No Intellectuals allowed!!!!

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    During the presidential campaign, Bay Buchanan, sister of Pat Buchanan, a regular visitor to Anderson Cooper’s show, was asked what the Republican intellectuals thought of Sarah Palin.

    I’m guessing, but I believe he was referring to people such as Charles Krauthammer, Kathleen Parker, Michael Smerconish, Christopher Buckley and the like.

    Bay Buchanan said Republicans didn’t care what intellectuals thought of Sarah Palin because they didn’t represent the Republican Party. Anderson looked very surprised and asked, “Are you saying the Republican Party doesn’t want “intellectuals”?”

    Bay said that was absolutely correct. Intellectuals do NOT represent the base of the Republican Party and they were not welcome.

    First, the definition of “intellectual”:

    •of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

    •appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual ..

    •a person who uses the mind creatively

    •cerebral: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"

    I feel confident that based on these definitions of “intellectual”, Bay was using a definition that was “different”.

    So the question I have is, “How do Republicans define “intellectual” and why aren’t they wanted?”
     
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    Because stupid people outnumber the intellectuals. Intellectuals are bad. They are elitists. They are professionals who went to school to be doctors and lawyers and CPAs. They hang around with those scientist guys.


    bad bad bad............
     
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    Urban Dictionary has the answer! Here are a few definitions:

    Intellectual

    • Someone who has found something more interesting than sex and alcohol.
    • A person with a creative mind who studies and reflects and thinks himself out of a basic knowedge of who he really is.
    • Word that people who have no good looks associate themselves with in order to have some self-worth.
    • A person whose education surpasses their intelligence.
    • Someone who thinks they are better than the "common people".
     
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    Trying getting that past William F. Buckley or George Will. (I don't consider Krauthammer intellectual at all - but I'll accept that "intellectual" is a subjective term.)
     
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    Krauthammer is just majorly grumpy. Can't blame him, but can't agree with him.
     
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    You only quoted. Are you saying that "intellectual" is something not worth aspiring too?
     
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    Personally, I've always equated "intellectual" with "intelligent" and maybe that isn't always fair. I think there are those who don the mantle of "intellectual" without much intelligence to back it up. (And I guess that phenomena can be attributed to anyone you disagree with).

    But I've always thought intelligence is a very good thing.
     
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    the reality of the liberal "intellectual" = [​IMG]
     
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    An intellectual is a lazy fuck who has no real world experience, no basic understanding of how an economy works, no appreciation for American history and would get mugged on a NYC Subway right in front of a policeman
     
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    I dunno........a lot of poli-sci majors have history minors........:lol:
     

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