I Think Obama Probably Could Pull Off A Hipster Fedora

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By now, we all know President Obama is actually a fist-bumping Muslim socialist. But there’s another side to the president, as Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch pointed out today. Obama, he said, has traded in his hardhat for a “hipster fedora.”

Hatch was speaking in Congress about energy policy, and accused Obama of favoring liberal elites over blue-collar workers. “President Obama has traded in the hard hat and lunch bucket category of the Democratic Party for the hipster fedora and a double skim latte,” he said. “The president is putting the preferred lifestyle policies of wealthy urbanites ahead of the needs of blue-collar and union workers and middle-class Americans.”

You gotta at least give the guy credit for attempting to inject a current cultural reference into a creaky, rusting conservative complaints.

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.