Saturday, October 09, 2010

Republicans and "elites".

President Bush has stated, "I have zero desire to be in the press"... as he releases his autobiography.

He then states:

"I have written a book. This will come as a shock to some of the elites. They didn't think I could read a book, much less write one," Bush quipped.
What is it with the Republicans and "elites"?

They appear to automatically assume that the term"elite" involves some kind of terrible snobbishness and condescension.

Were I to be going in for an operation, I would hope that an "elite" surgeon was going to carry out the procedure.

Why, in politics, have the Republicans managed to make "elite" such a curse word?

It's such a crude way to imply that they, as a party, have the interests of the ordinary man in the street at the centre of their policies, when a cursory glance at what they actually care about - tax cuts for the rich, putting profit before the environment - shows that nothing could be further from the truth.

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