Showing posts with label elitism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label elitism. Show all posts

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Two Americas -- Was John Edwards (Partially) Right?

Blogger extraordinaire Ace of Spades hit a nerve with many of us in the blogosphere (see Legal Insurrection and Gateway Pundit, among others) and conservative movement, in a recent post about how the media and government are practically one.
It's important.
I already mentioned the media's Hillary Tributes, but there's even more of it.
And I've mentioned this before, but I'm truly alarmed about it: What we are witnessing is the full and seamless fusion of media power with government power.
The media used to hide it a bit, in their actions; they would temper their scorn of conservatism, throw them a bone now and again just to prove they were capable of such a thing.
No longer. The media no longer hides it in their actions. They are fully fused with the Obama Administration and DNC. The only way in which they do hide it is by simply lying when confronted about it: They'll issue a snide denial, then go about doing precisely what it is they were accused of doing.
This is dangerous and unhealthy. I keep banging this drum but honestly, some patriotic billionaires do have to band together to purchase or build a media outlet. The outlet would be founded upon a simple premise: that it is dangerous and ultimately fatal for democracy for media power to fuse with government power, that the adversarial press is vital.
Go read the rest. Ace is right on the money. The testimony by Hillary on Benghazi and the media reaction confirmed what I always believed, that if Nixon would have been Obama, he'd have gotten away with Watergate.

But I must say that, as dangerous as the "Democrat Media Complex" is, it is only part of the problem.  It is wider than just the media.

Remember when John "the Breck Girl" Edwards talked about "Two Americas?" He used this argument of two Americas to attack "straw men" that the Left commonly attacked--corporations, health-insurance companies, Big Oil, the rich--to make the working class feel as if they were being screwed.  In other words, the same old class warfare.

To the extent Edwards was partially right, there are Two Americas.  It can be summed up in terms of red states vs. blue states. Or, as I see it, the elites vs. the people who make this nation work.

Who are the elites? Richard Milhous Obama, the Clintons, Algore, most of the Democrat Party leadership and elected officials, even John Edwards.  There are also Republican elites, though they may not act like Republicans (Colin Powell, Susan Eisenhower, the RINO establishment). The elites are also their ultra-wealthy donors who live off investments and trust fund babies who attack and punish wealth creation and creators out of their own guilt.

Then there's those who "get the message out" for their fellow elites: the media (centered in the Capitols of Elitism--New York, DC), the entertainment industry, the heads of the labor and education unions, and the academia in higher education who continue the Leftist indoctrination after the 12 years of government schooling.  They are part of the elite, but more importantly, they are the main way in which the message is passed out to the rest of us via educational and pop-culture indoctrination.

The elites live in the big cities, while looking down over "flyover country" with contempt.  They talk alot about "diversity," but if you look in their exclusive neighborhoods, you can't find any of the diversity they claim to champion.  Those of us who are not in the elite are looked at as "bitter clingers" who "cling to guns and religion," as Obama said to an elite gathering in San Francisco.  We're a bunch of hayseed, hick, rednecks who, in the mind of the elites, have a "backwards" view of the world...too much black and white thinking, not enough gray.  They send their kids to elite, private schools, but do not want the rest of us to have "choice" in where to send our children to school (Abortion is the only choice we're supposed to have, according to the elites).

The elites in the political class act as if all rights come from them, which is contrary to what our Founding Fathers thought (rights come from our Creator). The political class think their job is to dictate to us what to do; not the way the Founders saw it (the government works for us).

As an example of this, look at California liberal elitist Senator Dianne Feinstein's gun-grabbing proposal.  Who does it target?  Law abiding citizens who simply exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for sporting and for self-defense. But since an armed society is a threat to the elites who would take our liberties, they have to find a way to disarm us. So, they use tragedy to play on emotions.  But of course, if you look at the fine print, the government elites exempt themselves from this gun-grabbing law. Just like Obamacare. It doesn't apply to the political class who make the law, or to their friends (labor unions, etc), but only the rest of us.  The political class has their own retirement funded by taxpayers, but the rest of us can't privatize our Socialist Security (or you're forced to give it up if you've received a pension, in some states).

