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  • Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

    04/25/2017 3:09:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 4/25/17 | Leigh Thomas
    Marine Le Pen's...message resonated most in parts of France with lower incomes...a Reuters analysis of voting in Sunday's first round shows....
  • Is the American Elite Really Elite?

    03/02/2017 5:32:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Outraged New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently compared Trump's victory to disasters in American history that killed and wounded thousands such as the Pearl Harbor surprise bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.</p> <p>The New Republic -- based on no evidence -- theorized that Trump could well be mentally unstable due to the effects of neurosyphilis.</p>
  • Trump and the American Divide

    01/15/2017 11:18:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 51 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>At 7 AM in California’s rural Central Valley, not long before the recent presidential election, I stopped to talk with an elderly irrigator on the shared border alleyway of my farm. His face was a wrinkled latticework, his false teeth yellow. His truck smelled of cigarettes, its cab overflowing with flotsam and jetsam: butts, scribbled notes, drip-irrigation parts, and empty soda cans. He rolled down the window and muttered something about the plunging water-table level and whether a weak front would bring any rain. And then, this dinosaur put one finger up on the wheel as a salutation and drove off in a dust cloud.</p>
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson's on-air war with elitism

    12/06/2016 9:22:32 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/5/16 | Oliver Darcy
    “I hate the mainstream media, but I'm not against the idea of the mainstream media. I am for it, actually. I think it would be nice if there were news organizations that in the end, everybody agreed were on the level.”
  • Obama: 'We saved the best for last' at final state dinner

    10/19/2016 4:30:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 5:26 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    “Bittersweet” was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama’s final State Dinner. “We saved the best for last,” he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House. He wasn’t joking. The final gala meant everything was big or bigger, from the personality of the guest chef (Mario Batali) who collaborated on the menu to the size of the white tent (huge) on the South Lawn where the soirée was held, to the guest list (nearly 400 people). […] Obama has held 13...
  • The Bella of the Ball! Michelle Obama pulls out all the stops for final state dinner

    10/18/2016 6:09:14 PM PDT · by traumer · 140 replies
    President Obama and first lady Michelle welcomed the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife to the White House on Tuesday The Renzis are the guests of honor at tonight's state dinner - the final one of the Obama administration The arrival ceremony marked the beginning of a daylong visit that will be capped with a glitzy state dinner catered by celebrity chef Mario Batali Singer Gwen Stefani will also perform at the star-studded event Michelle Obama dazzled the crowd at her final state dinner as first lady, in a floor-length rose gold chainmail gown. It was a 'bittersweet...
  • Hillary's sheeple revel in their mindless ignorance

    10/03/2016 6:05:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 10-2-2016 | Bookworm
    In 2008, when a Progressive friend expressed absolute horror that Sarah Palin was on the Republican ticket, I asked him to tell me why she was less qualified than Obama. After all, unlike Obama, Palin had experience governing. With his back against the wall, my friend uttered the worst indictment he could think of, and it had nothing to do with Palin’s abilities: “She’s not one of us.” As someone who is by birth and upbringing “one of us,” I know exactly what he meant. The “us” people have all attended prestigious schools, whether public or private or large or...
  • Open Letter to Trump: Call Out Obama, Media, and Clinton Attacks as Ruling Elitism

    08/03/2016 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    Dear Mr. Trump, God bless you for the sacrifices you are making to make America great again. As we continue to see, the Clintons, Obama, media, and the Left in their secret counsels devise trickery and deception to stop you. They will fail. The latest device is this Khizr Khan, a Muslin immigration lawyer who apparently adheres to Sharia law which is unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid law and illegal in the U.S. And as expected, your response and defense against Khan’s vicious attacks on you are being criticized in the media, of course taking the focus off the criminality of...
  • Reboot America: Step Back From the Brink Before It's Too Late

    07/12/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · by Clioman · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Obama and the progressive elite were not satisfied merely with exonerating the clearly guilty Hillary Clinton of charges that would have sent any mere mortal to the slammer. They had to shove it in our faces. The AG met with Bill Clinton. Then the FBI director laid out a devastating case, followed by an “and…nope.” Then President Faily McWorsethancarter swept her away in Air Force One – at our expense – to campaign with her and even placed her at a podium with the presidential seal while the liberal media thrilled and quivered. This is beyond mere corruption. This is...
  • Historian Meacham Says Dems Win ‘Intellectual’ Argument, Trump Wins ‘Emotional’ One

    06/29/2016 6:30:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s the same kind of elitism expressed by Brexit opponents who are casting Leave people as ignorant, parochial hicks . . . On today’s Morning Joe, historian Jon Meacham disparaged Trump supporters as people who think with their “gut” instead of with their “head.” After video rolled of Trump supporting waterboarding and saying we had to fight ISIS fire with fire, Meacham sniffed: “Democrats tend to seem to win the intellectual argument and Trump walks away with the emotional argument.” Really? What was the “intellectual argument” won by Hillary, Obama and other Dems on the Russian reset, “leading from behind,”...
  • Brexit bottom line: EU worked for the elite, but not for the British people

