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From Trumpmania to Euroscepticism: Revenge of the Plebs

23 February 2016

2:26 PM

23 February 2016

2:26 PM

The Third Wayists are quaking in their boots. The middle-class, middle-of-the-road technocrats who have dominated politics for the best part of three decades are freaking out. These people who bristle at anything ideological, are disdainful of heated debate, and have bizarrely turned the word ‘moderate’ into a compliment feel under siege. And no wonder they do, for on both sides of the Atlantic their very worst nightmare — a revenge of the plebs — is becoming flesh.

You can see this sometimes clumsy but nonetheless forceful reassertion of pleb power in everything from Trumpmania to the staggering back to life of Euroscepticism — or what snooty moderates call ‘Europhobia’, because every point of view that runs counter to their own must be a mental illness, right?

In both Middle America and Middle England, among both rednecks and chavs, voters who have had more than they can stomach of being patronised, nudged, nagged and basically treated as diseased bodies to be corrected rather than lively minds to be engaged are now putting their hope into a different kind of politics. And the entitled Third Way brigade, schooled to rule, believing themselves possessed of a technocratic expertise that trumps the little people’s vulgar political convictions, are not happy. Not one bit.

Consider their fury, or bamboozlement, with Trump’s army. Who are these strange creatures pumping their fists in the air for a big-haired billionaire who is most proud of being un-PC, they wonder?

They’re so perplexed by these plebs that they’ve taken to psychologising them. The Washington Post, America’s foremost purveyor of the bland post-politics politics, asked actual psychologists to give their take on the Trump-following blob. Their conclusion? That they love Trump because he tells them their problems are ‘simple and easy to solve’. CNN diagnosed the Trump army as being in the grip of ‘racial and economic fear’. Gawker dispensed with the cod-psychology and went straight for the plebs’ jugulars: they’re simply driven by ‘profound stupidity’, it sniffed.


The great irony of this disgust for Trumpites is that it is precisely such treatment of a vast swathe of the American electorate as dumb or mad or both which has made many see Trump as a refreshing alternative.

From Obama’s writing-off of the inhabitants of industrial downs as people who ‘cling to guns and religion’ to blogging queen Arianna Huffington’s claim that ‘millions of voters’ vote with their ‘lizard, more emotional right brain’ rather than with their ‘logical left brain’, the contempt heaped on ordinary American voters in recent years has been relentless.

America’s new elites, fancying themselves superior to the rural, the old, the religiously inclined and the rest, have increasingly turned politics into something that is done to people, for their own good, rather than by people according to their moral outlook. And then they wonder why people go looking for something else, something less sneering.

In Britain, meanwhile, the Third Wayists are losing sleep over the EU referendum, when ordinary people — including people who watch the football and wave the St George’s flag! — will get to have their say on Britain’s future relationship with the EU. What madness is this, they wonder of democracy.

The middle-of-the-road mob have always been alarmed by the idea that something as sacred as the future of the EU should be entrusted to the plebs. Tony Blair, the first but now hated King of the dull new moderates, warned last year that a vote would cause ‘chaos’.

During earlier revolts of the Euro-plebs, like when the French and Dutch said No to the EU Constitution in 2005 and the Irish said ‘pogue mahone’ to the Lisbon Treaty in 2008, the new elites went ballistic. Such No votes are a ‘triumph of ignorance’, declared gorger from the EU gravy train Lord Kinnock. Liberal Democrat MEP Andrew Duff said the opponents of EU treaties are an ‘odd bunch of… the generally pissed off’. Commentators said the plebs had been brainwashed by ‘populist demagogues’, because of course it isn’t possible that people could really be against the EU.

We’ll see more of this in the coming months, more defamation of those who dare to say: ‘I don’t like Brussels.’ But Euroscepticism represents, not some swirling, xenophobic disgust with Europeans, as it has been pathologised by the pleb-fearing PC lobby, but a people’s feeling of exhaustion with the ossified oligarchy of the Brussels machine. It speaks to a desire among ordinary people to take back some control over their lives and destinies. And as The Economist pointed out, this Eurosceptic urge is strongest among the less well-educated — that is, the plebs, those tired of being treated as welfare, nudging and paternalism fodder by the new political elites.

