Suddenly the Left cares about a potential president’s academic credentials

Funny how they kept bleating that Barack Obama was the Smartest Man Evah, without once blinking an eyelid over the fact that Obama had all his academic records sealed.  We have NO evidence that he was ever enrolled at any of the three colleges he claims he attended, much less what courses he took or what grades he earned.

But George Bush? “OMG he only got C’s!”  And Sarah Palin? “OMG she went to a college in fly-over country!” Now it’s Governor Scott Walker, a man with a proven record of success that far outstrips any credentials Barack Obama had before he ran for president … suddenly he’s unfit because he didn’t graduate from college.  What a bunch of hypocrites!

Greta Van Susteren – February 12 at 9:38pm

Have you seen the media reports about Governor Scott Walker not finishing college? Many in the media are falling all over themselves like it is the Pentagon papers! I am not telling you to vote for or against Gov Walker should he run for President …but I am saying this: I know a lot of very very smart people who never went to college and I know a bunch of big dummies who did go to college (and graduated.) I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t measure intelligence by college degrees.

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I was born literally across the street from Cornell University and have lived in or near its hometown of Ithaca, New York, for all of my sixty years. I know from a great deal of personal experience that having a college degree is no guarantee of intelligence, competence, or common sense. If you need more than just my word on this …

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2 responses to “Suddenly the Left cares about a potential president’s academic credentials

  1. Ting

    Good one, Chrissy! One of the smartest guys I know finished his freshman year of college and decided he was done with that. He kept learning, though, and he is one of the most successful guys I know, too. He worked hard and taught himself. In his case I have no doubt he knew exactly what he needed to do to achieve his goals.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I was privileged to be teaching RCIA when a guy came through who was self-educated. He had married a Catholic who was very devout, but not at all interested in books. But he’s like me; he gets a topic in his head and he doesn’t stop reading until he’s satisfied he’s got his head around it.

      He knew so much, we had him teach one of the classes. None of the 5 of us on the teaching team could come close to his level of knowledge on that topic, including the pastor! Our job was 100% about the heart and community stuff. He had literally only READ about religion. Praying, going to services, being part of a community … that was all foreign territory for him.

      He was also the kind of guy who didn’t commit until he was 100%. He delayed his Confirmation to go hiking in the mountains where he could be alone with God. When he came back, he was ready to commit and has been a wonderful member of our parish ever since. My eldest chose him for her Confirmation sponsor.

      He never did a day of college, by choice, and was admittedly a bit chippy about it, because his father and brother are Engineers who gave him crap for choosing to work construction. He owns his own business and does some of the best work around. You’re lucky if you can get him to do your job.

      One time at RCIA, he said something about a theologian he had read about, but he pronounced it the OLL uh jin. I corrected his pronunciation and one of the other teaching team members chided me for “embarrassing” him in front of everyone.

      I told them, “I think Doug is one of the most intelligent men I know and he is certainly more knowledgeable about Catholicism than most of the cradle Catholics in our pews. But he’s READ it all. He’s never heard these words pronounced. I corrected him because I don’t want anyone to ever write him off as a dope just because he mispronounces a word he’s never heard before.”

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