Elitists of the Left Still Arrogant, Ignorant, and in Need of Watching

If you had your butt kicked in an athletic contest -- or an election -- you would think it would warrant a long look in the mirror. You might start thinking about what you could have done differently during the past contest, and perhaps you would reflect about your strengths and weaknesses, and those of your opponent. 

Back when I wrestled in high school, I had a teammate who was both outstanding on the mat and an exemplary student. I remember that on one rare occasion, he was soundly beaten. I will never forget his bruised-ego comment to me right after the match regarding his victorious opponent: "I bet I have a higher grade point average than him."

Similarly, I remember once attending a Northwestern football game back in college. Although I was not a student at Northwestern, I was interested in seeing a Big Ten football game, so I decided to sit on the Northwestern fan side of the field. As the lopsided contest drew to a close and the Northwestern Wildcats faced an embarrassing defeat, I will never forget the feeling of finding myself in a sea of Northwestern students standing, pointing their index fingers towards the fans on the other side of the field, and chanting, "You'll be working for us!"

How do elitists of the Left view themselves after being shellacked in the past election? Unfortunately, much as they did before the election. In three words: arrogant as ever.

Perhaps a more interesting question than "How do the elitists of the Left view themselves?" is "How do they view the Tea Party?" As we all know, they have been happy to paint Tea Partiers as a bunch of racists and crazies. That, in my opinion, is not their core belief, but rather their carefully laid out propaganda campaign for their base.

So how do they actually see Tea Partiers? To be sure, they see them as President Obama sees them (or anyone else who dares stand in the way of his agenda). They are "enemies." But the word enemy does not tell the entire story.

Back on Sunday, March 21 of this year, I came up with my best analysis of how the elitists of the Left view the Tea Party. It happened while I was watching an escorted Nancy Pelosi on TV climb the steps of the Capitol building before a retreating crowd of scattering Tea Party faithful. Ms. Pelosi, who knew she had the votes needed to pass ObamaCare, was clasping her oversized gavel and looking very ominous. 

To me, it was not Nancy Pelosi walking up the stairs with gavel in hand, but a five-foot Samson in drag brandishing his infamous jawbone of an ass, ready and hopeful for the opportunity to crush Philistine skulls. It was on that day and at that moment that I grasped how Nancy Pelosi and the elitists of the Left viewed Tea Partiers. It hurts me to say this, but to them, we are just a mob of troublesome, unenlightened philistines.

I am not referring to Philistines of the distant past, the longtime rivals of the Chosen People, but to modern-day philistines (with a small p). It is my steadfast belief that Nancy Pelosi and her elitist friends on the Left view the Tea Party faithful as crude, unrefined, boorish, and uncultured oafs.

If they were not posing such a threat to the future of our country, we might find it humorous that these naïve elitists arrogantly believe that America should be remade as they see fit. We might find it funny that most of them are too clueless to see that the overwhelming majority of Americans stand firmly against them. If they were not so dangerous to the American dream, we might find it amusing that they view mainstream America with condescending disdain and Tea Partiers, in particular, as philistines.

Unfortunately, as things stand, we can hardly afford to be amused. We know that men are fallible and tyranny is always just around the corner. Our Founding Fathers made sure to pen a Constitution that intended power for the American people -- certainly not for a future lot of self-ordained political priests and priestesses of the Left.

So let President Obama whine that the midterm elections were lost because "[w]e were so busy and focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn't just legislation." Let Nancy Pelosi announce, "We didn't lose the election because of me." Let Harry Reid believe he has yet another mandate from Nevadans for six more years of the same.

Let them all think of the Tea Partiers as just a bunch of troublesome and unsophisticated philistines. Let them remain arrogant and ignorant while we the people work to take back our nation one political contest at a time. But let's not fool ourselves. 

Back in high school, I used to get together with some friends and play poker for nickels, dimes, and quarters. One fellow in particular had a tendency of going shy (borrowing from the betting pot) during the course of a playing hand. Mysteriously, his shy stack of change would sometimes inch away from the betting pot and closer to him. Before you knew it, he would start betting his shy money as if it did not belong to the pot, but was his. He had to be watched like a hawk.

