Friday, April 18, 2008

Obama The Elitist

I just browsed through my 1000th or so blog post ripping Barack Obama for being an elitist so I thought it was time to respond.

Wikipedia defines elitist/elitism:

Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite — a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views and/or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities or wisdom render them especially fit to govern (emphasis mine)

Now I can see why the Republicans are so enamored with that term when ripping Obama. Who would want an intelligent individual with outstanding specialized training and skills that render them especially fit to govern as our next President? Or maybe the last 8 years of supporting someone with none of those qualities has just skewed their perception...

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