The “Fancy” Farce



There’s a massive double standard when it comes to how we talk about spending by different groups of people. Republican men can live as opulently as they like and get a pass. Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Trump, Steve Bannon, Rush Limbaugh — all of them are (or were) fabulously wealthy and support policies that hurt working people. There’s also a cult of dandyism and fancy tailored suits on the alt-right. Yet who gets called out again and again? 

When the right pulls these hypocritical stunts over and over and over again, we should recognize them as textbook smears that have nothing to do with actual economic policy positions.

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Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

 

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