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Know-It-All Elitist Speaks out on Stay-at-Home Moms

Elitism is the highest form of arrogant behavior and attitude.

Elitism is the highest form of arrogant behavior and attitude. The political world is not the only place where there is a demonstration of an elite attitude. The sports world, the entertainment world, the world of academia, the secular and spiritual world also has people in them showing arrogant attitudes. There is an “in crowd,” who gets invited to all of the great parties and is always in the know on the “behind the scenes” events and reasons certain things happen.

Nothing of what I have just said catches anyone off guard. There is not anything new to admit that there is an attitude of arrogance and elitism in every level of culture. Given the fast-paced movement in the world today we can be sure there will always be a certain segment of society who forms that privileged group as elitists.

Even though we know what is said is true, it does not mean we like it or even tolerant elitism when it comes into full view for the entire world to see. We will never know how much pleasure the elites have by making fun of all of us normal common people. This quote is credited to President Abraham Lincoln: “God must have loved common people because he made so many of us.”

The cocktail party talk when no one but the elites are standing around with their cocktail in hand, already having consumed enough alcohol to have loose lips and no inhibitions in expressing what is said, must be a real delight to hear. Those elites must feel so proud to be able, behind closed doors and in a safe environment, to be able to say what they really think about the poor slobs who have to work for a living and have to make a payroll or take the kids to the local doctor when they are sick.

Over the last several years there are times when one of those inside-the-beltway-White House-access-elitists appears in public to say what they really do think. Last week Hilary Rosen, a much-in-the-know Washington insider, placed her elitist attitude in full view of all when she spewed out her comment of insult against Ann Romney, the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. After viewing the tape several times since the remark was made, the body language demonstrates that Hilary Rosen felt real good about what she had just said, which makes one to wonder if she thought she had really zinged Mrs. Romney with her ad hominem attack. (An ad hominem attack is seen as attacking the motive or character of a person rather than the policy or position they maintain.) Hilary Rosen said, “Mrs. Romney has never worked a day in her life.”  Does Mrs. Rosen really want all of us to believe that only the women who work inside the beltway in Washington are credentialed to speak about the economy?

From where I stand, now we all know what Mrs. Rosen thinks about all the stay-at-home-working-moms.

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Danny Noonan April 17, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Perhaps an elitist journalist would do something like use the phrase "ad hominem" and then immediately follow that up with a definition so all the lowly readers could comprehend his advanced vocabulary. Elitist behavior displayed in an article about elitism?....Now that's irony! (Irony is seen as an outcome of events contrary to what was expected.)
Mitch April 17, 2012 at 08:49 PM
You take drugs, Danny? According to your name (and comment) you must. You may also be a decent golfer, but that is beside the point. I think Ray’s use of ad hominem with a definition is not being elitist, arrogant, or even given with a know-it-all attitude. It’s more of an informative statement placed in the middle of a well written opinion piece. You’re not being the ball Danny.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew April 17, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Here I thought Hilary Rodham Clinton had popped off again about “milk and cookies” in-between BIMBO eruptions... Those who deride mothers must not have had one along the way.
Ray Newman April 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM
The kerfuffle caused by the use of ad hominem definition proves the point.
Brian Crawford April 19, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Hilary Rosen is no elitist and she was not attacking stay at home moms. She was correctly pointing out that Ann Romney has led a life of privilege. Ms. Romney was born into money and married even more money. She attended exclusive private schools and studied abroad while in college. Ms. Romney has no idea what it's like to earn a paycheck or juggle family and career. I doubt she even held a summer job as a teenager. Making the "choice" to be a stay at home mom when money is no object and you can afford to hire domestic help is a choice millions of women would love to have. Somehow I just don't see Ann toiling over a hot stove dishing up the Hamburger Helper. Romney and his wife are the true elites here.

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