The Lady Calls Obama An Elitist

In a failed campaign characterized by far more nonsense than substance, perhaps the most ridiculous attack from the Clintonistas was that Obama is elitist. Anybody who has a shot at the presidency is a member of an elite in this country, making the charge rather meaningless. It was even more ridiculous coming from supporters of Hillary Clinton, who by any meaningful measure is far more of an elitist than Obama.

That is not to say that Hillary Clinton is the most elitist person in the country. Clinton’s elitism is surpassed by many, such as Lynn Forester, Lady de Rothschild. Just the name places her well ahead of Clinton-level elitism, and light years ahead of Obama on the elitism scale. Despite this, the Lady de Rothschild once again accuses Obama of elitism as she continues to push for the Clinton elite to return to power:

“We’re not going to win by pretending problems with Barack Obama don’t exist. He has a huge problem connecting with ordinary Americans, who think, ‘He doesn’t understand me.’ He is not modest; he is arrogant. He radiates elitism.”

At least Obama’s type of elitism, based upon his own abilities and success is preferable to elitism based upon who Forester and Hillary Clinton happened to marry. Incidentally, the article also reports that “The Rothschilds spent the night of their wedding dinner in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House when Bill Clinton was president.” Yes, they are such common folk.

The Lady de Rothschild also complains that, “He started running for president before he even set foot in the US Senate.”  Obama’s hardly the first politician to dream of running for president. Anyone doubt that this was also Hillary’s goal before running for her Senate seat?

Leon Panetta explains the problem:

Leon Panetta, Bill Clinton’s former White House chief of staff, was tasked by the Obama campaign this summer with soothing ruffled feelings and helping Hillary loyalists to get over their sense of loss. It has been a demanding assignment.

“There is a sense of entitlement that almost seems to be inbred,” Panetta said. “They are convinced Hillary is the one who should be assuming the mantle and it’s tough to crack that.”

Here are two clear measures that one is an elitist: having the title of Lady and having a belief that one is entitled to be president, even after losing a primary battle (which so many of her supporters are in denial about).

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    Jerry says:

    You miss the point and take her comment out of context.  She wasn’t complaining that Obama’s an elitist, or that being one is necessarily bad.  No, no, she’s complaining that he “radiates elitism.”  In other words, it’s ok to be elite (for her that’s just normal) just don’t leak it so the masses can see.
    In fact, the concept that someone has had to work hard and be really sharp to get where he’s gotten doesn’t even enter into her equation!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I see. Obama’s error is that he doesn’t wear an elitism-proof suit to prevent the radiation. If he starts wearing such a suit will the PUMA kooks drop their nonsense? (Didn’t think so.)

  3. 3
    Jerry says:

    No, they’d just find something else they didn’t like.  I’m fairly certain that I’m a reasonable person.  If Obama did something really stupid that made him unacceptable to me, I’d be able to say that I’d been wrong about him.  I just don’t see that happening.  I hope I’m right.  But it makes me wonder if I’m kidding myself and that I would continue to see Obama through rose-colored glasses like the PUMA people see HRC?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Unacceptable is relative. He’s bound to do things I disagree with, such as his FISA vote, and I’ll say so. That doesn’t change the fact that he is far preferable to McCain, which is what matters now.

    While I’m likely to disagree with him from time to time, it is also unlikely that it will be enough to change my mind that he’s far preferable to Clinton and Edwards. In the event that this should happen, it wouldn’t really matter at this point.

    Once he is elected I have no problem with criticizing him when I disagree. I’ve stated in the past that I expect him to do a lot of things I disagree with–just less than the other contenders.

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