%. (That is, except for her vineyards that don't use union labor, among other things.)
But just like a good little Democrat, San Fran Nan says one thing while doing something completely different. It's hard work publicizing you're right there in spirit with the so-called 99%, so for vacation, Pelosi is off to Hawaii where she is relaxing at a $10,000 per night resort. And this is (at least) her 3rd time spending the Holidays at these fancy digs. Writes the Hawaii Reporter:
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who served as Speaker of the House and is now head of the House minority, is once again spending her Christmas at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii.
Pelosi reportedly plans to spend her Christmas Eve at midnight mass in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona.
Pelosi spent the last two Christmas holidays in Kona at the same hotel in an elaborate suite that rents for $10,000 a night.
As Rick Moran at the AT blog says:
This valiant warrior for the middle class and the poor only takes that fight so far. When it comes to her personal ease and comfort, she relies on her husband's wealth - a product at least in part of sweetheart deals with the city of San Francisco.
Just your typical "1 percenter."
It's assumed that at least Pelosi is paying for the resort with her own money (unlike the Obama's who are partying on the island next door for an estimated total cost of $4.1 mil.). But her security detail, according to the Reporter, is $34,000 per day, courtesy of local taxpayers.
Like Moran says, just your typical 1 percenter.
Meanwhile, the U.K. Daily Mail [h/t Drudge] has a story today that the median wealth of Congressmen has tripled from 1984 to 2009 -- with much help from the Pelosis' estimated net worth of nearly $200 million. The median wealth of the general population, however, has stayed mainly flat over the same period.
The wealth gap between Congress and average working Americans is widening so much that even the New York Times couldn't ignore it [h/t a liberal Facebook friend]. This would be what El Rushbo has been calling "a random act of journalism."
More proof that the dumb-ass Occupy movement -- whom Pelosi has asked G0d to bless! -- is occupying the wrong people!