My latest report from the front lines:

The Stench of Elitism Hung Heavy in the Air

Barack Obama returned triumphant to San Francisco on Tuesday and was welcomed by throngs of cheering supporters.

Not.

You’d think he’d receive a hero’s homecoming, considering that San Francisco is the most liberal big city in the nation and its residents voted for him in overwhelming numbers. But in stark reality, here’s the full extent of the cheering section that awaited him:


A grand total of two people.

Incredible as it may seem, these were the only two identifiably pro-Obama demonstrators I saw all day. On the other hand, there were hundreds upon hundreds of fiercely anti-Obama protesters, attacking him from…


..the left, and…


…the right.

How did we get here? Let’s go back to the beginning of the day and tell the story chronologically.

And another photo from later in the report to whet your appetite:

Read the rest here!

18 Responses to “The Stench of Elitism Hung Heavy in the Air”

  1. 1Scott on May 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm:

    Speaking of elitism…one of Zombie’s photos shows a valet leaving a Tesla Roadster on the closed off street for the Billionaire row fundraiser for Pres O/Babs B. A Tesla is a $109,000 (or $128,000 depending on the model) electric playtoy for environmentally conscious liberals with more money than brain. Apparently they can save up to $131 a month over a comperable gasoline powered sports car in fuel costs, but obviously $1,600 worth of annual gas savings wouldn’t be compelling to a guy (or gal) who shelled out $36,000 to support failed politicians, or who can afford to drive an electric sports car that cost six figures. Obviously, buying a Tesla is more about the prestige of having something unique, novel, and more-environmentally-friendly than thou.

      

  2. 2Bakunin on May 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm:

    LOL. Zombie enters the Class War!

      

  3. 3zombie on May 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm:

    Bakunin: LOL.Zombie enters the Class War!

    I’m doin’ a bit of class-war tai chi! Although I scoff at the very concept of “class war” as being in any way relevant to American society, the Marxist “deep culture manipulators” have been so successful at bringing class-obsession to the US over the last century that I realize it’s better not to fight it but rather just accept the faulty meme (for now at least) and use it to the pragmatists’ advantage. In other words, I say to the left: You want class obsession and class war? Fine — you got it. But I’m turning the tables on you and making you the bad guys in your own game. (The same technique is useful in the racism scam: point out how the very people who use race to divide society by playing the race card are themselves the racists.)

    Marx and Engels dreamt up the class war and hyped it in the context of Industrial Revolution-era England and Germany. It may have some relevance in that time and place, but it never really had much relevance in the context of a socially mobile American society. Strangely, the concept of class war never really caught on in the places for which it was “designed” — England and Germany — nor in the kind of places that actually had a true rigid class stratification — like India and its caste system — but rather in the rural non-industrial societies like China, Russia, Cuba and Vietnam. Strange. It’s like a virus that evolved in one ecosystem but rapidly spread in a completely different ecosystem.

    Anyway, i think the very notion of “class war” is a crock of baloney, and nothing but a euphemism for “the politics of envy, ” but it’s far too massive of a project for me to overturn that meme at the moment, so instead I’ll use it to hobble those who push it on us in the first place. Take that!

      

  4. 4Starless on May 28, 2010 at 4:30 am:

    Heh. Funny you should mention the $535 million for a private solar company. AFAIK, that’s more federal money than is going toward technology development of solar power satellites — an energy technology which may prove to be the cleanest we can find. Isn’t Obama supposed to be the most foward-thinking president in the history of the universe? Wasn’t he going to do everything possible to develop advanced “alternative” energy sources? It should be telling to everyone that PG&E seems to be investing more into SPS development than the feds.

    Slightly OT: during Obama’s finger-wagging session yesterday regarding the oil spill, I kept being reminded of Al Haig telling the press that he was “in charge here”.

    zombie: Anyway, i think the very notion of “class war” is a crock of baloney, and nothing but a euphemism for “the politics of envy, ”

    How about “political class war”?

