What the hell are they thinking?
Other than Thomas Sowell, not one of these so-called conservatives even know what the word "conservative" means. These people live in a bubble of their own making, where the middle class doesn't even exist for them.
Rich Lowery, the editor of National Review, starts off by saying in the following clip:
He goes on to say:"If you truly are a conservative, you believe in ideas and principles. It's not just attitudes. It's just not who you dislike. It's limited government. It's the constitution. It's liberty. Those are the things that truly make this country special."
Elect a Democrat and the government becomes bigger and more intrusive. Elect a Republican and the government gets bigger and more intrusive."What we really need is for the government to be cut down to size, restored to its rightful role, and then focus on the really important things, like the borders, (hard to hear, but I think he said something about trade.)"
Who in their right mind thinks that the "really important things" should be ignored and shuffled off to the side until the "government is restored to its rightful role."
Yep. That's how I run my life. I put off all the important stuff to focus on restoring my dog's rightful role in the household. Then, and only then, do I worry about putting out the fire that's burning down my house.
Who the hell do these elitist educated beyond their intelligence self proclaimed "conservative" snobs think they're talking to? Do they really believe we're too stupid to make a decision on our own? Do they not realize that they sound like every libtard, who also believe they are today's reigning all-knowing Gnostics?
I don't need the blatherings of Glenn Beck, Erik Erickson (really?), or Dana Loesch, to make a decision on who I'll vote for.
Thanks to my friend, Lone Star Parson, for directing my attention to a very good article by Michael Brendan Dougherty, How an obscure adviser to Pat Buchanan predicted the wild Trump campaign in 1996.
In the article he references Samuel Francis, an adviser to Pat Buchanan:
Mr. Dougherty's closing paragraph sums it up nicely:[S]ooner or later, as the globalist elites seek to drag the country into conflicts and global commitments, preside over the economic pastoralization of the United States, manage the delegitimization of our own culture, and the dispossession of our people, and disregard or diminish our national interests and national sovereignty, a nationalist reaction is almost inevitable and will probably assume populist form when it arrives. The sooner it comes, the better… [Samuel Francis in Chronicles]
My comment over at LSP's:What so frightens the conservative movement about Trump's success is that he reveals just how thin the support for their ideas really is. His campaign is a rebuke to their institutions. It says the Republican Party doesn't need all these think tanks, all this supposed policy expertise. It says look at these people calling themselves libertarians and conservatives, the ones in tassel-loafers and bow ties. Have they made you more free? Have their endless policy papers and studies and books conserved anything for you? These people are worthless. They are defunct. You don't need them, and you're better off without them.
And the most frightening thing of all — as Francis' advice shows — is that the underlying trend has been around for at least 20 years, just waiting for the right man to come along and take advantage. I suggest you read the whole article
That closing paragraph of Dougherty's says it all. These morons inside the beltway really believe we're all a bunch of dumb rubes who don't know which fork to use first. They are way underestimating the seething anger those of us in the middle are feeling.
I'm sick of the George "Weasel" Wills, Krauthammers, et al, who sit around spouting what they think is high-minded rhetoric, but is really nothing but word salads and nonsense syllables.
For me, the sight of tassel loafers and bow ties is like waving a red bandanna in the face of a bull.
More elitism on display