Faux conservative New York Times scribbler David Brooks sees the decade dominated by The Tea Party movement. Brooks in true snobby fashion describes the movement as a rebellion against “the educated class”:
The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year.
The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.
The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.
What Brooks doesn’t realize or refuses to admit, s the complete failing of the so-called "educated class". Look at global warming. Climategate leaves serious questions about the integrity of both the climate scientists and their data, yet the “educated class” flocks to Copenhagen to waste billions without every pausing to say, "hey maybe we ought to take a second look at this".
The “educated class” of both sides of the aisle have been running Washington for decades and just look at what the result has been: astronomical deficits, reckless spending, ineffective security measures, and an energy policy that leaves us at the mercy of our enemies. How is the common man supposed to have any faith in a track record like that?
People are starting to realize that what is sorely missing in government by the "educated class" is a healthy dose of common sense. Whether it is dealing with the economy, health care or terrorism, common senses is absent in all of Washington’s decisions. Instead, it is the talking points of special interests groups and politicians’ own self interests masquerading as enlighten thought that is driving Washington’s decisions. This is what the people are waking up to and starting to reject.
Brooks is right, the Tea Party will be the future. They will elect people who realize what the true driving force of Washington is and they will work against it. The Tea Party will usher in a new area of common sense and sham intellectuals like David Brooks need not apply.
Via: The New York Times