"You ivory tower egghead libs with your math and your objectivity will never understand. You can have all the education in the world and your vote still counts the same as everyone else's, and that's why you'll lose in the end. What's more American than that, stupid nerds? SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!"
-- Peter Berkowitz, Wall Street Journal
Bonus Verbatim Stupid:
"Those who doubt that the failings of higher education in America have political consequences need only reflect on the quality of progressive commentary on the tea party movement. Our universities have produced two generations of highly educated people who seem unable to recognize the spirited defense of fundamental American principles, even when it takes place for more than a year and a half right in front of their noses."
You know, spirited defenders like Michele Bachmann. Facts? Logic? Debate? Discourse? Critical Thinking? These are meaningless when you can just ring Pavlov's bell and take the power you want through fear, anger, resentment, and scapegoating.
On the contrary, progressives understand the Tea Party only too well, as America's history has seen those forces employed time and time again in the name of political expediency. Of course, that would require looking back at America's darker past and studying it in order not to repeat it.
Why bother when repeating it works so well...and is so much easier to do?