Via Daniel Malloy comes this clip of David Perdue knocking his opponent, Karen Handel, because she lacks a college degree.
“I mean, there’s a high school graduate in this race, OK? I’m sorry, but these issues are so much broader, so complex,” Perdue told the Bibb County Republican Party. “There’s only one candidate in this race that’s ever lived outside the United States. How can you bring value to a debate about the economy unless you have any understanding about the free enterprise system and how — what it takes to compete in the global economy?”
The guy isn’t even in office yet and he’s already showing signs of Beltway arrogance and elitism. Sorry, his camp can spin this all they want, but that’s what it is.
Some of us don’t have college degrees. I didn’t feel like it was worth my time and money. I didn’t want to be like so many millennials and spend my mid-20s and early 30s digging myself out of debt. What’s more, I don’t need a piece of paper to validate my life.
I hope Perdue realizes, with this cheap shot against one of his opponents, he disrespected and insulted a lot of people. This isn’t just about campaign rhetoric, it’s about the kind of representation we’re going to have in Washington.
A man who so easily dismisses someone because of a lack of a college education says a lot. Perdue doesn’t just think he’s better than Karen Handel. Nope. He thinks he’s better than every single Georgian who lacks a college degree.
Stay classy, David Perdue.