Definition of hypocrite: 1: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion or 2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.
Limousine liberals are a sub-group of hypocrites. The term was coined in the late 1960s to refer to the hypocrisy of wealthy liberals who call for the use of mass transit while frequently using limousines or private jets, claiming environmental consciousness but driving low MPG sports cars or SUVs, or ostensibly supporting public education while actually sending their children to private schools.
If there’s an award for limousine liberalism, I nominate actress Susan Sarandon.
On September 28, 2011, the 64-year-old Sarandon, “a veteran of protest marches and civil disobedience actions for liberal and humanitarian causes,” stopped by the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park on her way to Italy, to show her support for the anti-corporate “eat the rich” movement.
She told the crowd: “I’m just here to be educated and offer my support. There’s a lot of different kinds of people here who want to shift the paradigm to something that’s addressing the huge gap between the rich and the poor.”
On October 14, 2011, the same Susan Sarandon appeared at the launch of clothing company Uniqlo’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
As the new face of Uniqlo’s US Autumn Collection, Sarandon obligingly wore an ugly jacket made out of a fabric covered with the company’s red logo.
Sarandon has an estimated net worth of $50 million. If she hadn’t recently divorced Tim Robbins, another loud-mouthed Hollywood socialist who’s also an OWS supporter and also has a net worth of $50 million, the couple would have a net worth of $100 million. That would get them beheaded — according to the yardstick ($100 million and over) of yet another phony Hollywood socialist, Roseanne Barr.
Conveniently, Barr’s estimated net worth is “only” $80 million, which is $20 million short of that guillotine magic figure of $100 million. Barr should really try not to get any wealthier, or she would have to behead herself.
Umm…. What was that definition of “hypocrite” again?