"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The New Republicans and The Intellectual Divide

  Huffington Post articles routinely exude a smug superiority but this one has me reaching for the sick bag!
The general thrust of the article is that most Republicans and all Tea-Party types are pretty thick because they don't agree with the progressive liberals who infest the Post.

They make the argument that the Founding Fathers were clever men and that " This could be valuable food for thought for modern Tea Party conservatives who are engaged in a struggle to restore the vision of the Founding Fathers and "take their country back".
They are saying that the Founding Fathers , because they were smart, would have to be liberals.By today's standards they definitely weren't - I don't think same sex marriages,abortions and  removal of God from the schools would be policies they would espouse.Smart and liberal are not synonymous.
By painting educated, well-earning, science-embracing, articulate, introspective, intellectual citizens as un-American, the Republican party has built an entire base made up of those who not only don't possess these attributes, but enthusiastically abhor those who do. Not only are these factions now split along lines of educational achievement, socioeconomic status, and cultural and religious values, but most significantly, along an "intellectual divide".

Don't you like that "educated, well-earning, science-embracing, articulate, introspective, intellectual " which is applied to the writer and his peer group - modest , aren't they?
And on the Republican side"It's one thing to be ignorant. It's another to take pride in it. And it's quite another to venture beyond that into full-blown stupidity. "
Well, it is  surprising that the clever Democrats are trailing the dumb Republicans by nine per cent if they are as smart as they think they are .The arrogance of these people is mind-blowing and I guess the great thing is the average voter is awake to them now. Bring on the Mid-Terms.


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