Skip to comments.Professor Bemoans Stupidity of His 'Teabagger' Students
Posted on 04/09/2010 10:39:12 AM PDT by jentilla
Panelist Robert S. McElvaine, who is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters and chair of the department of history at Millsaps College, focused on the argument made, he said, by many conservatives today that the failure of the New Deal to end the Great Depression shows that government spending isnt the way to revive a slumping economy. The most important thing to realize, said McElvaine, is that so-called conservatives I prefer to call them regressives have long been trying to restore the conditions that created the Great Depression in the first place.
These are people of faith, McElvaine continued, and their basic faith is in the market as God.
I must have missed it. Did the professor actually show that FDR’s programs ended the Great Depression?
...and this particular “Professor of Arts and Letters” at, what was it again, “Millsaps College” (aka “the 13th Grade”) thinks his opinions should be paid attention to, because... ...?
“Professor Bemoans Stupidity of His ‘Teabagger’ Students”
So this professor was calling his liberal, homosexual students stupid?
Anyone who believes that the New Deal did anything other than to prolong the Great Depression is an idiot. World War II ended it. As FDR’s first-two-terms Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau stated for the record, the New Deal worsened things, not least by adding massively to the debt.
You will ask yourself that forever.
Our son went to Berkeley. Came back nutty. Now working at a surf shop in Santa Monica.
Gives a whole new meaning to the term BS Degree.
We all know that liberals LOVE getting a good old-fashioned teabagging, which explains why they use that term as often as they do.
ATTENTION DEMOCRAT IDIOTS: In November, you’re going to get teabagged by the majority of America.
Wow. I see weapons-grade stupid all the time. But how does it get a Ph.D., a full professorship and a department chair?
Hey wait a minute! We're doing that now!
Professor Bemoans Stupidity of His ‘Teabagger’ Students
Yeah, they ended up in _his_ class... The smart ones would have tried to find a different prof.
What does he say about his c#@k s*&#$ng friends?
You are a racist tea bagger.
Adolph Hitler was more instrumental in ending the Great Depression than FDR.
Read about the Depression of 1920. The government didn’t get involved and it was over in a year.
Actually the great depression ended when FDR’s “cures” were repealed.
Especially when John Kennedy’s tax cuts took effect.
Talk about "all hat, no cattle". that's a mighty big title.
I wish Professor Condescension would read about it, too!
I’ve learned to doubt the intellectual capacity of those who are quickest and loudest to bleat about it,,
its very hypocritical, of the libs who all about gay rights, to use a term like tea bagger, as a derogatory slam for republicans.
but expecting anything sensical from libs, is a waste of effort. some day maybe we can study them, under a petri dish, or in a cage.
“Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters and chair of the department of history at Millsaps College”
Remember, only true saps, teach at Millsaps
"... "Why the Great Depression lasted so long has always been a great mystery, and because we never really knew the reason, we have always worried whether we would have another 10- to 15-year economic slump," said Ohanian, vice chair of UCLA's Department of Economics. "We found that a relapse isn't likely unless lawmakers gum up a recovery with ill-conceived stimulus policies."
(WHY HELLO THAR, OBAMA!)
"... In an article in the August issue of the Journal of Political Economy, Ohanian and Cole blame specific anti-competition and pro-labor measures that Roosevelt promoted and signed into law June 16, 1933.
"... President Roosevelt believed that excessive competition was responsible for the Depression by reducing prices and wages, and by extension reducing employment and demand for goods and services," said Cole, also a UCLA professor of economics. "So he came up with a recovery package that would be unimaginable today, allowing businesses in every industry to collude without the threat of antitrust prosecution and workers to demand salaries about 25 percent above where they ought to have been, given market forces. The economy was poised for a beautiful recovery, but that recovery was stalled by these misguided policies."
California should take lessons from it's own state-run university system, given their half-trillion dollar shortfall in paying public pensions.
