When Barack Obama ran for President, his followers went into fits of ecstasy about electing a Harvard intellectual to the office. Finally, they argued, we’ll have a real thinker in charge — as opposed, apparently, to his Yale- and Harvard-educated predecessor. We’ll get real solutions to heretofore intractable problems. Obama’s complex intellect would outshine anything that preceded him in the Oval Office, and the oceans would recede and the Earth would cool, etc etc etc.
So what kind of insight and keen problem-solving do we get after one of the worst environmental emergencies in the US since the Exxon Valdez? What brilliant, complex, and original solution has The Great Intellect delivered unto us?
President Barack Obama has privately expressed his frustration to senior government officials that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has not been stopped and has made clear his feelings about it.
“Plug the damn hole,” he has told them, according to aides.
Whoa. Just imagine if we didn’t have Obama’s superior intellect to solve the big problems. Who ever would have thought that the solution to a broken pipe pouring out thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico would be to plug it?
And just imagine – his aides are so proud of it, they’re telling the press all about it five weeks after the blowout. It’s the only answer Obama has supplied thus far, of course. Thank goodness we have bona fide intellectuals running the show now.
And this is one of the primary differences between these liberal elites and the people who actually make this country work. Obama sniffs down his nose at this aggravating distraction and simply decrees 'plug the damn hole', and then moves on to other *sniff* more important things, leaving the icky details, knowledge, and work of actually accomplishing this decree to the provincial, hayseed hicks like you and me. Rather illustrative, don't you think?
Anyway, after seeing how *sniff* intellectuals have managed running things in the real world, I suggest we go back to the provincial, hayseed hicks that have, you know, built America into a global economic and military superpower. That seems to have worked much better.
There's my two cents.