Rush Limbaugh Quotes AIA Blog

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

Our recent article on Donald Trump confusing academics was cited by talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh this past Friday! Take a listen at this link here and read the transcript below:

“These people couldn’t stand one day of the kind of media treatment Republicans get.  It’s softballs here and there, because it’s all they’re all on the same team and they all have the same objective.  In a companion story from the… What is this website?  This is  Of course, an institution of higher learning is the academy, academe.  The headline: “Trump Baffles Academics.”  Like that would be hard.  “The ‘best and the brightest’ in academe…”

This, by Malcolm A. Kline, just to give you a byline here:  “The ‘best and the brightest’ in academe have been trying to unravel the Trump phenomenon for about as long as this election season has run. Martin Kich of Wright State University devotes about three blogs a week to the subject on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).  Here’s a clue: You can only convince people that we have a good economy if they actually have jobs.

“A pair of scholars of fairly diverse backgrounds has figured this out: They are, of course, a minority in academe. We have written about the phenomenon today in which more budding businesses fail than succeed. It turns out that we aren’t the only ones who noticed. ‘Nowadays, more businesses die each year than are started,’ Angelo Codevilla writes in The Claremont Review of Books. ‘In this century, all net additions in employment have come from the country’s 1,500 largest corporations.'”

“Now, while all of this reality is going on, academics — the pointy-headed, super-educated — can’t figure Trump out.  They don’t know why people [like] him.  They can’t figure out what his appeal is.  He’s an embarrassment.  He’s a clod! The guy’s a bull in a china shop.  He’s coarse.  He’s bombastic.  He’s rude.  He’s crude.  Why would anybody like him?  They can’t understand; so they are delving deep within each other’s blogs to try to explain why Trump is succeeding.”

And if you don’t believe either one of them, google the phrase “Trump Baffles Academics” and see how many entries other than ours consist of academics being baffled by Trump, often for thousands of words a pop.