Navy SEALs. Elite.
Me when I was in the service? Ha Ha Ha. A joke. I couldn't even route step.
But I admire the elite. We all do. Television is filled with shows now about lumberjacks, fishermen, car mechanics -- people who are the best at their jobs. They live in fascinating worlds exuding a competence that requires no boast or compliment to validate itself.
And then we have these people in Washington who are on television every night dispensing political wisdom and they are terrible at it. Horrible. All last summer they said Trump couldn't win the primaries. Now they say he cannot win in November, and some of them want to see that he does not.
Never Trump they exclaim over and over and over again. They preen about their principles. But just what are their principles? Fair play? Hardly. They keep wanting to hijack the convention.
They are not the best of the best because they are pretty lousy. Like the global warming alarmists, every prediction is wrong, just plain wrong. I detail this in my book of course.
But to call George Will or Charles Krauthammer elitists is to imply a success they have not achieved in a long, long time.
When I think of elite political punditry, I think of bloggers:
There are others, sure. I could devote a whole post to about 100 names, but then that would not be a listing of the elite. They are the best researchers, best writers and the best thinkers. Not a liberal in the crowd. All of them saw Trump coming a mile away.
No one on the Fox News All-Stars saw him when he was standing next to them.
My point is that people are confusing snobbery and myopia for elitism. Let me get to the point: If Barack Obama were a conservative, he'd fit right in with the Never Trump crowd.
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