I love being “folksy!” You betcha! I hail from the heatland and very proud of my upbring dontcha know! I have that “folksy” way of talking and I am very proud of it. It is just a part of who I am.
There has been alot of criticism of folksyness lately. Let me explain it to ya…Where I am from the folksyness is warm, honest, loving and down to earth. Those who are folksy are real people without all that pretention attached to themselves. They will give you the shirt of their backs if you needed it. They would help a stranger stranded on a deserted road just because that stranger needed their help. I come from a folksy part of the country. I always felt safe there.
I looked up the word “folksy” and “elitist.” I am sure happy to know I fall in the folksy category.
Folksy: (adjective) 1)Simple and unpretentious in behavior/sociable, friendly
2)Characterized by informality and affibility. (friendly, folksy town)
3)Modest; low-key, folksy humor, a folksy style that masks a keen business mind.
I then moved on to Elitist. Elitism is is the first definition I found. I think the following definition will explain alot to those who follow the current political/economic situation to which we find ourselves.
Elitism: (noun) 1) Practice of a belief in rule by an elite.
2) Consciousness of or pride in belonging to a SELECT or favored few.
Elitism is the belief that a certain person or members of certain classes or groups DESERVE favored threatment by virtue of PERCEIVED surperiority, as in intellect, social status. These individuals enjoy the sense of entitlement and feel they have the right to control, rule OR dominate those not of their “status.” This makes them elitists.
Now that I have ferretted out the differences between these two terms that are flying around more often these days, I will now get folksy with you.
Those of you who feel you are elitists may not like what is coming. I am going to get very blunt here. I am tired of beating around the bush and handling your kind with kid gloves. The gloves are off.
The current mudslinging that is taking place in our country is so disappointing to me. The elitists are coming out of the woodwork. Many are being rewarded for failure by walking away with great severance packages as the “folksy” folk are left holding the empty money bag. It has become more acceptable to make disparanging remarks about those of us who simply work day to day just to survive. It makes me ill quite frankly when I hear some so-called elitist and various talking heads telling us what is best for us as a nation. I know what is best for me.
Senator B. Obama seems to be protected by is elitism. Nothing negative can be said about him. It is either ignored, swept under the rug or the race card is pulled out and waved in our faces. He has so deftly mastered the art of media manipulation that he has them in his back pocket and working for him. Never mind that he is an elitist. Let us just forget about his dubious connections with Ayers, Rezko, Rev. Wright, that crazy Catholic priest and Acorn just to name a few. He has bamboozled so many people. Even the “commom” folk. It is amazing to me. Don’t they realize that he is a Socialist? That he shows poor judgement in his choice of friendships? His wife Michelle has also shown poor judgment as well. She also worked with Ayer’s wife years ago on a professional level. To state that they knew nothing of their terroristic ways is a LIE. How is it that we are going to possibly going to have this man and his wife in the White House?
His campaign has given Acorn at least $800,000. That is a conflict of interest if you ask little ole me! There is also the matter of all those small donations that are not required to be reported if they are below a certain dollar amount. Who are those coming from? Foreign countries? Special interests? Who is buying this presidency?
It has occurred to me that that the Senator has told his elite radical friends to keep it quiet for now. Once he is in office they will be able to speak. As president this man will be privy to the most top secret information that involves the highest levels of our national security. Think about that. How is in the world are is he going to possibly be president with such a collection of infamous associates? He makes Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal look like a silly daliance.
James Carvel has even had the nerve to make a statement that should get all of our attention. He said in so many words that IF Senator Obama were to lose the election when he has a 5 point lead, there would be many problems. Now is that a veiled threat of riots in the streets? Is this a scare tactic? I think it is a very ignorant comment. There again he pulled the race card. James Carvel isn’t even playing with a full deck. Ya betcha it is.
These people are all an example of the elitists. They feel as if they deserve to be in power over those of us who they consider lesser than us. That by virtue of either birth into money,money gained later in life, or attending the better universities, they are somehow better equiped to lead the simple folk. The “folksy” folk dontcha know. Well if you ask me, they are the reason we find ourselves and our country in the state it is in. This didn’t happen overnight or in the last 8 years. Do your research people if you don’t believe me. There is plenty of information out there that will enlighten you.
Senator McCain and Governor Palin on the other hand have been under the microscope. Their every word, move and perceived wrong has been example ad nauseum. Senator McCain is criticized for being too angry, not angry enough and just plain old. His service to this country has been used against him by those who wish to bash him further. They state that he is “damaged” and was brain washed. Nothing he does or says is appropriate. If he says anything negative about Senator Obama he is racist and an angry white man. He really can’t win.
As for Governor Palin, is seems that the left sees fit to mock her relentlessly. They find fault in her look, her manner of speech and the fact that there is a situation regarding a personnel issue involving the firing of someone who she saw fit to terminate. The whole situaton has been blown out of porportion. If she were a man, I am sure it would be a non-issue.
She is mocked on Saturday Night Live. That is okay though as she is a folksy, normal person. She is one of us. She scares the elitists. She reminds then that we are the majority. The elitists are trying to intimidate her and us.It also reeks of sexism. But that is okay by them.
You now what they say…A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Is that what we want? I don’t think so. That is what we will get with an Obama administration if not worse. His stance on everything from taxes to gun control should be cause for alarm. He back pedals now but what will he do if he is president? The small businesses won’t survive and as far as the right to bear arms, I don’t ever want to see the day come when I have to turn in my weapons that I count on to protect my sons and I.
His plans for health care and all the programs that he panders have to be paid somehow. Who picks up that tab? After a $700,000 billion bailout that seems to have been like throwing a cup of water on a house fire, I would like to know where he is going to acquire the revenue. Oh, that’s right! We The People! Taxes! You know a FINE is a TAX for doing wrong but a TAX is a FINE for doing well. Now does that make sense?
He claims that 90 plus will get a tax cut. I know he means it. It is hard to pay taxes when you don’t have a job! But take heart, you can file some paperwork at the local DHS office and get you some of that government cheese!
If you think you’re getting too much government these days, just be happy that you’re not getting all you are pay for…could be worse! It will be if Senator Obama has his way.
They make such a todou about Governor Palin hunting moose. She uses guns! OMG the elitists are up in arms over this. Imagine that! PETA is on her case I’m sure. I think if you eat what you kill then you are an environmentalist. Moose hunting is just as normal in Alaska as deer hunting is in the lower 48. I didn’t fight my way up the food chain to eat vegitables. Besides, if we aren’t suppose to eat animals, why are they made of meat? You know I do love animals. Really! They are delicious!
I am sure I have offended one or two of you out there but as yourself this…are you and environmentalist OR do you work for a living? I work and belong to PETA myself…People Eating Tasty Animals.
So if your lights are on and nobody is home you will more than likely vote for Senator Obama. Vote for him if it floats your boat. Just remember that it ain’t over till the fat lady sings.
Senator Obama needs to realize that he still needs to work with Congress. Pro is to con as progress is to Congress. He will find that out in short order. The honeymoon period won’t last long.
Congress has a moto…Doing the job right the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG over and over again gives one job security.
It is time for regular folk to be in the White House. It is time to shake up and shake down Washington. It will be interesting to see what happens in a few short days.
One final thought before I go…You never die a virgin, life always screws you over first. Lets try not to let our government continue to screw us over.