CNN host Jake Tapper was ridiculed for trying to present himself as a working-class American in a debate with new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, proving the Fake News disconnect with Trump voters and marginalized independents.
Hillary Clinton supporters are the Elites, and they’re singlehandedly responsible for disenfranchising not only the white workers they despise, but also the minorities that they claim to represent. And it’s all becoming painfully evident now. More on that below.
Tapper went to great lengths to burnish his blue-collar credentials, despite evidence to the contrary. Tapper recently sold his house in Washington, D.C.’s Forest Hill neighborhood (“nestled into a densely wooded cul-de-sac”) for a cool $1.4 million.
Here is how Tapper, a doctor’s son married to a former Planned Parenthood regional field manager, described his upbringing in a series of tweets, which he fired off after my Boston-bred buddy Matt Boyle badgered him about it:
“Someone asked about my saying I grew up in a neighborhood similar to Scaramucci so wanted to expand on that. Mom and Dad moved to Philly when I was a couple months old. My mom still lives in the same house in Queen Village — right on the border with South Philly. There was subsidized government housing (Southwark) half a block away. When I was 8 my parents divorced and dad moved to suburbs in 1979 after he remarried. My parents had joint custody so I split time with them. My dad was a doctor so we were never wanting; plenty of working class people lived/live where my mom still lives. And indeed I talked to some of them when we covered the Dem convention in Philly last year. Trump won a ward in South Philly (and 2 in NE Philly) which did not surprise me after Mr Termini told me about ‘leaners.’…”
So, there you have it. Jake Tapper lived near working-class people and even talked to some of them after he became a highly-paid television host.
Twitter responded by nicknaming the CNN host Jake “I Could See The Projects From My House” Tapper.
The Fake News media is trapped into a corner now. They’ve become self-aware enough to recognize their own aloofness. But they’re still clueless enough to try to defend their working-class bona fides. For Trump supporters, it’s a great position to have them in.
Watch CNN sometime and count the number of times they say “Folks in these communities.” That term gets used now about as much as “engage” or “empower.”
“Folks in these communities need to make decisions about their communities…It’s going to be up to folks in these communities to determine…Folks in these communities are responding to….Folks in these communities need to engage with and empower…”
But let’s talk about Jake Tapper’s communities. It was recently reported that the D.C. suburbs include the four wealthiest, and five of the eight wealthiest, counties in the United States of America.
According to publicly available data, all five of those counties voted for Hillary Clinton.
Howard (Maryland) 63.26 percent for Hillary, 29.28 percent for Trump
Arlington (Virginia) 75.83 percent for Hillary, 16.64 percent for Trump
Fairfax (Virginia) 64.43 percent for Hillary, 28.61 percent for Trump
Loudon (Virginia, #1 richest county in America) 55.06 percent for Hillary, 38.21 percent for Trump
Falls Church (Virginia) 75.02 percent for Hillary, 17.07 percent for Trump
Folks in these communities drive their insufferable children to soccer practice and cello recital in gas-guzzling SUV’s and feed them overpriced groceries from Whole Foods.
Speaking of Whole Foods, which is now merging with Amazon under Jeff Bezos’ CIA-friendly corporate imprint, here’s another reality of our obnoxious, emasculated modern lives: Gentrification.
Aka, the Reason Black People Don’t Give A Crap About Your Collegiate Progressive Millennial Social-Justice Nonsense:
Young, white, well-fed, liberal, progressive, college-educated millennial Democrats are moving into black neighborhoods. Bespectacled, self-righteous Hillary Clinton voters are forcing black people out of their homes and browsing Amazon in the coffee-nook of a Whole Foods on a block where some black lady once raised her kids.
Do black guys on the street corner in D.C. seem interested in your acceptable “pronouns”? Do black women give a rat’s ass how you “identify” sexually? No. Call yourself a reindeer and have sex with GI Joe’s. It doesn’t matter.
Because as soon as you get that college degree and move to the set of “House of Cards,” you become THEIR problem. And pretty soon, with the way things are going, you won’t have to worry about seeing any projects from your group house.
