What do Republicans Have Against Smart People?

Hey, all you people who stayed home November second insisting it didn’t matter which party occupied the White House and Congress, how’s that no-step forward-two-steps backward workin’ out for ya? Are you pleased with the kinds of people in leadership positions who promise a bright future for a country in an inertial lockstep that impedes rather than promotes innovative policy, sheltering what they define as the American way?

That “way,” is characterized by a free market, fiscal free-for-all that awards greater control of capital to the few while squeezing out middle and lower-income earners who decry what they call “class warfare” mistakenly believing they may join the ranks of the wealthy one day. They support candidates least likely to clear a path to the top because the campaign to ‘take the country back’ is in reality a cynical embrace of the status quo, or a deception dished up by intellectual lightweights like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the lady from Alaska, all guaranteeing a further erosion of our national brain-trust.

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