This clown seems hellbent on making Hillary seem charming and relatable by comparison doesn’t he?
Michael Bloomberg is flooding the nation with commercials promoting his candidacy.
He imagines himself the REAL contender for the 2020 nomination, and ultimately, the obvious choice for President in November. We suspect he will find himself gravely disappointed… and we would be surprised if all his cash will be enough to knock off Bernie.
One of the problems Democrats have found themselves facing lately is a function of their own arrogance.
They have dismissed, talked down to, and derided rural America so often and for so long that there a mutual distrust forming between both sides. The Dems hate the values that drive the ‘deplorables’ in ‘flyover country’, and rural America is pretty sick of costal elites assuming that multi-million-dollar homes, private jets, and gated communities confer any sense of moral superiority over the rest of America.
But when a billionaire media mogul who looks like he’s never even SEEN a farm speaks so condescendingly about something he obviously knows nothing about, well, that seems a curious way to win the hearts and minds of voters.
Or does he only imagine himself as leader of blue states and only willing to represent THEIR interests?
Here he is, waxing philosophical on farmers a couple of weeks after Trump was elected:
Bloomberg on why farmers can’t work in information technology
MB: “I can teach anyone how to be a farmer 1 dig a hole 2 put a seed in 3 put dirt on top 4 add water 5 up comes the corn”
— Pete (@PeterMentes) February 15, 2020
Sorry, Bloomberg. IT is not so complicated as you imagine. It is simply a different specialization. There are smart people and dumb people in every walk of life.
This is the correct response to anyone blowing off an entire class of people you imagine yourself better and smarter than:
I grew up in rural Oregon, farm country, and I am here to tell you that Bloomberg is both ignorant about farming and, worse, contemptuous of types of knowledge he doesn’t personally identify as “skilled.” Contempt for the lives of others should always be a big red flag https://t.co/hI9KdMYxMo
— Kate Elliott is working (@KateElliottSFF) February 17, 2020
He might see himself as the reasonable moderate alternative to Bernie, but it’s hard to imagine someone as intrinsically unlikable as Bloomberg getting enough traction to win his party’s nod.
Here’s the reaction he’s getting…
— Felicia Byron (@ByronFelicia) February 17, 2020
— Deplorable Rube Marie Wh*te, Praying for Australia (@sisalgirl) February 17, 2020
— james paul (@profbon35) February 17, 2020
Guess us #farmers don’t have enough grey matter to use technology & grow food. I’m over here graduating w honors in biology & being published in TWO scientific journals for my research-guess I’m too dumb to know how to use tech to make growing food more economical @MikeBloomberg https://t.co/9QpciOCEf9
— Jenny Sauer-Schmidgall (@TheWittyFarmer) February 17, 2020
I wonder how many scientific journals Bloomberg is published in?
Dear Mike Bloomberg: Here’s a Good Starting List Before Your Next Ignorant Anti-Farmers Speech! @MikeBloomberg
— TheCyberChick (@warriors_mom) February 17, 2020
Here is Bloomberg demeaning #farmers and blue collar workers. He's never worked a day in his life & thinks most working class jobs are thoughtlessly pushing buttons & turning handles.
He doesn't understand the working class or our jobs, but he damn sure seems to have opinions. https://t.co/XlEbOvP27c
— Spartacast League (@EnceladusOne) February 17, 2020
Even Biden — whose chances are half-dead already — could do a far better job of representing the working-class members of his party and their values than this pompous windbag.
You might be a billionaire, but you have to go through the PEOPLE to get to the White House… and if they think you hold the people you want to lead in contempt, that’s not going to play well in the states you’d need to win.
Just ask Hillary. She could tell you all about it, if she ever gets past the denial stage of her grief.