So bring it on, this revenge of the plebs. Let’s cheer their rude, intemperate injection of ideology into the flat, lifeless sphere politics has become over the past 20 years. And let’s enjoy the squirming of an aloof political class and commentariat who mistakenly thought they had put the pesky masses and their troublesome views out to pasture.


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  • Johnnymcevoy

    Well said, Brendan. Thank you.

  • July Linett

    Thank you for this, Mr. O’Neill. Your piece articulates something I have long felt. It became overt when Sarah Palin entered the national stage. As I told my friends at the time, when they attacked her it felt like they were really attacking people like me. Their contempt for those like me was cruel, vicious, and fueled by lies-told-as-truths. As with George W, Palin, and now Trump, they act as if in the throes of an allergic reaction, clawing at hives. The truth is that they despise normal Americans. They hate that we love our country and actually LIKE to say the pledge of allegiance and maybe get chills when we sing the national anthem and see the flag wave under a bright blue sky. They sneer when we speak truths and call things by their correct names. The elites must kill those sentiments and labeling them fascist or racist is the quickest way. Using lies like this, their goal is to kill our spirit and our beautiful country. This is what we fight against. I voted for Ted Cruz, but if Donald Trump turns out to be the nominee, he at least doesn’t seem to be in the spirit-killing business and professes to love the USA. I can live with that.

  • Cobbett

    Unless you’re part of the EU gravy train, why would you want to be in the EU?

  • martin_lowe

    You can see this sometimes clumsy but nonetheless forceful reassertion of pleb power in everything from Trumpmania to the staggering back to life of Euroscepticism — or what snooty moderates call ‘Europhobia’, because every point of view that runs counter to their own must be a mental illness, right?

    It’s not being ‘snooty’. The behaviour certainly isn’t ‘sceptic’ when the knee jerk reaction to the abbreviation ‘EU’ is to say that it is ‘evil’ and ‘just like the USSR’.

    You’re supposed to be a writer. Look up ‘sceptic’ and ‘phobic’ in a dictionary and you might learn something.

    • 9sqn

      So how often do you think scepticism of the EU is ‘knee jerk ? The answer being maybe not quite as often as you’d like to think. Besides which, there are genuine comparisons to be made between the EU and the USSR: Democracy, or lack thereof, being just one of them. So while we look up ‘phobia’ and ‘sceptic’, perhaps you could look up patronising and arrogant, then we’ve all learnt something, eh.

      • martin_lowe

        And here’s where you display your rank ignorance when you rant about “democracy, or lack thereof”: MEPs are elected, as are the ministers from member states who make up the Council of Ministers. The Commission isn’t elected, but seeing as they act as the Civil Service that isn’t a big deal. I’m hard pressed to think of any functioning country in the world with an elected civil service.

        Comparing the EU to the UK, they have two out of three arms of government who are elected – whereas with Britain’s House of Commons, House of Lords and the Civil Service we only elect into one of the three. That makes the EU more democratic than the UK if we want to subscribe to your simplistic analysis.

        So, the truth of the matter is that your position is a position of ignorance (or that you knew about this and are lying to the British people). Either way, you are a disgrace to our country.

        • 9sqn

          I don’t give a flying Fk about how many tiers of the EU are elected. They rule us but they’re not elected by us, and that is how I judge democracy in MY country. But your final remark about my being a ‘disgrace to our country’ is no more than a cheap, nasty little jibe worthy of only the cretin you clearly are. A POS like you really should meet me somewhere. Now go FO and die.

          • martin_lowe

            Proud of being ignorant. And thin-skinned with it. What a disgrace.
            No wonder employers prefer workers from abroad if the alternative is the likes of you, thinking the country owes them a living just for being born.

  • mmealling

    “Let’s cheer their rude, intemperate injection of ideology into the flat, lifeless sphere politics has become over the past 20 years.”

    I would be OK with that if they actually HAD an ideology. But so far all I can see from my fellow Republicans who support Trump is just a simple desire for the world to look like they want it to look. In many cases that’s how they think it looked when they were in their late teens and early twenties. There’s no philosophy or ideology to discuss. Everything boils down to “I just like it this way and I want the Government to make it happen.”

    I can handle an ideology, what I can’t figure out is how to implement a lifestyle.

  • Suzy61

    Brendan – your articles are a pleasure to read.

    Thank you.

  • Nick Wright

    The tipping point has arrived. The return to the Sacred Sovereign has begun with the implosion of the Third Way and the exposure of our absurd governance to the eye of Rational Humanity. Long live John Oliver:

  • rptrpt.rpt

    always wondered what kinnocks actually do. can anyone advise?

