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      04-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by rdkind62 View Post
Can someone explain how his comments are "elitist" The man simply said that people who have lost their jobs or had a hard time in this economy are clinging to the things that are important to them. How in the world is this an "elitist"?
I totally agree.

Elitism, from wikipedia:
Elitism
is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite — a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight.

You can't label the guy an elitist for a comment in which he was expressing SYMPATHY for the little guy who's been overlooked by big government. That's a complete misuse of the word.
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