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11 September 2008

Educational Elitism Is One Reason Why Democrats Keep Losing

...which non college graduate will the Republicans choose - Cagle, Handel or Westmoreland? [Source: Peach Pundit, "Cagle will study run for governor", September 10, 2008]

If that travesty happened, would she [Karen Handel] be the first governor in state history who didn't finish college? [Source: Safe As Houses, "Um...", September 10, 2008]

The two comments above were made by Democrats in what seemed to be an attack on two of the state's top elected officials for failing to finish college. The funny thing is that those two college drop-outs, Casey Cagle and Karen Handel, defeated the Democrats to obtain their current elected position. In Karen Handel's case, before serving as Secretary of State, she was elected county commission chair in a county (Fulton) that's supposed to be heavily Democratic.

You know, one thing I've noticed about Democrats is that they always seem to think that they're smarter than everyone else. And then they scratch their heads in amazement when a "less intelligent" candidate than theirs walks in and hands them another electoral defeat.

Karen Handel did it.

Casey Cagle did it.

George W. Bush, who most Democrats believe is the dumbest president in U.S. history, did it twice.

Maybe instead of criticizing Cagle and Handel for not finishing college, certain Democrats should ask themselves why the Democratic Party keeps losing to folks with "just a high school diploma."

By the way, just so there's no confusion, I'm not going to criticize anyone for not finishing college because college isn't for everyone. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Gates, Rush Limbaugh all failed to finish college; so Casey Cagle and Karen Handel are in some good company.