    • 9sqn

      Yes, F*** all.

  • toboot

    I’m afraid that I must hold up my hand and confess, that I am no longer just a eurosceptic, the Cameronites bullying, lying and patronising fear tactics have now converted me to an extremist europhobe. When I see his smug self-satisfied and overfed face spouting his usual euro propaganda on television, I find myself overcome with nausea and must leave the room to avoid smashing the TV.

  • Tom

    Jose Barroso, ex EU Commission President, has told us that the UK is in “the Last Chance Saloon”! Last Chance? This is the FIRST chance we’ve been given in some 50 years to exit the doomed EU – let’s grab it with both hands.

  • celtthedog

    Maybe the “plebs” are angry for a more basic reason: the complete and utter failure of the elites’ policies, even as judged by the elites’ (declared) standards.

    Europe: mass immigration resulting in all sorts of social problems — did the plebs support this? The euro, an artificial currency which has ruined the continent economically for probably a generation — were the plebs responsible for this? Massive gulf between the rich and the poor and shrinking social and economic mobility — did the plebs institute the policies responsible for this?

    The US: mass immigration resulting in all sorts of social problems — did the plebs support this? The massive bank bailouts and refusal to seriously investigate or even prosecute the organizations responsible for the crash — are the plebs responsible for this? Massive gulf between the rich and the poor and shrinking social and economic mobility — did the plebs institute the policies responsible
    for this?

    Look at the shape the West as a whole is in. Why wouldn’t there be a negative reaction to this? Especially on the part of the people at the receiving end.

  • James

    You cheer on Trump, a potty mouthed narcissist and bully, with no political experience, or beliefs in anything other than himself, or credible policies, as a suitable candidate for the White House? And what is this ideology he’s bringing to the party?

    • Tom

      Pacification and Amelioration.

  • GoJebus

    Here, here! The people are sick of slimy, sound bite politicians who do not listen to them and are in up to their nuts with national and trans-national corporations (each one of those of course, a dictatorship, benign or otherwise). Where there are only lobotomised political clones on offer, people will eventually reach out for a different kind of leader. It’s more exciting that way, when you only have one life to live and it is being eroded and degraded day by day by robots without your best interests at heart.

    There needs to be a proper debate in this country with the people. Not some BBC publicity stunt crapola, but a full-on, year-long debate, ensuring that we are all involved (not just loud-mouthed liberals and the party faithful). We should be asked to comment honestly on immigration, the economy, foreign policy and every other area of life. When that debate is finished the plan based on the will of the majority should be executed.

    If the plan does not involve the ending of mass immigration, exiting the EU, reigning in big Corp., getting rid of the BBC license fee, and terminating the multi-cultural experiment, then we can shoot ourselves in the head under the maypole, for the battle will have been lost.

  •!/DavidWLincoln David W. Lincoln

    This is as good as it gets, in objectively stating why Nigel Farage, and Donald Trump, are lionized by people who actually respect the power of the ballot box.

    Nicely done, Brendan.

  • Neil Saunders

    These “middle of the road”, “technocratic”, Third-Way types never actually occupied any kind of middle ground. They simply combined two extremisms: Political Correctness (from the New Left) for their sociocultural policies and neoliberalism/neoconservatism (from the New Right) for their economic and foreign policies.

    In so doing they effectively disenfranchised a huge swathe of the electorate: on the one hand, traditionalist conservatives and on the other bread-and-butter social democrats. Some of these people foolishly clung (through misguided tribalism) to the mainstream parties that purported to represent them, apparently not understanding that they were actually voting against everything they held dear.

  • WFB56

    As William Buckley wrote 50 years ago, “I would rather be ruled by the first 20 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard University”.

    • trobrianders

      Holds true for the sake of a cheap joke but also holds true under scrutiny.

      • WFB56

        Not really a joke, more an observation. In a similar vein I would argue that Russia would have been better served by elevating 100 taxi drivers to positions of power after the fall of the wall than it has been by Yeltsin, Putin and others.

        • trobrianders

          Nice theory but vested interest would have turned your 100 taxi drivers to putty or driven them away screaming.

          • WFB56

            Probably, but could it really have been any worse?

