It’s Those of Us Who Don’t Have Real Jobs that Drive This Economy

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…

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to It’s Those of Us Who Don’t Have Real Jobs that Drive This Economy

  1. Ken Ciszewski says:

    Alton:
    There is a lot of disdain for intellectuals in this country. I have always felt that our American society is anti-intellectual, we’re more of an action-oriented society. There is distrust for, fear of, and envy of intellectuals. Fortunately, there have been many intelligent people who have made scientific contributions that have great value, as you point out. Others, like Dr. Martin Luther King, made moral, ethical, and humanitarian contributions of incredibly important value. It doesn’t surprise me that people like John Boehner don’t appreciate the value of these types of people. People often belittle what they don’t understand.

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