Skip to comments.Selling Stupidity (Idiots listen to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin) [Another Doozy!]
Posted on 10/05/2010 12:34:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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In addition to his many other flaws, he's an absolutely horrible and childish writer.
I'll bet he drew sad faces and skull and crossbones around this for emphasis.
“Selling Stupidity” ?!
You mean he got PAID to write this drivel?!
There was an article around here last week by that Charles Blow, someone with that last name. Some NYT lefty person.
He was quoting that Pew poll. I believe he says the opposite of this moonbat.
He ripped off the Obama pic from AP and the left one was blatantly stolen from the film They Live IIRC (OBEY)
(1988; from IMDB.com: “Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like “Stay Asleep”, “No Imagination”, “Submit to Authority”. Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued. “_
And much of Fairey’s other “artwork” is outright stolen from Nazi and Communist propagandists.
Much in line with his political ideology.
it's actually correct. What the demagogue left out is the fact that the % of clueless dems was 29%. Uber lib Charles. Recently wrote a NY times column lamenting just how damn stupid the Dem base is compared to the Republican base. He used these very numbers. (18% vs 29%) to make his point. This filthy liar seems not to have noticed the numbers about dems; and how it appears, by his own ligic, that the dem base is 61% dumber. Maybe they need Beck to educate them.
And is this fool really trying to make the point that your average Limbaugh listener is unlikely to know who controls congress? Who is it that is dumb?
"Poorly educated, terribly informed, intellectually deficient"
Why yes, I do find myself terribly informed as opposed to terribly uninformed. Now that I'm writing this, I'm doubting...I guess it could be either way.
from Wiki...Joel S. Hirschhorn (born 1939)...co-chair, Scholars for 9/11 Truth
18% seems like a fair number. How many thousands of headlines have been written, CNN banners, and radio news highlights have been done for 'Republicans block (whatever liberal dumb-donkey idea they've got today)'? Or 'Republicans fail to defeat (whatever idiotic idea the donkeys pushed through this week)'
Come to think about it, if only 18% believe that Republicans are in charge, that totally blows out of the water the entire concept built into the Democrat defense this election cycle, that 'whatever it was that you wanted us to do that we didn't bother to get around to doing is all the Republicans fault' has only reached 18% of the population, which is a horrible number for such a long and drawn out campaign that started before Obama took office.
Only 18%.. That's pretty darn good.
Looking up the author, I find:
Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government
Joel S. Hirschhorn
“Despite what false patriots tell us, we now have a delusional democracy, not one that citizens can trust to serve their interests. We clearly need a Second American Revolution.”
“Part 2 presents details about a number of practical solutions for fixing our republic peacefully - actions and techniques that have been proven to work in states or other countries. Are you willing to suffer some pain and see the truth? Or, like so many Americans, will you remain in a delusional state? This book will convince you that there is no hope as long as the two-party duopoly remains in control. More importantly, it will convince you that a new third party is more than necessary for salvaging American democracy - it is increasingly seen by Americans as the only hope for our future. Eligible voters who do not vote are not to be condemned - they are to be respected and motivated to vote by being offered a new, trustworthy alternative.”
About the author:
Joel S. Hirschhorn has been widely published; his previous book is Sprawl Kills - How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health and Money. He has published many articles and oped pieces in major newspapers (Washington Post, New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune) and on progressive web sites such as CommonDreams, The Progress Report, SmirkingChimp and Opednews; Google Joel S. Hirschhorn to see his writings and achievements and see link below. Before becoming a writer and consultant, he was a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress (Office of Technology Assessment), Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources at the National Governors Association, a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and head of an environmental consulting company. He is the Chair of the Independent Party of Maryland and co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention
Delusional Democracy Does What No Other Book Has Done!
A number of electoral reforms are necessary to rescue American democracy:
1. Expand the use of Clean Money, Clean Election programs.
2. Provide a None of the Above option on ballots.
3. Permit fusion candidates to promote third-party candidates.
4. Reform the Electoral College or its use by states.
5. Provide Instant Runoff Voting.
6. Pass the Our Democracy, Our Airwaves federal law.
7. For primary elections, support an open or crossover primary that
8. Make voting compulsory after other reforms
“...It is Americans major opportunity for civic power through direct democracy. It comes down to ballots or bullets to save our democracy.”
Open Letter to John Edwards
For OpEdNews: Joel S. Hirschhorn - Writer
To: Presidential Candidate John Edwards
Subject: Winning the presidency by defending OUR Constitution
I am intrigued by your clear populist and progressive orientation, particularly your focus on addressing economic inequality that is harming working- and middle-class Americans...
Between being on his knees giving a lewinsky to John Edwards’ “populist progressivism” and his writing for the Smirking Chimp, he’s going to have to make more waves in a different direction to persuade me his is NOT a liberal.
One thing I see missing in this article that Glenn Beck pleads for on a nearly daily basis, is the request that we not take his word for it.
