Jeb Bush Gets SCHOOLED For Saying ‘Psych Majors Will All Work At Chick-fil-A’ (IMAGES)

Jeb Bush is really starting to go off into the deep end now. Instead of perfecting his stroke, he’s now left drowning in his own verbiage. In a presidential campaign that doesn’t seem to be short of asinine statements coming from the right, Jeb somehow thought he’d keep the momentum going by making one of his most outrageous suggestions yet, by saying that Liberal Arts majors will all end up working in the fast food industry.

Not a smart move, Jeb.

Here’s what he said at a South Carolina town hall, attended by Senator 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 a Chick-fil-A.'”

What Jeb was really meaning to say was that we needed more people to get into other careers like “electricians, welders, plumbers, information technologists, teachers.” In fact, he did go on to say this, and it’s a point that is well understood. However, this was a bad way for him to go about saying it. By making the statement that he did, he showed how uninformed he really is, especially since there are so many successful Liberal Arts majors.

It has started the popular hashtag #ThisPsychMajor on Twitter, and it is nothing short of glorious. Here is how people responded:

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Here’s the other thing that proves Jeb Bush is completely out of touch. For one, he claimed that psychology was the most popular major in the U.S., which was one reason for his comment, but that’s simply not true. According to the Department of Education, the majority of the degrees given out in the United States were in business. Psychology came in fourth. Close, but no cigar.

Also — his whole premise that we already have enough psychology majors doesn’t even ring true. The Health Resources and Services Administration estimates that some 96.5 million Americans reside in areas that have a SHORTAGE of mental-health providers. And — the Department of Veterans Affairs stated as recently as 2013 that they need to add an additional 1,600 mental health care professionals but that there simply “weren’t enough qualified candidates.” The real truth is, is not the number of people getting psychology degrees, but that enough aren’t going into the mental health field. Again, close but no cigar.

Let’s call this for what it is: Bush tried his best to make a point about the need for more technical careers. President Obama has done the same thing. The problem is, he completely went about it in the absolute worst way possible and ended up offending Liberal Arts majors everywhere. Since his campaign is already sinking, Jeb Bush might as well be driving the Titanic. This is just another iceberg that’s going to send him to the bottom of the ocean even quicker than anybody previously thought.

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