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Mediocre Gay Elitist Really Hates Middle America

Posted by V the K at 7:23 pm - March 16, 2017.
Filed under: Arrogance of the Liberal Elites

So, it started when a left-wing employee (most likely) at McDonald’s headquarters got into the company’s twitter account and tweeted out:

Donald Trump, you are a disgusting excuse of a president and we would love to have Barack Obama Back. Also, you have tiny hands.

I note here that the CEO of McDonald’s has stated that he wants to run a “progressive” company and that they hire Barack Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs as “executive vice president and global chief communications officer.” Nevertheless, the company deleted the tweet and claimed their account was “compromised.” So anyway, a gay journalist named Josh Barro picked up on this story and tweeted:

This is a real brand misstep for McDonald’s. Fat slobs with no taste are a core Trump demographic.

Then, after a thorough Twitter beatdown, he deleted the offending Tweet. But it was too late;  you cannot unsneer a sneer. His timeline also references how while flying over Middle America, he found it worthwhile to tweet, “That’s where ‘Two Broke Girls’ viewers live.”  ”

Josh Barro was once a registered Republican, but switched to Democrat last year when it became too embarrassing for him, being identified with all those deplorables and bitter clingers. As he put it, “Elites are usually elite for good reason, and tend to have better judgment than the average person.”

Josh Barro is the son of a Harvard economist. And if Liz Warren taught us anything, it’s that teaching even one class at Harvard is extremely lucrative. (Even more lucrative if you’re snapping up poor people’s foreclosed houses and flipping them.) He has spent his entire life in Boston-DC-New York and has not the slightest clue nor interest about the lives of Middle Class Americans in Flyover Country. When he hears about the economic distress of the Middle Class, he thinks, “Well, why don’t they just network with their connections and have a job created for them…. Oh, right, they can’t, because they’re too stupid.”

Josh Barro epitomizes the type of person who was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. I am delighted that he is not playing for my team.

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  1. after a thorough Twitter beatdown

    The tweets were from Chris Arnade, who also had this to say:

    Trump is losing big on health care, including with his rust belt base.

    He has always been about selling image over substance — and failing to deliver. So he will probably double down on the image.

    Reason health care rollback is so damaging to Trump is because health care is especially visceral with his base

    The rust belt counties that swung biggest to him — ones filled with white working class back-row types, are also defined by ill-health

    If Trump administration doesn’t address the drug epidemic in a compassionate way. He is toast in OH, PA, MI

    There’s more to look at, especially photos.

    Short Bio:

    Chris Arnade received his PhD in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1992. He spent the next 20 years working as a trader on Wall Street. He left trading in 2012 to focus on photography. His “Faces of Addiction” series explores addiction in the south Bronx neighbourhood in New York City.

    Josh Barro sounds like a truly awful person whom I’d never want to meet. Arnade, on the other hand sounds like an amazing man.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — March 16, 2017 @ 7:54 pm - March 16, 2017

  2. Josh Barro is the son of a Harvard economist.

    These days… the odds that this amounts to,

    poor, unfortunate child brain…”

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 8:02 pm - March 16, 2017

  3. Josh Barro is the son of a Harvard economist.

    These days… the odds that this amounts to,

    “… poor, misfortunate child brain…”

    are pretty high.

    The problem with being part of the self-appointed uber-connected elite that feeds on the common people class is… once you start losing the sense of reality, you do it at full bore of your power to abstraction-masturbate in your self-serving moral relativism coupled with your economic interests to keep gorging.

    So, tough to ever return from that sort of abyss, and ever meet the earth surface again, where the simple man lives — if not impossible.

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 8:12 pm - March 16, 2017

  4. The left describes conservatives as judgmental. These guys make Rush Limbaugh look like a Unitarian.

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — March 16, 2017 @ 8:32 pm - March 16, 2017

  5. @1: CCP: I wrote a long (and thoughtful!) comment but the site (erroneously) said it was a duplicate comment. It’s gone.

    The basic point, though, is that DJT is not “losing on healthcare”. Our system has been screwed up for decades and nothing DJT has done (or hasn’t done) in 60 days will make any difference.

    The problem with our system of paying for healthcare is a lack of honesty: everyone thinks someone else should pay for fill-in-the-blank and that individuals can’t be expected to work anything out on their own. That’s why the “insurance” debate wrecks on the reefs of birth-control pills and nothing of consequence gets fixed.

    If DJT had a perfect plan, the Dems wouldn’t allow it to see daylight and the GOP is too spineless to join the battle (and both parties are too indebted to Big Medicine and Big Insurance).

    Comment by KCRob — March 16, 2017 @ 8:40 pm - March 16, 2017

  6. @1: CCP – I meant to add that Arnade is a good follow on Twitter and his articles in the Guardian demonstrate he has a better feel for what’s going on in the hinterlands than our rulers and their cheerleaders in the MSM.

