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How these gibbering numbskulls came to dominate Washington (moonbat alert)
The Guardian ^ | October 28, 2008 | George Monbiot

Posted on 10/28/2008 8:16:23 AM PDT by Parmenio

How was it allowed to happen? How did politics in the US come to be dominated by people who make a virtue out of ignorance? Was it charity that has permitted mankind's closest living relative to spend two terms as president? How did Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle and other such gibbering numbskulls get to where they are? How could Republican rallies in 2008 be drowned out by screaming ignoramuses insisting that Barack Obama was a Muslim and a terrorist?

Like most people on my side of the Atlantic, I have for many years been mystified by American politics. The US has the world's best universities and attracts the world's finest minds. It dominates discoveries in science and medicine. Its wealth and power depend on the application of knowledge. Yet, uniquely among the developed nations (with the possible exception of Australia), learning is a grave political disadvantage.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: monbiot; moonbat
From the original moonbat himself. If you're in the mood for some A-1 prime liberal lunacy, click through for the entire article. Otherwise, skip it. A better question to ask might be, how did gibbering numbskulls come to dominate The Guardian, BBC, NY Times, NPR and our universities?
1 posted on 10/28/2008 8:16:25 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

Then stay on your side of the Atlantic. I had an ancestor at Bunker Hill. Yeah, the whites of YOUR eyes.


3 posted on 10/28/2008 8:22:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Parmenio
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Mine would be as well.

4 posted on 10/28/2008 8:22:08 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (NRA Lifer. Since Waco.)
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To: Parmenio
Yeah, and gibbering numbskulls had to come pull your shecstnuts out of the fire twice during the 20th Century.

What the &^$!^ is happening to England?
6 posted on 10/28/2008 8:24:03 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Wakka-ding-hoy - battle cry of the Plexus Rangers!)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

shecstnuts = chestnuts. Sheesh, I’m a gibbering numbskull!


7 posted on 10/28/2008 8:24:35 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Wakka-ding-hoy - battle cry of the Plexus Rangers!)
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To: Parmenio
Moonbat in the Guardian ...

Summary: Americans are brainwashed ignorant fundamentalists, failures at every level of education, politics, science, responsible for all the worlds ills, led by stupid politicians like Reagan, Bush, Palin.

Yawn. I was reading this same bullshit from him 4 years ago. Must be nice to be able to recycle the same tired crap year after year and never have to bother to reassess your opinions.

8 posted on 10/28/2008 8:25:35 AM PDT by spodefly (Recycling the same posts in multiple threads for seven years!)
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To: Parmenio

Ugh. The Guardian is probably the most mainstream, RED rag in
the UK.


9 posted on 10/28/2008 8:25:39 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Parmenio

These are people who accept existence as a Subject of the Crown as the highest individual human capacity. Imagine them lecturing a Free Citizen....


10 posted on 10/28/2008 8:26:48 AM PDT by mo
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To: Parmenio
Did the Guardian try to repeat their Clark County Project again? It worked so well last time when they picked out one county to try to push it for the Dems in 2004:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/oct/13/uselections2004.usa11

Clark County Ohio results.

2000 results Bush:27,660 Gore:27,984 net: Gore by 324
2004 results Bush:34,941 Kerry:33,535 net: Bush by 1406
Net Swing: Bush by 1730.

Thanks a lot for your help, Guardian.

11 posted on 10/28/2008 8:27:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: Parmenio
How could Republican rallies in 2008 be drowned out by screaming ignoramuses insisting that Barack Obama was a Muslim and a terrorist?

He's a former muslim and has said as much in his book. He was not raised as a Christian, his mother was an atheist and his fathers were non-observant muslims, his grandparents who raised him were non-observant methodist and non-observant baptist.

He's advocated some radical extremist terrorism in Africa and embraced a domestic terrorist. He's been endorsed by Islamic terrorists and called a muslim by Qaddaffi and others.

But for me, above all the rest of this, is his Marxist ideology.

He's running a stealth campaign. He isn't running on issues. He's running on image and hype and lies.

12 posted on 10/28/2008 8:27:26 AM PDT by weegee (Barack Hussein Obama is a SOCIALIST.)
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To: Parmenio
There is no cure for stupidity. Stupidity informed by self-righteousness is merely obnoxious. But a stupidity informed by self-righteousness and given political power is not only incurable and obnoxious, but constitutes a mortal danger to Liberty and those who love it.
13 posted on 10/28/2008 8:28:08 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: Parmenio

Is Monbiot french for moonbat?


