elites

Hillary’s Deplorables Remark A Dog Whistle To The Leftwing Elite

Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" remark was not merely, as her campaign later tried to explain, a criticism of the #AltRight, it was a dog whistle to the Leftwing elite that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are not admissible to polite society and are to be shunned as holding illegitimate views that are unworthy of discussion.

About Those Loser 'Trumpkins'

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

On TV, through Twitter and in person Mr. Trump has long made clear that his epithet of choice for those who disagree with him is “loser.” How ironic that the same people most loudly complaining about what a vulgarian Donald Trump is are now using the same insult to dismiss the ordinary Republican voters who happen to disagree with them.

A Republican “Surrender” To Hillary?

Jamie Weinstein a “senior writer” at The Daily Caller proposes another #NeverTrump fraternity house prank: Republicans simply "surrendering" our country to Hillary Clinton.

The Soul-Sick Leadership Elite in America

Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

The sense that people like this—a mix of knaves and fools—are running both parties has a lot to do with the anger that fueled both the Sanders and the Trump campaigns. There’s a spiritual disease at work in this, and over time it has the ability to wreck not just individual souls, but our free institutions and the rule of law itself.

The Dangerous Power of Hillary Clinton's Lawlessness

Robert Knight, Washington Times

America’s ruling elites once had enough respect for the public to live as hypocrites. That is, they projected wholesome values while keeping their sordid lives secret. Right now, they don’t seem to give a flip. As we get the Big Wink from the Clintons and their enablers in the ruling elite who are seemingly above the law, we can only pray that their Maker will inspire them to at least rise to the level of hypocrisy.

After Brexit, Nationalism and Trump Rising

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In Europe and America, corporate, financial, and political elites are increasingly disrespected and transnationalism is receding. An anti-establishment, nationalist, populist wave is surging across Europe and the USA. It is an anti-insider, anti-Clinton wave, and Trump could ride it to victory.

The Persistence of Washington Delusion

Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Don’t blame a people for turning on elites who thought they knew better but proved over and over that they didn’t. It is thoroughly rational to want something else instead. Even if that something else turns out not to deliver either, at least you know it’s not the same as what’s failed.

Puerto Rico Bailout Shows Corruption of Paul Ryan and Establishment GOP Leadership

One segment of the elite political class – Congress – is demanding that the taxpayers bailout another segment of the elite political class – Puerto Rican public employees. And Speaker Ryan wants your Congressman to to betray you, and indeed the very idea of a constitutional representative government, by asking rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time comes for a vote on the bailout bill.

Is Trump About To Be Co-opted By The DC Political Class?

Speculation is rampant that Paul Manafort, "the quintessential embodiment of the Beltway Consultant Class, about whom Mr. Trump despairs, and that which he supposedly would overthrow” is about to takeover the Trump campaign and replace Trump's controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Why the Republican Party is dying

Erick Erickson, RedState

The consultant class within the GOP has arranged their deck chairs on the Titanic of the RNC so that they win whether the party wins or loses. But if the party were to reform and reconnect with its grassroots, the opportunities for much of the consultant class currently in power would shrivel up and die.

Americans Rising Up Against Gov't

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

America's ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come.

Conservatives: It’s the Primaries Stupid

The only time conservatives lose is when we don’t fight. The 2014 Republican primary elections are your opportunity to bring change to Washington, D.C. -- and to get in the fight, conservatives must first file and then run as limited-government constitutional conservatives.

Looking at the 2016 GOP Platform

John Hayward, Red State

Political elites have convinced us to settle for less, but the GOP should be about striving for more.