Basically, the "Do as i say, not as i do" crowd of wealthy elitists who have the best ideas on how regular Janes and Joes can sacrifice their comforts and conveniences to help alleviate the sufferings and ills of the world while they dismiss themselves from the very things they demand of the public.
They'll tell us to ride bikes or use public transportation to get to work to conserve energy while they get taxied around in limos and private jets.
They'll tell us to use solar powered energy in our homes and air dry our laundry while they live in huge mansions that use more electricity in one month than the average household uses a year.
They'll do "sit ins" on a construction site to stop the building of shopping malls or condominiums to "preserve the land" while they own several acres of land for their own personal use.
They tend to be strong advocates for gun control or in some extreme cases gun banning. But see nothing wrong with the armed bodyguards they employ for their own personal protection.
They tend to take a soft on crime stance and stand up for murderous thugs like Mumia Abu Jabar or Tookie Williams while they live in gated communities with round the clock surveillance that isn't within 50 miles of the nearest ghetto or any other high crime area.
If his name happens to be Bono, he'll meet with world leaders to encourage them to raise our taxes to help the starving kids in Africa while hiding his millions in the Netherlands to avoid paying taxes himself.
As the late comedian Richard Jeni once put it, "People who are going to change the world if they have to spend every last buck of YOUR money to do it".
Your basic limousine liberal is a wealthy person who feels guilty about being wealthy but doesn't want to give up his fortune or sacrifice his conveniences.
So he'll take the "pass the buck" approach by wagging his finger at the general public for not doing their share to help with the world's problems to deflect the guilt off himself.
Many limousine liberals are also washed up has-been celebrities or rock stars who had their heyday in the 80's or 90's but their careers have since sputtered out and their names faded into obscurity.
Since they know that today's Hollywood is extremely liberal, they'll take up some liberal cause to resurrect their dead careers and get their names back in the papers and the spotlight back on them in hopes of attracting the attention of a movie producer or record company.
Limousine liberal: Why are Americans so greedy and materialistic? How can they heat their homes in the winter or drive their S.U.V.s to work when they know the ill effects it has on our environment?
Average person: Wait a minute, don't you live in a huge mansion and get driven around in a limo?
Limousine liberal: Yeah, but that's different.
Average person: How on earth is that different?
Limousine liberal: Well, I care more than they do, so I'm excused.
Prices shown in USD.
Tastează-ți adresa de e-mail mai jos pentru a primi gratuit în fiecare dimineață cuvântul zilei!
E-mailurile sunt trimise de la email@example.com. Nu-ți vom trimite mesaje nedorite.