Sometime around the end of summer, it dawned upon most Democrats, and the elite of both parties, that they — okay, we — inhabit a different political universe than does the rest of the country. (emphasis me V)
They’re ELITE!!!!!! And when they act like idiots? That’s cuz we’re idiots and we just can’t understand their brill-yence!!!
In our world, Donald Trump is a surreal authoritarian buffoon whose presidency is too nightmarish to contemplate,
Yeah about that. I’d go with “surreal” and “buffoon” and “too nightmarish to contemplate”, but “authoritarian”?
Isn’t that whole raisin dee etray (derp!) of leftists? Isn’t that why they love Obama? Because he reigns with a pen and a phone?
Isn’t that what they want from Hillary!
Hillary Clinton is deeply familiar, liked by some, loathed by many, and caught in a vortex of mutual paranoia with the news media that leads her into errors of secrecy.
Leads her into errors of secrecy? Hahahhaahhahahahahaah.
No, she’s a corrupt, dishonest hater-of-everybody not a leftist. Her whole campaign is based on hiding who and what she is. Aided and abetted by a media totally uninterested in looking into her corruption.
Nay, they are not only uninterested, they’re antipathetic (and pathetic) to anybody with the temerity to suggest she might be corrupt and dishonest.
They’re still pretending she had non-contagious, made-up, pneumonia. Geez.
But her flaws, as the conservative but Clinton-endorsing pundit P. J. O’Rourke put it, lie “within normal parameters,”
I used to respect O’Rourke, but that’s idiotic. The “normal parameters” are all about how America is the font of all evil and where terrorism is something we just have to accept. You know, the ‘New Normal’!
Citigroup recently warned that investors are underappreciating the significant risk to the economy of a Trump victory.
Or at least Citigroup’s economic forecast. They’ve spent a lot of money buying the various politicians of both parties, that’s a significant investment they’re looking at losing.
In Washington, it is an open secret that many, probably most, leading Republican officials consider Trump dangerously unqualified.
Hahahaha. Open Secret? You mean like with PJ O’Rourke and the rest of the GOP Elite!!!!! who can’t shut up about how much they don’t like Trump and won’t be voting for him?
Yeah, that open secret. Tool.
Let’s end on this.
recent McKay Coppins story in BuzzFeed quotes a series of Republican operatives anonymously confessing their preference for Clinton. “It’s terrifying. He’s not qualified … and it’s a massive problem,” said one. “It would be terrible for America, and for the world,” warned another.
Okay first, Buzzfeed? Har-dee-har-har-har.
As for the “terrible for America and for the world”, have any of you “elitist” idiots been watching America and the world for the last almost 8 years?
We’ve been in a “recovery summer” for that long without any recoverying and as for the world, you mean Trump might foment war across the middle east, eastern Europe and Asia while tacitly encouraging the socialists in Venezuela destroy that country all while giving money and aid to Iran in their quest for nukes?
If Trump is elected, and the Norks nuke South Korea and Japan, the Iranians nuke Saudi Arabia, China attacks anybody who enters the South and the East China Seas and Russia finishes their conquest of Ukraine in December, it’ll be all Trump’s fault.
Chait probably still believes the words of that prophetic poet-bard, Sting!
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I don’t subscribe to this point of view
Yeah, how’d that work out for you? I bet Chait still listens to that song and thinks, “How profound and true those words have proven!”‘
Of course now we are against enemies who not only do not care about their children, whether in the Middle East or Asia, but are fully into sending them out to die.
I’d say “RTWT”, but it’s so stupid only an elitist could believe it.
Related, a great essay from one of the greatest philosophers on the ‘tubes. FrnakJ!
The Alpha liberals are the smaller faction of liberals who create the new and idiotic ideas for other liberals to follow…
Most people stop at formal operational thought, but there is a lesser known fifth stage(3) that some reach and become trapped in called postoperational thought. This is when one’s mind becomes so overtaken by navel gazing and hypotheticals completely divorced from experience that his or her mental acuity now operates barely above the senorimotor stage. … let’s say there is a tree lying in one’s path. If it were a simple creature approaching the tree, such as a dog, it would walk around the tree, not knowing of any other option. But, a very intelligent person in the postoperational thought stage could, using his vast intelligence, explain away the existence of the tree and walk right into it. A great intellect is required to be that dumb.
Read that whole thing. It explains Chait better than I ever could. Except I’d argue against “great intellect”.
It’s more of a “I think totally stupid things but I graduated from an elite university so the hoi polloi wouldn’t understand!” thing.
Not really related, but I thought this juxtaposition would be funny. And endy, but you don’t get the funny without the endy.
A Tale Of Two Books!
Charlotte Police say guy they shot had a gun not a book.
In NY and NJ, the “Justice” Dept. is ignoring that the terrorist asshole had a book.
Federal complaint against bombing suspect omits journal’s ISIS references
They have to ignore the ISIS part and the traveling to terror hotspots so our fine media betters can keep the “Homegrown terrorist!” angle.
You know, where an immigrant likes the terrorist-types from whence he came and perform acts of terror inspired by them but somehow, it’s my fault.