When narcissists apologize: Arne Duncan regrets that he was caught being a racist

Arne Duncan defended common core by verbally assaulting “white suburban moms.”  He’s now issued the standard Obama-era apology, which is to say that he’s not sorry for what he said, he’s just sorry that he got caught saying it:    “I used some clumsy phrasing that I regret.”

I was going to ask, “How dumb does Duncan think the American people are?”  That’s a stupid question.  The American people are dumb enough to have given people like Duncan virtually unfettered power in the halls of academia for upwards of 40 years now.

Dunca is right — he doesn’t owe us a real apology.  We had it coming.  Americans have had ample evidence that he’s a scorpion and they still held out their arms and said “Sting me.”

It’s we who owe the youth of America a real apology for inflicting these monsters on them.

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  1. JKB says

    To be fair, academia used to be a safe place to dump these losers, but, then we started sending them kids who’d never done a days work in their life who had no basis on which to judge these crackpots.  We should note, that this isn’t just a liberal/progressive problem.  Many on the right/conservative side entertain academia’s crackpot ideas because it gives them a windmill to tilt at.  Many on the right still treat Marxism as a valid thesis because that what “smart” people do, when in reality Marxism is the Alchemy of the Humanities.  

  2. Libby says

    How does one make Duncan’s statement elegant?
    “U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”
    The sentiment is ugly, regardless of his phrasing. Just imagine the outrage if he said this about any other race.

  3. Charles Martel says

    White suburban moms are one of the Democratic Party’s mainstays. But every once in awhile, despite their best efforts to contain it, the contempt for women of the party’s beta males comes spilling out.

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