“Tea Party is Not Anti-Intellectual” — WaPo Competes with News of the Weird

Posted: November 27, 2011 in Far-Right, GOP, Tea Party
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Tea Party is not Anti-Intellectual

  • By Nia-Malika Henderson and  Perry Bacon Jr.
  • Washington  Post, Nov. 21, 2011

Late this summer, Rick Perry was the presidential candidate of choice for tea  party Republicans. Then the Texas governor had a few lackluster debate  performances, and he defended himself by seeming to suggest that debating skills — and articulate speech in general — don’t matter in governing.

The man whom conservative activists turned to next, businessman Herman Cain,  proudly declared that he wouldn’t bother to learn the name of the leader of  Uzbekistan and later struggled to recall President Obama’s actions on Libya.  Last week Cain said that the country needs “a leader, not a  reader.” …

Continued: http://www.kansas.com/2011/11/22/2111759/tea-party-is-not-anti-intellectual.html#ixzz1erVAdi8J

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