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Meet the Snobocrats

Jonathan Gruber’s disdain for the proverbial masses is thematic of the last six years.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online


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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

12 Thoughts on “Meet the Snobocrats

  1. Rick Bonsteel on November 25, 2014 at 7:59 am said:

    Not surprisingly, the first post-racial president couldn’t resist sticking his oar in about Ferguson: “We’re [insert identity here] frustrated, but try to keep your protests peaceful.”

  2. John Stephens on November 25, 2014 at 9:24 am said:

    Every aristocracy decays over time. The Progressives ascended around 1913, so it took them a little less than a century to reach the giggling idiots in powdered wigs and facepaint stage. The question is who is to replace them?

  3. Say what you really mean.

  4. Kit Ingoldby on November 25, 2014 at 10:19 am said:

    The political class is becoming more and more separate from the people they are meant to represent. Separate, self selecting and contemptuous. This is causing the very functioning of democracy to misfire as the voters will is openly bypassed and overruled by the permanent ruling groups, interchangeable bureaucrats and judges and appointees.

  5. Chris Brosnahan on November 25, 2014 at 10:36 am said:

    He has referenced his own talent by bragging, “Just give me the ball,” or, “I’m LeBron, baby.” In 2008, he bragged to an interviewer, “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

    That same sense of superiority explains his campaign boast that, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

    Seems like the exact same attitude of a chap from recent history that was born Schickelgruber but went around as Hitler…he,too, was arrogant and knew better than everyone else…we know how that story worked out (or not) for the world…eventually this ignoramus will end upo the same way, but hopefully he won’t take the entire country with him…History tells us that jerks like he wind up buried in the trash heap of history

  6. Very good article… Thanks!

  7. The majority of Americans no longer have skin in the game.

  8. I wish I could comment, but because I voted I’m too darned stupid to understand, except when my elected officials tell me to bend over and grab my ankles

  9. Dr Henson,

    I am glad that you are “back” to provide us with your insights and wisdom. Have a great , safe, and happy Thanksgiving.

  10. perhaps “goober” should check out the sales items at joe bank!

  11. Rocco Pirro on December 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm said:

    Perhaps it’s Dr. Groober who isn’t quite as smart as he thinks he is!

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