Monday, August 8, 2011

Mo Brooks, American Hero

Liberals in the news media and entertainment world have made a fortune in the private sector, yet they seem to reflexively worship any expansion of big government--a bureaucratic, tax-and-spend monstrosity that eventually would undermine their own success and that of their family, friends, and industry, as well as the country itself. Can someone please explain this? Why would any reasonable person favor transforming the most economically successful country in world history into a failed socialist state? In any event, here is a case in point that should be included in the MSNBC (a.k.a. BSNBC) highlight reel. This epic fail has been making the rounds of the Internet, but in case you haven't seen it, anchor Contessa Brewer--credentials unknown--makes a complete fool of herself in asking Representative Mo Brooks about his economic background.

Brooks, who represents Alabama's fifth congressional district and who voted against the debt-ceiling bill, graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics according to his official biography. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.