Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Condescending Elitism"

A new special comment from Olbermann in which he lays waste to the past few days of various McCain appendages proclaiming that certain parts of America are more "real" than others. Says Keith, quoting Sarah Palin:

"'We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington D.C.,' Gov. Palin told a fund-raiser in North Carolina last Thursday, to kick off this orgy of condescending elitism. 'We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.'

"Governor, your prejudice is overwhelming. It is not just 'pockets' of this country that are 'pro-America' Governor. America is 'pro-America.' And the 'Real America' of yours, Governor, is where people at your rallies shout threats of violence, against other Americans, and you say nothing about them or to them."

Great stuff.

1 comment:

Mr. Boy said...

"the 'Real America' of yours, Governor, is where people at your rallies shout threats of violence, against other Americans, and you say nothing about them or to them."

I agree with the point he's making. There needs to be some ounce of accountability from the Republican campaign.

It's like a manager who issues an apology on the behavior of his players, whether he agrees with them or not.

I do agree with Palin's sentiment, or intention, or what have you. I find myself utterly annoyed, swimming in, not just an overly liberal, democratic flag waving "pocket" of America, but rather - -THE MOST ill-informed, bandwagon, overly liberal, and socially retarded, democratic flag-waving "pocket" of America.

Hollywood is pathetic.

And I think those videos from Strongsville Ohio, and Johnstown, PA represent the worst of the worst.

We all know 'middle-America' is better than that, and we all know the majority of people in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, etc...y'know...the 'Heartland'...we all know those people are better than how they've been represented in these videos.

And I guarantee, on the cutting room floor from said videos, are a lot of clips of people saying things like "well, I don't know...I'm sure Obama's a good guy, but I don't think I want him to be my president."

An example, of course.

Consider the percentage of African American people who are voting for Obama JUST because he's black.

Consider the percentage of McCain supporters who will vote AGAINST Obama he's black.

Consider the percentage of female voters who may swing to McCain's side BECAUSE Sarah Palin is a woman.

That's the kind of shit that scares me. To me, that is throwing your vote away.

I agree with Paul's concern about the dangers of television. 99% of what you see on TV is mandated by the liberal, left wing, democratic majority.

It's a sad how we're using entertainment as the foundation for our political future. Tina Fey does a great impression of Sarah Palin, that must mean Sarah Palin is really stupid.

Jon Stewart makes fun of Republicans, that must mean they're square!

Ashton Kutcher supports Obama. I think he's cool, so I'll support Obama.

That shit has to stop.

I remember seeing that "Don't Vote" campaign before Paul posted it on his blog, and it made me want to put my fist through the television and strangle the ad executives who conjured up such a smug, condescending campaign.

But who's more to blame, the people that come up with this stuff or the people that follow?

I don't know.

...by the way, I was THIS close to saying..."Sounds good. Marco" in this comment box.