Okay, I'm getting sick and tired of this Arugula argument and who is and who isn't "understood"! Let's give those of us who don't shoot Moose some equal time on the citizen scale here.
Obama was bashed for asking if anyone could believe the price of Arugula and the "elitist" tag was immediately applied. How about the price of Iceberg lettuce? Does that make you feel better? Here's the deal. I love prime beef, others prefer hamburgers and fries. They are both food. Some drink Bud, I prefer a micro brew. Both are beer. Hillary's "shot" was Crown Royal. Others may have chosen Jack Daniels. They are both whiskey. I love to shop Nieman Marcus and Bloomingdales, others shop Penny's or Kohls - for clothes.
What do you drive? I drive a Porsche and a pick up. Now that gets confusing! Both are transportation. Some shoot on fenced game preserves, like Cheney, others hunt in the wild. Both mean the killing of animals.
I prefer Opera to Opry. I blog. So does nearly everyone who will read this. So what's my point?
We all have common issues that bind us together as a nation. I don't care if you drive a Jaguar or a Jeep, the price of gas hurts. Be it dining at Morton's or McDonalds, the price of food hurts. Just like buying either Iceberg or Arugula.
You can call me an elitist or a snob or whatever you want. I will tell you this, Hub and I have worked hard all our lives for what we have. We've earned it. Can you understand that? We may have had opportunities and the ability to take advantage of them that others haven't, but proportionately, we hurt just as much as the next guy when it comes to how far the dollar goes. We hurt as much as the next guy when a loved one is killed in a stupid, uncalled for war. And we care just as much as the next guy when a family in the community is slaughtered by a mad man.
Isn't it time to get beyond all this petty nitpicking and realize we're all in this together? If we don't make the right decision for the right reasons in this election we'll all be travelling by shanks mare and wearing sack cloth. Now there's a great equalizer. Do you "understand" that?