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Obama Alienates Base, Telling Off Art-History Majors

In an effort to encourage more young people to consider jobs in “the trades,” President Obama took a shot at one of his most faithful voting blocs — holders of art-history degrees.

“I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art-history degree,” he said in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday.

The president immediately walked back his accidental put-down. “Now, nothing wrong with an art-history degree — I love art history — I don’t want to get a bunch e-mails from everybody.”

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