Friday, August 15, 2008

Who's The Elitist?

The so-called "conservatives" like to pretend they are just regular god-fearing people just like you and the beer-drinking guy next door. They refer to liberals as "elitists" and insist that anyone with an education is dangerous for America.

John McCain likes to pretend he is an outsider, not one of the Republican Party's regular guys; but, he is exactly like all of the rest of them. He is a man of privilege who pretends he is not from privilege and accuses his opponents of being privileged.

I have recently learned about John McCain's family's very powerful connections to the United States government in general and the US Military in particular.

McCain graduated from Annapolis (Nave school for the privileged) in the bottom one percent of his class. He was #894 of 899. It's hard to do much worse than he did at school.

Then how did he get a plum job as a fighter-pilot when those jobs are reserved for the best and the brightest? Well, he is a member of the Elite. He is an Elitist. His father and grandfather were both military men, well-connected in the military and they used their connections to garner some privilege for the not-very-bright little Johnny McCain.

Now, I don't happen to think there is anything wrong with leveraging family connections. But, McCain and his ilk pretend they have scraped and clawed their way to their powerful positions and liberals are somehow members of a secret elite that installs them in high places.

Nothing but the opposite is the truth.

McCain has gotten where he is because he is a man of privilege, raised by very powerful and well-connected people who pressured others to give little Johnny an advantage.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, was raised by a single mother and has worked very hard to get where he is.

Who's the elitist?

Here is a list of links:

McCain's father, John S. McCain, Jr.

McCain's grandfather, John S. McCain, Sr.

McCain's Secret, Questionable Record

Vietnam Vets Against McCain have produced a video about McCain.

Popbitch wrote this:
John McCain v Barack Obama

For anyone that didn't know. John McCain was at the bottom of his military class at Annapolis, but still got to pilot a fighter plan due to his father's connections. He is the son and the grandson of admirals. He finished 894 of 899 in his graduating class. Despite crashing five aircrafts, John McCain was never disciplined. And son-of-single-mother Obama is, of course, the privileged elitist.

John McCain: Unfit to serve as Commander-In-Chief

I'm just plain sick and tired of McCain, Bush and the rest of the so-called "conservatives" who are destroying our nation. No liberal has ever done the damage that has been done to our nation by "conservatives" and neo-cons since Ronald Reagan's presidency.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FINALLY. This is such an important message because it goes right to the gut-level, knee-jerk conservative lies that are very difficult to debunk unless they are hit dead-on. Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert take note!! (Sometimes I think these are the only REAL journalists on television.)

-- Kathy