            • trobrianders

              I don’t know. I’m not a complainer. We all get what we deserve. I believe that.

    • Lawrence James.

      Was he a Yale man by any chance ?

      • WFB56

        Yes and the author of a no holds barred critique of Yale, “God and Man at Yale”. No doubt that he would have applied the same maxim of Yale.

        • Lawrence James.

          I wonder whether the first name in Boston ‘phone directory was Absalom Aardvak, a Marxist professor of Politics at Harvard.

          • WFB56

            That would be okay as all Marxist professors are incapable of anything beyond blather so he couldn’t do much damage.

            • Lawrence James.

              True enough. Yet some do commit assault with blunt instruments, namely boring lectures/addresses. Corbyn should be indicted for this offence which can induce comas and nausea.

  • Terry Field

    A nasty twisting little article. Revenge of those wrecked by the corrupted illiberal left, and those who are revolted by the spin, sleaze and lies of the globalising b*st*rds who lie about the real effects of shipping half the economy to hell-holes in the far east. Free trade worked when it was in our favour; now it does not, scrap it. And stuff the corrupted globalisers living well on the impoverishment of their fellow citizens.

  • trobrianders

    I love the poorly educated too. They’re so much smarter than lefty idiots with their loonyversity education

  • OmnipotentWizard

    As the Conservatives (UK) and the Democrats (US) have done a good enough job then it has caused the Republicans (US) and Labour (UK) to move Right (US) and Left (UK) and hence become unelectable. They will both need one round of disaster before the moderates can once again take over their parties.

    • WFB56

      Trump is not a Republican, he’s an independent who has chosen to run in the Republican primary. He is a hijacker and nothing more.

      • OmnipotentWizard

        Exactly – and he will cause the party to crash and burn for one cycle of presidential elections.

      • trobrianders

        What’s Bernie then?

        • WFB56

          The face of the Democratic party in 2020.

  • Samuel Hooper

    Blair is absolutely right that there has been a loss of faith in centrist politics. But centrist politics is not an innocent victim. Centrist politics has delivered a cross-party political consensus which was defiantly pro-European in face of public euroscepticism, which doggedly refused to talk about immigration even as a centre-left New Labour government spurned transitional controls and allowed hundreds of thousands more economic migrants a year into Britain without ever consulting the people, which sought to label anyone who questioned this policy as racist, and which trotted out the same tired old tropes about Our Beloved NHS and precious public services while doing almost nothing new or radical to reshape them for the twenty-first century.

  • Q46

    David Cameron believes sovereignty means ‘getting things done’ – telling, because ‘getting things done’ without sovereignty over what is done to you, is being subject to dictatorship.

    And that sums up the current ruling class… Pleb know thy place, shut up and be told.

    • trobrianders

      Leftists realised 40 years ago they could not gain power through the ballot box so instead they infiltrated the education, government and media sectors and shifted the centre of the political spectrum greatly to the Left. Support for Leave is the long awaited reaction to this heinous act by leftists. What we’re seeing is the pendulum swinging back.

      • Tom

        Are we talking Common Purpose?

  • TheTortorian

    I’m a 96% Outer and I’m a posho descended from people who’ve been part of the Western European elite (to a greater or lesser extent) for about a thousand years.

  • TheTortorian

    The Washington Post are dicks, Obama told people their problems were even simpler and easier to solve, they just had to ‘Hope’.

  • amicus

    Sorry, but I don’t much like plebs, and I suspect the author of this article wouldn’t take kindly to having a family of them living next door. But they do have votes.

    (I shall very likely vote to leave the EU)

  • Pioneer

    Big win for Trump in Nevada.

  • Maureen Fisher

    Orwell would have had a field day with all this. The pro EU propaganda from Government departments is paid for by us!

  • trobrianders

    This wilful leftist misrepresentation of Trump is symptomatic of everything that has gone wrong in this country. Pretty soon virtue signalling is all you’ll have left.

  • Lord Voldemort

    This is fundamentally wrong. It is wrong to draw a parallel between the Brexit campaign and the Trump campaign. Brexit might have populist support, but it is a principled stand based on English law and custom. Trump is a blowhard who would undermine the American equivalent at nearly every opportunity.

    • Maximum Overdrive

      Trump might well be a “blowhard”, but that’s exactly what’s needed to reverse the excesses of the past 40 years, since the generation of 68 took power.