    06/27/2016 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | Herman Cain
    Which is why the elite don't see what the problem is To listen to the howling and wailing from the political and media elites, you’d think the British people were forcing their government to close all the hospitals and burn all the schools down. The reaction to Britain’s exit from the European Union has been that over-the-top hysterical. The British Empire survived for many centuries before anyone ever conceived of the EU – which was only established in 1993 – and I think it can probably do just fine once again not being a member of it. But you’d never...
  • Elitist Arrogance, Part II

    06/08/2016 5:24:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    A basic economic premise holds that when the price of something rises, people seek to economize on its use. They seek substitutes for that which has risen in price. Recent years have seen proposals for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Some states and localities, such as Seattle, have already legislated a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Nobody should be surprised that fast-food companies such as Wendy's, Panera Bread, McDonald's and others are seeking substitutes for employees who are becoming costlier. One substitute that has emerged for cashiers is automated kiosks where, instead of...
  • Dear Trump Fan, So You Want Someone To ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go.

    02/22/2016 10:02:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 252 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 10:09am | Matt Walsh
    Dear Donald Trump Fan, I'm going to tell you the truth, friend. You say you want the truth. You say you want someone who speaks boldly and brashly and bluntly and "tells it like it is" and so on. According to exit polls in South Carolina, voters who want a president who "tells it like it is" are an essential demographic for Trump, just as they're an essential demographic for Judge Judy and Dr. Phil. You say you want abrupt and matter-of-fact honesty, and you want it so much, you'll make a man president for it regardless of whether he...
  • It's War! 'Elitist' Scarborough vs. 'Nativist' Rubio

    12/22/2015 5:27:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the past, Joe Scarborough hasn't exactly hidden his disdain for Marco Rubio, saying he reminds him of an eager student government candidate and questioning his integrity. But things have now escalated to open warfare between the two. Scarborough, responding to an ad in which Rubio speaks of feeling "out of place in our own country," tweeted an attack accusing Rubio of playing a "crass, offensive, nativist" [read xenophobic/borderline racist] card. Rubio has fired back, putting out a fundraising message in which he slams Scarborough as an "elitist." View the video here.
  • (Los Angeles) Airport Commission Approves a Private LAX Lounge for the Rich and Famous

    11/19/2015 5:34:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dan Weikel
    Airport commission approves a private LAX lounge for the rich and famous A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area. The Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the exclusive facility, which would cater to wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and anyone else seeking privacy while waiting for their flights or after arriving at LAX. Airport officials say the lounge will be located in a...
  • Scarborough:"I'm Not Being An Elitist When I Say Ben Carson Is Not Qualified To Be President"

    10/08/2015 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough railed against Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s candidacy and warned that despite the content of Carson’s character, he isn’t qualified to be president.
  • Ex-Gov Gets Lifetime Pension for Four Months of Work [semi-satire]

    09/23/2015 11:56:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey (D) was awarded a lifetime pension after only four months on the job as an attorney for Hudson County. County spokesman James Kennelly sought to abate outrage from taxpayers and other county employees who must put in years of work to qualify for much smaller pensions. “Governor McGreevey brought a unique experience — an intense commitment to the job,” Kennelly argued. “His four months on the job is worth far more than decades put in by any other county employee. So, I don’t think there are any grounds for complaints.” Although he was unable...
  • Can We Recalibrate? (Red State)

    08/14/2015 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 156 replies
    RedState ^ | August 14,2014 | By: Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I want to beat Hillary Clinton next year. I want to beat her with a Republican who is not just another party apparatchik surrounded by lower level party apparatchiks within the Republican Party. But I know we cannot beat Hillary Clinton with this level of anger. We won’t be able to draw people to our side and our cause like this. I get the anger. I do. I am angry at the betrayal and the repeated lies from Washington Republicans who say they love children, but won’t even defund Planned Parenthood. I get the anger of voters who sent men...
  • 'I'm done': Jeb Bush refuses to answer Donald Trump question

    07/09/2015 8:17:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/7/15 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is clearly tired of talking about rival presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Bush dismissed two questions about the real-estate magnate whose controversial immigration comments have drawn reams of headlines. Asked about Trump's success in the polls, Bush replied: "I don't know if he's having success. We'll see in the long haul." Bush was then pressed if he felt Trump's candidacy was harming the broader Republican Party. He declined to answer. "I've already stated my views about Donald Trump," he said. With some light prodding, Bush said he wouldn't...
  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs Arrested at UCLA for Alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    06/22/2015 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 25 replies
    People.com ^ | 22 June, 2015 | GABRIELLE OLYA AND CHRISTINE PELISEK
    Sean "Diddy" Combs was arrested Monday afternoon at a UCLA athletic facility and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.