    He’s not right on everything but he’s willing to open his eyes. Gold star for that.

    Comment by KCRob — March 16, 2017 @ 8:42 pm - March 16, 2017

  7. KCRob:The problem with our system of paying for healthcare is a lack of honesty: everyone thinks someone else should pay for fill-in-the-blank …

    Exactly. And that’s the problem that no one wants to address, much less fix. So, instead, we keep doubling-down.

    Comment by Ilíon — March 16, 2017 @ 8:57 pm - March 16, 2017

  8. If DJT had a perfect plan

    If there is one thing DJT is able to do, it’s play the media. He knows how to manipulate his dissenters’ expectations in his favour rather effortlessly. And I would love to see him play the media in service of the country, rather than just show the media has no clothes, which is all he has really been doing so far (aside from his basic whining like a little pr1ck).

    If he had the perfect plan, I do believe he has the media savvy to use the court of public opinion to give the republicans no other choice then to help him push it through. The trouble is that I don’t think he does, or anything even close. If he does, he needs to fire everyone involved in communicating his ideas (and that includes his employment of tweeting).

    I make not secret that I don’t care for DJT, but I still have 1 – 2% optimism that he might wake up and get a clue. He needs to get serious and stop d1cking around.

    Sorry to hear your post got eaten up. I hate it when that happens. So annoying. But, it happens.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — March 16, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - March 16, 2017

  9. “The problem with our system of paying for healthcare is a lack of honesty: everyone thinks someone else should pay for fill-in-the-blank …”

    I just don’t get why the notion that people should be responsible for paying for their own health care is seen as morally offensive.

    Comment by V the K — March 16, 2017 @ 9:44 pm - March 16, 2017

  10. I just don’t get why the notion that people should be responsible for paying for their own health care is seen as morally offensive.

    The moral question lies in providing affordable healthcare to those who can’t swing it. What incentive is there for businesses to tackle this issue?

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — March 16, 2017 @ 9:51 pm - March 16, 2017

  11. What incentive is there for businesses to tackle this issue?

    None as long as people are spouting nonsense like “Health Care is a right.” And “It’s immoral to make money from treating the sick.” Bullshit. If you want good and affordable health care, you should want the health care business to be attractively profitable so that the best minds would go into the business and produce the most innovation; while competition for health care dollars would keep costs low.

    As pointed out previously… (e.g. The Surgery Center of Oklahoma)… for profit medicine provides high quality care at half the price of conventional hospitals.

    Comment by V the K — March 16, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - March 16, 2017

  12. Remember the song “let’s talk about sex…” (la la la) ?

    Well, now let’s talk about milk, shall we?

    College Student Explains Why… Milk is Racist

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/14492/college-student-explains-why-milk-racist-elliott-hamilton

    Yup.

    No kidding.

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 10:40 pm - March 16, 2017

  13. KCRob made a good point, but there’s another, oft-overlooked by all, but especially on the left, because

    a) uninterested or incapable to grok “their” own inconvenient BLS figures;

    b) their understanding of economic development is, “alright, what sucker can I find to force to pay for the sh*t I want … cough, cough, sorry, let me rephrase… I mean, I consider important?”

    And that’s what Rand Paul, and only a handful other brave ones are fed up with, want to take down, simply because…

    they actually know damn well what they are talking about — enjoy the view:

    http://i.imgur.com/zYZO8mS.jpg

    Sorry for the kinda old chart, but I let use your imagination where it’s mostly at, by now.

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 10:54 pm - March 16, 2017

  14. “… where it’s *most likely at…”

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 10:56 pm - March 16, 2017

  15. Long story short:

    you improve healthcare for all by enabling more practitioners of it to appear on a more competitive — with all medical offices of all sizes, small, medium, big, or huge.

    Certainly not by multiplying administrators, bureaucrats, insurance crews, you name it — who will never come within 10 feet range from a seringue.

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 11:06 pm - March 16, 2017

  16. *more competitive market

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 11:07 pm - March 16, 2017

  17. *syringe

    Comment by Cyril — March 16, 2017 @ 11:08 pm - March 16, 2017

  18. Sorry to hear your post got eaten up. I hate it when that happens. So annoying. But, it happens.

    Which is why I generally use a text editor (with spell check) to compose comments. Also helps in proofreading before posting so additional comments-as-corrections aren’t needed. Has saved my bacon more than a few times!

    Comment by RSG — March 17, 2017 @ 12:20 am - March 17, 2017

  19. I generally use a text editor (with spell check)

    lol, that’s a really good idea.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — March 17, 2017 @ 12:40 am - March 17, 2017

  20. Republicans said they couldn’t repeal the ACA because they only had 1/2 of 1/3 of gov. power. Then they were stymied after getting control of congress by the president’s veto. Now they can’t repeal because they don’t have a super majority. It’s hopeless. And when DJT wants to reduce a 3-4000 billion budget by 40 billion, game over, swamp wins. Constitutional federalism would repeal every federal law and regulation dealing with hospitals, doctors, medicine, etc. and let each state govern themselves. Furthermore, end at once all borrowing and printing. Make this generation pay for what this generation wants.

