20 May 2010

Death By Professor

Inside the Beltway, "Harvard know-it-allness" is a prized commodity; outside, its practitioners are largely regarded as "obnoxious and arrogant" in the classroom and "jaw-droppingly incompetent" out of it. Small wonder trust in government has hit a fifty-year low.

Welcome to government by professor. Assorted faculty of Ivy League schools have come together to form an administration with the least real-world and most academic experience of any in modern times, the American Enterprise Institute notes. And so we have a government of scolds, lecturers, and bullies, arrogant academics cheered on by mainstream media when they take a "paddle" to average citizens and taxpayers. (Emphasis mine.)
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6 comments:

msimons said...

The Ivy League influence on DC had been going on since Woodrow Wilson became President. But since ww2 the IL has gone Hard Left and lost touch with America.

Marcus said...

Too much Glenn Beck there msimons

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Marcus - you didn't know about WW until Beck brought him up?

13thBama said...

Instead of someone making a derogatory comment about Glenn Beck, how about proving Mr. Beck wrong? That would be a refreshing change.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

13B - excellent point. Beck does go out on a limb from time to time and gets quite emotional. That admitted, he predicted the financial meltdown and exposed the Socialist/Progressive connections in the current administration long before anyone else.

They mock because they can't refute. Transparent ad hominem attacks.

Rebel Raider said...

I have also noticed that those on the left offer very little in the way of substantive criticisms of Beck's program. It seems to me that what they really disdain is the notion of a viewpoint allowed to compete with their own. I find it refreshing that the consequences of history figures prominently in his programing. However, I was disappointed that Beck gave Lincoln essentially a free pass. I had hoped for more given his willingness to challenge historical orthodoxy. I find this inexplicable given his penchant for throwing Woodrow Wilson under a bus. A tendency (I would argue) that is so richly deserved.