This is some of the manipulative class warfare I think I’ve ever seen from the party that now represents the wealthiest districts in the country. I can’t imagine the Democrats’ constituents like it when their elected representatives try to drum up hatred for them by insinuating they attained their wealth at the expense of the poor. The ad truly is unseemly:
And what about this dastardly rich fat cat that Democrats are imploring voters to hate? Well, he was raised in a single parent home and grew up poor. From his campaign website:
Doug Hoffman is a product of upstate New York. The second of four children, he was raised by a single mother in Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Park. At an early age Doug started working to help his mother pay the bills. By the time he was fourteen he was pumping gas at a local service station and in his free time he’d help out the mechanics. Before he turned sixteen he had totally rebuilt a 1955 Chevrolet which was to be was to become his first car and the first example of the grit, determination, and “can do” attitude that has led Doug through life.
Though he graduated near the top of his class at Saranac Regional High, his future looked bleak. He simply could not afford the cost of a college education, but local business and civic leaders believed in him and soon raised the scholarship money he needed. Over the course of his undergraduate career Doug attended North Country Community College, SUNY Canton and graduated in 1973 from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Not quite the idyllic upbringing of a Kennedy.
Hat tip: Hot Air
Update: Bookworm would like to take up a few Democrats on their new argument that being wealthy is a disqualifier for holding elected office.