    Comment by antiphobe — March 17, 2017 @ 10:10 am - March 17, 2017

  21. The elites are right about how they’re better than everyone. I mean, look at Congress & the Senate… they have different views but basically are unanimous in wanting to control everyone else’s life that isn’t in the elite category.

    We know they want to clump together all the little people and it upsets them that “flyover country” folks have been resistant to that. If it means beating down the flyover types in order to deliver this truism to them, they will stop at nothing to succeed in doing that.

    After all, that is how we make everyone equal, or something. And if you are a politician or community organizer who works to this end, only you are allowed to be wealthy and feel no guilt about your elitism. (You might say you have privilege, but it’s not like you’re gonna move out of your nice neighborhood and take an apartment in the South Bronx. I have such friends who live in Colts Neck NJ who don’t even allow squatters on their vast land while they feign empathy for the homeless… )

    Oh well… sometimes I think the smartest people just stay out of this argument altogether, but hey… civilization needs a reset every now & then. Arguing seeks a winner. Winning could be deadly for the losers. Or everyone. But it’s fun.

    Comment by RGB — March 17, 2017 @ 11:37 am - March 17, 2017

  22. Speaking of simple people… In other latitudes:

    #HechoEnSocialismo !

    Filed Under: You Couldn’t Possibly Make That Crap Up

    Venezuela Now Has a Bread Shortage — And, Naturally, the Government Has Decided That Bakers are the Problem

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article138964428.html

    .

    Comment by Cyril — March 17, 2017 @ 11:49 am - March 17, 2017

  23. Mediocre Gay Elitist Really Hates Middle America.

    Leftist elitists, whether or not “gay”, hate America (and Americans), period. So, it’s OK. 😉

    Comment by Ilíon — March 17, 2017 @ 1:39 pm - March 17, 2017

  24. Hi V the K,
    “So, it started when a left-wing employee (most likely) at McDonald’s headquarters got into the company’s twitter account.”

    Either that or it could have been an establishment Republican …

    Comment by Cas — March 17, 2017 @ 1:41 pm - March 17, 2017

  25. Or it could have been My-low to bait the liberals. We just don’t know!

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — March 17, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - March 17, 2017

  26. Socialist Pride :

    http://i.imgur.com/g9pmjeJ.jpg

    Comment by Cyril — March 17, 2017 @ 9:02 pm - March 17, 2017

  27. Socialist Terseness :

    http://i.imgur.com/6rlsNc2.jpg

    Alright. /spam

    Comment by Cyril — March 17, 2017 @ 11:08 pm - March 17, 2017

  28. Speaking of hating middle America…

    you may want to check out what Marine Le Pen thinks of the disparaging comments of pres-idiot Hollande on president Trump pre and post election:

    Nigel Farage interviews Marine Le Pen on the coming French election, and other topics

    3/15/17

    https://youtu.be/8SCy_8gRVXM

    .

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 4:42 am - March 18, 2017

  29. “epitomizes the type of person who was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple”

    Oh my god are you for real or are you some parody account run by a liberal who just wants to make conservatives dumber?

    Look who you just put into the presidency!!! Trump is “that guy” defined.

    Comment by mike — March 18, 2017 @ 9:31 am - March 18, 2017

  30. @29 Right.

    Granted, Trump isn’t Einstein or Chomsky.

    But, between:

    1) the first relativist physicist who thought socialism was cool, yet had to flee from the Nationalist Socialist geniuses who had deemed his race as the sole cause of all the ills of their country

    2) an MIT linguistic who lectures us on how to decipher politicians talks yet is still peculiarly silent on those of the socialist paradises that Democracy Now! is so friendly with;

    3) a woman, who, as a lawyer, was apologetic of rapists, married a rapist, and then entered politics to make the Quigley Formula a self fulfilled prophecy, and could lie under oath too many times for anyone to keep an accurate accounting thereof;

    4) a (mostly) self-made obnoxious billionaire with a talent to Twitter-troll his opponents to make a laughing stock of their hypocrisy staying outside of their own establishment, after picking the presidential race as his latest hobby — that the same said opponents’ power of foresight condescendingly explained the middle America how, “no way in hell he’d ever become president”

    guess what, I’d still go with the latter, if only for the entertainment.

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 2:33 pm - March 18, 2017

  31. * MIT linguist

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 2:33 pm - March 18, 2017

  32. guess what, I’d still go with the latter, if only for the entertainment

    Because, ya know, these days, anyway:

    Panem et Circenses!

    Comment by Cyril — March 18, 2017 @ 5:04 pm - March 18, 2017

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