The Daily Signal -- A video shows “politically challenged” college students are unable to identify former President Ronald Reagan in a photograph.
“Was that a former president?” a student majoring in government and international politics at George Mason University asked when shown the picture of Reagan. “Nixon, maybe?”
Numerous students at George Mason University, located near Washington, D.C., in Fairfax, Va., were unable to identity America’s beloved 40th president in the same classic photo.
One student guessed Bill Clinton.
“I’ve seen that guy before,” another student stalled before giving up.
Texas Tech University’s nonpartisan political organization PoliTech and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit organization that promotes civic education at America’s colleges and universities, conducted the survey. They found that the students weren’t any better at identifying Vice President Joe Biden, but they easily identified Kim Kardashian.
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni released a survey that found that nearly one in 10 recent college graduates think TV personality “Judge Judy” is on the Supreme Court.
Blog Author's Comments -- If these students were shown photos of obscure Presidents of the past, perhaps you could understand the ignorance, but these are recent politicians. And these people can vote and some could be our future leaders. Their parents are paying for them to be educated or they are running up a student loan which they will eventually have to pay. Show them a photo of the last five winners of American Idol and they will identify all five.
Government and national politics and they can't name the Vice President of our country. These types of interviews have been going on for quite a few years now and it is no longer amusing. This is a prime reason why Barack Hussein Obama has nearly succeeded in his "Fundamental Transformation of America". If the Republican controlled Senate allows a vote for another Supreme Court Justice named by Obama, he very well may have succeeded in what he set out to do when first elected.