Look, it is a wingnut named Walter Williams, talky-talking at ClownHall, about how smart people like Barack Obama are bad and stupid people like Sarah Palin are good!
There are a lot of things, large and small, that irk me. One of them is our tendency to evaluate a presidential candidate based on his intelligence or academic credentials. When Obama threw his hat in the ring, people thought he was articulate and smart and hailed his intellectual credentials. Just recently, when Newt Gingrich announced his candidacy, people hailed his intellectual credentials and smartness as well.
By contrast, the intellectual elite and mainstream media people see Sarah Palin as stupid, a loose cannon and not to be trusted with our nuclear arsenal. There was another presidential candidate who was also held to be stupid and not to be trusted with our nuclear arsenal who ultimately became president — Ronald Reagan. I don’t put much stock into whether a political leader is smart or not because, as George Orwell explained, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”
All the evidence that I see is that academics and intellectuals have messed up the world. I challenge anyone to show me a major calamity that was engineered by a stupid, inarticulate person
George W. Bush. Iraq and the entire American response to 9/11. DONE!
Goodbye, dumb wingnut.
It is sad that he wrote so many more words after that, as he could have been working on his times tables.
[h/t Tintin @ Sadly, No!]