October 17, 2010
Joe Klein on elites and 'ignoramuses'
"There is something profoundly diseased about a society that idolizes its ignoramuses and disdains its experts." I suppose that depends on how you define the terms "expert" and "ignoramus." We already know that Joe and his elitist pals consider Barack Obama, Tim Geithner and Kathleen Sebilius experts. According to Joe Klein, the author of the quote cited above, the unwillingness of the vast majority of Americans to buy into the absurdity of looking to callow, theorizing busy-bodies for leadership makes us into the Know Nothing Party 2.0:...(Christine O'Donnell's) ignorance makes her authentic-the holy grail of latter-day American politics: she's a real person, not like those phony politicians. In that sense, she-and the lifeboat filled with other Tea Party know-nothings-follow in the wake of our leading exemplar of ignorant authenticity, Sarah Palin...Sour grapes-Joe isn't the first journalist to toss the know-nothing epithet, perhaps it just takes longer...(Read Full Post)