Why Elites Hate The Wall Street Journal

The elite in the United States are laughable.

 

They have no basic economic underpinning to understand the Wall Street Journal as many attended Ivy League Universities that abhor capitalism in favor of cultural Marxism.

Most likely subscribe to impress their friends when in reality, they don’t read it, using it as a cage liner for their exotic birds.

The so-called elite, are more comfortable with the New York Times, they understand it, it understands them, pandering to their prissy whims.

Most of them can’t and don’t read the paper but keep it around as a bird-cage liner for their exotic birds.

 

As they continue crying and licking their wounds over Hillary’s colossal loss to President Donald Trump in November, they have only themselves to blame.

They spent too much time listening to their own self-talk and the echo chamber made up of tripe and useless asides found in the NYT.

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

By William McGurn

June 5, 2017

Nine years after Barack Obama accused small-towners of clinging to guns or religion, nearly three years after Jonathan Gruber was shown to have attributed ObamaCare’s passage to the stupidity of the American voter.

 

 

 

Eight months after Hillary Clinton pronounced half of Donald Trump’s voters “irredeemable,” Democrats are now getting some sophisticated advice: You don’t win votes by showing contempt for voters.

In the last week or so a flurry of articles has appeared arguing for toning down the looking down.

In the New Republic, Michael Tomasky writes under the heading “Elitism Is Liberalism’s Biggest Problem.”

 Over at the New York Times, Joan C. Williams weighs in with “The Dumb Politics of Elite Condensation.”

 Slate goes with a Q&A on “advice on how to talk to the white working class without insulting them.”

Stanley Greenberg at the American Prospect writes on “The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem,’ ” and Kevin Drum at Mother Jones asks for “Less Liberal Contempt, Please.”

None of these pieces are directed at Trump Nation.

To the contrary, they are pitched to progressives still having a hard time coming to grips with The Donald’s victory last November.

Much of what these authors write is sensible.

But it can also be hilarious, particularly when the effort to explain ordinary Americans to progressive elites reads like a Margaret Mead entry on the exotic habits of the Samoans.

Mr. Tomasky, for example, informs progressives that middle Americans—wait for it—“go to church.”

They have friends (“and sometimes even spouses”) “who are Republicans.”

“They don’t feel self-conscious saluting the flag.” Who knew?

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Why Elites Hate The Wall Street Journal

  1. I am curious… it seems an ongoing ranker with Conservatives is to constantly bemoan the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton,.. both of whom aren’t even in the current picture for running the country anymore. Heck, even Trump laments about them constantly. And all this is inside a package of presenting a “sore winner” image of Trump’s victory. I would think, since your side has won the White House, that the focus would be on governing the nation rather than continuing to alienate and divide off a large part of your fellow Americans.

    Can anyone define what exactly is a “progressive elite”, as that seems to be the “enemy” for you?

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    • That reason is simple, the two and their ilk are trying to bring the presidency of Donald J.Trump down. They aren’t in the picture? Seriously are you living in a cave?
      Wrong again, Trump isn’t a sore winner, Hillary is back on the trail again this time blaming the DNC for her loss.

      The focus is on making the country great again after 8 years of the asshole Obama and his progressive/marxist policies. No my friend the progressive elites are fools like you that haven’t had an original idea since FDR. Welcome to the show and thanks for your comments, all sides encouraged here. I’m jim and I run the circus.

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      • Hello, Jim… finding a conservative blog that at least on the surface welcomes “non-believers” is unique. I’ll not be arguing or debating.. just trying to understand the mindset. I was a conservative… more recently a liberal conservative, most of my life… until recent events have changed definitions topsy-turvy. My argument is less about Trump’s politics and a lot more about his incompetency. I’m sure you tapped into my blog for at least the first paragraph of the last post before running off.
        Such is life.

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      • Hi Doug, I did swing by your site. Yep, we are all entitled to our opinions. Some of your comments on our president are/were correct.

        Please tell me the things Trump has accomplished that are already helping America. Consider comparing that with how the past administration failed and set our country on its current course. Factually, I’m finding it difficult to write as most if not all of what is published appears to be nonsense. I like writing humor and on the evils of Islam far more. Peace. J.C.

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  2. America has become a nation of “labelers”. In the past, it use to be the innocuous cocktail party ice breaker inquiry, “Hey, what’s your sun sign?” Today, people are no longer asking innocent questions. You are judged to be “liberal” or “conservative” depending on your views on political and social issues. If you do not answer the way the political status quo expects you to answer-in other words, if you can think for yourself- than you are condemned to be “labeled”. I’ve been called everything from a “noncommittal libertarian” to a card-carrying member of the “alt right” which the scourge of the 21st century internet, better known as “social justice warriors” (or wusses, take your pick) deem as being on par with the neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. Notice they do not include the notorious Black Panthers in their accusatory name-calling. After all, that might be seen as “racist”. Heaven forbid!
    Elites can be rightly defined as intellectual snobs, however, the real use of their brain power eludes them. Some, not all, have come down from their lofty perches in the higher echelons of academia claiming that they want to make America a better place, yet, they believe that the only way America can be a better place is through the narrow-minded scope of political correctness permeating every facet of our society. England is now reaping, with terrible regret, the consequences of allowing their nation to succumb to political correctness run amok.
    Anyone who does not totally agree with the skewered viewpoint of politically correct elites are considered a “racist” a “homophobe” and Islamophobe” or, more recently, one of those “deplorables” who had the audacity to vote for Donald Trump!
    Why do elites hate The Wall Street Journal? May be because this is the one single major newspaper in America today that is first and foremost a real newspaper, one which believes in publishing both intelligent and insightful articles and editorials without playing, “The Label Game”.
    Another reason is that The Wall Street Journal is the newspaper of the business and financial world, another bane to the political elite, which, to an outside observer like myself is a paradox.
    These elitists claim to hate Capitalism, which they call “greedy” and “corrupt” yet they themselves have employed this very political system to become wealthy themselves. Hillary Clinton is a perfect example of this, as are
    the two most vocal and pathetic anti-Trump cheerleaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

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