      

  5. 5Doctor Jeff on May 28, 2010 at 6:35 am:

    Interesting to see how quickly Barak Obama’s charm is fading. Being from Illinois, we had advanced notice about Obama being alot more style than substance. It is interesting to see the self styled “community organizer” as he was originally billed to be shuttled around in presidential limousine armored convoys and arriving to well heeled fundraisers behind barricades and tents away from “the people”! It seems like the San Francisco/Berkely loonie bin crowds are alive and well, but it is no fun not having the big “W” to bash around anymore!

      

  6. 6Starless on May 28, 2010 at 8:37 am:

    Doctor Jeff: It is interesting to see the self styled “community organizer” as he was originally billed to be shuttled around in presidential limousine armored convoys and arriving to well heeled fundraisers behind barricades and tents away from “the people”!

    I know someone who lived across the street from a non-profit in a middlin’-to-large city. Whenever I would visit I would always be surprised by the large number of expensive cars out front.

      

  7. 7J. Oswald on May 28, 2010 at 9:53 am:

    Alhough I normally hesitate to view San Francisco as a microcosm of the nation, for obvious reasons, the dismal turnout of his supporters does seem to relfect the prevailing national sentiment. The Far Left constantly spurns and rejects politicians whom they have supported in the past over a failure to keep their campaign promises, which Obama has done to an extent not seen before. Obama has, however, at the same time lost the support of most of the political center. I would bet that at least 35-45% of the people attending Tea Party protests are either registered Independents or third-party people (probably Libertarians); figures that really reflect a growing national discontent.

    If the 2012 Presidential election was held today, it would be reasonable to predict that Obama would only pick up 44% of the vote, while the Republican running against him would pick up 52%. I’d imagine that many of the radical left-wingers who voted for him will be flocking back to their favored nests in the Green Party and other leftist groups. Alternatively, they might not vote at all.

      

  8. 8Dianna on May 28, 2010 at 6:33 pm:

    Zombie, I loved the report.

    To weigh in about Marsha Feinland, she really is a great lady. Off her head about politics, but otherwise a shining example of what a person should be. Warm, funny, energetic and dedicated.

      

  9. 9Dianna on May 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm:

    zombie: Anyway, i think the very notion of “class war” is a crock of baloney, and nothing but a euphemism for “the politics of envy, ” but it’s far too massive of a project for me to overturn that meme at the moment, so instead I’ll use it to hobble those who push it on us in the first place. Take that!

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    Have I mentioned lately that I love you? Well said!

      

  10. 10Winslow on May 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm:

    Dianna: Have I mentioned lately that I love you?

    Hey Dianna – Back off, gravewrecker. Get your own ghoul!

    Pictures by Zombie
    (To the tune of Pictures of Lily,
    with apologies to Peter Townshend and The Who)

    I used to be afraid of moonbats;
    I thought they’d swoop and bite.
    But then I laid my eyes on zombietime,
    And there I saw the light.

    For lo! I saw ten thousand pictures
    Unfolding on the screen.
    And lo! I saw the lamest losers there
    That man has ever seen.
    That man has ever seen!

    Pictures by zombie showed me moonbat lunacy.
    Pictures by zombie quelled my moonbat fright.
    Pictures by zombie solved my moonbat problem.
    Pictures by zombie fixed my moonbat plight.

    Pictures by zombie.
    Zombie, oh zombie.
    Zombie, oh zombie.
    Pictures by zombie!

    And when I saw the world through zombie’s mind,
    I fell in love with zombie.
    I yearned to learn where zombie I could find:
    ’Twas in the cemetery.

    Z’s undead – a ghoul that lives in the grave,
    And learning this, I cried.
    And so I killed myself, our love to save;
    Once dead, I then un-died.

    Pictures by zombie made undeath so wonderful.
    Pictures by zombie helped me stalk at night.
    Pictures by zombie solved my mortal problem.
    Pictures by zombie made undeath all right.

    Now me and zombie live together, in the grave.
    And with undying love forever, I will crave
    Pictures by zombie.

