Underlying Mr. Boehner’s rant against Mr. Obama and his never having held a real job is a disdain for intellectuals. It is ironic that it is the intellectuals like de Tocqueville who contributed to the framework of American democracy via his observations and writings on early American culture. de Tocqueville is cited by so many conservatives today that your head would spin.
It was the intellectuals who posited the theory of space flight while people like Boehner were on the sidelines saying man was not meant to fly. It was intellectuals who developed the transistor, a component that drove American dominance in technology.
Yep. A bunch of people who didn’t have real jobs that created the Internet, a network that now allows schlemiels and sub-par morons like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh to spread their vile and inane mindset, infecting anyone silly enough to accept their mind numbing views of the world.
Damn. If only these intellects could have stuck to real jobs…