The Federalist has stated that the aristocratic nature of the Democratic Party's programs and policies are becoming more apparent as Democrats are becoming more anxious ahead of the midterms.
Among the most illuminating have been reactions to the Green New Deal and other plans based on climate alarmism. Leftist politicians like fancy jets and energy-hogging homes, while they are constantly pressuring and ordering ordinary citizens to cut back.
There was a remarkable event in California last month. Gasoline vehicle prohibition signed by Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom takes effect in 2035. A little over a week later, just before the Labor Day holiday weekend, the state administration asked residents to refrain from charging their vehicles.
The episode was quickly used by detractors as an example of the creeping government surveillance that would result from such actions.
The reality has been made clear to the American people by Biden's attack on American fossil energy. During his time in office, he has been responsible for a significant reduction in the number of active drilling permits around the country.
Nonetheless, the international community looked on in disbelief as he pleaded with Saudi Arabia to boost oil output to help mitigate the inflationary pressures on the home front brought on by his policies. Gasoline refined in the Middle East has the same carbon footprint as petrol refined in the United States.
Despite the rejection from the Saudis, Biden remained adamant about not allowing domestic drilling. Production from OPEC members has been cut since then.
Another study, this one from the liberal University of California, Berkeley, found that 90 percent of taxpayer-funded EV subsidies benefited the wealthy. Subsidizing solar panels for homes is also determined to be a transfer of wealth away from middle income taxpayers.
But the Left's elitism was evident in more than simply their environmental measures. The Federal Reserve "fight" Bidenflation earlier this year by increasing interest rates at the fastest pace in decades. As a result, the number of people taking out loans to buy things like automobiles and houses (which they obviously can't afford to buy outright) would increase dramatically.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Headline USA.