There’s a lot of truth to what Obama says here but it probably won’t score him any points with his base.

Andrew Johnson of National Review has the story.

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.”

Here’s the video.