Americans Are Dangerously Politically Ignorant — The Numbers Are Shocking

Posted by Mike Confino, July 2, 2014

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The health of a democracy is dependent on an educated citizenry. Political illiteracy is the manure for the flourishing of political appeals based on sheer ignorance.

So let me introduce you to House Majority Speaker Eric Cantor’s Republican Party vanquisher David Brat (R-VA). First thing you need to know about this far right-wing political upstart is he’s a university professor, which means it’s highly probable he’s not an idiot. He also identifies with the Tea Party strain of conservatism, which, paradoxically, means it’s likely he is, indeed, an idiot. And by idiot, I mean wholly ignorant of U.S. history and constitutionality.

In fact, in his victory speech delivered last week to his supporters, Brat demonstrated that he sits among the majority of Americans when it comes to political and cultural illiteracy.

via Americans Are Dangerously Politically Ignorant — The Numbers Are Shocking | Alternet.

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  4. Brian Wolfsohn Says:

    ignorant republican politician is sort of redundant, don’t ya think ??

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