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  •  My husband says this daily! (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, RUKind

    It's a dominionist thing and a status thing. To feel good about themselves, these folks must feel that they are better than someone else--and like their pseudo-religion, "works" don't make you better. You are just born that way. It's a psychology, and so deeply ingrained that no measure of logic or success will change it.

    Probably 25 percent of the vote for Republicans is just a vote to "get a President that looks like a President."

    Now, to get a President and VP team who look like America...Hispanic, Asian, Persian, GLBT, disabled, and proud...that would be great.

    •  Your husband has it exactly right. (0+ / 0-)

      It is the deeply held need to simply feel superior to someone else. Of course, they can't possibly admit that that is what's going on. (Can't give you a "rec" because the bubble has already gone. )

      If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

      by Oaktown Girl on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:16:27 AM PST

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