“Voters like the idea that the people who govern them are loyal to them. Nationalism is unpopular with elites because it involves such loyalty, and loyalty to one’s own people limits one’s options in ways that our governing class finds unacceptable. I don’t think supporting the governing class here is either principled or libertarian.” —law professor Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit.
“Americans have been lectured for decades about the importance of diversity, about the need for institutions that ‘look like America,’ and so on. Yet the judiciary is one branch of government that looks a lot more like an Ivy League faculty than like America as a whole…”
Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit’s, adroit analysis of the class warfare being waged by the federal courts against about half the country, inflaming existing divisions, and “perhaps even creating new ones.”
Think abortion, welfare “rights,” gay marriage, 2nd amendment restrictions, etc.
JOURNALISM IS ABOUT KEEPING DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUENCIES RILED UP, AND REPUBLICAN CONSTITUENCIES DEPRESSED
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Ever in search of votes from the uninformed, the Dumbocrats from Wormtongue on down have been busy championing hikes in the minimum wage. They always eliminate jobs, as employers seek to balance out their business models to fit the new new government regulations.
Comes McDonald’s hamburger joints with their balancing act: more automation. Soon you’ll be touch-screening away to order your burger-n-fries rather than talking to a live person. Until the Dumbos start calling for more pay for software.
Meanwhile the Queen of Benghazi, insisting that her party’s minimum wage goals won’t kill jobs, accurately assessed the state of the economy when she famously added “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
Certainly not anymore, thanks to her and her political cronies.
Via WSJ and Instapundit.
UPDATE: The Vietnamese, ironically perhaps, favor capitalism more than Americans do: “Vietnam’s advantage is that its own parasites haven’t had a chance to start spinning much of a web yet. Ours, on the other hand, have been at it for decades.”
Mooch, as some call the ever-vacationing Michelle Obama—the first First Lady in my memory with a penchant for expensive hotels and fancy restaurants on the taxpayer’s tab, is merely following a national trend for living on other people’s money.
Ours, says a new book reviewed by the Instapundit, is a nation of moochers.
“In today’s America, government benefits flow to large numbers of people who are encouraged to vote for politicians who’ll keep them coming. The benefits are paid for by other people who, being less numerous, can’t muster enough votes to put this to a stop.”
And we’re not talking about the poor-on-welfare here, but the upper-middle like Michelle and, someday, there could be more moochers than makers.
Last place in prime time. Is that a surprise? Beats me. I stopped watching them years ago. Glenn Reynolds thinks it’s because of the way they bash or ignore conservative protestors. But that reminds me of a Roger L. Simon piece back in 2006:
"Of course, Blitzer is only a typical representative of his class. Nothing special or exceptional in any way, except for his success and longevity. Now some people call this class the ‘liberal media.’ I reject that idea and terminology entirely. There is nothing liberal about them at all. They are a rich, privileged class much like the bourgeoisie in a Bunuel movie (or Moliere, of course). What is ‘liberal’ is only a talking point to preserve their perquisites. Perhaps these values were there at some point, but that was decades ago in another universe. Now the real issues are good tailoring and homes in the country. Nothing should disturb that."
The disturbance has arrived. The viewing audience, well, the surviving portion that has not fled to the Web, is finally catching on and tuning them out. Lefty anti-military they are, for sure, but their sense of elite privilege also comes through clearly. And the CNN version no longer sells. Boo-hoo.
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Comparing the good Professor Reynolds with a left wing looney over the subject of assassination is a great way to be made to look unlettered and stupid.