We'd like to call to your attention to a worthy opinion piece on how the intelligentsia doesn't grok common sense, posted by Leona Salazar at Bernard Goldberg's website:
By whose barometer, exactly, is Sarah Palin considered “stupid”? By Richard Cohen’s?- JP
How about considering one’s “common sense” and how well they solve problems? How about looking at one’s actual accomplishments?
It seems to escape many of these supercilious fools that Sarah Palin was elected as Governor of the State of Alaska – no easy task. Another fact that seems to evade the liberal media’s talking heads is that, in the 2008 Presidential election, she was the only candidate who actually had executive skills, a trait I believe is necessary for the Presidency. Instead, our choices were Senators Obama, Biden and McCain.
Howsoever this snob came to his conclusion about Palin, is calling her “stupid” the best argument a so-called “intellectual” can make. Instead of analyzing Palin’s ideas, referencing where she’s wrong and debating those differences, Cohen was reduced to nothing more than a kid in a schoolyard who can’t win a fight so ends up saying to the other kid, “your mother wears combat boots.”
When Cohen called Palin “stupid,” I never heard a word from NOW or any other feminist group. That’s because they never come to the aid of a Sarah Palin or a Michelle Bachman because, even though they’re women, they’re not liberal women, and, therefore, they don’t count. That’s the hypocrisy of so many feminists. They’ll only support a woman if that woman adopts their ideas. If you don’t, you’re on your own, sister!
Sarah Palin’s message resonates with so many people because what she says makes sense. That’s what drives liberals insane.
For me, I’d rather have a common sense politician who can balance a checkbook rather than one who tries to convince me that by spending money, I’m actually saving money. If I want to hear that type of drivel, I’ll turn on the home shopping channels.