Those than can; do. Those that can't; teach. No offense to any FReeper teachers or PhDs.
Hey, I teach in a college, and both my teabagger and teapartier students are a lot smarter than my liberal straight students. My liberal female students miss too many classes having their abortions, and my liberal male students are usually too stoned to show up. The gays and conservatives, always there and always learning.
Whereas, for this professor and his (presumed) co-religionists of the secular-humanist bent, they are also people of faith, and their basic faith is in the Government as Master. Given that there have been a multitude of governmental and economic systems in the historical record, please elucidate Professor McElvaine, without resorting to the ad hominem so beloved of the current left, what system do you see as performing CONSISTENTLY BETTER OVER TIME?!?!
Titles have an inverse relationship to abilities.
Robert S. McElvaine
McElvaines latest book, Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America (Crown, 2008) is described by the publisher as "a passionate and often hilarious wake-up call to Christians to reject the 'Right Reverends' who have stolen Jesus from Christianity and replaced His true message with 'ChristianityLite,' an easy, feel-good scheme that promises salvation without sacrifice."">
Let's face facts: this guy is a militant atheist and hates Christiaity.
None of us are offended, as long as you don’t confuse a PhD in hard science or engineering with the joke degrees passed out by colleges of education and the “liberal arts and humanities.”
No offense taken, RO. But remember that this guy is an HISTORIAN, not an economist. Nowadays there is a whole generation of economists who aren’t as easily fooled as our professors were.
Keynesian economics is no longer the accepted orthodoxy it once was among economics professors. McElvaine has absolutely no credentials to make his claim. He is practicing economics without a license.
On the other hand, we have a Princeton loon, Paul Krugman, who has terminal, early-onset, SFB syndrome. I keep hoping for a Scandinavian right-wing revolution so they’ll take away his Nobel prize and flush it down the toilet where it belongs.
I’d like to hear what the real economists at Millsaps College think. I’ll bet its a lot different from what the historians “think.”
Shoe fits thing.
I was never the college type. So, I joined the military (my plan since I was 6 years old). Now I am struggling to find time to do both.
I understand, and fully agree with you.
We still have some business and economics professors who just don’t get it, and prolly never will.
Most of the History and English professors are just out-and-out Marxists. When they open their mouths they draw flies like this joker McElvaine.
BTW, I read one of his much-touted books, The Great Depression. It really stank. The guy needs to pull his head back into the sunlight. His students sound light-years smarter than their professor.
Keep the faith!
Twenty years of busting my butt gave me a much different perspective on life and most of the professors were my age or younger. A sentient Redneck was something scary to them, LOL! I argued my way through everything but math and science. No doubt some of them were glad to see me go!
Talk to your kids, find out what they are being taught and be ready to shoot down the crap. If they don't want to talk about it get very suspicious, they may be being taught that you are a clueless old neandertal and wrong about everything. It is happening. Old people, unless they are in a wheelchair, drooling in their lap, scare the liberals, old people know stuff and don't tolerate BS.
Next time you hear someone refer to “teabaggers”, refer to him/her as a “teabaggee”.
Since the latest reports are that todays college grads are facing the worst hiring prospects in history, they would possibly be better off quitting.
WW2 quite literally destroyed the excess productive capacity of much of the civilized world. World war is of a painful way to end a world-wide recession if you ask me. But all of the major world leaders throughout the ‘30’s were some sort of socialist — I include FDR, BTW.
I’m not advocating war as a way to end recessions. My main point is that the New Deal sure didn’t end one and instead worsened and prolonged one, contrary to what Professor Blowhard from the story implies.
Didn't mean to imply that. Apologies.
Glenn Beck had 50 of these ‘regressive’ students in his studio audience yesterday...I was impressed, but what do I know?
Wait till you hear what the students think of the professor!
Actually, I was under the impression it was a prerequisite for ANY of those positions...
And he could walk! (Actually, I'm pretty sure they're bunking together in Hell as we speak)
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