      • Tom

        The UK could do with a “blow-hard” for the EU OUTERS campaign.

  • WJ Alden

    Funny the way the left bashes the so-called dumb voters. It is the very dumbest voters – the dropouts, those who are barely literate, those who are most likely to be on welfare, those who are barely (if ever) employed, those women with four children by three different men (and vice versa) – who are most likely to support the left and support projects like the EU.

    If you tested would-be voters on civics and reasoning and denied the vote to the bottom 20%, politics in the US (and, I’d wager, in the UK) would move substantially to the right.

    • Andrew Cole

      That isn’t right. You have that low skilled demographic right. They are the ones that are one of Labours demographics BUT they all want out of the EU. As do the demographic above of low skilled but IN employment. Virtually all the lower skilled working classes want out.

  • Ravenscar

    On politicians, I gave up with them some years ago.

    Though, I don’t mind being patronized by someone who might just be regarded as ‘a bloke who knows his job’ – I listen to mechanics, a few architects, engineers and at times some businessmen but never to any sort of bod who calls himself an economist.

    However, the big trouble these days, even with senior quacks – no one seems to have an effin clue.

    Ah but there are a lot of folk out there sitting in very, very comfortable sinecures for no reason other than who their father was. Maybe if, they are a member of a clandestine outfit called Common Purpose – “walk the walk talk the claptrap” equals how tea ladies and cleaners become senior heads of social engineering departments. Quangocrats/queens and a bent process of ‘favour’ how they did wangle, finagled and/or 7&^%ed their way to the top.

    The public sector aristocracy………….. who pretend to be omniscient on all things.

    What irks so intensely to the point where it now begets a very black temper ill disposed to any sort of moderation, particularly this claque of empty heads (the public sector aristocracy) – jostling each other for position and lording it – fighting for a megaphone to tell me how to run and manage my life, drink, eat, smoke…….and the other and even to the extent of, what I can and cannot think.

    Four ways, in the near future the world can travel to become a much better place not necessarily chronologically sequenced; Russia and her allies recover Syria, Donald Trump wins the White House, Marine Le Pen wins a great presidential victory in France and Britain frees itself from the shackles of the Empire of Brussels.

    Let’s make a start and here’s how…..

  • branwright

    “And then they wonder why people go looking for something else, something less sneering.”

    And that less sneering thing is Trump? I don’t follow that logic.

    • werewife

      It’s not sneering in and of itself that’s the issue, but rather at whom said sneering is directed.

  • The Patriarchy

    “this Eurosceptic urge is strongest among the less well-educated”

    Interesting issue. The BBC is fond of alleging that UKIP voters are older and less qualified than your average pinko. But the latest OECD data on education throws a fascinating light on what’s really happening : today’s school leavers are the least literate and second least numerate population in the OECD. So all these wonderful qualifications merely mask a dismal lack of education. But it gets better : today’s school leavers may be bottom of the class, but the over sixty fives in Britain are the best educated (most literate, most numerate) group of such people in OECD. Something the simpering patronizing fools at the BBC never seem to mention.

    Modern education turns out poorly informed, poorly skilled people who are gullible and filled full of leftist nonsense, all as Tony Blair intended. So in fact it’s the Europhile urge that is correlated to poorer education.

    • Andrew Cole

      Thats because Labour’s education policies put less emphasis on grammar and spelling and focused more on the content. They could get the right answers on the sheets but their literacy was terrible. There was less emphasis on mental arithmetic too after all everyone has a calculator on their phone these days.

      Gove reversed this and the teachers didn’t like it but my 9 year old son is already doing what his 10 year old brother is doing and my 10 year old is having to catch up a year and a half as well. They’ve basically reversed the dumbing down and it means kids need to get to Secondary School a year ahead of where they were a few years ago which would still be behind where my generation were at in the mid eighties.

      My 10 year old is in his last year of primary school. He is one of the top in his class yet he si doing stuff I was doing in the middle years of Primary school in some cases. half a term left and only just starting algebra?

      • jeremy Morfey

        Michael Gove is a ticking time bomb primed to deliver medicine. I have an intuition that in the short term, this medicine brings chaos – a reaction that for a while makes us feel quite poorly and out of sorts, but after the toxic cleansing response comes the sort of recovery you cannot have any other way.

        We saw this in Iceland after the global bonus bankers’ scandal – their economy was smashed to pieces for a while and a lot of people lost money, but they recovered well in the end and are doing better with their deficit than we are.

