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Anti-Intellectual Obama
Weekly Standard, by Ethan Epstein

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Posted By:grace52, 1/31/2014 2:02:47 PM

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin yesterday and engaged in a tasteless bit of anti-intellectualism. “A lot of young people no longer see the trades and skilled manufacturing as a viable career,” he told an audience in Waukesha, “but I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.” (He later walked back the remark.) It was a distressing moment. Not because Obama urged Americans to pursue vocational, rather than intellectual, degrees – that’s fine, and potentially even good advice.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 1/31/2014 2:09:40 PM     (No. 9713341)

Obama isn´t really for anything.

And he really isn´t against anything.

He just isn´t anything.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/31/2014 2:23:04 PM     (No. 9713358)

Yes #1, he really just adds up to zero, doesn´t he?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Barlyk, 1/31/2014 3:25:11 PM     (No. 9713448)

He also pronounced the name of the town he was in and Milwaukee County Executives name. Idiotic twit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Barlyk, 1/31/2014 3:26:37 PM     (No. 9713451)

Mis-pronounced...sorry

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/31/2014 11:02:09 PM     (No. 9714031)

Surprised he doesn´t tell US about new job opportunities in CO.

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