Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Things that make your head explode

This: (Via Ta-Nehisi)

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.


Forester was a major donor for Clinton earning her the title as a Hillraiser for helping to raise at least $100,000 for the New York Democratic senator’s failed presidential bid.


“This is a hard decision for me personally because frankly I don't like him,” she said of Obama in an interview with CNN’s Joe Johns. “I feel like he is an elitist. I feel like he has not given me reason to trust him.”

Forester is the CEO of EL Rothschild, a holding company with businesses around the world. She is married to international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. Forester is a member of the DNC’s Democrats Abroad chapter and splits her time living in London and New York.

So the CEO of an international holding company married to "Sir Evelyn de Rothschild" who spends her time in between London and New York thinks that Barack Obama is an elitist?




  1. Sir Barrack shalt not agree with her egalitarian lifestyle.

  2. Translation: uppity? But really, I'm not sure which of the following explanations might describe the motive behind the new widespread use of this word to describe him:

    1) Barack Obama is "elitist" because that word is the new "uppity".

    2) Barack Obama is elitist because he speaks eloquently and acts rationally (unlike most Americans, and several recent presidents).

    3) Barack Obama is elitist because he makes racist people feel inferior for their irrational fear of him.

    4) Barack Obama is elitist because that's a convenient word to turn the swing-state populace against him.

    5) Barack Obama is elitist because he went to college and grad school and you didn't. Those ivory-tower intellectuals think they know it all!

    6) Barack Obama is elitist because he was a community organizer and you haven't done shit for your community. And how dare he make you feel bad about that!

    This is really just a brainstorm. If you have a favorite reason, let me know. I'm sure McCain's campaign advisers have some good ones.

  3. Barak Obama is an elitist because he knows how many houses he has and where they are, and then flaunts it in your face.

  4. @nik0: Translation is definitely uppity. That strategy was going pretty well until
    this guy
    slipped up and actually said what he meant.

    @6.54= Fucking Hilarious. And being on the onion's website led me to
    as well.