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Elites Hate When The People Speak

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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ELITES Hate When the People Speak


On Sunday’s Meet the Press, David Brooks described Bennett’s defeat as a “damn outrage.” Liberal E.J. Dionne went a step further and called it “a nonviolent coup” because the Utah voters dared “deny the sitting Republican senator even a chance of getting on the primary ballot.” Why, it’s almost like these voters think they’re allowed to choose their own representatives or something!


Now we have liberal media elites chiming in on the recent take down Bennett in the republican primary. They are spiting fumes over the fact that people actually voted him out of the primary. They are flabbergasted at the fact the regular people can even employ such powers to take out a siting senator, a senator who was more in tune with the Liberal vision than those of the party he was representing.

Conservative voters have woken up to the mass scam of the two party system and now are promoting candidates who they believe will bring America closer to the Constitutional values.



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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 01:59 PM
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This is what attracts me to Communism and socialism. American people seem to be nothing more then labors in corporate America.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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A lot of incumbants will get tossed out in the primaries. And come November, we may see a whole new line up in Washington. Perhaps we will get some reps and Senators who will actually listen to the people when we speak out on the issues.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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If Elites is code for Liberals, I agree. There is nothing more intolerant and non democratic than a Ivy League educated Liberal.

It's funny, though, when they get in power they are usually huge failures in dealing with the real world environment instead of theoretical studies. But they have to stick with the orthodoxy of their 60's hippy generation clap trap and start calling everyone names around them.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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The last line in the quote astonishes me.


Why, it’s almost like these voters think they’re allowed to choose their own representatives or something!


I'm not one who follows politics that well, in fact I detest it but honestly some of the things that seem to have been going on are against the public wishes made me look into politics. I know there are differences and such from one person to the next, but at times when there is a general consensus it seems like the top hats don't want to do it. It's like when people say go left the top hats go to the right immediately.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by prionace glauca




Conservative voters have woken up to the mass scam of the two party system and now are promoting candidates who they believe will bring America closer to the Constitutional values.





That would be nice if it were something more than a TPM wet dream. Conservatives are and always will be single issue voters and when push comes to shove they will fall in line with whatever the GOP machine deems flavor of the day. Palin comes to mind.


Granted there is a dissatisfaction with incumbents but to be replaced by who? More politicians perhaps that will fall into the corruption money pit at the first opportunity. Maybe there will be a new crop of people in the house and congress but I'm willing to bet green money that we will be having this same discussion shortly after they are elected with the same whining and wringing of hands. There is just to much corporate money involved for it to change to a "voter" reflected, respected government. You want change; there's your focus.

Still it's worth a try!!

One positive thing I am beginning to see is that Republicans aren't afraid to put republican on their campaign posters in my local area.









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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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Sorry to burst your bubble here, but what you see in politics right now coming from both camps is what you are going to get in power.

The ones in the link of the OP are telling the truth, we the peopel do not elect anybody anymore, the private interest with the millions and billions to spend do, tell me when was the last a politirat from a politicrap party work for the benfit of this nation and its people.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
This is what attracts me to Communism and socialism. American people seem to be nothing more then labors in corporate America.



It doesn't matter what the political system or ideology, in the eyes of the elites, the 'people' are nothing but labourers. The worker drones, mindless proletariate, who through no fault of their own, must work to support the privileges of the elites.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
This is what attracts me to Communism and socialism. American people seem to be nothing more then labors in corporate America.


Say what??? Laboring under the Communist system is simply a "worker's paradise."

If you think Socialism is any better, you must be one of the 50% of Americans which do not pay any income taxes and a proponent of wealth redistribution.

Yep, 2 fine alternatives to Capitalism.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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I would generally agree with you to a point. But, there is more of a tendancy for those on the Left to have causes and want to save the world with their ideas on how everyone should behave and live. They are not happy with the state of human nature and want to change it. Those on the right (more of the Libertarian slant) in theory want to leave people to their own devices. That being said, yes, they both get corrupted by the system and trapping of power and even up selling out the public in the end.



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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I pay way more then what I can afford. Life is very difficult. I'm not like many of the other young people who point the finger at people. If there is a problem that needs fixing, then fix it!



posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:00 PM
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FOR SAKE OF CLARITY.

The quote in the OP is lifted from a conservative website and offers "opinion" on the Meet The Press segment. It is a tad misleading. Here is the transcript from the ACTUAL SEGMENT:

www.msnbc.msn.com...

No one during the program actually said: “Why, it’s almost like these voters think they’re allowed to choose their own representatives or something!"

It was a sarcastic comment made by the author of the article, not a quote from the "Liberal" on the show. Just wanted to make that abundantly clear.


Nice try OP. :shk:

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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You are trying to reach for something that was never said in my OP. If you cared to read my OP and the snippet from the source, none of that is in a quoted text. The snippet starts of with the editor of the article quoting the Liberal Host.

Someone needs to go back to school and learn what "quotations" mean.


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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by prionace glauca
The snippet starts of with the editor of the article quoting the Liberal Host.
Someone needs to go back to school and learn what "quotations" mean.



Hmmmm. The author of the article in your OP is Brian Garst. I do not see his name ANYWHERE in your OP. The snippet you quoted implies that the "Liberal" guest made a snide comment which is not the case.

The quotes in your OP snippet were made by two guests on the show. EXCEPT the unattributed last line which was commentary by the author of the article.

Do you read stuff before posting? You seem confused by your own thread.


EDIT TO ADD: This poster seems confused by quote which is why I pointed it out.


Originally posted by Gigantea Rosa
The last line in the quote astonishes me.


Why, it’s almost like these voters think they’re allowed to choose their own representatives or something!


I'm not one who follows politics that well, in fact I detest it but honestly some of the things that seem to have been going on are against the public wishes made me look into politics.



Her outrage is directed at the "Liberal" politician but it was written by the AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE. How can you deny the ambiguity?



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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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Now I'm really confused. David Brooks is a "liberal media elite"
When did that happen?

Even Pat Buchanan and I agree on something once in a while, but I surely would not call him liberal.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 02:17 AM
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While it is refreshing & possibly useful for all the callous insiders to get their smug bubbles burst,

sadly it is the moronic, mindless right that seems to be the ones doing it thus far.

The very people who STILL cheer on long-dead Reagan, who with deft charm & idiocy worked with vile capitalists to slit the throats of the very working people who voted for him.

Ignorance is always so sure of itself.

Intelligence is nervous, timid & meek & usually too shy to say its invariably vastly smarter ideas out loud.

Brainless reflexes are so much more efficient than deep thoughtful contemplation.

so are you a short term junkie or a long term proponent?



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