Elites

One More Wack At Dartmouth and the Ruling Class Elite

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2018

A recent survey of Dartmouth Students got ample attention from me here and here, but Jack Kerwick, writing at Townhall.com, combed through it here and I wanted to share his conclusion because it distills the noisy narratives down to a moment of clarity. In summary, the Dartmouth survey establishes the truth of three propositions: (1)Republican […]

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Notable Quote – Michael Barone

by Skip October 21, 2017

The second of Trump’s actions was his Oct. 12 statement that he would suspend cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies. The Obama administration had been making CSR payments since 2014 even though Obamacare’s Section 1401 does not appropriate the money for the payments authorized in Section 1402. This was blatantly unconstitutional. “No Money shall […]

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Notable Quote – Peggy Noonan

by Skip October 8, 2017

The establishments and elites that create our political and entertainment culture have no idea how fragile it all is—how fragile it seems to people living normal, less privileged lives. That is because nothing is fragile for them. They’re barricaded behind the things the influential have, from good neighborhoods to security alarms, doormen and gates. They’re […]

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“No Party Can Remain In Power By Lying To The American People”

by Skip July 29, 2017

That’s from US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  I’d like to believe that it’s true, that the Republicans would get tossed out of power like a pit bull throws around a rag doll.  But we’ve seen the result of that before when the Dems took control mid-last decade – due to the fecklessness of the Republicans […]

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Henniker: “Progress” Comes to a Progressive Town in New Hampshire

by Ed Naile July 2, 2017

Henniker, “The Only Henniker On Earth,” is a liberal enclave funded by a small college and exists for the benefit of a few wealthy, connected locals. A small town that just went through an agonizing experience. In the face of overwhelming vocal opposition from liberal transplants a Dollar General store has anchored itself smack dab – […]

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Blogline of the Day – no, not THAT one

by Skip May 8, 2017

At reading that first paragraph, you might be thinking “oh, there it is”: THE CRAZIER TRUMP’S OPPONENTS ACT, THE SANER TRUMP SEEMS: Model Chrissy Teigen says Trump should pay for her botox, medical bills because of ‘crippling anxiety.’ “So fucking tired of this manically insane, incompetent president and this dumpster fire administration I’m gonna have […]

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BlogObservation of the Day – Loyalty

by Skip January 30, 2017

And there’s dang little of it around anymore – especially in politics: “People trust their leaders not only because of their competence but also because of their courage and commitment, and because they believe that their leaders will remain with their own in times of crisis rather than being helicoptered to the emergency exit. Paradoxically, […]

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Notable Quote – Seth Barrett Tillman

by Skip August 9, 2016

“In Western societies, there is now a tremendous disconnect between the traditional political and business elites and the citizenry. The populations of the West now find themselves ruled by a transnational elite who see tradition, loyalty, and patriotism as primitive, and whose promoters within academia, nonprofits, government bodies, labour unions, NGOs, and the media teach […]

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Post-Brexit Financial Doom Doomed?

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2016
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The elites were astonished when the peasants of Great Britain unexpectedly voted to leave the  Progressive European Superstate they had created for them. How could they have been so wrong? One fraudulent do-over scheme and scores of predictions of global financial ruin later and the elites appear to be wrong again. The FTSE 100 rebounded in […]

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All Hail Who?

by Susan Olsen May 3, 2016

“The contests don’t much matter. What really matters has already happened. In both parties, the peasants have revolted. The peasants are you and I, the poor saps who are expected to turn out in every election to put “their” party in power. Only it isn’t their party. Both parties’ elites hold the voters they depend […]

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Notable Quote – Ol Remus

by Susan Olsen March 22, 2016

“As for DC, it fell into a panic when the Praetorian Guard failed to notice the barbarian hordes until they were holding tailgate parties just outside the gates.”  

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Erasing Cultural Identity

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2015
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America’s multicultural elite have been doing the same thing with Mexican Immigration, Refugee resettlement, and so on… “The European multicultural elites are always dissatisfied that they are unable to sufficiently break up the European nations. They believe that if they mixed … (in) migrants who have no roots in European countries, this will be a […]

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An observation, a question, and THE answer. Like what I’ve been saying for a while.

by Skip February 10, 2014

Ron Christie at The Daily Beast has the observation: In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a widening rift between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party activists who swept John Boehner into the House Speaker seat and put Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell within striking distance of a majority to effectively cement President Obama’s […]

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Don’t all those 23,000 workers-to-be know they are wrong? And Walmart is EVIL?

by Skip December 4, 2013

At every turn, I keep hearing from the community organizer and unionista types that working at Wally World – how can those folks let Walmart DO those evil things like pay them poorly and unable to support themselves without Government assistance?  Never knowing their hours, moved around like cattle, no room for advancement (scratching head […]

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Ruling Class Benefits For Ruling Class People

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2013
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In the Future ObamaCare will be showcased as a resounding success.  Foreign celebrities and politicians will be paraded through DC.  They will be shown the superior web access through the private Blue Cross Blue Shield Web portal.  Marvel at the 112 different plan options available.  Applaud the 24/7 personalized customer service from Aetna, to answer […]

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The Divine Right of Democrats

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2012

From DaTecguy’s blog, an excellent post on Neo-crats–my word not his. He compares the Old Democrats to the new with a little help from some other great sources… When Democrats lose, that’s not a coup, that just means you lost this years elections. Don’t blame it on the Koch brothers, Halliburton or anyone else, sometimes […]

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Palin v. Elites

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2011

There are plenty of Republicans and Independents out there who have either gotten lazy and simply adopted the lefts narrative on Palin or who are actual snobby-right-wing elites protecting the moderate Republican power base. I’ve not much of a stomach for either. So if you feel like tossing out some of that left wing elitist narrative just be prepared to back it up.

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He Went To Do Good And Stayed To Do Well

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2010

The saying is that "he went to Washington to do good and stayed to do well" and the first name that popped into my mind was Charlie Bass.  C-Bass epitomizes this ruling class cultural maxim.  He promised you term limits then changed his mind.  He became a Main Streeter, moderate fence sitters who abandoned principle […]

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Read This Now

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2010

No, not my latest essay.  I’m not that arrogant.  I’m referring to (This!) by Angelo M. Codevilla at the American Spectator.  Every one should read it.  Everyone.   Here’s the opening and I will leave you to trust me or not. As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican […]

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