Do they really hate ordinary people that much?
Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature.
I don’t think there has ever been a country like ours, where our elites are deliberately taught – in our best schools – to hate and despise everything that we are, everything that makes us unique. I don’t think there has ever been another country where our elites are taught to be ashamed to call themselves by our national name. -Sarah Hoyt
“A lot of these people . . . all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing,” he said. “Or they’re living in a place where they don’t have much police presence. Or they’ve been listening to this stuff for so long that they believe it all.” -Bill Clinton
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Elitism, Bigotry
A Democratic lawmaker from California referred to Middle America as "Podunk, USA," during a committee meeting last week, several sources inside the meeting told the Washington Free Beacon. Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.
Liberal, Guns, Smears, Elitism, Stereotyping, Ignorance
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control... “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Character, Misogyny, Jobs, Murder
Tweeting caught up with a White House national security official found to have been posting insults and secret information about the Obama administration and other political figures for more than two years... "So when will someone do us the favor of getting rid of (Republican and former vice presidential contender) Sarah Palin and the rest of her white trash family? What utter useless garbage?" he tweeted last year.
Elitist stereotyping from The Hill...
A flyover state is the huge region between the coasts. As opposed to the eastern seaboard, northern post-industrial states and Pacific Ocean states.
They're overwhelmingly Republican, stanchly conservative, regressive right wing, evangelical Christian and working class, well, the loudest, most ill-informed of them are.
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Socialism, Healthcare, Bigotry
@BarackObama At this point, we should deny #Obamacare nonbelievers access to care at all. Let them eat their McDonalds, drink 18oz sodas -Stephanie Handler, UCSF fundraiser
“So if you want jobs, clean up your act and make your town a place that people like us want to live in. Add fiber internet. Make it a point to elect a progressive city council and commit to not being bigots.”
“One thing middle america could do is to realize that no educated person wants to live in a shithole with stupid people. Especially violent, racist, and/or misogynistic ones.”
Slowly this contempt for the American people spread to institutions that were not government, manifesting itself in a thousand different ways. It infected the media, academe and Hollywood, where stars identified with middle-America like John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope and Lucille Ball were eclipsed in the spotlight by leftists like Warren Beatty and Jane Fonda. -Jeffrey Lord
Editorial, Liberal, Economy, Elitism, Jobs
Mr. Vidak's campaign theme was the bifurcation of California: the coastal liberal elites versus the Valley folks. "We're getting left behind here," he says. "They don't view us as important." Case in point: The unemployment rate in Mr. Vidak's district is about 15%—two to three times as high as in the Bay Area—and exceeds 30% in some communities. The culprit? "Our water has been cut off by the far left," he says. -Allysia Finley, WSJ
The increasingly sneering attitude of coastal elites toward the more conservative interior, particularly for the poor communities there, is as undeniable as it is distasteful.
Hate, Racism, Tolerance, Hollywood, Diversity, Stereotyping, Bigotry
Fox first said that she would “barter with him.” She then, however, went on to say, “... and instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?"
Editorial, Liberal, Hate, Character, Degeneracy, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Elitism, Stereotyping
Here is a prime example of the state of "progressive" thought in America circa 2012: Eastwood, of course, has a political resumé of his own, having served a two-year term as mayor of the upscale and frighteningly white community of Carmel--with a population of 3,800, there were only eight African Americans recorded in the 2010 census--very close in size and demographics to Sarah Palin's Wasilla, albeit without the meth labs and strip malls. Get up, come on get down with the sickness.
Liberal, Character, Narrative, Religion
BOSTON (AP) - A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity. The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity. The Northeast, with lower religious participation, was the least generous to charities, with the six New England states filling the last six slots among the 50 states.
A Newsweek writer, speaking on television, referred to Jones's reputation as "just some sleazy woman with big hair coming out of the trailer parks." And James Carville, Clinton's former adviser, made the comment: "Drag a hundred dollars through a trailer park and there's no telling what you'll find."
Democrat, Hate, Character, Racism, Smears, Elitism, Stereotyping
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer had some curious remarks last month about his own constituents - describing some of them as rednecks with a penchant for making racist comments. Schweitzer told the Ohio Democratic Convention, "All over Montana, you can walk into a bar, a café or even a school or a courthouse and just listen for a while as people talk to each other, and you will hear somebody, before very long, say something outrageously racist about the people who have lived in Montana for 10,000 years."
Liberal, Hate, Guns, Obama, Character, AntiAmerican, Immigration, Elitism, Religion, Stereotyping
"They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
A Liberal Smears Iowans and White
People as Being Ignorant
February 2017: ThinkProgress "Justice Editor" Ian Millhiser shows his true liberal colors before deleting his tweet.
"I'm sure the governor of a small, rural, landlocked state full of white people will totally know a whole lot about China, and stuff."
-Ian Millhiser, "Justice Editor" at ThinkProgress
Pssst... Ian - Bill Clinton was also the governor of a small, rural, landlocked state full of white people.
Think before you speak, liberal.
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Elitism, Stereotyping
New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the "smart states." David Carr: "If it's Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that's the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?"