Want proof that President Biden is just another “limousine liberal”? Check out his 85-vehicle motorcade through Rome this weekend ahead of Sunday’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, says Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe.
“The issue of climate change is a limousine liberal issue,” Boothe said. “The Republican Party has turned into the party for the American worker, and Democrats are the party for coastal elites. This issue alone underscores that point.”
Boothe also cited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., illegally parking her “$59,000” Tesla outside a Whole Foods store and U.S. climate envoy John Kerry “exclusively [flying] private” as examples of “limousine liberal issues … [that] hurt hardworking Americans the most.”
“If Democrats actually cared about emissions, they would look toward things like natural gas, nuclear power as well,” she continued. “But they don’t care about these issues. They don’t care about emissions. All they care about is virtue-signaling to their other limousine liberal friends.”
“They don’t care about emissions. All they care about is virtue-signaling to their other limousine liberal friends.”
Democrat Mario Procaccino coined the term “limousine liberal” in his ill-fated 1969 campaign for New York City mayor. Author and journalist Tom Wolfe perhaps popularized the insult in his 1970 essay, “Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s.”
“This is hypocrisy … to the teeth,” Fox News contributor Sean Duffy said.
“What gets me,” he continued, is that “every single one” of the Democrats who “bash[ed]” energy executives for oil production and contributing to climate change at a House hearing earlier this week “fl[ies] on airplanes, …drive[s] cars, …heat[s] their homes, …turn[s] on the lights,” etc.
“And they’re bashing every single one of the energy executives who actually produce the energies that make their lives work,” he said.
“They’re bashing every single one of the energy executives who actually produce the energies that make their lives work.”
Panelist Jackie DeAngelis questioned why Biden does not apply “more pressure” on China and India – “the two biggest polluters in the world” – instead of taxing Americans to fund electric vehicle subsidies and other climate change provisions in the social spending bill.
“Why is it that we have to pay more to pay for the perils that are happening across the globe when it comes to climate change, and everybody else can just shrug their shoulders and look the other way?,” she asked.
As DeAngelis noted, AAA’s national average price for a gallon of gas was $3.40 Saturday, compared to $2.14 only a year ago. Oil prices have hit a seven-year high of about $85 per barrel “when they were sub-$50 for the longest time,” she said.