Jeb Bush can’t seem to get out of his own way.
Earlier this year, the former Florida governor and current candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination said he would have invaded Iraq knowing what we know today, then retracted it a week later. After the recent massacre of nine people at an Oregon community college, he was slammed for saying “stuff happens” during a broad discussion about gun control.
And now, according to the Washington Examiner, he said the following at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy:
“Universities ought to have skin in the game. When a student shows up, they ought to say ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that’s great, it’s important to have liberal arts … but realize, you’re going to be working [at] a Chick-fil-A.’ ”
Does he think everybody should go to business school? Has nobody told him that many people go to college to learn and become educated citizens and not to be trained in a high-paying career?
He seems to have forgotten that he himself has a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Not surprisingly, liberal arts majors, especially psychology majors, were not amused. Here’s some reaction on Twitter:
— skullsinthestars (@drskyskull) October 28, 2015
Let’s settle things once and for all: Who would you rather be? #ThisPsychMajor
— Professor Sarcasm (@ProfSarcasm) October 28, 2015
#ThisPsychMajor is getting her doctorate to work with our veterans that suffer with PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders.
— Eva (@thegreekestEva) October 28, 2015
— Oak Park B-Med (@OPBMed) October 28, 2015