      

  11. 11richb on May 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm:

    On the subject of solar panels on the White House. Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed on the White House during his term (Reagan had them removed though). They heated water. They were given to a small college when they were taken off the White House. They are still in place on a building but no longer work (the service life is short for solar panels, the ones my folks installed about that time don’t work anymore either). One panel from that system is at Carters Museum today.

    The Bush Administration installed a new solar system on the White House in 2003 so this campaign is rather pointless. The White House isn’t the greatest place for a solar installation to begin with so no matter what they do its largely symbolic.

    On the subject of the nice, kind of kooky, older lady running for office. In my neck of the woods there is a woman who runs for US president. She has run for that office for at least,,,,, since the Nixon years I think. She once bought a “for rent” sign from me once a few years ago for her apartment building. She seems to have the typical lefty, liberal, platform until she gets to the part about aliens. Yes, aliens! She seems like a nice person otherwise. So its not just a SF thing.

      

  12. 12richb on May 28, 2010 at 11:46 pm:

    Just looked at Marsha Feinland’s platform. Noticed she doesn’t support gun control. Other then that, its a very socialist pie in the sky platform. I wonder why she isn’t in line on that issue. Is there a reason she is for the right to bear arms?

      

  13. 13Starless on May 29, 2010 at 4:14 am:

    richb: The White House isn’t the greatest place for a solar installation to begin with so no matter what they do its largely symbolic.

    Everything about the White House is symbolic, that’s what made Reagan’s removal of Carter’s panels a classic. In that vein, in this day and age, the White House probably should have them. The only trouble is that it can continue to send the fallacious message that every home should and/or will have them some day.

      

  14. 14MikalM on May 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm:

    richb: Like a lot of the radical left, the Peace and Freedom party is anti-gun control since they see it (correctly, in my view) as an attempt to disarm the masses and put them at the mercy of the police and military. Gun control is much more a product and key component of establishment-Left/Nanny-Statist thinking.

      

  15. 15zombie on May 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm:

    richb: Just looked at Marsha Feinland’s platform. Noticed she doesn’t support gun control.Other then that, its a very socialist pie in the sky platform. I wonder why she isn’t in line on that issue.Is there a reason she is for the right to bear arms?

    MikalM: richb: Like a lot of the radical left, the Peace and Freedom party is anti-gun control since they see it (correctly, in my view) as an attempt to disarm the masses and put them at the mercy of the police and military. Gun control is much more a product and key component of establishment-Left/Nanny-Statist thinking.

    You beat me to the punch, MikalM; you are exactly correct. Put more directly: The radical left wants the proletariat to have as many guns as possible so that when the day of The Revolution comes they can defeat the police and army and seize control of the government by sheer force of arms.

    The subtle but key distinction between the anti-gun control fringe right and the anti-gun control fringe left is that the ringe right wants the the guns to fight off a government that may become too controlling of personal freedoms — whereas the fringe left wants the guns so they can seize control and impose a government that is infinitely more controlling of personal freedoms.

    Anyway, the very name of her party, “The Peace and Freedom Party,” is pretty Orwellian in this context.

    That said, as Dianna pointed out, Marsha herself is as modest, welcoming and unaggressive a radical as you will ever meet. She’d actually fit more at home with the Rainbows and Unicorns Party.

      

  16. 16Ken on May 30, 2010 at 1:01 am:

    What the hell? Is that a polar bear? Damn, must have been hot in that suit…

      

  17. 17Starless on May 30, 2010 at 3:58 am:

    zombie: That said, as Dianna pointed out, Marsha herself is as modest, welcoming and unaggressive a radical as you will ever meet. She’d actually fit more at home with the Rainbows and Unicorns Party.

    Or is it more the iron fist in the velvet glove? The nice lady who is chatty and all smiles and cares about puppies and kittens but would be the first one in line to pull the switch if your execution meant that her core principles would be upheld. The kind of person who, if you look closely into their eyes, you can see the pinwheels spinning.

      

  18. 18Mike on May 31, 2010 at 6:36 pm:

    All latter day revolutions always end up eating their own. Just ask Robespierre. It will be a pleasure watching the progressive cannibalistic rites. lol.

      

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