Is Barack a snob or not? He's a snob. If you're not making that call you're either not being honest or you're a snob yourself.
But that's not the issue. The issue is Guy-Uriel E. Charles -- a law professor! -- decided to weigh in and didn't know what the hell he was talking about. This is him writing at Politico, see if you catch the problem:
This is not a contest, Michael Kinsley has the better of argument. The president is an individual who gave up a surefire career working for a white shoe law firm in favor of community organizing. He is by no means a snob. He is an extremely intelligent leader trying to provide an explanation for the current mood of the country. Gerson is far off-base.
So Guy-Uriel (that poor man when he was a kid, you know that they called him "urinal") thinks that Barack gave up a law firm to be a community organizer?
No. Get your facts right so you don't embarrass yourself. Barack graduates from Columbia and goes to work for the CIA front group (as noted by journalist John Pilger and many others) Business International Corporation (outed in the New York Times as a CIA front). He then gives up that job to become a community organizer. (He failed at it as he himself admitted. He didn't like it, he didn't respect it. His own words. Go searching The New Republic for "Barack" and "community organizer" and you'll find the article. I don't have time to do all your work for you.)
He does that for three years and then goes to Harvard Law School. Then he becomes an attorney.
Now I'm not sure when he meets up with Bernardine Dohrn and it is possible that he did office work for a law firm at some point very briefly. But he goes from the CIA front to community organizer, no other stops. And if he had worked, say as a college student (an undergraduate) while at Columbia, at a law firm, so what? He'd have to leave that because he couldn't rise to much more than Office Manager without a law degree.
Again, probably need to know what you're talking about.
But "community organizer" is Barack's 'time on the cross' for a number of delusional idiots and, clearly, Guy-Uriel E. Charles is one of those idiots.
Now for "No Ordinary Family." First, I got caught up in the episode's main plot. That hasn't happened before. It was sappy and manipulative but it caught me.
The son has brainiac powers -- all four family members somehow developed super powers. He is on the phone at the start of the episode with his day while he's at the school stadium watching a football game and he realizes that he can see angles and intersections and all this math. Can he throw a pass with this?
Yes, he can.
And he gets to try out for the team. And he makes the team. And he even throws an awe inspiring pass at the big game.
Yeah, I was all choked up. I don't know how it played to others. (I'd bet more guys watching were into it than women watching. I could be wrong.)
Other than that?
It continued the pattern of women-is-losers (as Janis Joplin once sang). They really find nothing for women to do on this show.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"