Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Problem With... Idiots.

How silly is it to keep hearing folks on cable TV, talk radio, and blogs question the intelligence of folks like President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder when it comes to matters of law and the Constitution? Not a day goes by that I don't hear some numbnut talking about how these two men don't understand what the Founding Fathers meant, and how these two guys are literally desecrating on the principles that this country stands for.

Any professional person of color (particularly Negroes) knows that it's like to have your hardearned credentials questioned from the minute you step in the door. It's one thing to question a person's decisions, but questioning their qualifications is yet another altogether. And I think that's where the distinction between criticism of Bush and Obama lies. Sure, it's a fine line, but I remember most of Bush's criticism tied to his iffy decisions. Not about his legitimacy (and I'm not talking about hanging chads) to even be sitting in the Oval Office in the first place. Again, there's a nuance here, and I hope you're following it. If not, sorry.

Which is why folks who question the intelligence of Obama and Holder on such complex issues as the Constitution come off as total imbeciles. Holder went to Columbia Law and served as both a Federal judge and Deputy Attorney General prior to his current gig. Obama went to Harvard Law and was a Constitutional Law Professor prior to becoming a politician. Despite whatever allegations of affirmative action you might want to sling in their direction, it's quite unlikely that being black wrote their dissertations for them. These are not idiots. They didn't go to DeVry, or Everest College, or one of those schools you see advertised during commercials on Judge Joe Brown.[1]

It is fair to say that these men have forgotten far more about the Constitution than numbnuts like Hannity, Beck, Palin, Rush, and a million TeaBaggers with 8th grade educations know about the Constitution, combined. So enough already.

I guess that twice as hard/half as far thing was true, huh?

Question: What do you think?

[1] No shots fired at DeVry, and Everest College grads, or Judge Joe, of course.

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