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The election is over and
the elitists have won

Telegraph [UK], by Brendan O'Neill

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/7/2012 10:42:38 AM

Many observers, especially Obama-cheering observers here in the UK, will look upon Obama’s victory as a win for the little man over the big corporate interests that lined up behind Mitt Romney.[Snip] So Obama’s main source of funding was not donations from millions of Joe Averages but handouts from “the tech sector, government and the academy”--his top five funders were “the University of California, Microsoft, Google, the US government, and Harvard”. Executives at Craigslist, Facebook and Google gave maximum donations to Obama’s campaign. As Kotkin points out, these people make their fortunes “not through tangible goods

The elitists listed above have won. Now read the rest of the article for some fascinating information, including the self-perceptions held by elitists. Scary. I can see it now:

"We see from the supermarket receipts transmitted to our database that you are not eating the foods we recommended to you. Either you eat these foods or you get no medical treatment."

It's easy to see how that would come about.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 11/7/2012 10:54:02 AM     (No. 8996182)

I saw a college student celebrating and I told her,"There won't be a job for you when you graduate." She said, "That's okay. I need to get experience before I get an accounting job anyway."

Totally oblivious. Stupid. This is what votes in our country today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 11:31:55 AM     (No. 8996343)

There are no big corporate interests. They all depend on government favor to survive. I am sick of liberal idiots.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 2dogs, 11/7/2012 11:33:52 AM     (No. 8996351)

Should be a must read. Very insightful observation.

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