by John Hawkins | November 1, 2013 12:16 pm
What is going on here is that a cadre of people who have a very narrow skill-set — primarily law or some public policy degree which featured very little math, and that math was Math for Liberal Arts — have decided that they can comprehend the workings of everyone else’s job in America, simply because they went to a Good School.
Well, actually, most of them didn’t go to a Good School (by which I mean a truly elite school like Harvard or Princeton); most of them went to lesser schools. But they have Harvard grads in their social circle, so they now count themselves as part of the club.
They do not know what they don’t know.
They believe they are masters of the universe, but in fact are masters of almost nothing at all, not even the narrow range of material they studied before immediately going into a career of government work or government agitation.
They believe themselves to be transcendentally hypercompetent, a delusion that they are permitted to cling to only because they’ve never been in positions of actual responsibility where their decisions will result in well-defined failure or well-defined success.
Obama is of course the apotheosis of this type. He not just their high priest, but their demi-god, a half-god born upon the earth.
But they are all just like him — sky-high on personal estimation of their capabilities, and yet scandalously short on actual accomplishments.
And these are the people who presume that they can run the world for us, and do our jobs better than us. — Ace
I’ve gotta tell you, man, I’m starting to think these tea party activists are freaking retarded. — Ryan Ellis, The Tax Policy Director for Americans for Tax Reform
In September 2009 — the same month Obama made his health care pitch to a special joint session of Congress — a Gallup survey found that 87 percent of Americans with private insurance were satisfied with their medical care. Obama knew that a lot of people would lose their coverage. Even if there was nothing in the law that explicitly ordered Americans to get rid of their insurance, legislation that made such sweeping changes to the insurance market inevitably was going to create disruption. — Philip Klein
There is no scientific evidence that bullying causes suicide. None at all. Lots of teenagers get bullied (between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 teenagers report being bullied in real life, fewer report being bullied online). Very few commit suicide. Among the people who commit suicide, researchers have no good data on how many of them have been bullied.
It is journalistically irresponsible to claim that bullying leads to suicide. Even in specific cases where a teenager or child was bullied and subsequently commits suicide, it’s not accurate to imply the bullying was the direct and sole cause behind the suicide. — Kelly McBride
I don’t think there’s any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate. I don’t think there’s any doubt she has widespread support. Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi – which isn’t going away – I think has been outstanding. I think she would be viewed by anyone, Republican or Democrat, as a very formidable candidate for 2016. — John McCain
We’ve trivialized childbirth and being domestic so much that women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable. — Gavin McInnes
I think a lot of women smash through the ‘glass ceiling’ and get to where [men] are and they go, ‘wait a minute, I thought you guys had brandy and went to strip clubs, you’re going over expense reports?’ And they see their friends from their small town with 3 kids going to soccer practice and they think, ‘That looks kind of cool, actually.’ — — Gavin McInnes
I always describe New York as an elephant’s graveyard for ovaries. All these unhappy women, and I am talking about 100 percent of my friends waiting too long and regretting it, and I’m not saying that you have to have babies and you have to stay in the kitchen and you can’t have a life. Nobody is saying that. That is a totally unreasonable thing to say. That is a fascist, communist thing to enforce. All I am saying is: Why are you trivializing such a miracle? — — Gavin McInnes
I think men are becoming beta males because feminists have told them to, but you’ll notice feminists don’t fuck those guys. I think they are doing this and being submissive…because they are trying to get laid. If women said men who dress in clown costumes are hot and cool, then they would fuckin’ stick a red nose on. — Gavin McInnes
If it gets a laugh fine, but we all have to check ourselves and go: ‘How about some reverence, for a change?’ We revere single moms and we revere drug dealers like Jay Z – how about we revere the people who put on food on the table? Even that Huff Post Live thing – We are sitting there sh*tting on macho men while using their microphone that they invented and the infrastructure they created. Arianna Huffington is only rich because of her man entrepreneur husband. — — Gavin McInnes
This is like Flowers.com not being ready for Valentine’s Day. This website is not a glitch, it’s a national embarrassment. — Representative Steve Scalise (R., La.) on healthcare.gov
We must also stop with the, “I’m not voting at all anymore!” and, “We need a third party!” nonsense. These silly sentiments make Barack Obama smile. The GOP is ours. We man the phone banks, we knock on the doors and we provide the votes. Why should we leave because we actually believe in the platform? There’s an infrastructure already built with considerable brand loyalty — hell, it ran Romney and still got 47% of the vote. Let’s take it — it belongs to us anyway. — Kurt Schlichter
More than 40 percent of federal spending is for entitlements for the elderly in the forms of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing and other assistance programs. The Office of Management and Budget calculates that total entitlement spending comes to about 62 percent of federal spending. Military spending totals 19 percent of federal spending. By the way, putting those two figures into historical perspective demonstrates the success we’ve had becoming a handout nation. In 1962, military expenditures were almost 50 percent of the federal budget, and entitlement spending was a mere 31 percent. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that entitlement spending will consume all federal tax revenue by 2048. — Walter Williams
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