Instapundit has a post linking to COMMENT OF THE DAY. The comment was:

A reason for the “wealth or income gap”: Smart people keep on doing things that are smart and make them money while stupid people keep on doing things that are stupid and keep them from achieving.

People who get an education, stay off of drugs, apply themselves, and save and wisely invest their earnings do a lot better than people who drop out of school, become substance abusers, and buy fancy cars and houses that they can’t afford, only to lose them.

We don’t have an income gap. We have a stupid gap. Guess which group voted for Obama.

Instapundit omitted that last sentence. Perhaps it is because so many of the people who voted for Obama were “smart”. Like Warren Buffet. Like Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Like most of Wall Street. Like a lot of “smart” people I know.

So, here’s something that needs much more explaining: why did so many “smart” people vote for Obama, donate to Obama and promote Obama when 10 minutes Googling would have revealed him as a man with no executive experience, an inconsequential legislative record, troubling associations with virulently anti-American radicals, and an utterly opaque personal history. Would any of those “smart” people have hired Obama to run a $10 trillion business based on his resume? I think not. But they were happy to make him President and their wealth helped make it happen.

The gap I want explained is the one between personal, wealth-creating smarts, such as that displayed by the founders of Google, and the stupidity of the same people in their support for Obama. The only explanation I can come up with is cupidity. Which makes poetic sense: Stupidity combined with cupidity gave us Obama, the worst President yet, not even halfway into his term.

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