Skip to comments.The New Battle Lines: Elitists Vs. Us
Posted on 07/29/2015 3:48:26 PM PDT by LazamatazEdited on 07/30/2015 10:39:17 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Many people are under the mistaken impression that the political battle lines in America are Democrats vs. Republicans. Some even erroneously believe the battle lines are Liberal vs. Conservative. However, if you wish to truly understand modern politics in our country -- if you want to make sense of the seemingly-irrational behaviors of both parties -- consider the reality that the battle lines are actually Elitists vs. The People.
In 2014, Republicans were swept into office in the midterms, ostensibly to turn back Obamaism. Obamacare was to be repealed, or, at the least, relief was to be offered for the suffering the program is causing. Iran was to be denied resources for developing a nuclear weapon, or, at the least, slowed in that development. Obama's penchant for going outside the bounds of the Constitution by sidestepping Congress with overreaching and illegal Executive Orders was to be halted, or, at the least, censured. Illegal alien invasion was to be stopped or curtailed and violators were to be prosecuted and shipped back to their countries of origin.
Instead, the establishment Republicans re-elected the Crying Cheeto John Boehner and Yertel the Turtle Mitch McConnell to head the two Legislative bodies (have we ever had such freakish House and Senate leaders?). Lead by those two feckless elitists, we got the following results:
In the Republican grassroots, there was and is great frustration when the lack of opposition (by the establishment Republicans) to Democrat policies became apparent. There are murmurings of discontent on the far-left, as well, that the Democrats are only paying lip service to their important issues.
It has become quite clear that the real fight that of Elitists against The People.
This explains the vigorous support and consistently-meteoric poll numbers that Donald Trump is seeing. Whether he is truly a Populist remains to be seen, but at minimum, he is speaking as one. This seldom-heard speech in Washington is appealing to a large number of people who feel ignored by the Elitist Party, be they Republican or Democrat. Donald Trump is even appealing to the Democrat-coveted minority population.
Ronald Reagan won as a Populist. He fought the Republican establishment and won the primary in 1980, and went on to become the most anti-big-government, anti-communist, pro-ordinary-citizen President in modern history. His sweeping re- election in 1984, capturing nearly every single state (including liberal ones), showed that Populist policies are popular even in liberal bastions. Of course, there will always be liberals that cling to Elitism, and those are usually the ones who favor Socialism or Communism.
I do not mean to compare Trump to Reagan in any way except to show that Trump's populism is a winning strategy, and it appears that -- whatever Trumps other faults, such as a recent political change-of-heart and his many personal issues over the years -- Donald Trump does understand where the actual battle lines lie. His repeated disregard and dislike for the propaganda outlets called the 'news media', his brutal honesty, and his stated positions show a Populism that has not been seen in national politics for more than twenty years. This explains why many of us regard him as a breath of fresh air.
Elitists like Planned Abortionhood. That group helps to reduce the 'surplus population', as Ebenezer Scrooge once called it in Dickens' novel. Elitists like Obamacare, with the Death Panels poised to deny treatment to 'useless old people'. Elitists like Communism and/or Socialism, with its control over the masses and the tendency to gather wealth at the top. Elitists like big government and fascist police-state controls, to better keep the populace from rising up in anger. Elitists like illegal alien invasion (and have encouraged it not only in America, but other European nations), because that form of invasion dilutes national identities, erases borders, and leads the world to a 'nationless' global government. Elitist are using Islam's threat to increase the police-state tactics in nation after nation. Elitists like Agenda 21, with the stated purpose of herding us into vast cities, where we can be more efficiently worked and better controlled.
If you have signed up on the sides of the Elitists, you have many choices, foremost among those being Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. If you are on the side of the people, your choices can only be Ted Cruz or Donald Trump.
Let’s be clear about one thing, would you hit it?
It’s the elitists and the professional gimmedat class that depends on them versus we taxpayers.
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Excellent essay Laz.
25 years ago I heard it as the Cosmopolitan culture against the Bedrock culture.
Downside for the elitist a is that the people eventually have enough...and if they don’t get their way at the ballot box, they get their way at the cartridge box
This is the result of that bothered-feeling and some analysis.
Aw crap. Thanks. Before it goes out to the blogs that publish me, I’ll correct that.
I never hit where I eat.
Don’t worry about. It was just an aborigine.
Well, this is not a new theme, to be sure — elitists have been around since the 1600’s or even earlier — but I have to admit that phrase, “ Cosmopolitan culture against the Bedrock culture”, doesn’t quite hit my meaning. The meaning of the phrase is more cultural, whereas I am talking about those who operate the levers of power.
Thurston Howell III would agree. So would “Lovey”.
I usually don’t make writing erratics.
Big Media Elitist run the country thru their surrogate the Democrat Party.
But when you do, they’re fun ones.
Although I do note there were no pregnancies, so perhaps they got an airdrop from Planned Parenthood.
The point I am making -- one you can agree with -- is that Republicans (as they are presently cast) are part of that same machine.
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