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Since this 2008 Presidential Elections began, a number of words have seeped their way into our daily vocabulary. Words such as: Obamamania, Obama fever, Obamarama, Obama Girl, McCain Girl, Superdelegates, Solutions, the word CHANGE seems to have taken a whole new meaning, and of late, the word ‘ELITIST’ has been floating around the atmosphere.
And with reference to that, what exactly is an ELITIST one might ask.
An ELITE, according to wikipedia, is someone who believes he/she is a member of a superior group of persons based on their wealth and/or intellect, or has extraordinary abilities, hence the term, ELITIST. And lately the word ELITIST has been used by members of the Obama camp mainly in reference to Senator Obama.
Furthermore, and according to the polls, many of Senator Obama’s supporters seem to belong to an elite group as they are the ones who hold college degrees, fit into a wealthy income bracket and yes, they do consider themselves to be ELITISTS.
And why is this this ELITIST matter an issue now? Does it really matter whether you are an ELITIST or not when you are deciding who might be the better candidate to lead the country.
Who takes these kinds of polls? Are some people so idle that they are willing to predict who you will most likely vote for based on your income bracket, superior abilities, level of intellect, or wealth?
What kind of poll will some group take next? One that determines how many prospective voters have gold rimmed toilet seats in their homes?
Being an ELITIST is one thing, but in this politically correct age in which we are, is using the word ELITIST another way of calling a SNOB a SNOB without actually using the word SNOB? Especially when ELITIST would suffice?
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