Oxymoron of the day: political elites

Walter Russell Mead finds faults with our so-called elites. And although the title of this particular post speaks to political elites, it really applies to “elites” of all stripes.

What’s a nation to do, submit to an inexperienced, purposefully vague, empty suit like Barack Obama or go with a dull white man like Mitt Romney who has a record of success outside of leftist politics and autobiography writing?

In America, the voters spoke and went with a man whose record would normally be a gross and self-evident disqualifier. How do such things happen? Because we have a political metasystem which favors style over substance, image over accomplishment, and academic credentials (and yet, Obama’s credentials must be questioned given his records have been  sealed for one reason: to keep him from looking bad) in lieu of wisdom.

It’s clearly easier for Dear Reader to campaign than to lead; that’s what he’s good at. Unfortunately, America needs a leader.

This will not end well.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on March 4, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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