This idea has been on my mind over the past few months, leading up to the election, and especially after the Inauguration and the Benghazi testimony.  The "Democrat Media Complex" is part of it. Along with other bloggers, I plan to do my part in exposing this where I see it, as well as the actions of the elitism in entertainment and academia.  We not only have to expose it, but also run counter to it, and make inroads into these arenas of thought and break the monopoly of the elites.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And Romney's "Out Of Touch?" Jay-Z's Obama Fundraiser Has Tower Of Gold-Label Champagne Worth $105,000

This was for the "President" who claims to represent all Americans.

The UK Daily Mail will report what the KneePad Obama Media refuses to report, how our Celebrity President parties in-style with a vile (c)rapper and other celebrities while more Americans are out of work in over 30 years, with the backdrop of a golden tower of $300 bottle champagne.

President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan that featured a champagne tower of 350 bottles worth $105,000 - more than twice the median household income of an American family.

The tower of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, known as 'Ace of Spades' because of its label, is a permanent fixture at the club.

'It’s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space,' a 40/40 representative told the New York Post. 'It’s beautiful—breathtaking. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in.'

The median income for an American family was $51,413 in 2011.

Some 100 people attended the $40,000-per-person event, which took place after Obama spoke to 200 donors at a $12,500-per-family reception at the Waldorf Astoria. The total campaign cash haul for the day was $6 million.

At the 40/40 Club, the singer Beyonce introduced Obama and said that she and her husband Jay-Z 'believe in his vision'.

Obama said: 'Let me just begin by saying to Jay and Bey, thank you so much for your friendship. We are so grateful. Michelle and Malia and Sasha are mad at me because they are not here.

'That doesn’t usually happen. Usually they’re like, we’re glad you’re going–we don’t need to go. But every time they get a chance to see these two they are thrilled, partly because they are just both so generous, particularly to my kids. And Malia and Sasha just love both of them.'

He then compared himself to Jay-Z. 'Jay-Z now knows what my life is like. We both have daughters, and our wives are more popular than we are. So we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard, but it’s okay.'

Never mind that Jay-Z writes (c)rap lyrics that contain gay slurs, the f-word and the n-word.

They toasted the 47 percent all right. Let 'em eat cake.

And Mitt Romney is supposed to be "out of touch?" This golden tower may as well been a golden shower on the rest of us who cannot get ahead because of this Celebrity President and his redistributionist policies.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Why Does Krauthammer Attack Palin? Simple....He's An Inside The Beltway Elitist

The occasionally on target Charles Krauthammer illustrated the other day how easily he can go off the rails, by attacking the possibility of a Sarah Palin 2012 Presidential run, because she's "not schooled" enough for him (Real Clear Politcs).

Keep in mind this is the same Krauthammer that said the following about Richard Milhous Obama, days after his election (h/t Rush Limbaugh).
With him we get a president with the political intelligence of a Bill Clinton harnessed to the steely self-discipline of a Vladimir Putin. (I say this admiringly.) With these qualities, Obama will now bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.
Why does Krauthammer not like Palin?  Simple...he's a typical "Inside the Beltway" elitist, just like Newt Gingrich.  Right or Left it doesn't matter.  Elitists always run with their own.  They look down on people who don't attend the same Ivy League schools as they did.  People like Sarah Palin and (30 years earlier) Ronald Reagan represent a threat to the elite, because they come from and speak from the soul of the silent majority of Americans whom the elites look down their noses at.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

In Bernie Goldberg's Eyes, I Guess I'm Just Another "Right Wing Kool Aid Drinker"

I saw this at the gym last night, and thought the closed-captioning was deceiving me. But it was not.

Bernard Goldberg, formerly of CBS News, decided to take aim at unnamed conservatives when he painted us all with a wide brush as "Kool-Aid drinkers" on The Loofah (O'Reilly) Factor (video at Gateway Pundit).

