Mocking Middle America

Needless to say, Washington’s media elites did not care for the president’s Tampa, Florida speech.  CNN’s Jim Acosta was “triggered” by Trump’s remarks, and he tweeted this:

“I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way.”

Spare me the crocodile tears!  When was the last time Jim Acosta and CNN condemned Antifa and the literally hundreds of attacks against conservatives?

For years I’ve been telling people that one of the reasons Washington seems so out of touch is that D.C. elites, if they think of people outside the Beltway at all, think of them as uncouth idiots.

Remember Barack Obama’s remark about “bitter Americans” clinging to their guns and religion?  How about Peter Strzok’s claim that he could “smell” conservatives at Walmart?  And don’t forget Hillary’s “basket of deplorables.”

You can add to that list this tweet from Politico reporter Marc Caputo about the people at Trump’s Tampa rally:  “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”

When the predictable backlash began, he replied, “Oh, no! I made fun of garbage people. . .”

If Caputo tweeted anything remotely similar about any racial or sexual minority group, he would be fired immediately.  Same for Peter Strzok.  But it is acceptable when elites mock Middle America.

—Gary Bauer
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