About AJ DiCintio
A.J. DiCintio is a Featured Writer for The New Media Journal. He first exercised his polemical skills arguing with friends on
the street corners of the working class neighborhood where he grew up.
Retired from teaching, he now applies those skills, somewhat honed and
polished by experience, to social/political affairs.
Liberal Intellectuality & The Election
Krugman & A Modest, Priceless Proposal
Universal Leftist Gene?
Friedman, Immigration & An Amicus Brief
Changing Washington, Again!
GOP & The Tea Party
Than a Little Crazy
Hot Liberal Arrogance
Liberal Is As Liberal Does
to Blame for the Bad Economy?
Liberals Discover Root of Evil
Witches & False Charges of Racism
NAACP & The Tea Party
Celebrating the Fourth with Washington
Liberals Expose Themselves (And It's a Good Thing)
Epidemic of Foot-in-Mouth
Borders, Polls & Statistics Schmatistics
Blowing Up a Pornographic Boycott
Looking Like Europe
Bombs & The English Language
Slouching Toward Columbia & Belgium
Washing Out Dirty Mouths
Dangerous, Unbeautiful Nanny
Damned Lies & Statistics
Is Method in Obama's Healthcare Madness
Perverse Financial Elites
Flying Under the Radar
Obama: No JFK
Massachusetts: Vote! For God's Sake, Vote!
Cowardice, Expediency, Language & Liberals
Tax & Principles
Christmas Times Four
Snake in the Grass
Narrative & Afghanistan
Prostitution & The Healthcare Bill
That Killed at Fort Hood
Who Are the Know-Nothings?
All the Tomatoes!
It's Not a
War Against FOX News
Hope) We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Hyperpartisanship, Propaganda & Hypocrisy
& Sherman's Legacy
Epistemology, Materialists & Morality
the Stench of the Stable
Shameful Education Affair
Reform: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
(Audaciously Arrogant) Mob
The Boiled Frog
the Last Cow Has Come Home
and The Big Hate
Jefferson: Don’t Question a Supreme Court Nominee Without Him
Liberal Intellectuality & The Election
November 5, 2010
At first blush it may seem foolishly repetitive to point out that in reacting to
Tuesday's election, liberals once again put the lie to their self-professed
protestations of superior intellectuality.
However, given that liberals hold positions of power in our culture enormously
in excess of their numbers, the truth about a herd of arrogant Yahoos whom
Jonathan Swift would have satirized mercilessly, concluding with his signature
sarcastic line, "And this they call intellectuality" must be told even if the
last cow has come home.
Now, with the admission that what follows doesn't represent the whole truth —
for that would take volumes — here are a few examples of the perverse brilliance
exhibited by giants who claim their ability to reason rises a million miles over
the heads of citizens who created Tuesday's "wave."
For an overarching example of the deep intellecuality with which liberals regard
Americans who painted the nation red, we can turn to Bob Cesca (Huffington
Post), who depicted the anti-Obama majorities as an "ignorance" motivated, "'roid
raging mob...chanting shallow platitudes and bumper sticker zingers."
Next, let's go on to Maureen Dowd, the columnist the NYT represents as a witty,
incisive, gigantically sophisticated Lady Goliath but who is in reality an
annoying, pretentious, petty little thing that sends the nation gaga only to the
extent she drives it crazy with intellectually vacuous, dogmatically obedient
prose "measured out with coffee spoons" she filled amid "the cups, the
marmalade, the tea, [and plenty of insipid] talk."
How did Ms. Dowd analyze a profoundly important election with only one equal in
the past hundred years, an election whose motivating force Yahoo Italia
correctly imagined as "a river full of American discontent"?
Well, first she lamented the unfair fall of Barack Obama," a brilliant and
spellbinding young president" whom the apparently crude, ignorant, racist
majority of the American people can't or refuse to understand.
Then, she demeaned the brilliant president's victorious opponents as "nuts" who
represent a "new crop of anarchic conservatives" whose goal is simply "to
restore America to old-fashioned values" that never existed.
A model of brilliant reasoning? But what can we expect from a glitzy
true-believer who would turn her laser-like mind on the murderous (but leftist)
Zedongs as follows:
"Is there any person in the Milky Way who doesn’t adore the intellectual
genius of straight-laced, sober-faced, Monday Morning Mao, the most brilliant,
caring mind ever to serve as Chairman, and his wife Jiangy Qingy, the
quintessential modern woman who refuses to stay in the kitchen baking fortune
cookies so that she can save the whole world from junk food? But, come on, even
those of us who become so energized by the delicious duo's Weltanschauung that
we are forced to release our pent up energy by munching crudités at the speed of
light have got to admit our boring buddies need a little pizzazz! So, some
advice for our amazingly brilliant but dour couple: Take a break from creating
peace on a slenderized earth, good jobs, a debtless, roaring economy, and
soothing the savage breast of Iran's Ahmahinajock! Mao, ditch that Brooks
Brothers look for some downtown dancing duds and give us an
ordinary-people-identifying Zaturday Night Zedong once a week. And you, Jiangy
Qingy, you're entitled to some of those book buck advances; so bust for some
blingy blingy and take a lavish vacation, say, in Spain or India. All work and
no play makes Jack and Jiang a dull couple, you know.”
Finally, let's turn to the monstrously huge intellects at MSNBC, beginning with
Chris Matthews, who, on election night, reacted to Congresswoman Michele
Bachmann by asking her "Are you hypnotized?" and then "Did someone put you under
Putting aside whether Matthew's language is insulting for a journalist, let's
simply ask whether he's ever employed the same language to jab at a big shot
Democrat who isn't being specific in his or her answers: for example, regarding
exactly how much Obamacare will cost or precisely what the administration's
projection for the national debt by 2020 will mean for America as we know it.
But Chris "You're the Greatest!" Matthews betray the Revolution? There'll be a
snowball battle in hell first.
Matthews also figured in to another election night instance of liberal genius
when he told PA Governor Ed Rendell America "doesn't build anything any more,"
going on (with the same background tittering that mocked Bachmann) to depict NJ
Governor Christie as a troglodyte dolt for halting NJ's participation in a new
tunnel project to NYC.
Rendell replied by saying he thinks the project needs to go forward but pointed
out Christie is correct to fight, for example, against environmental studies
that delay such projects so long they result in massive cost overruns thoroughly
incompatible with the limited money available.
Of course, there was not a word of response, neither from Matthews nor the
giggling adolescent baboons who sat by him thinking, "That monkey Rendell never
heard of Tip "The Greatest" O'Neill and his perfectly dug Big Dig!"
With that example of so-called liberal intellectuality that insults real monkeys
and baboons, this piece can do nothing better than end.