David Swindle at David Horowitz' NewsReal blog liveblogged during the segment and wrote:

“The Hard Right is behaving more and more like the Hard Left and that’s very troublesome.” — Bernie Goldberg on The O’Reilly Factor right now.

I find it odd that Goldberg is criticizing “the Hard Right” but does not have the guts to name names.

It’s also strange that Goldberg has to poke at unnamed conservatives for tweaking Obama’s 57 states gaff and for putting dijon mustard on his hamburger.
Goldberg responded by calling Swindle a Kool-aid drinker:
I guess David Swindle was one of the conservative Kool Aid drinkers I was talking about on O’Reilly tonight. My point was that liberals wouldn’t give W credit for finding a cure for cancer. And now some conservatives are behaving as badly as the crazy left in their non-stop (often dopey) criticism of Obama. And I say that as someone who’s not a fan of the president. You may not agree with my take, David, but wimpy? Is that really the word you want to use? Here’s my guess: the word probably is a pretty good description of … you. Am I close?
First of all, Bernie, you're way off base in your comparison. The vile used by the "hard-Left" against George W. Bush doesn't rise to what has been said about Barack Hussein Obama. And, you don't cite examples, except the "57 States" and the "Dijon Mustard" examples.

There's a reason conservative commentators and blogs criticized those instances. Saying you've been to "all 57 states" shows a lack of understanding of the nation you are campaigning to lead. As for the Dijon mustard, let me ask you, Bernie, who usually eats dijon mustard? The elite. Honestly, I could really care less what anyone decides to eat on their burgers. But there's a deeper point. Asking for grey poupon on a hamburger shows a disconnect from "the folks" (as O'Reilly calls us), most of whom eat regular mustard on their burgers.

Might I recommend Bernie Goldberg take a trip to the Broken Spoke in my hometown of Austin, TX. It's a great place to hear some country music and even have a great meal. The owner, James White, will usually tell the audience the following from the bandstand:
"We've been here since 1964, and Bob Wills played here, and Ernest Tubb and Tex Ritter and Roy Acuff and Willie Nelson played here before he went to Nashville. We built it. We own it. We run it. We're proud of it. We do it the way we've always done it. You won't find any ferns hanging up in here. We don't sell bottled water. When you order a cheeseburger, you won't get Grey Poupon mustard on it, you get the real thing here. We haven't changed anything. And we've still got the best chicken fried steaks in town."
But I guess the delicious burgers at the Broken Spoke are too redneck for a couple of Northeastern media elites like Bernie Goldberg and Bill O'Reilly.

Oh well, I guess I'm just another "Kool-Aid Drinking right winger" in Bernie Goldberg's eyes. However, if he ever comes across this blog posting, I challenge you, Bernie, to see on this blog where I have criticized Republicans and George W. Bush (and I have a number of times, for your information), when they've deserved criticism.

Sorry Bernie, I thought you were better than that.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Media Matters Decrees That Obama's Favorite Mustard Is Off Limits From Mockery

According to Gateway Pundit, David Crock of the George Soro$ funded Media Matters for Liberals has his panties in a knot over Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Mark Steyn having the audacity to make fun of Obama ordering a burger the other day with dijon mustard.

Here's the clip of "That One" with VP Joe "Plugs" Biden at Ray's Hell Burger Diner in Arlington last week.

Here's Crock's hissy fit, along with contact information to FOX & Talk Radio Network so libs can write up and bitch like hyenas.

Never mind that these same libs mocked Bush's eating habits, according to GP.

Personally, I'd like to see Obama go order one of the delicious hamburgers at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX, the last of the True Texas Dance Halls, where owner James White says they don't serve Grey Poupon on their burgers.

Here's something else food related to piss David Crock off, from a speech Obama gave to farmers in Iowa in April 2008.
“Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” the senator said. “I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.”

Only problem is, there is no Whole Foods in Iowa.

At least these libs didn't scream racism for once about the dijon flap.