On July 18th our own gamecock provided us with an excellent 'The Let Them Eat Cake Democrats' blog. And Wednesday night on the Glenn Beck Show Glenn echoes the same phrase, the "Let them eat cake Democrats'. Something specifically unknown to gamecock but instinctively known to gamecock is the news that the DNCC elites visiting Denver, Colorado have been privileged to purchase gas at the pump for their vehicles at a lower cost than the rest of us mere peasants. Their vehicles have been getting gasoline without paying even a penny of state and federal taxes.
Glenn got news about this from a small article in the Rocky Mountain News. According to the article the first response to this news by the Denver Mayor, John Hickenlooper (D) is that the Republicans are doing the same thing in Minneapolis.
That isn't true, We pay for fuel like everyone else does,"said Teresa McFarland, spokeswoman for the local host committee for the Republican National Convention. Well, that lame excuse didn't work so well so Chris Lopez, spokesman for the host committee, said
The host committee, which is responsible for raising money to put on the convention, is using the city's pumps "for safety and security reasons. We know the gas is not tainted. We use it as a safety and security measure.
Apparently that excuse was not working so well either so finally the Rocky Mountain News received this news: An aide to Mayor John Hickenlooper released a statement Tuesday evening saying that Denver 2008 Host Committee members would pay market prices for fuel and would also be liable for all applicable taxes.
Later in the day, the camp of GOP presidential hopeful John McCain issued a statement saying that
Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, was "for a gas-tax holiday — as long as it benefits him and his political party."Good for You, McCain campaign for keeping your ear to the ground and ready with a prepared statement the moment you got the opportune news.
Glenn Beck did spend a lot of time raking the Ds over the coals over their 'Let them eat cake' attitude, and he had Gov. Bobby Jindal and Ben Stein as guests contributors in this condemnation of the Ds. I would encourage you to read the entir transcript here. In case you are not able to read the transcript I will provide a small part where Glenn echoes gamecock.
BECK: Let me -- let me show you something, Governor. These are the pitchforks. I said jokingly last week, send me a pitchfork. I`m getting - - now I`m getting pitchforks. This is what came in today. I`m getting pitchforks now with names on them. People saying I have had enough of this.
We are turning into 18th century France, where the politicians in Washington are just saying, "Let them eat cake."
JINDAL: Well, and you know, the Founding Fathers had it right. They intended to be part-time officials who`d go back, limited to the rules they passed for everybody else. The danger is we don`t have our elected officials living under the same rules, the same inconveniences, the same regulations, same taxes as everybody else, they won`t feel that burden.
You remember, there was an incident a few years ago. Congresswoman from Georgia got irate when Capitol police wouldn`t let her skip to the front of the security line.
BECK: All right. Now let`s turn to the co-author of "How to Ruin the United States of America." It`s Mr. Ben Stein.
Ben, this is anti-business. I mean, they`re not even paying for tax on car washes.
BEN STEIN, CO-AUTHOR, "HOW TO RUIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA": It`s not just anti-business. It`s anti-law and order. It`s anti- the idea that there are rules, and people have to play by the rules. And the DNC cannot just say, "OK, wait a minute. Now it`s magic time in Denver and the rules are suspended."
BECK: I want a torch.
STEIN: I was -- I`m glad you brought up this Denver thing. I don`t like the idea of Senator Obama giving his acceptance speech in front of 77,000 wildly cheering people. That is not the way we do things in political parties in the United States of America. We have a contained number of people in an arena. Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that`s something the Fuhrer would have done. I think whoever is advising Senator Obama to do this is bringing up all kinds of very unfortunate images from the past.
BECK: Ben, real quick, this is how out of touch they are. Not only are they doing this, and it`s like screw the little people, but they also have the DNC meal time guidelines for this event.
STEIN: Oh, no. Please don`t say that.
BECK: Here`s one of them. This is the actual quote from the "Rocky Mountain News": "At least one of the three following five colors must be on every plate: red, green, yellow, blue, purple, and white. Garnishes don`t count," because they think that vibrant colors mean healthier food. I`m not making it up.
STEIN: This is what really scares me about the environmental and the energy conservation movement. It`s about controlling people.
STEIN: It`s not really about saving energy. They couldn`t care less about that. They really want to control other people`s lives. And that is very scary. The Constitution is ever in danger.
I'm not sure that gamecock agrees with Ben on the danger because he is an optimist who believes the Ds will not capture the White House in 2008. However I think gamecock agrees instinctively with Ben that the Ds really want to control people's lives. There is a way to assure the Ds do not capture the White House. It's really quite simple. Do not sit this election out. Register and vote against Obama. Please cast your vote for John McCain.