This is why I like Ed Brayton’s blog, and why you should be reading him with some regularity: his ability to distinguish dross from gold, sometimes even without turning on his solid gold Hemingway s— detector.
Today’s example comes from Brayton’s Dumb[burro] Quote of the Day feature:
From Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum:
“Obama is detached from the American experience. He just doesn’t identify with the average American because of his own background. Indonesia and Hawaii. His view is from the viewpoint of academics and the halls of the Ivy league schools that he went to and it’s not a love of this country and an understanding of the basic values and wants and desires of its people.”
Isn’t that amazing? He’s unable to understand “the American experience” both because of his humble upbringing and because of his elite Ivy League education.
That leaves completely unexplained Rick Santorum’s detachment from the American experience, and detachment from reality.
One non-explanation at a time, I suppose.