Does NJ Gov. Christie Think You're "Elite"?

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    The Gov who lives in a mansion says I'm an elitist. Isn't that rich? | NJ.com

    Stunning piece of writing....I urge you to read the entire article.

    What say you? Are you "elite"?
     
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    e·lit·ism or é·lit·ism (-ltzm, -l-)
    1. The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.
    2. a. The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.
    b. Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.

    Having money does not make one an "elitist". There are plenty of down to earth millionaires and lots of snobby bitches who can't pay their fucking bills. It's an attitude. Not a dollar figure.

    Thanks for the article, but I do agree with Christie that many in the MSM and academia are full of themselves as well.
     
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    I just liked the man's writing style, chanel, and his frank description of his life. I certainly saw myself in it -- didn't you?
     
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    ^^^ That. Elitism is about attitude, not wealth.
     
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    Reaganomics?
     
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    the writer sounds like a prick to me
     
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    Meh, I liked it. If you didn't, that's cool.
     
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    I think there are some elitists on this board, don't you? At least that is what I gleen from their ramblings at times.
     
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    Looks like Christie erred in this particular case.

    Probably should've said "simpering little snivelers" instead.
     
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    An elitist believes that superior people (they decide what defines superior, of course) ought to be in charge.

    THE elite are those people who are superior.

    Calling somebody a member of an elite is not necessarily an insult.

    And I have never understood why being an elitist is an insult, either.

    Who DOESNT want truly superior people (in their fields) at the helm?

    When people who are NOT superior become THE elite of society, that's when ELITISM becomes a problem.

    For example, when one becomes a member of the ruling elite by dint of birth?

    That is when elitism is a problem.
     
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