At their recent confab at the 21 Club in Manhattan for about
60 right-leaning Republicans, Scott Walker let it be revealed
he hasn't a college degree, a serious lack of credentials; Harry
Truman was the last U.S. President without a college diploma,
but made up for it by being a serious autodidact. Walker now
wants to run for U.S. President. --Yikes!
Then there's randy Rudy (you remember, the NYC
mayor who had both his then current wife and then current
lover installed at Gracie Mansion), Mr. Giuliani, darkly
mind-reading, pronounced that our president Obama
doesn't love America --Whew!
Both of them seem jealous of Mr. Obama's intellectual
attainments; isn't that too bad! We must have educated,
balanced people in power or we WILL land on the
dustbin of history...if we're not headed that way already.
Alexander Hamilton, one of the essential Founding Fathers,
was actually the first prominent American to warn about
pandering to an ill-informed public as well as American
Exceptionalism. Loving your native land does NOT
require shameless flag-waving at every opportunity, quoting
by rote "God and country", demeaning other nations and
people of color, adoration of either the body politic or
any and all leaders who agree with you. (You can find
this telling history in Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton,
from page 627 to page 629.)
Thank God there are moderate Republicans, voters
and officials who have begun to stand up to the Grover
Norquists and Koch Brothers of this world.
May moderates' numbers increase; one can only
hope that those twin towers of ignorance, Giuliani
and Walker, fade away, as the rest of us deserve.