I have a pet peeve. When I see public figures (Okay, and not so public figures. Okay, and sometimes even friends.) use egregiously bad grammar or mispronunciate (yes, that was intentional) or invent words, like “misunderestimate” or “pundints” or “nu-kew-lar”, it drives me a little nuts.
I can’t help it, it’s been ingrained in me since I was a kid. I had an excellent education, and for that I owe my teachers a huge debt of gratitude. And while I am, admittedly, critical, I make plenty of mistakes, too, and often use twisted grammar or invented words as a writing device.
But I expect more from certain people, especially leaders who hold themselves up as role models or stress their own superiority and that of those who are just like they are over Americans who they imply are “less than.”
So anyway, there I was, minding my own business, reading a couple of CNN articles about how Christian conservative leaders voted to support Rick Santorum and how Rick Santorum’s latest pitch was to warn voters that President Obama would “destroy” Willard Romney in November. I got to the end of the second piece and the following jumped out at me:
[Santorum] plans to make Romney his main target.
“I think there are difference between me and Gingrich but frankly there are bigger differences between Romney and I than Newt and I,” he said.
Well, this may explain one thing: Why Santorum attacked the president for suggesting that American kids going to college was a good thing… although you’d think after earning three degrees of his own, he would have learned to speak English properly. Especially if he thinks it should be the official language of the United States.
And by “English” he means lousy English. You know, like the kind Rick Perry uses.
Keep ‘em uninformed and uneducated, right Ricky? That’s the only way the GOP can win… other than through enormous undisclosed corporate donations, fixing voting machines, and voter suppression, I mean.
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