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The Great Mike Rowe SLAPS DOWN Bernie Sanders For His Idiotic Drivel About Education!

Hard work advocate Mike Rowe seems to try to stay out of politics, but he couldn’t help it when he saw socialist Democrat and fulltime moron Bernie Sanders tweet this insanely stupid opinion:

Of course Democrat idiots believe that the only thing keeping them from being criminals is a college degree subsidized by the federal government, because Democrats are mostly all criminals anyway. The rest of us understand that personal responsibility might have something to do with whether you end up in prison or not, and forcing everyone to get a college degree isn’t the panacea he wants us to believe it is.

He expanded on his idiocy in a Facebook post:

At the end of the day, providing a path to go to college is a helluva lot cheaper than putting people on a path to jail.

Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Of course, this math ONLY works if you seriously believe that the vast majority of people in jail are ONLY there because they didn’t get remedial math and English courses. Which is BS.

Mike Rowe posted a long Facebook response, though he was definitely more polite and courteous than I am about the issue:

Off The Wall Bernie Sanders tweets, “At the end of the day, providing a path to go to college is a helluva lot…

Posted by Mike Rowe on Monday, December 14, 2015

Here are some excerpts:

I wonder sometimes, if the best way to question the increasingly dangerous idea that a college education is the best path for the most people, is to stop fighting the sentiment directly, and simply shine a light on the knuckleheads who continue to perpetuate this nonsense. This latest tweet from Bernie Sanders is a prime example. In less than 140 characters, he’s managed to imply that a path to prison is the most likely alternative to a path to college. Pardon my acronym, but…WTF!?

Historically, universities have promoted themselves at the expense of many other forms of “alternative education.” The implicit suggestion, reinforced daily by a generation of well-intended guidance counselors and misguided parents, is always the same – get yourself a four-year degree, or accept one of the many “vocational consolation prizes” that result from all other forms of “lesser knowledge.”

It’s a cautionary tale as predictable as it is false. But now, as people are slowly starting to understand the obscenity of 1.3 trillion dollars in student loans, along with the abundance of opportunity for those with the proper training, it seems the proponents of “college for all” need something even more frightening than the prospect of a career in the trades to frighten the next class into signing on the dotted line. According to Senator Sanders, that “something,” is a path to jail.

And…

Is it possible that Senator Sanders doesn’t realize the number of college graduates with criminal records? Is he unaware of the millions of successful tradespeople and entrepreneurs who didn’t pay for a sheepskin, but somehow managed to stay of the clink? Does he not recognize that comments like his will encourage more kids who are better suited for an alternative path to borrow vast sums of money they’ll never be able to pay back in order to pay for a degree that won’t get them a job?

Maybe not. Maybe the 140 character limit has doomed him to be misunderstood or taken out of context. Certainly, it’s happened to me. But regardless, the damage is in the headline, and Twitter is nothing but headlines. The truth, in my opinion, is this: There is no alternative for an education, and no hope for a person who doesn’t want to learn something useful and apply it. But there are many, many alternatives to college. And none of them come with a prison sentence.

This isn’t the first time that ol’ Bernie has been utterly and completely irrational about math and acted like it supports his socialist idiocy. In fact, I made a delightful video about one time and you can watch that HERE!!

And you know what? I doubt Hillary substantively disagrees. She’s just not as stupid or as desperate as he is to admit it in public….

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  • jukin

    To a hammer the whole world is a nail.

  • texian45

    Thank you Mike Rowe. Needs to be said over and over. Instead of going into debt chasing a sometimes useless degree, start a business. Become successful enough and a college will give you an honorary degree, them chasing your money. 🙂

  • Cletus

    This is such a pitiful response. Bernie knows exactly what he’s talking about, he’s been in Congress for decades. He’s way smarter than you and way smarter than this ignorant beaner with a website. (Seriously, a conservative Mexican? That’s like a liberal Alabamian white male.) Didn’t trump call you all rapists and drug mules? Rubio.. the tan uncle tom… I can see why you would hate on Sanders when we could have those stellar examples of human beings in office instead.
    There are facts and endless numbers supporting Mr. Sanders, if you choose to ignore it you’re doing more harm than good in this country. You should also admit that your a closet racist and bigot if you deny such obvious statistics.
    Bernie is going to win. You may want to start bracing yourselves now. He’s already got the popular vote, according to Harvard’s latest poll. And our secret weapon is about to run as an independent, destroying any republican chance of being elected.

  • texian45

    Wow I think I just lost any faith I had in Harvard polling. Are you saying the only way to become successful is to have a college degree. I have two degrees, but I will tell you that many of the most successful people I know do not have college degrees. My wife being one of them. You need to start thinking outside the box. This was not really about politics.

  • JpRAustin

    “Bernie is going to win.” You can’t mean his party’s nomination or the presidency. However, if you do, would you like to place a wager on that?

  • genwheeler

    Bernie is smart? I missed that through much of his race baiting and hysteria. Bernie’s not going to beat Hillary, let alone win the general election. Anybody who believes that everyone should have a college education can’t be all that bright. There are alternative paths to success and prosperity besides being another kid with a sociology degree working at Starbucks because there are no other jobs.

  • MMCUSN .

    Check to see how much a machinist, plumber, welder or carpenter makes. These tradesmen make a good living. Your waiter at your chain restaurant most likely has a degree in something useless.

  • falcon7204

    “…been in Congress for decades.”

    So, has he ever held a real job?

  • falcon7204

    And, oh, yeah …

    “racist and bigot” following “ignorant beaner with website.” Lots of self awareness there, chum. Unless you’re just a troll, which I suspect you are.

  • Dan Gerber

    What Rowe and others like him fail to address is that the hands-on jobs that America grew it’s economy on in the 1800’s an 1900’s is fading away. It will never disappear, but technology has already replaced millions upon millions of jobs in the manufacturing industry and in the next decade robots will be taking over warehousing and inventory control as well. Rowe and Beck spin a fine yarn about America and it’s blue collar roots. But your best chance to succeed and live the American dream is to either be an entrepreneur, or get a college degree. Without a college degree one of your “dirty jobs” may be washing inmates duds.

  • HippyStench

    KOO KOO! KOO KOO!
    You may want to start bracing yourself for what the Clinton campaign is about to do to Bernie. ‘Ol Bernie is gonna get a healthy dose of Clinton politics here real soon.

  • SoIncredulous

    Please make sure you tell the HVAC tech and plumber this when next you call them to your home. They will doubtlessly thank you for imparting your “wisdom” regarding their life choices.

  • texian45

    Always fun to go back and see just how delusional and wrong people can be. Oh and how did you extract from my comment about Mike Rowe that I’m a racist?