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Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 02:23 PM
Andrew Sullivan wrote a piece declaring the US of A's need to embrace the HRC machine as our savoir.

Of course this was a hit piece attacking both Trump and Sen Sanders.

This attack angers Salon writer Anis Shivani who writes the following rebuttal.

Tittle was shortened, as it was over 100 characters, the full tittle is included in post below.

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselves as saviors

Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism?

This week, on the night of the Indiana primary, I read one of the most loathsome political screeds it has been my misfortune to encounter.

It was an alarm bell raised by Andrew Sullivan, arguably the greatest hypocrite of the Bush era, on par with his partner in many crimes Christopher Hitchens (remember “Islamofascism?”). Sullivan proclaims that the election of Trump would be an “extinction-level” event. Well, perhaps it will be.

But the extinction Sullivan is most worried about is clearly that of his own breed of callous elites, who could care less about normal human beings who do not have decent jobs and who live in crappy housing and who are so desperate to find a way out of the trap that even someone like Trump starts sounding rational to them.

sou rce

I found it both a fun and enlightening read, enjoy!

edit on 7-5-2016 by AlaskanDad because: typo

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 02:26 PM
a reply to: AlaskanDad

Big media have not "gutted" america. Big Media made sure Trump had maximum media exposure. It's a publicity stunt, brought to you by from behind the scene, and flavoured to bicameral partiality.

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 02:38 PM
a reply to: swanne

The worst offenders of all are the American left’s cultural warriors, who daily wage some new battle over some imagined cultural offense, which has nothing to do with the lives of normal people but only the highly tuned sensibilities of those in the academic, publishing, and media ecospheres.

The Hillary supporters have the authoritarian mentality of small property owners. They are the mirror image of the “realist” Trump supporters, the difference being that the Trump supporters fall below the median income level, and are distressed and insecure, while the Hillary supporters stand above the median income level, and are prosperous but still insecure.

To manipulate them, the Democratic and Republican elites have both played a double game for forty years and have gotten away with it. They have incrementally yet quite comprehensively seized all economic and political power for themselves. They have perverted free media and even such basics of the democratic process as voting and accountability in elections. Elites on both sides have collaborated to engineer a revolution of economic decline for the working person, until the situation has reached unbearable proportions. The stock market may be doing well, and unemployment may theoretically be low, but people can’t afford housing and food, they can’t pay back student loans and other debts, their lives, wherever they live in this transformed country, are full of such misery that there is not a single word that an establishment candidate like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush says that makes sense to them.

sou rce

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 03:00 PM
Just curious, when did Trump turn in his elite card and become a regular guy.

Political theater...

Best show in town!

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 03:14 PM
a reply to: AlaskanDad

There is a lot to unpack there..some true, some false.

What is true is that there is fundamental failure in current economy. Yes...Low unemployment ..Yes Wallstreet is doing great...yada..yada...But the Middle Class is dying..Look at purchasing power, average debt and income distribution and you see an accelerating pooling of wealth at the top 5% and accelerating growth of the working poor ..People working two jobs and putting in 80 hour weeks and still needing foodstamps...cuz their rent, utilities, grocery bills etc have sky-rocketed while their real earnings have decreased.

As far as POTUS...All choices (that have a chance of winning) suck...but some suck more.

Trump epitomizes the greed and self-interest that has got us where we are.

Hillary represents the status quo of the slow slide into Peasants and the Wealthy...absent middle class.

So Trump will drive us off the cliff....

Hillary will slowly continue to drive us down-hill.

I choose the second option in hopes that we have better choices in 4 years. Hillary buys time.

In a perfect world Hillary will recognize the anger that Bernie and Trump supporters represent and try some policies to reverse course...She would not do that out of a moral imperative, but rather knowing if she didn't she could easily be a one-term POTUS.

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 03:19 PM
True that…that the elite destroyed America but the people voted for Bush twice who was their puppet to invade Iraq and do 911 and wreck the economy...

They can’t do anything but what the people let them do

The congress is run by the GOP who unashamedly live and breath for the rich and super rich

So it aint all the elite

I’m afraid it’s too late for republican voters to offer up a savior

All their getting is a scam artist who’s playing on their massive stupidity so the elite can finish the job

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 03:57 PM
trump wasnt initiated

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 06:05 PM
a reply to: AlaskanDad

Oh yeah!

OMG! They are gonna destroy the world!

lol, right, like there is anything left to destroy.

I like this part,

TextThe natural conclusion of these ideas is the literal wall, but Trump didn’t start it, he’s only putting the finishing touches on the discourse that you elites, on both sides, have inflamed for twenty-plus years. Bill Clinton started the demonization of immigrants—legal immigrants were made ineligible for benefits—for the first time since the liberalization of immigration laws in 1965. Bill Clinton ended welfare, tapping into racist discourse about African Americans, and permanently unmoored millions of people from the social safety net. No, Trump didn’t start any of it, Paul Begala and Karl Rove, representing both parties, and the elite interests they represent, poisoned the discourse.

posted on May, 7 2016 @ 08:46 PM
a reply to: Willtell

You blame the people for voting in bush twice?

In 2000 the republicans and SCOTUS stole the election from Gore.

A real political revolution, would be a win by a third party!

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