Basket #3: The Deplorables. This basket includes ‘the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it.’
“The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley."
Enough! Enough! For months, the so-called liberal elite has been writing articles, having radio and TV discussions, giving sermons (literally) and making speeches in which it has struggled to understand those strange creatures: ordinary people.
The elite is bemused by what drives these people to make perverse decisions about Brexit and Trump. Are they racist, narrow-minded or just stupid? Whatever the reason, ordinary people have frankly been a disappointment.
I have spent my life as a Democrat which probably isn’t that surprising considering that I am African-American. One of the things that always attracted me to the party were the ideals of equality, fighting for the little guy and our openness to differing opinions, but lately I have seen my party take a turn that makes me uncomfortable.
Somewhere along the way we stopped fighting for the little guy and became the party of the smug, educated elites who look down on those with less education and deem them unable or unworthy of being able to make personal decisions for their own lives.
There is a smug style in American liberalism. It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence — not really —but by the failure of half the country to know what's good for them.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Press, Smears, Elitism, Stereotyping
Politico reporter Marc Caputo faced backlash on Twitter after he mocked President Donald Trump's supporters for heckling CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, calling the president's supporters "garbage" and saying they didn't have any teeth.
In a now-deleted tweet, Caputo commented on the video, saying, "If you put everyone's mouths together in this video, you'd get a full set of teeth."
Liberal, Government, Character, Smears, Elitism, Trump
The Justice Department inspector general released a 500-plus page report on misconduct by FBI agents and DOJ staff working on the Hillary Clinton investigations. Among many other topics, the IG report documents the content of texts and instant messages sent by FBI agents.
The communications show favoritism towards Hillary in the agents' personal views, but also in how various aspects of the investigation should be conducted. They also reveal a rancid contempt towards Donald Trump as well as Americans who support him.
One FBI agent on the Hillary investigation wrote in an FBI text: Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS.
There’s “a bit of elitism that’s crept in” to party thinking.
The condescending paternalism of white liberals towards everyone else - particularly people of color - is the only actual example of white supremacist ideology operative today, but that's not a conversation anyone is ready for.
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.
Elitist Liberal Can Smell Trump Voters...
"Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support…"
Liberal, Character, Tolerance, Elitism, Bigotry
Metallica frontman James Hetfield said last week that he moved from his long-time home in San Francisco, California because he could not handle the city’s “elitist attitude” anymore... Hetfield has lived in northern California for several decades but says he decided to leave because he is looked down upon by San Francisco residents, who are known for making up one of the most liberal communities in the country. Hetfield said he was viewed negatively for his lifestyle and political views, claiming the San Francisco Bay Area only accepts diversity if “you’re diverse like them.”
Not the voice of the common man...
"One of the bittersweet things about growing old is realizing how mistaken you were when you were young. As a young political leftist, I saw the left as the voice of the common man.
Nothing could be further from the truth."
"So what they have is barely educated morons trying to manage snack orders for the obese."
Democrat, Liberal, Election, Character, Oops, Elitism, Arrogance
Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley, who is running to replace Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), apologized on Tuesday for attempting to insult Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) by pointing out that he is just a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.”
"Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."
"Fat slobs with bad taste are a core Trump demographic."
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Character, Narrative, Smears, AntiAmerican, Elitism, Stereotyping
"One of the things the decider-in-chief has to do is decide whether he’s going to bring this country together across all its diversity or let it drift apart. Look at how much stronger the American military is because it is less racist, less sexist and less homophobic and we’re just looking for people who can do the job," said Clinton.
Sarah Silverman: Democrats "So F***ing Elitist"...
It’s the absolutist-ness (sic) of the party I am in that is such a turnoff to me. It’s so f***ing elitist, you know? For something called ‘progressive,’ it allows for zero progress. It’s all or nothing, no steps toward, all or f***ing nothing. Again, righteousness porn…
Elitist Restaurant Review from Academia...