        Another similar is the treatment for cancer. A century ago, one scientist hit on the idea of introducing a cocktail of very nasty germs that provoked a high fever in the patient as the antibodies got to work on these bugs. It required a healthy immune system to start with and constant and intensive nursing through the fever, but what then happened was that the patient was left with a lot of antibodies and T cells that had seen off the bacteria and then set to work on the cancer. The total recovery rates were better than that offered up by chemotherapy and radiotherapy that suppresses the natural immune system. Interesting that technology has now tweaked things somewhat, so that T cells are more effective in attacking cancer.

        Organic agriculture works on the same principle – build up the crops’ natural defences, and they can then deal with whatever pest and disease is thrown at them sufficient to get a reliable albeit slightly reduced final yield, but without constant and expensive chemical inputs.

        I’d be interested to hear more from Michael Gove in the coming while.

        • Andrew Cole

          I agree. People can complain that the change is being implement at too great a rate and too quickly but we are talking about millions of kids futures and the longer you gradually increase this the more will lose out. Gove gets things done. People don’t like change. The 2 don’t really go together and thus those who have to deal with the change don’t like it.

  • Mike Davies

    > Liberal Democrat MEP Andrew Duff said the opponents of EU treaties are an ‘odd bunch of… the generally pissed off’

    Is he allowed to use the b word?

    • Andrew Cole

      bunch? nah so degrading he should have said group.

      • Tom

        Bunch! isn’t that a Cameron word. e.g. in the HOC he said “a bunch of immigrants”.?

        • Andrew Cole

          Cameron often makes a fool out of himself when he tries to sound like the man on the street. He makes himself look even more of a fraud.

  • ArchiePonsonby

    Revenge of the ignored, more like!

  • Ian Walker

    My decision on the EU referendum starts and ends with my ability to elect the President. People will argue about what sort of ‘cracy’ we live under, but it certainly isn’t the ‘demo’ kind.

  • megapotamus

    Hey, if Boris Johnson is for it, I am against it. Usually. But he’s come over to my side, at least on the EU. So viva Boris! And viva Sanders! This loon actually believes his own crap. It is a sweet biscuit indeed to see Hilary and MotherJones explaining to their ravenous nestlings…. we can’t just pour out free stuff on your heads forever! No? That’s Republican talk there. Ha!!! Those with eyes and a bit of sense have been denounced and disrespected for decades. Now we got dem chickens. HA!! again.

    • Maximum Overdrive

      Don’t trust Boris on this issue.
      He doesn’t want to leave the EU.

  • trobrianders

    So much of the western world has succumbed to 40 years of ruthless leftist indoctrination that they simply can’t understand the rise of Trump. Instead they demonise him and his supporters the way Stalin or Hitler demonised..

  • mf

    sign of the times, a typical “conservative” misdirection.
    The West weakened itself by promoting trade and economic policies that weakened their own societies by promoting and enhancing social inequality. Now the West finds itself in a debt trap, having tried and failed (predictably) in an attempt to replace wages with debt. It took 30-40 years to get here, it would take at least this long to partly restore the balance. Fully restoring the balance is harder still because of the population growth in so called developing world. The thing is that “conservative” newspapers, such as this one, were chief proponents of these measures, in the name of freedom and the invisible hand of the markets. Now the reaction is coming, both UK and US politics are veering into a populist mess, but the perpetrators are standing at the sidelines and snickering, somehow believing that they shall remain unaffected regardless, that they alone can judge from a position of moral superiority, and all that snickering of course in the name of freedom and free markets. Really? Reminds me of my youth in the Socialist Poland. When the reality squeaks, shout louder. It is always someone else who is at fault. We know better, back then, now and forever.

  • Diogenes of Sinope

    The democrats (enabled by complicit RINOS) have been systematically crushing every aspect of civil and economic freedom. Rebellion “unexpectedly” ensues.

    The problem with the democrats is that their rebellion has produced Sanders, the least likely person from the cesspool that is Washington, D.C. capable of restoring our God given liberties.

  • The Hard Man

    How nice to be so much more intelligent than the unwashed common proles! I’m jealous.

  • amac

    Let’s vote Out and be done with the w@nkers

  • Slater

    Its the revenge of the Anglo-Saxons against a thousand years of Norman oppression too.