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(1,406 posts)
Thu Oct 15, 2020, 07:43 PM Oct 2020

Just watched Friedman on CNN with Anderson Cooper

It's time to challenge not only the GOP RWingers but pundit who continue to call folks on our side "elite liberals." What do they mean by "elite liberals?"

Do they mean, Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, Johnson, Clinton, Obama were "elite liberals?? Do they mean AOC and all the other women who came to office in 2018 were "elite liberals?" Is Joe Biden an "elite liberal." What do they mean. The last time I read anything about most of our Democratic Presidents, with the exception of FDR and JFK, most of them came from modest and even humble backgrounds. Clinton and Obama were children of broken homes with absent fathers, raided by single moms and working class grandparents.

I think I can identify some "elites" though: Let's start with DeVos, Munchin, Ross, and over half the millionaire GOP in the Senate. Remember those "elites" who already have left the administration?

I am tired of the cover for folks who voted for Trump as people who resented the "liberal elites" looking down on them and deciding how they should live their lives. When, in fact, for most of them it was nothing more than a sincere attraction to someone who is as racist, misogynistic, and homophobic as they themselves are. It wasn't about being denied jobs and being poor because the "libs" were giving all the good jobs to those "others." BS!! And if they mean by government telling them how to live that passing laws to ensure equal justice under the law, non-discrimination in housing and employment, or protecting our environment so that we have clean air and water and safe places to live...then screw them!!

i just wish for once a pundit or journalist would challenge any person, Democrat or Republican, to define what they mean when they use those terms as a pejorative. Just once will someone ask, "What do you mean by "liberal elite?"

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Just watched Friedman on CNN with Anderson Cooper (Original Post) Boogiemack Oct 2020 OP
Elites Are People With Working Brains DanieRains Oct 2020 #1
I have never Rebl2 Oct 2020 #2
The only ones that fit the elite definition the way they right-wingers mean it, Baitball Blogger Oct 2020 #3
Tom Friedman is a jerk Trumpocalypse Oct 2020 #4


(13,098 posts)
2. I have never
Thu Oct 15, 2020, 07:54 PM
Oct 2020

understood this liberal elite label either. If anything, it’s the republicans that are the elitist. They tend to have more money and many think they are better than others who have less. All you have to do is look at the fact they want to keep people down by keeping the minimum wage low for example. Time for Dem’s to turn the tables and start talking about the republican elite.

Baitball Blogger

(46,432 posts)
3. The only ones that fit the elite definition the way they right-wingers mean it,
Thu Oct 15, 2020, 07:57 PM
Oct 2020

are the conservative strict contructionist judges.

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