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Elspeth
11-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Meet the Snobocrats
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393018/meet-snobocrats-victor-davis-hanson

...Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the Affordable Care Act, deriding the “stupidity” of Americans as a way to justify misleading them.

Gruber apparently thinks such deception is okay because yokel voters could not handle the truth about the looming chaos he helped to engineer in their health coverage.

Unfortunately, Gruber’s disdain for the proverbial masses — he was paid nearly $400,000 in consulting fees — is thematic of the last six years.

Another master-of-the-universe drafter of Obamacare was Ezekiel Emanuel. He scoffed on national television that the number of people covered by Obamacare at that point was “irrelevant.”

Emanuel also drew attention for his recent adolescent rant in a men’s magazine about the desirability of everyone dying at 75 to save society the expense of maintaining what he sees as the unproductive elderly.

Former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lectured of Obamacare that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” The same elitist message reverberates: that government and academic elites are smarter than average Americans, and so need not explain what they are doing.

This is a pattern of Obama administration ruling elites who express disdain or lack of concern about the people they are supposed to serve. Former energy secretary Steven Chu made a series of astounding statements about energy use, the most inane being that America would be better off if gas costs soared to Europe’s sky-high prices....

...Do we recall how Attorney General Eric Holder contemptuously called Americans collective “cowards” because they did not necessarily share his identity-politics idea of race relations? Holder was the first attorney general in the nation’s history to be held in contempt of Congress.

President Obama habitually believes that his own superior talents make him immune from accountability...

...What explains the sense of entitlement of a few self-anointed grandees believing that they are somehow superhuman and not accountable to common notions of truth?

Progressivism has always assumed that the supposed noble ends of fairness and quality justify any means necessary to achieve them.

Influential Americans also have developed a sick idea about higher education, equating wisdom and character with a degree stamped from an Ivy League or exclusive university.

The media has abdicated its watchdog role. Barack Obama, Jonathan Gruber, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, and Susan Rice are empowered by understandably assuming that they should be exempt from media criticism.

Wealth and status assure elites that their own lives are never affected by the laws they pass or by the concrete ramifications of their own ideology.

In the view of the snobocrats, the harm that follows from Obamacare, blanket amnesty, or out-of-control bureaucracies should always affect someone else — someone thought to be too stupid to figure out what hit them....

Dan D. Doty
11-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Well said :clap::clap::clap:

SaintLouieWoman
11-21-2014, 01:10 AM
We ran into the snobocrats in Sarasota. Haven't said too much, but they were very distressing, guys who had the same attitude as Gruber. I thought that I didn't like Florida, but realize now it's not Florida but the snobocrats that I dislike intensely. We volunteered with a guy who not only acted like Gruber, but looked and talked like Gruber.

We've moved further north into Pinellas County in Florida. We like it much better, feel more at ease. Now I'm a Florida fan.

But will never be able to tolerate those snobocrats looking down their collective noses at the "stupid" people.

Good article and find.