View Poll Results: How is "Smart Power" working out for the United States?

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  • Smart Power has made incredible foreign policy gains for us

    1 4.17%
  • Smart Power helped us "reset" relations with Russia et al.

    2 8.33%
  • Smart Power works, but turned out to be Bush Doctrine Lite

    2 8.33%
  • We are so screwed that we now lose no matter WHAT we do

    19 79.17%
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Thread: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    An academic is a type of person. He or she has no real world experience and only has knowledge that they were spoon fed by other academics. This is not anti education it is anti having nothing in your resume except education, see the difference now?
    Does that mean average Joe can shut the hell up as well? I would love that.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    An academic is a type of person. He or she has no real world experience and only has knowledge that they were spoon fed by other academics. This is not anti education it is anti having nothing in your resume except education, see the difference now?
    An academic is some who has been educated. Using this terminology is anti-education. Whether you mean it to be or not, this rhetoric has led to the anti-education mood in the country. You're part of the problem when you talk this way.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Does that mean average Joe can shut the hell up as well? I would love that.
    The average Joe has a wide range of education and experience and why you would want to shut them up is beyond me. They are who and what made this country great, they are the doer's not academics sitting around the faculty lounge theorizing.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The average Joe has a wide range of education and experience and why you would want to shut them up is beyond me. They are who and what made this country great, they are the doer's not academics sitting around the faculty lounge theorizing.
    If the educated, well-meaning, but hopelessly naive academic or professional ought not be allowed to talk, then the average know-nothing should shut their traps.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    An academic is some who has been educated. Using this terminology is anti-education. Whether you mean it to be or not, this rhetoric has led to the anti-education mood in the country. You're part of the problem when you talk this way.
    Academics are the problem, I am the solution. Academics tend to be left wing elitist who have never done an honest days work in their life, never had to show a profit and have no concept of the real world outside their ivory tower. They fill the minds of our youth with socialist anti America dogma and are more about indoctrination than education.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If the educated, well-meaning, but hopelessly naive academic or professional ought not be allowed to talk, then the average know-nothing should shut their traps.
    I never said academics should not be allowed to talk so don't try to drag me down to your level with lies about me.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If the educated, well-meaning, but hopelessly naive academic or professional ought not be allowed to talk, then the average know-nothing should shut their traps.
    They all should be allowed to express their opinion on a matter, yet none should carry more weight based on credentials and any should be expected to back up their opinon with evidence. As my evidence, I will offer your post.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Joe the plumber could do a better job than the community organizer and the disbarred first lady

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I never said academics should not be allowed to talk so don't try to drag me down to your level with lies about me.
    Oh so that's why you frequently suggest that the academic is a twit (while the average person is experienced, thoughtful and capable), that average person could do a better job than the academic and that the academic shouldn't govern.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Oh so that's why you frequently suggest that the academic is a twit (while the average person is experienced, thoughtful and capable), that average person could do a better job than the academic and that the academic shouldn't govern.
    Never used the word "twit" although I wouldn't argue the point. What I suggest is that academics should stay in academia and not suddenly venture out into the real world and become something like president where they can test out their class room theories and make all of us their guinea pigs.

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