[...]Plumbers aren't qualified to hold office so he's sitting there and saying he and his Harvard and Yale examples that are currently running this country are allowed to run this country? It just doesn't make any sense. Our founding fathers wanted people like you [Sharpton] and I to come from the community and represent our fellow Americans.Okay, two things.
First of all, while right wingers love to take jabs at any institution of higher learning that doesn't include finger painting classes within its curriculum, they should be aware that many of their supposed heroes went to these depraved dens of Godlessness.
-Thomas Jefferson went to the College of William and Mary
-John Adams went to Harvard
-Samuel Adams also went to Harvard
-Alexander Hamilton went to (what is now known as) Columbia.
-James Madison went to (what is now known as) Princeton
And the list goes on and on. In fact, most of the founding fathers were a bunch of latte-sipping book readers.
Secondly, and just as amusing is "Joe's" assertion that the FFs wanted people like him AND Sharpton to "represent the community and our fellow Americans", considering that White people who didn't own property couldn't even VOTE until several decades after the nation's founding. And also considering the first African American legislator in the federal government didn't appear until some time a whole century later.
Come on, Joe. I expect a little better. Even from you.
Okay fine, I don't. But still.