And no, I'm not joking. This is it. He wrote two fucking pages worth of this crap, and this is the best he's got. Oh, and czars. Obama uses czars, just like college administrators do. And overall, Obama's an ivory tower intellectual who just doesn't know how the common man thinks. Commen men, like Victor Davis Hanson. And oddly, I was thinking about the fact that Hanson is writing for the National Review, and they're generally not known for hiring Schlitz-drinking schlubs to write for them.
So I looked up his Wiki page and lo and behold: Hanson's a college professor educated in the classics. He's even written books that would bore me to tears. Get a load of this:
His mother was a lawyer and judge, his father an educator and college administrator.... Hanson received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1975 and his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in 1980.Indeed. Hanson's mother was a judge and his father was a (gulp!) college administrator. And mind you, that's the exact phrase he used to describe Obama, both in the title of the piece, as well as throughout the post. And Hanson is a PhD from Stanford. Stanford. I sure wish I was elitist enough to get into Stanford. And a doctorate in the classics, no less. I was dumb enough to get a workingman's degree in accounting. Needless to say, Dr. Hanson's a career professor.
And this is the guy criticizing Obama for being a college administrator. I mean, the whole piece is dripping in scorn against Obama for being a dreaded "college administrator," while ridiculing university culture. He even attacks Obama for being a community organizer, because professors also complain that they're not paid enough. Except...Hanson was the underpaid professor, while Obama was actually helping people. And unless I missed it, it doesn't seem that Hanson mentioned his college background in any of this.
And before you type a comment suggesting that this is standard projectionism, I assure you, you're wrong. This is yet another self-loating conservative who wishes he was a beer-drinking, NASCAR-watching, tobacco-chewing, hardworking, real American schlub, because that's what the Republican Party has been reduced to. They've so thoroughly adopted Southern Inferioty Complex as a party platform that their most accomplished people are simply embarrassed at their own accomplishments.
So guys like Hanson write long articles attacking their opponents for their own faults, simply as a way of atoning for not being a white southern slob. His column was a fairly pointless attack, as the only folks who might possibly see the connection Hanson's trying to make are people who already hate Obama. So the whole thing just serves as a sad admission of shame on Hanson's part, because the person he's heaping scorn on is most assuredly himself. Yet another conservative intellectual bites the dust.