The problem is that the public is just too effin’ stoopid

I visit RealClearPolitics.com every day. It’s a great site to get commentary and opinion from both sides. I don’t want to live in an echo chamber and neither should you. One of the big reasons that the left is on the ropes right now is that they ignored the right.

If you want to know what the left thinks of the majority of Americans outside of their echo chamber, look no further than this article from Jacob Weisberg of Slate magazine. He is quite obviously so much smarter than the rest of us:

In trying to explain why our political paralysis seems to have gotten so much worse over the past year, analysts have rounded up a plausible collection of reasons including: President Obama’s tactical missteps, the obstinacy of congressional Republicans, rising partisanship in Washington, the blustering idiocracy of the cable-news stations, and the Senate filibuster, which has devolved into a super-majority threshold for any important legislation. These are all large factors, to be sure, but that list neglects what may be the biggest culprit in our current predicament: the childishness, ignorance, and growing incoherence of the public at large.

That’s right – the failures of the ruling elite are because the “public at large” is too stoopid to understand what’s going on. Wow! I guess we should all be grateful to Mr. Weisberg for pointing that out. After all, we just don’t realize that these “geniuses” like Mr. Weisberg, Chris Matthews, Keith Olberman, and David Brooks are just trying to create a better, more intellectual political dialog. That the brainiacs in the White House and congress (like Steny Hoyer) are only trying to save us from ourselves. That our recalcitrance to massive budget deficits and government corruption is because we’re watching too much American Idol and Glenn Beck? Really?

Perhaps Mr. Weisberg should read this piece from the Washington Post – “Why are liberals so condescending?” before he opens his piehole and demonstrates his freaking ignorance…

UGH…

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3 Responses to “The problem is that the public is just too effin’ stoopid”

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  2. Thanks for the comment. It is often said that politics and religion are taboo topics (or should be) of conversation. I disagree – we don’t discuss either topic enough. No topic should be off the table…

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