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  •  NOT a Nice guy! He's a petulant ass... (20+ / 0-)

    I watched both debates -

    His out of the box attack on Warren in the first debate was a LARGE signpost:

    DON'T VOTE FOR ME

    His petulant riposte to Warren "I"m not a student in your class, so please don't interrupt me" was further proof that he is not interested in a debate on issues, but instead is looking to denigrate and besmirch Warren's character.

    Petulant ass, indeed.. NOT worthy of Teddy Kennedy's seat in the Senate (and wasn't worthy of election the FIRST time).

    For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

    by dagnome on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:13:10 AM PDT

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    •  what is it, will someone please explain it (5+ / 0-)

      to me, about the point-scoring that happens in this country when someone makes a derogatory reference to higher education?

      brown uses the term 'professor' as if he is spitting it out in derision.  

      pisses me off.

      her term of address is 'doctor', her job is (or was) professor.  

      “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:58:10 AM PDT

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      •  Despite his pathetic attempt to call it "respect". (6+ / 0-)

        ... it's QUITE clear that he's using "Professor" as a term of derision, NOT of respect.

        And we can see through it easily.

        When he went off on Warren with the comment about "I'm not one of your students.." the audience howled with derision at Brown.

        Would that all Mass voters would see through this empty suit.

        or at least a majority ;-)  

        We don't need another disrespectful Republican asswipe in the Senate - there are far too many already.

        For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

        by dagnome on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:08:02 AM PDT

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        •  And he's got David Gregory on his side. (4+ / 0-)
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          But actually it was Warren who had significantly less time than Brown to make her case last night, as moderator David Gregory, of NBC’s “Meet the Press” often let Brown speak at length and occasionally cut Warren off. Salon’s tally of the debate found that Warren spoke for about 18 minutes and 15 seconds, while Brown had about 23 minutes and 40 seconds. We didn’t count time taken up by Gregory’s questions, unless they were part of a rapid-fire back and forth with a candidate. Gregory said at the beginning of the debate that there would be no time limits, but the extra five-plus minutes Brown was allowed to speak are significant, representing a little more than 10 percent of the total 42 minutes combined that the candidates had to speak.  

          http://www.salon.com/...

          If money is speech, then speech must be money. Call your mortgage company and pay your rent now.

          by dkmich on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:33:36 AM PDT

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      •  Wingnuts hate intellectuals (4+ / 0-)

        because they aren't.  Remember when Santorum (the person, not the umm..stuff) called Obama a snob for wanting every person to have a chance to go to college?  They fear education because they feed off ignorance.

        If the Republicans ever find out that Barack Obama favors respiration, we'll be a one-party system inside two minutes. - Alan Lewis

        by MadRuth on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:31:43 PM PDT

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        •  well i have to say, that is the best (0+ / 0-)

          reason for it i've heard yet.  

          “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:46:09 PM PDT

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          •  but i also want to say it isn't confined to just (0+ / 0-)

            political point scoring.  entire long running sit-coms have been based on it (cheers, frasier).  most magazines and papers in this country avoid any sort of intellectual depth.  and you seldom see history professor or the like, on the nightly news explaining some aspect of the mid-east.

            it's just so damned pervasive.

            and then this yahoo gets up and tries to get votes via anti-intellectual put downs.  it's assinine.

            “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

            by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:52:50 PM PDT

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        •  They don't want the working class to have (2+ / 0-)

          the skills to be able to analyze their situation, lest they take action to correct it.  it's much the same reason - and I'm not trying to trivialize slavery here - that slaves were not taught to read and write.  Newspspers and pamphlets were the internet of the 1800's - the major means of communication.  If slaves could have widespread access to the written word, they would use it to organize an uprising.

          Having said this, some highly educated people ARE snobs, and this poses a problem for our side.  As a non-college educated man, I find it offensive and condescending.  

          "Now go out there and make me do it!" - Franklin Roosevelt

          by brae70 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:00:38 PM PDT

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        •  Oh the irony... (2+ / 0-)

          Santorum actually has three degrees to Obama's two, and earned them at public institutions (University of Pittsburgh and Penn State).

          God, I can't stand Republicans painting education as a bad thing.  I think they know that more education = less Republican officeholders.

      •  She's actually not a "doctor" (0+ / 0-)

        since she doesn't hold a terminal degree (a law degree, despite being called a "juris doctor" in Latin, is not a terminal degree).  "Professor" is accurate, but of course Brown uses the term out of contempt.

        •  oh, my bad. i thought her degree was in (0+ / 0-)

          economics.  

          “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.” ― William Gibson, Count Zero (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:43:05 PM PDT

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