"We do not expect or want elitists and moral supremacists who believe that they know so much more about justice, the market, and how we should live. In his recent book Intellectuals and Society, Thomas Sowell explains how the 'anointed' believe that their advanced education and depth of knowledge in one filed automatically makes them an authority on any field in which they wield an opinion. Thus Noam Chomsky, a noted scholar in linguistics, has written dozens of books condeming America's and Israel's foreign policy with only the illusion of authority. Sowell further explains that the most educated among us know only the smallest fraction of what is to be known. That these highly educated people may know so much more than any one of us does not mean that they know a fraction as much as do all of us. ... When prices a re-determined by central planning or anointed experts, shortages and gluts appear. ... Yet we often see intellectuals commit major logical errors even in the fields where they do have expertise. ... Even the brilliant Ben Bernanke, the most noted modern scholar on the Great Depression of 1929, stood before audiences only a few years ago and explained that the effect of subprime loans would be limited and that the financial system was sound", Henry Oliner at American Thinker, 30 January 2010, link: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/01/why_elitists_fail.html.
Iraq has been a disaster. We lost. Iran won. Why? Watching Mr. Affirmative Action act as president may yield one good thing: discreding the Ivy League as a source of future presidents. More and more people can see "He" was pushed along despite his mediocre intellect, disagreeing with Michael Beschloss, who on 11 November 2008 said Obama's IQ is "off the charts". I doubt it's over 125. The Left is amazing. IQ bad except if you want to execute someone, then if it's below 70, good. I doubt Obama is anymore intelligent than George Bush II. Really!
Disagreeing with M&R, the Obamites look more like 1785's Bourbons. I await Michelle in a $3,000 dress, announcing, "Let them eat cake" as she serves Hors D'ouevres to Lloyd Antoinette Blankfein. The Obama Administration is a joke.