The Politics of Snottiness

Old-Buzzards-600-LIThe more time I spend on Facebook Political Pages, the more I notice a tendency by Progressives, from both sides of the Political Aisle, to make up for their lack of a legitimate political argument, by being condescending and just downright snotty.

And, the thing is, this snottiness reaches all the way up to the ranks of professional politicians and political pundits.

Over the last several days, there have been two great examples of this, from both a Democratic Presidential Hopeful, whose campaign is circling further down the proverbial porcelain receptacle every day, and, a “Conservative” Political Pundit, who is famous for thinking that blue jeans have no place in polite society.

So, without further ado, allow me to present these two examples of the Politics of Snottiness.

My first example comes to us courtesy of foxnews.com:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tore into Hillary Clinton for making a joke about the scandal surrounding her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. 

Clinton referenced her possible legal trouble over the weekend in Iowa in a remark about her new Snapchat account.

“By the way, you may have seen that I have recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it — those messages disappear all by themselves,” said a smiling Clinton.

Christie, sitting down for an interview this morning on “Fox and Friends,” said that Clinton’s “arrogance is breathtaking.” 

Christie criticized Clinton for refusing to “even acknowledge” the issue or explain to the American people why she was using private emails. 

“I worked for the federal government for seven years as U.S. attorney. It was made clear to all of us when we walked in the door: official business is done on your official email account,” said Christie, adding that when the Clintons get in trouble, they blame others.

He said there is definitely enough information for the FBI to investigate Clinton.

“I’ll tell you as a former U.S. attorney: there’s no question in my mind, if there’s classified information on there, she’s in trouble,” he said.

My second example comes to us courtesy of legalinsurrection.com:

(From a George Will Op ed) Conservatives who flinch from forthrightly marginalizing Trump mistakenly fear alienating a substantial Republican cohort. But the assumption that today’s Trumpites are Republicans is unsubstantiated and implausible. Many are no doubt lightly attached to the political process, preferring entertainment to affiliation. They relish their candidate’s vituperation and share his aversion to facts. From what GOP faction might Trumpites come? The establishment? Social conservatives? Unlikely.

They certainly are not tea partyers, those earnest, issue-oriented, book-club organizing activists who are passionate about policy. Trump’s aversion to reality was displayed during the Cleveland debate when Chris Wallace asked him for “evidence” to support his claim that Mexico’s government is sending rapists and drug dealers to the United States. Trump, as usual, offered apoplexy as an argument.

(Will concludes his piece calling for “excommunicating” Trump and his supporters from the GOP:)

So, conservatives today should deal with Trump with the firmness Buckley dealt with the John Birch Society in 1962. The society was an extension of a loony businessman who said Dwight Eisenhower was “a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.” In a 5,000-word National Review “excoriation” (Buckley’s word), he excommunicated the society from the conservative movement.

Hillary Clinton and George Will, on the surface, appear to have nothing in common.

However, when you step back and actually listen to them, they are kindred spirits in the way in which they approach Political Communication.

Both of them seem to think that average Americans, you know, those of us who actually work for a living, can not think for ourselves and are more gullible than the boy in the movie, “The Christmas Story”, who stuck his tongue to a freezing flagpole on a Triple Dog Dare.

Unfortunately, for these two “smartest people in the room”, the reality is, they are not as smart as they both believe themselves to be.

Average Americans have a long fuse… which leads to a keg of gunpowder.

The reason that Donald J Trump is leading all of the potential Republican Candidates for the Presidential Nomination of their party, is the fact that average Americans have reached the end of that fuse. We have had our fill of professional politicians, such as the one who currently occupies the White House, who always promise the moon, and consistently deliver blue cheese, instead.

We are tired of watching our country go down the old porcelain receptacle, for the sake of Political Expediency and Political Correctness.

Average Americans are waking up and beginning to take a stand, in what I hope will be a grassroots effort to reclaim America from those who claim to be leaders, but who actually care more about themselves, than they do for the future of America and the future of our children and grandchildren.

I am truly enjoying watching Hillary’s presidential bid go down in flames. It could not happen to a nicer person.

Where that woman spits, grass never grows again.

I am also enjoying watching Donald J. Trump speak his mind.

While I do not believe that he will go the distance and claim the Republican Presidential Nomination, it sure is a lot of fun watching him put the Republican Elites’ knickers in a twist.

What the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave needs right now, is forthrightness and honesty.

Political Expediency and Political Correctness be dam… well, you know.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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2 Responses to “The Politics of Snottiness”

  1. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

  2. Lady Liberty Says:

    “Smartest people in the room” Intelligence is so overrated these days. The GOP implosion,with all it’s “brilliant” talking heads, will be final proof of that.

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