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Thu Dec 29, 2016, 04:34 PM

Heh Tony, the majority of Democrats are not elitist...

Anthony Bourdain: "The self-congratulatory tone of the privileged left—just repeating and repeating the outrages of the opposition—this does not win hearts and minds."

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/anthony-bourdain-slams-privileged-left-for-their-utter-contempt-of-working-class-americans/

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Reply Heh Tony, the majority of Democrats are not elitist... (Original post)
pbmus Dec 2016 OP
redstatebluegirl Dec 2016 #1
yardwork Dec 2016 #10
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2016 #14
kcr Dec 2016 #16
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2016 #18
whathehell Dec 2016 #2
LisaM Dec 2016 #3
DURHAM D Dec 2016 #4
dionysus Dec 2016 #7
yardwork Dec 2016 #11
NobodyHere Dec 2016 #15
kcr Dec 2016 #17
NobodyHere Dec 2016 #19
JHan Dec 2016 #5
dionysus Dec 2016 #6
MicaelS Dec 2016 #8
Yurovsky Dec 2016 #9
Garrett78 Dec 2016 #13
Garrett78 Dec 2016 #12
meow2u3 Dec 2016 #20

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 04:35 PM

1. They use the term elitist as a code word for intellectuals.

They really hate smart people.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 10:24 PM

10. This is so true.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 11:19 PM

14. Nah,

they hate people who think they are the only smart person in the room. Or that only their world view is correct all others should be dismissed out of hand.

And, no elitist is not a code word for intellectual, it is the polite form of 'arrogant asshole' which is the correct term for anyone who believes only they have all the answers. You see the same type of crap on web sites serving both ends of the political spectrum...it is highly entertaining, until one realizes that we are in this mess because neither side ever listens to the other with an open mind.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 07:31 AM

16. Yeah, that Anthony Bourdain, not an arrogant bone in his body

And since you're so big on not believing one has all the answers. Are you absolutely sure that elitist isn't a code word for intellectual? That no one ever uses it that way?

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Response to kcr (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:20 AM

18. I believe you have made my point.

I'm fairly certain some use it that way, just as I am fairly certain some don't. I never believe I have all the answers or that only mine are the absolutely correct ones. However, just as liberals like to depict conservatives as toothless old white men, conservatives love to depict liberals as "limousine liberals" and everyone knows that money does not equate to intellect.

As to Bourdain's arrogance; I'm not the one who chose to give his mutterings attention on DU.



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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 04:40 PM

2. Fuck Tony and his stupid "watch me eat" show.

No talent moron.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 04:41 PM

3. I'mgetting tired of this argument too.

Just because he spends all his time eating in mud huts or whatever, doesn't mean that he should affect a disdain for good, solid intellect.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 05:02 PM

4. Can he name one person on the privileged left who has

uttered general contempt of working class Americans?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 05:26 PM

7. Maybe he read DU recently...

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Response to dionysus (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 10:25 PM

11. General contempt is different than singling out Trump supporters.

Trump supporters deserve contempt.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 11:51 PM

15. Take a look at this thread and then tell me there's no general contempt

 

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 07:33 AM

17. Um. That would be a thread about Trump supporters. n/t

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Response to kcr (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 03:22 PM

19. Trump supporters were not singled out in that thread.

 

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 05:36 PM

5. I think Anthony needs to follow his own advice ....

Not everyone on the left who is outraged by Trump is "privileged" .

He's right that condescension isn't helpful , because it raises defenses- and folks are less likely to listen, but all views don't hold equal weight, or are equally deserving of merit or consideration.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 05:25 PM

6. He's got quite a balanced view if you read the whole piece. Also, DU is proving

Him right daily...

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 09:36 PM

8. Bourdain is 100% correct.

If DU represents the hard core left, then it is proven here daily. "Fuck the WWC" ad naseum.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 10:21 PM

9. I consider myself pretty hardcore Left...

and say we absolutely need working class White voters. We will never get them all, but we can't tell them to fuck off either, when whites are still over 60% of the population. Bourdain probably sees his fair share of trust fund liberals who talk a good game but can't be bothered to do jack squat aside from getting high and bitching.

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Response to Yurovsky (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 11:08 PM

13. A hell of a lot of WWC people voted for Clinton. Not to mention working class POC.

Clinton won among the working class.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 10:33 PM

12. Clinton won among the working class. Clinton won among the working class.

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And what the hell does "elitist" mean? Does it mean multicultural? Does it mean intellectual? Does it mean wealthy? I honestly don't have a fucking clue...which, let me guess, means I'm an elitist.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:42 PM

20. Yo, Tony, are we supposed to be as stupid as the repukes?

And just as gullible, swallowing every RW huckster's lies whole?

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