Skip to comments.Professor rips into GOP: ‘Self-interest and self-righteousness are at the heart’ of Republican Party
Posted on 08/02/2012 6:49:30 AM PDT by oliverdarcy
A tenured university professor penned an editorial in the Washington Post last week in which he skewered the Republican Party for its self-interest and self-righteousness and suggested President Obama had made a mistake for working with the GOP.
Self-interest and self-righteousness are at the heart of the Republican Party, wrote Professor Drew Westen in an article published last week in The Washington Post.
Westen, a tenured professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, also argued that President Obama has a penchant for unilateral bipartisanship and made the mistake of working with the same Republicans who had just decimated the economy.
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Uh huh... and laziness, ignorance and Anti-Americanism is at the heart of the Democratic party!
All tax supported tenure should be abolished. Not only at public universities but at private institutions that accept tax dollars.
Talk about self-parody -- as if there is a more self-righteous creature on the face of the planet than a progressive leftist.
And one more self-interested than a tenure-seeking public employee (as he was before securing his personal gravy train)?
This putz ought to read a little less Karl Marx, and a little more Adam Smith:
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest... [Every individual] intends only his own security, only his own gain. And he is in this led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. By pursuing his own interest, he frequently promotes that of society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it.”
RE: Uh huh... and laziness, ignorance and Anti-Americanism is at the heart of the Democratic party!
Right on the money!!!
Are we to understand that the democrats are selfless and righteous?
In November 2011, The New Republic ranked Westen among its list of “overrated thinkers, writing “he appears to be giving a deeper, more inward analysis, when in fact his knowledge of politics is amateurish.” [from Wikipedia article on this professor.]
"Unilateral bipartisanship" ... to the professor that must mean 0bama has the wisdom to decide what the other party is entitled to ... no need to bring them into the decision process.
I'd call it an oxymoron, myself.
Doesn’t Emory host Jimmy Carter’s Center for World Peace for Useful Idiots, or some such?
Somebody hasn’t been showing up for his electroshock treatments? Choking the chicken whilst writing hope and change on your bathroom mirror is no substitute for the Tesla tickle.
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, vol.1, p.16
Ah, Emory University, that bastion of conservative thought where all future leaders must attend for their fascist indoctrination. /s
Actually, I have a new rule. I don’t read any words beyond a headline which contains the phrase “University Professor Says.”
Evidently Emory University hands out tenured professorships in psychology and psychiatry to anyone who collects and redeems enough cereal box tops. It can't possibly grant them based on intelligence, insight, capability for deep thinking, honesty, or quality of scholarship.
“Westen, a tenured professor of psychology and psychiatry at.....”
That clinches it...he’s certifiably nuts, like all liberals!
Lessee now... professor-for-life, WaPoObama, “Republicans are Evil” meme recycled...
“Unilateral bipartisanship”? Unilateral means working alone (remember that Evil BushCo went “unilateral” into Iraq, doncha know)...
And “bipartisanship” means working together with the opposition (which is Leftist doublespeak for “pass our agenda if you know what’s good for you”).
So, it means “working together by yourself”?
Sounds like Self righteous selfishness to me.
Amazing how STUPID professors are in Government sponsored indoctrination centers.
The prof misued the word “decimated.”
Apparently, not only is his word wealth weak, but he cannot count.
I don't recall any meeting the Obama had with the GOP.
“Westen, a tenured professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University,”
So his background in these two fraudulent subjects gives him knowledge of politics? His opinion has about as much validity as a witch doctor’s.
No offense to any Freepers but psychology and psychiatry may just be two of the most IMPRECISE "sciences" out there. Why should anyone believe this guy when it is obvious that his versions of reason and logic are clouded by his level of "higher learning"?
Most smart people are the dumbest people I know.
Sever case of emotional projection. This Prof needs serious professional help
Maybe the professor should get checked out...
Professor Westen is self-interested and self-righteous.
He’s also a retard. When did the President try to work with Republicans?
“Are we to understand that the democrats are selfless and righteous?”
You got it! They are very selfish with your earnings and life, so they should be looked at with respect and awe!
Professor rips into GOP: Self-interest and self-righteousness are at the heart of Republican Party Thursday, August 02, 2012 9:49:30 AM · by oliverdarcy · 25 replies
Campus Reform ^ Captive Minds: Conformity and Campus Intellectuals Thursday, August 02, 2012 9:47:42 AM · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies PJ Media ^ | 8-2-2012 | Janice Fiamengo
He wrote this to help advance the updated party line. The "Blame Bush" theme is so transparently silly now that nearly 4 years have elapsed since Bush was president that even democrats aren't buying it. So now the Obama message crafters are shifting the refrain from "Blame Bush" to "Blame the Republicans".
Poor Obama, acting in good faith, made an honest mistake when he attempted to work with the selfish Republicans./sarc
Beats the “smart” professor’s offering of globalist oppression and hell at the center of his politics.
The elitists in both parties are gnashing their teeth at the sight of those uppity Americans rising up against their citizen of the world, amoral “rule.” Jerks.
The guy’s on acid.
Are you certifiable?!
(Oh, he's a psych prof. Yeah. They mostly are, actually, in my experience.)
“They are very selfish with your earnings and life..”
Ooops, meant SELFLESS with your earnings and life, so they should be looked at with respect and awe.
His federal grant is about to run out and he is trying to get his name in the hat for another government freebie.
I agree with you; my first thought was, “pot, meet kettle.”
No offense to any Freepers but psychology and psychiatry may just be two of the most IMPRECISE “sciences” out there. Why should anyone believe this guy when it is obvious that his versions of reason and logic are clouded by his level of “higher learning”?
However, note that I say these things must be limited to the MEDICAL realm; when mixed with sociology, they immediately transform into bunk.
To sum up—medical use=good. Sociological use=total and complete bovine excrement.
Of course, sociology is pretty much bovine excrement anyway. :)
“The guy’s on acid.”
I thought he was self-medicating, too. I bet he wrote his own prescription. (He has doctorate in psychiatry)
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Obama Fails to Battle Back Against Bullies
Westen points to two overriding failings of the Obama administration: (1) The president is a gifted orator who has failed to use those skills to communicate boldly with the American people; (2) The president is a constitutional scholar who has failed to stand up for fundamental matters of justice.
Under item No. 2, Obama has allowed himself to be bullied by Republican rivals who specialize in such tactics. Westen speaks eloquently on this point and notes the irony of our first black president being virtually clueless about the principles that drove Martin Luther King:
“unilateral bipartisanship” ? ? ?
Having actually penned that line, the author should be brought before the Med School Board of Trustees and told “Psychiatrist, shrink thy head”.
Big deal. I’m a tenured professor (I guarantee with more, and more popular, publications than this moron) and I think he’s a boob.
Who is this pantload???
Government should have no role at all in education. All education should be private and funded privately with charity for the poor.
The worst thing that ever happened to this country was when government essentially took control of education.
Are we to understand that the democrats are selfless and righteous?
Democrats are self righteous for sure.
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