Whallah!: McCain The Elitist
Sounds more than a bit elitist, doesn’t it?
And what would McSamePain teach Obama? How to put on a flack jacket properly and how to stay with his battalion of bodyguards? I’m sure that the soldiers in Iraq have more important things to do than babysit some grandstanding grouch:
Here’s what’s funny. Capper from Whallah saw McCain’s comment as elitist. Why did Capper think this was elitism? Well because McCain mentioned the E word, education.
Capper, living in his liberal elitist glass house, sees elitism simply as an attack on education or more accurately the educated class. Education per se does not make one elitist, the whole notion of an organic intellectual is based on an non elitist educated class. It is the snobbery, disdain, and disconnect that tends to follow that makes one elitist.
Obama’s problem has always been the snobby way he looks down on the common folk. The whole I am the professor, the king, or The One, and let me enlighten you. It was not this “elitist” view of education McCain was referring too, it was something much more organic.
This is not a pro war or anti-war, or even liberal or conservative issue. Murtha and Feingold are the two strongest anti-war politicians out there, yet they very regularly visit the troops. Their opposition to the war is not made out of ignorance, but on an educated 1st hand experience of the facts on the ground.
McCain’s “education” was clearly the non elitist variety. The education that would be given to Obama is not McCain’s wisdom or lack their of, but the very real, concrete, lived experience on the ground. It seems to me that with the past eight elitist years of George Bush, that would not be asking for too much.