Tonight on "The Rachel Maddow Show," the hostess -- in her once charming but now smug snarky tone -- said that Mitt Romney's tax returns showed some interesting things, like the fact that he makes "$57,ooo a day for . . . not working."
Now, I get the theme that Romney is a 0.0001%er, that he can't understand the problems of the average person, etc. I also get the desire to paint him as a destroyer of jobs from his time at Bain.
But now Maddow is mocking Romney for, what? That he made a lot of money (not inherited, but earned himself) before, and invested it well, and now that he's 64 and able to live very well off his past hard work and wise investments? Under this approach of mocking people for making money while not working, should we also mock the elderly who draw Social Security, on the theory that they get (admittedly, much less) money for doing nothing???
To be clear, I'm not saying there aren't lines of criticism to be leveled against Romney's wealth. But this line of snark just seems pretty lame to me.