From the party that brought you “Funemployment”

Guess what the elites are telling us is trendy and cool now. It is now all the rage, we are told, that living in a house the size of my garden shed is awesome.

That’s right, the Washington Post recently ran an article about a little development of little 200 square foot houses and the people who live in them. It’s cool, they tell us. It’s trendy. It’s awesome.

The subtext, however, was this: “Get frickin’ used it it.”

Barbie’s Lowered Expectations House. Put that thing in Flyover Country and cue the Palin jokes. Put it in northeast DC and it magically becomes a fashion statement.

It’s odd… You only read stories about how great it is to be poor, how empowering it is to settle for less, when a Democrat is president. If a Republican was in charge, would WaPo be doing stories about how awesome it is to live in a breadbox?

They’re just trying to prepare you for the inevitable crash. Their ideas don’t work and they know it, so now all they can do is try to make you think their failure is somehow a statement of principle.

These are basically trailers – we’re just not calling them trailers because trailers are for hicks. These are a lot smaller than a double wide, but so urban, so cool, so trendy. See? You can live in an Obamahouse and it isn’t like giving up and living in a trailer.

Can you imagine how the article would have been different of Romney were president? Rather than hearing how cool, urban and trendy this is, we’d be hearing how people downsizing their lives to cope with the new economic reality. This would be a a Very Bad Thing.

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6 Responses to From the party that brought you “Funemployment”

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    See? In Obamamerica, sinking standards of living are a virtue.

    “They’re a statement that no one needs to be trapped in a mortgage they can’t afford in a house that’s too big for them anyway,” says Amy Lynch, a consultant with BridgeWorks, a Minneapolis-based company that studies generational trends. Lynch says tiny houses signal the end of America’s love affair with enormous homes. “The baby boomers raised their children. Now, they’re looking at all this stuff they have and thinking, ‘What has meaning for me now?’ Plus, these tiny houses are small enough that you can clean — actually clean them!”

    They also signal the end of, you know, prosperity.

  2. notamobster says:

    Yep. This is the liberal equivalent of finding the silver-lining. Of course, they can’t use those tired old-fashioned axioms, as they’re sooo bourgeois. {flicks limp hand dismissively}

    It’s an elaborate equivocation; a prevarication, more succinctly. It’s intended to convince the reader, as you say, that it’s cool to be poor.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Barbie’s Lowered Expectations House is actually Julia’s Only Hope House.

  4. notamobster says:


  5. RJ says:

    If I choose to live in a 200 sq foot camper and am happy that is great.

    If the govt through regulation, taxation and stiffling self sufficiency and availability to choose other options causes that to be my only choice to live it degrades me to a gov owned goat.

  6. fubar says:

    agenda 21