Jan 142017
 

I read a commentary from the NY Post that rattled me to my core.

Some Americans just don’t need much; they don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to have a 1,500-square-foot house, watch football and go to church on Sunday. They don’t want to leave their hometowns to come to Silicon Valley or Washington, DC, or Manhattan. They place great value on community and living near family and carrying out family traditions.

That’s not hate, that’s not stupidity, that’s not racism — it’s their own version of the American dream.

Even people in my own party don’t get this. The American Dream is a pretty wife, a nice comfortable home and a government that leaves us the hell alone. We want to be safe, have a retirement and access to the things we need to live. It is pretty simple.

We love little babies and are aghast when they are called fetuses and later are destroyed in the name of rights. This dehumanizing of people also has translated in to labels like stupid tea partiers, deplorables, racists, idiots, bible-thumpers, wackjobs, etc. When “Tea Partiers” become a batch of freaks that are viewed as a batch of wackos, it becomes very easy to justify spending millions on wholesale slaughter.

Then those in power look through the end of their noses at that, as if we are stupid retards for not wanting to be in office in DC, Sacramento or elsewhere. We lack ambition because wealth repulses us, cocktail parties look foreign and fake and hollywood actors look like cartoon characters from a video game. Politicians and Hollywood actors appear to live in a separated world far away from the rest of us.

Then those in power treat the small number of people that actually have the temerity to run for public office, like freaks who are disregarded with the list of above labels.

The “little people” as they are known are easy to manipulate – for a time. The “little people” are extremely difficult to organize in to a movement. This further feeds the disdain and the paternalistic superiority those in power feel towards them.

Some little guy files for party office and because he is not on a list, someone somewhere miles away spends more than that person’s annual income against them in an effort to deny them election. Then the cycle of anger amongst the naive, not politically in tune mass continues. (And the small consultant oligarchy enriches itself off of the largess of donors paying for said control)

I’ve seen many attempt to organize the little people for their own personal gain. Chuck DeVore and Tim Donnelly are two recent examples. There are other more minor players that attempted to create movements at the State GOP level. Again, the lack of character by the would be organizers doomed their efforts. Then, of course there are the PAC’s that steal millions from candidate campaigns such as the Move America ForwardPAC , Conservative Campaign Committee, America Deserves Better PAC, etc. I believe (and I am not alone) that Donnelly and DeVore are reprehensible human beings on a personal level and people’s allegiance to them is another factor that fuels the elitist disdain for the little people. (aka the lack of discernment, following a pied piper, etc.)

The whole thing sounds like the dems? Yes it does and yes it is part of their reality. But this appears to be the reality of the CAGOP. Back to the article:

First she said Middle America needs to realize “no educated person wants to live in a s- -t-hole with stupid people,” which is why she said more big corporations don’t move to the Heartland: “Those towns have nothing going for them,” with “no infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.”

Educated people such as herself wouldn’t live in rural areas because they won’t sacrifice their superior tolerance and diversity to do so. Nor do her highly educated friends want to live in states where the majority of residents “don’t want brown people to thrive.”

Yet another nugget from the article that was highlighting another rich elitist.

All over California, political consultants and legislative staffers are taking over county parties. They were put in position to do so by what I estimate to be $1.7 Million in expenditures. To what end? I’ve seen the finance reports. A small number of people made hundreds of thousands and appear to be setting up to make more by controlling what is left of the shattered CAGOP apparatus. Do they care about registering voters? Recruiting Candidates? Or is it the almighty endorsement?

And of course there was Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes acceptance speech, railing against Trump and his voters — delivered in a bejeweled dress in the company of people draped in clothing worth millions of dollars in an auditorium that looked like Versailles.

Her rip on people who prefer football and mixed martial arts as entertainment over high-art film was also telling.

Their comments are the exact kind of sneering condescension that provoked the election’s anti-elitism backlash, said Bruce Haynes, a GOP strategist in Washington. “And what is interesting is that we always suspected that these people felt this way, but now they are not even hiding behind the façade anymore.

Donald Trump won with a message to America about the unprotected class versus the protected class. It appears that the California GOP consultant oligarchy missed the memo. I am not looking forward to the spin from them once the purging is done…

When I wrote in the previous post that the California GOP has been transformed from an Activist Party in to a Consultant Party, It was not an original thought. The person I got the notion from was a democrat consultant whose understanding of this fact was used to defeat Republicans at the ballot box.

To be continued.

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