Martha’s Vineyard is a favorite destination for liberal elitists. You may have heard that former President Obama even maintains a modest home there.
People on the right sometimes make fun of the Vineyard, suggesting that it would be a perfect destination for illegal border crossers.
Max Boot of the Washington Post has taken a day off from writing about why he is no longer a Republican, to remind everyone that Martha’s Vineyard is actually the ‘real’ America. No, really:
Provincetown is the real America. So is Martha’s Vineyard.
In many ways, these progressive communities might be more representative of 2022 America than the Rust Belt diners where reporters love to take the pulse of Trumplandia. https://t.co/mMvYohGN4Q
— Max Boot 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@MaxBoot) August 31, 2022
This has to be seen to be believed. From the Washington Post:
I’ve been feeling very blue this summer. Oh, I don’t mean I’m depressed — I’ve been having a ball. But I’ve been spending time in some of the most liberal enclaves in America: first Martha’s Vineyard (where former President Barack Obama has a house), then Provincetown, Mass., an LGBTQ mecca where pride flags are ubiquitous. I even took my step-kids to a drag show. (Don’t tell Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis!)
I have to admit that even this reformed ex-Republican did a slight eyeroll at the car next door to our rented beach house in P-town. It sports bumper stickers proclaiming “Biden-Harris,” “Coexist” (with Christian, Jewish, Muslim and peace symbols), “Resist” and “Bye Don” under a shock of yellow hair. Naturally, it’s a Subaru station wagon with a bike rack. How cliche can you get?
It is easy in such environs to imagine that you’re not in the “real America.” In fact, a friend who lives, as I do, in New York City — yet another Democratic bastion — made precisely that observation in a half-joking manner. “I’m happy not to be in America,” he told me, meaning, presumably, he was happy to be in a place where drag queens are considered normal and Trumpkins are not.
But you know what? Provincetown is the real America.
OK, Max. Whatever you say. Here are a few reactions:
They’re “progressive” in the sense of pricing out most of the problems that affect the average American community. They don’t have to deal with the consequences of their own beliefs.
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) August 31, 2022
— CavMando (@cavalryshawn) August 31, 2022
— kc2fargo (@kc2fargo) August 31, 2022
This is an amazing example of the leftist bubble these people live in.
Median household income of America: ~$67k
Median household income of Martha’s Vinyard: ~$132k
— StevenThatWay (@StevenThatWay_) August 31, 2022
Agreed. Any migrants from Mexico should be flown first class to live in Martha’s Vineyard and Provincetown, so they too can experience real America.
— Average Grayman (@averagegrayman) August 31, 2022
Martha’s Vineyard? Are you high?
— I.R. (@Jsta912) August 31, 2022
What an embarrassing take. Good Lord.
— Josh (@audrum1) August 31, 2022
Is there any wonder why the Washington Post is having a cash flow problem?