Did I mention this guy was from Chicago?
If you had your butt kicked in an athletic contest -- or an election -- you would think it would warrant a long look in the mirror. You might start thinking about what you could have done differently during the past contest, and perhaps you would reflect about your strengths and weaknesses, and those of your opponent. 

Back when I wrestled in high school, I had a teammate who was both outstanding on the mat and an exemplary student. I remember that on one rare occasion, he was soundly beaten. I will never forget his bruised-ego comment to me right after the match regarding his victorious opponent: "I bet I have a higher grade point average than him."

Similarly, I remember once attending a Northwestern football game back in college. Although I was not a student at Northwestern, I was interested in seeing a Big Ten football game, so I decided to sit on the Northwestern fan side of the field. As the lopsided contest drew to a close and the Northwestern Wildcats faced an embarrassing defeat, I will never forget the feeling of finding myself in a sea of Northwestern students standing, pointing their index fingers towards the fans on the other side of the field, and chanting, "You'll be working for us!"

How do elitists of the Left view themselves after being shellacked in the past election? Unfortunately, much as they did before the election. In three words: arrogant as ever.

Perhaps a more interesting question than "How do the elitists of the Left view themselves?" is "How do they view the Tea Party?" As we all know, they have been happy to paint Tea Partiers as a bunch of racists and crazies. That, in my opinion, is not their core belief, but rather their carefully laid out propaganda campaign for their base.

So how do they actually see Tea Partiers? To be sure, they see them as President Obama sees them (or anyone else who dares stand in the way of his agenda). They are "enemies." But the word enemy does not tell the entire story.

Back on Sunday, March 21 of this year, I came up with my best analysis of how the elitists of the Left view the Tea Party. It happened while I was watching an escorted Nancy Pelosi on TV climb the steps of the Capitol building before a retreating crowd of scattering Tea Party faithful. Ms. Pelosi, who knew she had the votes needed to pass ObamaCare, was clasping her oversized gavel and looking very ominous. 

To me, it was not Nancy Pelosi walking up the stairs with gavel in hand, but a five-foot Samson in drag brandishing his infamous jawbone of an ass, ready and hopeful for the opportunity to crush Philistine skulls. It was on that day and at that moment that I grasped how Nancy Pelosi and the elitists of the Left viewed Tea Partiers. It hurts me to say this, but to them, we are just a mob of troublesome, unenlightened philistines.

I am not referring to Philistines of the distant past, the longtime rivals of the Chosen People, but to modern-day philistines (with a small p). It is my steadfast belief that Nancy Pelosi and her elitist friends on the Left view the Tea Party faithful as crude, unrefined, boorish, and uncultured oafs.

If they were not posing such a threat to the future of our country, we might find it humorous that these naïve elitists arrogantly believe that America should be remade as they see fit. We might find it funny that most of them are too clueless to see that the overwhelming majority of Americans stand firmly against them. If they were not so dangerous to the American dream, we might find it amusing that they view mainstream America with condescending disdain and Tea Partiers, in particular, as philistines.

Unfortunately, as things stand, we can hardly afford to be amused. We know that men are fallible and tyranny is always just around the corner. Our Founding Fathers made sure to pen a Constitution that intended power for the American people -- certainly not for a future lot of self-ordained political priests and priestesses of the Left.

So let President Obama whine that the midterm elections were lost because "[w]e were so busy and focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn't just legislation." Let Nancy Pelosi announce, "We didn't lose the election because of me." Let Harry Reid believe he has yet another mandate from Nevadans for six more years of the same.

Let them all think of the Tea Partiers as just a bunch of troublesome and unsophisticated philistines. Let them remain arrogant and ignorant while we the people work to take back our nation one political contest at a time. But let's not fool ourselves. 

Back in high school, I used to get together with some friends and play poker for nickels, dimes, and quarters. One fellow in particular had a tendency of going shy (borrowing from the betting pot) during the course of a playing hand. Mysteriously, his shy stack of change would sometimes inch away from the betting pot and closer to him. Before you knew it, he would start betting his shy money as if it did not belong to the pot, but was his. He had to be watched like a hawk.

Did I mention this guy was from Chicago?