I don't go to Fox and I won't BE going to Fox. That said, I can also point out the outright fabrication of photos and documents and witnesses by the NY Times, Newsweek, Time, LA Times, CBS, Boston Globe, etc etc. (more lies by omission from this idiotorialist).
This is another good example of liberal projection. To understand the psychic bedbugs nibbling at liberals, listen to them on the qualities they project onto conservatives. This was most obvious two years ago, when a liberal meme was that Sarah Palin attracted voters who were “poor, badly educated, and vulnerable to racial messages.” Libs were indeed describing a solid block of the 2008 electorate — but it was the black voters who supported Obama in the upper 90% ranges.
So who's your idol, Joel?
He's most disheartened by those liberals who tune into Rush Limbaugh and have their eyes opened to the lies they'd been told repeatedly by the Left and the dependencies they were being cajoled into demanding.
>> I condemn both major political parties and see elections as useless anachronisms.
The most interesting sentence in that pathetic little tirade.
Why is it these idiots never condemn billion dollar marxists like George Soros, Ted Kennedy, Bill Gates, et al or million dollar marxists like Michael Moore and the Hollywood Reds who insist that I am not paying enough in taxes?
If you want to talk about a privileged class, call out the pigs in Animal Farm. The new American Politburo who are exempted from Obamacare.
How about starting with the fact that throughout the writer's long litany of malfeasance, he produces not one single objective (read: verifiable) example of his target's many sin's against the poor benighted masses who idolize them...not one.
What was that:
A Resume for a job at MSNBC?
Meanwhile, a recent poll shows that 42% of dem voters don’t even know that the Dems control the House, and only 45% of black dem voters can name the VP of the US.
Standard Democrat talking point and it has been very much the Party line since the 1990s when the Rats lost Congress to the Republicans. Echoed in 2004 when they again lost the White House to GW Bush.
The Rats "new" strategy in the wake of 2004 was to try to "appeal" to the "religious left" and close the "god gap" (the Rats terms, not mine).
So they stear around issues like abortion and homosexuality while insisting that it is Christian to support socialist agenda items like Obamacare.
Either that, or he's a left of the dial Pacifica socialist who thinks that the Democrats are too right-wing...
Those are the people that listen to, and then beleive, MSNBC -- the new motto over there is Lean Forward -- And Cough.
This phrase can also mean extremely well informed, as opposed to not informed at all. It depends on the inference.
As in someone being ‘terribly good looking.’
Don’t think he meant that, but it depends on how you read it. Yutz.
Yep, and isn’t jealousy wonderful.
Oh, and did I miss it, or did he fail to include the results as to how many DEMOCRATS know that they the Dems control Congress or who the VP is? I bet the percentages of IGNORANCE is much, much higher. After all, they were all saying in 2008 before the election how the “Republican” Congress was screwing every up (present tense).
Oh, and duuude - Rush Limbaugh makes way, way WAY more than $60 million a year - that figure isn’t even close to the income he gets from his Rush 24/7 Website.
Why don’t you go back under your rock until it’s time for you to earn another 5 bucks to contaminate the interwebz with your ridiculous rantings.
Shades of “Typhoid” Murray Rothbard, or Lew (sic) Rockwell.
The condescending intelligentsia of the LP were always pills - and not half as smart as they thought they were.
His book is ranked # 1,111,509 on Amazon.
Beck's "Arguing with Idiots" is # 1,556.
Rush's "The Way Things Ought To Be" (from 1993!) is # 282,252.
The author is obviously a poopy-pants and likely has cooties as well.
well that explains his rant.....he's going to loose alot of money invested in all the environmental scams...including Global Warming investments...if the Republicans win. Heck, China is claiming all the rights for that which runs the solar and wind junk they're pushing...so not only will we be held captive by the Middle East for Oil, but captive by China for powering our solar and wind equipment. This guy stands to loose money...huge amounts..as do all those in Washington and otherwise who have invested big in these environmental scams.
And they still don't know it to this day.
Run-on name-calling with no substance or even any dispute with the core beliefs of the conservative personalities mentioned or those of their audiences and followers. I can call the guy who wrote this an idiot. There, see. I did it.
Anybody can call someone else an idiot. There’s nothing to it.
It is a pleasure to have contact with one so well informed about the “dark” side of society, those poor souls who listen to people like Limbaugh, Beck, Palin and the rest. After reading your rather lengthy post I simply chuckled. That there are idiots among us is certain, what is also certain is that you are one of them only more pompous.
Who conducted this research? Pew??? Yeah, I can trust that. I don't need a survey to know that the NY Times, Phila. Inquirer, CNN etc. butcher facts all the time. Further, anecdotal evidence has shown me that people who derive their news from such outlets are, for the most part, “ignorant.” They only know what the leftist press want them to know. Intellectually inquisitive they are not. They prefer belief-reinforcement.
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