Monday, November 15, 2010

The Thomas Sowell Wish-It-Was-A-Memorial Award For Anti-Intellectualism

Guess the writer!
Postgraduates, by which I believe the AEI analysts mean those with something more than a bachelor’s degree, were 20 percent of the electorate. They went for Democrats by 52 to 46 percent. No surprise there. Obama, after all, is himself a creature of the university ecosystem, and the way he talks reminds me of nothing more than a professor at a faculty meeting talking about changes to the grading curve. All those folks out there with M.A.’s and Ph.D.’s know one of their own when they see one.

Voters without a high-school diploma were only 3 percent of the electorate, and they voted Democratic 60 to 36 percent. Presumably, this group benefits the most from the redistribution of income going on under the Obama administration.

Everyone else (high-school grads, some college, college degrees) voted Republican. Democrats lost the middle class and more.

I’ve been trying to figure out what this means (aside from the amazing educational achievements of the electorate — 97 percent had a high-school degree or more). Does it mean that the over-educated have no more common sense than those with no education? Does it mean that Obama only really appeals to the extremes of the educational distributional curve, because neither end is really responsible for making ends meet and balancing budgets?
Who, pray tell, is enlightening us as to the depravity of the over-educated? Why it is Professor John Yoo.

9 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If Obama was really smart, he would have rounded up all those war criminals right after being elected.

Now he can watch them demand his impeachment.

P.S. WV: dessemil
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Smut Clyde said...

the extremes of the educational distributional curve because neither end is really responsible for making ends meet and balancing budgets

I liked this part. Blue-collar workers are lazy parasites.

Substance McGravitas said...

"Hmm, can I afford this can of tuna" is a wild flight of irresponsible fancy.

Another Kiwi said...

High school degree? According to wackylopedia The high school diploma is the symbol of having successfully completed the basic education required by law for youths
So Yoo finds it amazing that people are not breaking the law?

mikey said...

I dunno.

Do you find, as I have, that anything you have to say about John Yoo is predictable and hackneyed?

Yeah, blah blah I'd like to blah blah he's a blah blah I'd show him blah blah.

Fucker's a symptom. The disease may not be curable.

Substance McGravitas said...

Compulsory education in the US varies from state to state; in a number of states you can leave early.

Kathleen said...

few things are as said as an elitist using the evil spectre of "elitism" to convince the poor & middle classes that the rich taking their money is good.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Fucker's a symptom. The disease may not be curable.



Nah. He's a boil.

Even if it's a topical solution, burning him allows for a future cure.

See: Nuremberg Trials.

Although I admit I would jump at the opportunity to provide some demonstration of his legal ideas in a more personal venue.

Oski the Bear said...

"Does it mean that the over-educated have no more common sense than those with no education?"

I dunno, Perfesser Yoo, but that seems like somewhat ... tortured logic.