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Derrick Wilburn Explains Why Democrats Are So OLD
Derrick Wilburn of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives (RMBC) explains in a stirring new piece shared on Facebook why the Democratic Party leaders are so old, while the Republican Party — adherent to its own term-limit laws — provides fresh faces in committee leadership.
Quick, name a nationally-prominent Republican who’s under 60 years of age. Those who pay even the least bit of attention to the political game can likely name Tim Scott (52), Marco Rubio (46), Mia Love, (48), Ted Cruz (46), Rand Paul (54), Trey Gowdy (51), Nikki Haley (46) among others.
In recent weeks as many as 7 Republicans who are current committee chairmen have announced their intentions to retire from Congress. Why? Many in the media are attempting to sell the narrative that its because they sense impending doom. Not true. Its’ because the Republican caucus term limits its chairmanships and these have reached the end of their terms.
A recent piece in TheHill.com spotlights a key difference between the way the Republican caucus & Democrat caucus in Washington D.C. operate, but a difference few in the USA are aware of: “The term-limit policy, put in place by former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) in 1994, was designed to keep the party from growing stale by regularly injecting new blood and fresh ideas into the mix.”
The GOP’s self-imposed rule is that legislators can not serve more than six years as the party’s top lawmaker on a committee. So once you’ve chaired a committee for six, you’re out and it someone else’s turn. And there’s no back-dooring it. Once you’re done, you’re done. You can’t return to committee member status for a year or two then run for Chair again. They can chair another committee, but not the same one again.
Democrats have no such rules and its at least a part of the reason there’s such a lack of youth in the Dem caucus leadership.
Apply the same question which opened this newsletter to today’s Democrat party leadership — *quick*, name a prominent Democrat, someone with presence on a national level — who’s under 60 years of age. Nancy Pelosi (78), Harry Reid (tho now retired most can name him, 80), Diane Feinstein (84), Chuck Schumer (68), Maxine Waters (80), Elizabeth Warren (70), Bernie Sanders (76 – tho technically an Independent not a Democrat) & the list goes on. All nationally prominent, all 70, 75, 80+ years of age.
Where’s the youth? Blame, at least in part, a lack of (self-imposed) term limits.
Democrats pay their dues early in their careers by carrying the water (i.e. providing necessary votes) and one day ascend to the desired position of Committee Chair, then stay there, …forever.
So what happens often times is younger Democrats win local elections, get to D.C., look up and realize that these old farts aren’t going anyplace! The old guard is from districts in which they can’t be un-elected; they’ve been their for 25 years; been chair for 14; are currently 72 years old meaning they’ll be Committee Chair for at least another 10 or 15 until they retire (if they ever do.) So the young bucks realize, “I’m frozen out.”
For example: Rep. John Conyers, who was forced to (finally) resign in December amid the #MeToo scandal, was born in 1929. Conyers helped draft the presidential articles of impeachment — against Richard Nixon! Conyers first won a seat on the Judiciary Committee in 1965. He first became Chair of the House Oversight Committee in 1989.
Imagine you’re a young lawyer, say 46 years old, a Democrat who just won an election and your dream has been to get to D.C. one day and chair a committee that’s chaired (when Dems are in power) by 70 y/o Elizabeth Warren. You know good & darn well that you’ve no hope of that chairmanship for another 10 or 15 years! What’s that do for your hopes for your future?
You’ve heard of, seen and know Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Tim Scott, and they’re nationally prominent because they get a shot at the top much earlier in their careers and that, at least in part, summarizes why pretty much the only Democrats you see on the nightly news speaking from a podium into a microphone at press conferences are old farts. Nancy Pelosi, Chuch Schumer. That’s just about it.
The situation caused the National Review to write a major piece which it titled “Old-Guard Democrats Refuse to Leave the Stage” sub-title “They’re keeping new leaders from emerging.”
Are term limits a good thing? That debate rages on. But the Capital Hill Republican party took the step of self-imposing them 25 years ago and it cannot be argued that the step has not created some very noticeable separation and differences between the parties.
-A Derrick Wilburn original
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