14 posted on 10/28/2008 8:28:28 AM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Parmenio
Like most people on my side of the Atlantic, I have for many years been mystified by American politics. The US has the world's best universities and attracts the world's finest minds. It dominates discoveries in science and medicine. Its wealth and power depend on the application of knowledge. Yet, uniquely among the developed nations (with the possible exception of Australia), learning is a grave political disadvantage.

They dont' "get" our Constitution, our declaration that government is not the solution to our problems, that private industry can innovate solutions and devices where there is a financial reward for blood,sweat, tears, determination, and risk of capital.

15 posted on 10/28/2008 8:29:20 AM PDT by weegee (Barack Hussein Obama is a SOCIALIST.)
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To: Parmenio

On behalf of all Brits everywhere, I apologise unreservedly for this article.

The only consolation is that Monbiot (is he really the reason “moonbat” came about?) is so utterly off-beam, unfair, prejudiced and elitist that only “gibbering numbskulls” could possibly swallow his drivel.


16 posted on 10/28/2008 8:32:00 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: massgopguy

Just remember...the British WON the battle of Bunker Hill :)


17 posted on 10/28/2008 8:33:48 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Parmenio

The left isa nut house full of gibbering numbskulls with large egos who literally do not pay any attention to who their political allies are.


18 posted on 10/28/2008 8:35:02 AM PDT by junta (No tagline available at this time.)
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To: Parmenio
I'm reminding myself that the UK has its share of good, sensible people, as well as its share of moonbats.

And just like our side of the pond, the moonbats seem to get more than their fair share of ink.

19 posted on 10/28/2008 8:38:07 AM PDT by meadsjn (Socialists promote neighbors selling out their neighbors; Free Traitors promote just the opposite.)
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To: Parmenio
Give me Dan Quayle or Sarah Palin or George Bush over Barney Frank or Maxine Waters or Charlie Rangle or Barak Obama or Murtha or Conyers or any Kennedy or Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi or ...my goodness...the list is endless when it comes to Democratic Bozos.
20 posted on 10/28/2008 8:38:07 AM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: mo

Careful, with that level of accuracy and sarcasm you could be working for the Guardian.


21 posted on 10/28/2008 8:39:13 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Parmenio

George Monbiot.....almost Moonbat!


22 posted on 10/28/2008 8:39:17 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: weegee

“They dont’ “get” our Constitution, our declaration that government is not the solution to our problems, that private industry can innovate solutions and devices where there is a financial reward for blood,sweat, tears, determination, and risk of capital.”

Doesn’t look like most Americans do now either.


23 posted on 10/28/2008 8:41:35 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

What was your roll in this, if you had none you should not offer an apology. If you wish to condeme this statement, then by all means do.


24 posted on 10/28/2008 8:42:51 AM PDT by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: Parmenio
If you're in the mood for some A-1 prime liberal lunacy, click through for the entire article.

Don't forget to view the Comments section; this open, running sore of an article oozes on there.

25 posted on 10/28/2008 8:46:01 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Parmenio
"Like most people on my side of the Atlantic, I have for many years been mystified by American politics wholly dependent upon the Americans for my economic well being and political freedoms and completely ungrateful that they have sacrificed the very best of their children for me when we f*ck things up so badly that it takes a world war to fix it".
26 posted on 10/28/2008 8:55:41 AM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Red in Blue PA

he sounds like an original moonbat.


27 posted on 10/28/2008 8:57:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: indylindy

Gyppo pikey wog bastard!


28 posted on 10/28/2008 9:00:39 AM PDT by misanthrope (Liberals just plain suck!!)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

We tend to forget that George Orwell, when he wrote 1984, modeled it on the BBC, of which the Guardian is somewhat of a stepchild.


29 posted on 10/28/2008 9:30:53 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Parmenio

Mr. Moonbat is accurately summarizing the thoughts of the British elites for our entertainment.

Mr. Moonbat:

The US is a meritocracy, yours is not.


30 posted on 10/28/2008 9:33:07 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: AmericanVictory

I never knew that. Very interesting.


31 posted on 10/28/2008 9:58:28 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Wakka-ding-hoy - battle cry of the Plexus Rangers!)
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To: Peter Horry

Whether we like it or not, we are all representatives, of our nation, of our religion, of our race, of our culture, of our gender. I don’t condone the article at all, but I am a representative of the culture that produced it, and therefore I feel a need to apologise for the attitudes that spawned it, or at least the passive aquiescence by those of us dont rate it at all.

After all, at least a third of the responses to this article are widening their criticism beyond the points raised by the article, are they not?


32 posted on 10/29/2008 1:44:37 AM PDT by Vanders9
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