"If you are white trash, this is the perfect night out for you."
Cambridge Librarian Receives Gift
of Dr. Suess Books from First Lady
Liz Phipps Soeiro's Response:
"So, my school doesn’t have a NEED for these books. And then there’s the matter of the books themselves. You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature...
"Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes. Open one of his books (If I Ran a Zoo or And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, for example), and you’ll see the racist mockery in his art.
The same Liz Phipps Soeiro, at an earlier date:
Figure 1: A liberal supporting "racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes"
Liberal, Hate, Government, Oops, Press, Smears, Tolerance, Elitism, Ignorance
Schiller goes on to describe liberals as more intelligent and informed than conservatives. “In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives,” he said.
Memo from The New York Times to the Denizens of Flyover Country...
The unlicensed pipe fitter known as Joe the Plumber is out with a book this month, just as the last seconds on his 15 minutes are slipping away.
I have a question for Joe: Do you want me to fix your leaky toilet?
I didn't think so. And I don't want you writing books.
Liberal, Brilliance, Narrative, Press, Elitism
The president of Estonia chewed out Paul Krugman on Wednesday, using Twitter to call the Nobel Prize-winning economist "smug, overbearing & patronizing," in response to a short post on Estonia's economic recovery...
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves responded to Krugman in a series of outraged tweets, taking offense to Krugman's tone and writing that Krugman didn't know what he was talking about. "We're just dumb & silly East Europeans. Unenlightened. Someday we too will understand," he tweeted. "Guess a Nobel in trade means you can pontificate on fiscal matters & declare my country a "wasteland". Must be a Princeton vs Columbia thing."
Rolling his eyes, Prof. X went on to say that he was wary of accepting a position on this lowly commuter campus, with its working-class student body.
The disconnect between leftists' announced value of championing the poor and the leftist practice of expressing snobbery for them stung me.
Already vulnerable students would be taught by a professor who regarded association with them as a burden, a failure, and a stigma.
"I was taken aback by the demeaning remarks Senator Obama made about people in small-town America," she said on Saturday. "His remarks are elitist and out of touch."
Clinton campaigners in North Carolina handed out stickers saying: "I'm not bitter."
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?"
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.
"Progressives are people who think America lacks an aristocracy. They nominated themselves for the job."
"The public is a swarm of hostile morons, I told her. You don't need to make them understand you; you just need to defeat them, or wait for them die."
"The current left in America talks a great game about all people being equal, but the reality is they love to look down on people who are not in their orbits. The elitism is sickening."
Liberal Virtue Signaling...
"Being 'pro-science' has become a bizarre cultural phenomenon in which liberals (and other members of the cultural elite) engage in public displays of self-reckoned intelligence as a kind of performance art, while demonstrating zero evidence to justify it."
The anointed do not simply happen to have a disdain for the public. Such disdain is an integral part of their vision, for the central feature of that vision is preemption of the decisions of others.
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."
The most prejudiced people also tend to be the most provincial; they've never actually met any of the people they think they hate.
"What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people-like themselves-need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat."
Liberal Elitist Views "Anal Bleaching" As An Advance...
"There are two Americas … We have chef Wolfgang Puck, they have Chef Boyardee. Our roofs have solar panels, theirs have last year’s Christmas lights. We’ve got legal bud, they’ve got Bud.
We have anal bleaching, they have Congressman Steve King.
The flyover states have become the passed-over states. That’s why red state voters are so pissed off. They don’t hate us, they want to be us. They want to go to the party."
“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.”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Elitism
Times are tough for everyone. Including gazillionaire John Kerry. The Massachusetts senator is under fire for docking his brand new $7-million yacht in Rhode Island. It's not illegal to moor your boat there or anything. It's just that Rhode Island doesn’t have a boat sales and use tax anymore.
"If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good?
Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?"
"Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God."
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.
An enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else...
But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned.
Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
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.
“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.”