Democrat candidate Marcus Simon rode through the streets of his Northern Virginia district riding in the backseat of a hot-red Ferrari.
There’s nothing quite like trying to look relatable to a group of voters while being kicked back in a car that costs more than $100,000.
Check it out:
A Dem politician campaigning in the back seat of a Ferrari pic.twitter.com/OPsPWzbog1
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) May 28, 2018
People were not happy. Check out these responses:
The faces of all these onlookers are perfect . . . “What the …”
— Rook Ridge (@RookRidge) May 28, 2018
— Tif 🕆 💕🙏🏼 (@simplyorganicT) May 29, 2018
— Rook Ridge (@RookRidge) May 29, 2018
OPTICS FAIL: Virginia Delegate Marcus Simon (D) rides in the back of a Ferrari during Memorial Day Parade.
“The party of the people”… pic.twitter.com/SBlHiU0zaO
— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) May 29, 2018
“I am a man of the people! Let’s show those 1%er’s how to run this country!”
— Cameron Bloch (@IAMCAM35) May 28, 2018
Lmfao is he related to Bernie?
— Matty (@azwake17) May 28, 2018
Even the color of the car is wrong. Shouldn’t it be blue?
— Tomasthanes (toe-MAS-tha-knees) (@Tomasthanes) May 29, 2018
Oh holy crap. Was his Maserati in the shop?
— Bootsie (@AugustusBeau) May 29, 2018
He must be after the Italian vote. Wait a minute! Ferraris are gas guzzlers and leave a large carbon foot print, don’t they? If so, then this guy must be colluding with oil companies and hates the environment!
— Sal Mauro (@salfromflushing) May 28, 2018
Yikes… a tad tone deaf??
— Meghan Cox (@MeghanCox) May 29, 2018
Wow the look on the People’s face says it all…Total disgust..
— Zekester 👊🏽 (@Zekester414) May 29, 2018
As Fox News Insider reminds, Democrats have quite a history of being removed from average Americans – like when Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi called several thousand dollar bonuses that taxpayers were receiving “crumbs”:
Ed Henry noted on “Fox & Friends” that Pelosi is in the “hall of fame” when it comes to questionable rhetoric, recalling when she said Congress would have to “pass ObamaCare so we can find out what’s in it.”
Pelosi also said the Republicans’ tax cuts would be Armageddon and warned last summer that “hundreds of thousands of people will die” if the GOP health care bill was passed.
Speaking in West Virginia last month, Trump likened Pelosi’s comment about “crumbs” to Hillary Clinton insulting his supporters as “deplorables” during the 2016 campaign.
President Trump and Vice President Pence were quick to call her out on it, as Fact Check reports:
Speaking at a Republican congressional retreat on Jan. 31, Pence first joked that he comes from the “Joseph A. Bank wing of the West Wing,” buying suits “two-for-one.” He went on to say that calling $1,000 bonuses “crumbs” shows that Pelosi is “out of touch with the American people.”
Pence, Feb. 1: It’s just amazing to me that after this tax cut passes, 3 million Americans get another thousand dollars in their pockets, in many cases. She actually described that as “crumbs.” …
Okay, so if you’re going to say $1,000 is crumbs, you live in a different world than I live in. …
I mean, the truth is, any leader in America that would say $1,000 in the pockets of working families is crumbs is out of touch with the American people.
The following day, Trump joined the fray.
Trump, Feb. 1: We were waiting for February, and then we got hit with these corporations giving tremendous bonuses to everybody that Nancy Pelosi called “crumbs.” That was a bad — that could be like “deplorable.” Does that make sense? “Deplorable” and “crumbs” — those two words, they seem to have a resemblance. I hope it has the same meaning. But she called it crumbs, when people are getting $2,000 and $3,000 and $1,000. That’s not crumbs. That’s a lot of money.
These Democrats may never learn.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.