So I was thinking yesterday about Republicans and how they vote for candidates that share their values (or profess to) rather than voting in their economic self interest. There’s a whole book that was written about this phenomenon, and plenty of liberals think that middle class and lower middle class Republicans are stupid for placing their values above their pocketbook. It was then that it hit me that I’m in exactly the same category as those Republicans.
I don’t vote for Democrats because it’s in my own self interest. I’m a white male American citizen with an income above the median income in this country. I have no kids and am almost guaranteed never to have any. Economically speaking, the Republican party probably helps me out more than the Democrats. But I never vote for Republicans, because they don’t share my values. It was then that it hit me that I’m a full fledged member of the liberal elite. That’s what conservatives call people who vote for Democrats based on values rather than their own self interest. I feel special.
If I ever get rich, I’ll get promoted to limousine liberal. One can hope.