Eugene Robinson thinks, like his president, that we should be thanking Obama and his team for gracing the White House with their presence:
Okay, I want to make sure I understand. Two years ago, with the nation facing a host of complex and difficult problems, voters put a bunch of thoughtful, well-educated people in charge of the government. Now many of those same voters, unhappy and impatient, have decided that things will get better if some crazy, ignorant people are running the show? Seriously?Regular readers know that I question, very seriously, the education of Obama and his brain trust.
Pat Caddell's view differs from Robinson's:
“These are naive idiots who’ve come out of academia and have never done anything real in their lives, and they are actually in power,” he said. “These are the people we never let in the room when we had serious business to do. Now they’re running the country.”I heart Pat Caddell.
The arrogance of Mr. Robinson's premise is pretty staggering, no? We're not to question the ability or the motives of the elites, no matter how badly they screw up, and no matter how wide the gap between the people's interests and their own. Robinson goes on to slam a select tea-party few whom he considers "crazy" and "ignorant" but fails to mention others, like Joe Miller, Sean Bielat, Allen West, Ruth McClung, Charles Lollar, or Renee Elmers, whom he'd have a harder time smearing.
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