I really should just ignore this but our guy Bri is typical of a certain non-thinking subset of reactionary conservatives. Actually, frothing at the mouth Hillary hating is kind of funny because those with this affliction really have a tough time explaining it when questioned. Ol’ Bri gives it a shot though. To be fair, he says he doesn’t “hate” Hillary only because he hasn’t met her in person but...
She thinks she's smarter than me. She thinks she's smarter than anyone in the room. The "vibe" she gives off - comes from way over my head, and she feels the need to talk down to me. She is the polar opposite of Bill (I wasn't crazy about him either) - but he connected to people in a way she never will. I ask myself if she has a chance receiving votes from "regular people." These are the voters in the "fly over" states - the red states in between New York & California (The whole country) I see Homer, Ed & Jimmy sitting at a coffee shop in Springfield Missouri drinking coffee. Hillary sees herself as intellectually superior to these people.Good Lord, where to begin. First, notice this almost-hatred isn’t based on anything concrete just a “vibe”. He knows she thinks she’s smarter than everyone. However, not one area of policy is mentioned in Bri’s post. Nope it’s all a sense of Hillary thinking she’s so smart. Oh, what a bitch!
And what’s this “regular people” crap? Look pal, I have relatives on both coasts and family and many friends right here in the Midwest. And you know what, they’re all Americans, good people and no more or less “regular” than their counterparts in other parts of the country. How spectacularly simplistic and arrogant to assume your own superiority by virtue of the fact that you live in “regular” Springfield, IL.
And in case you didn’t know it, Illinois is a blue state and it’s between New York and California. It’s a geographical fact, look it up. Oh sorry, that didn’t come off as me knowing more than you did it?
And what do you know of being “regular”? Making a living off of sitting behind a microphone pretending not to be married to your co-host for several hours a day is a fine thing (I worked in radio myself for many years) but it’s not exactly what I would call “regular”. Again, stop me if I’m acting smarter then you.
Bri also says:
So Hillary is the front runner. According to whom? Average Americans?Now are these “Average Americans” who should be in charge of who is the frontrunner the same people who are “regular” Americans? Actaully, if you’ll indulge a bit of smarty-pantsism on my part, Hillary is currently, nearly two years out from the election, the frontrunner among Democrats who we all know aren’t “regular” or “American” (or patriotic or in any way normal).
But here’s a surprise for you Bri –I don’t like Hillary as a presidential candidate either. The difference is, that opinion is based on the issues and how she’s handled them, not some inferiority complex and Limbaugh-inspired demonization. You should talk to more “regular” people who don’t believe exactly as you do. Hate will just eat you up inside.
Update: It also just occurred to me that Hillary grew up in Illinois and lived a big part of her adult life in Arkansas. My map has those places between the two coasts of irregular people.