If you didn’t know any better and took this group of college students at their word, you’d find out that each state has 12 senators. Or 13. Senators like “Bernie” Frank and John Ryan. Or is it Rarez?
Students at the American University in Washington, D.C. — our nation’s capital and the center of American political activity and bustle — can’t name a single one of the 100 U.S. senators.
Dan Joseph, a correspondent for MRCTV, interviewed students at the American U. campus and challenged them to answer incredibly simple questions about politics and government. Not only were the students unable to name U.S. senators, they didn’t even know how many senators comprise the Senate–and some of them were studying political science!
“Can you name one person currently serving in the U.S. Senate?” asked Joseph.
“Um, this is sad, I’m in a politics course,” said one female student, who couldn’t provide an answer.
“Oh, not a very good one,” replied Joseph.
Eventual suggestions were “John Ryan/Rarez,” and “Bernie Frank,” neither of which are actual people, let alone U.S. senators.
“I’m not big into the whole… America thing,” said another student.
The students performed much better when asked a pop culture question, however. Multiple people were able to identify “Let It Go,” the hit song from the latest Disney movie, “Frozen.”
These are all the highly intelligent and very informed college-educated people who probably voted for Obama. They voted for him more than likely because he was “black” and danced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. I can’t think of any more important qualifications.