Skip to comments.Democrats Think You're Stupid
Posted on 04/24/2012 8:18:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
Barack Obama thinks that youre stupid. And, if youre one of the 45% of us who still support him after Solyndra, after Fast and Furious, after the GSA scandal, after the voter ID controversy, after the Buffett Rule, after the Secret Service Scandal, and so on, you might be.
If you dont believe me that he thinks youre stupid, consider the following.
I watched Meet the Press recently, and their roundtable on the War on Womenthat is, the Democrats agitprop to frighten women to the safe, warm, familiar cocoon of the Democratic Party. Theyve been doing it for decades, and the fact that they are returning to this tactic now tells me that they are afraidRasmussen has Romney up by two points already and its only April; he doesnt even have the nomination officially yet; the real money hasnt been spent yet.
The fact that they are using this tactic means that they actually believe that it will workthat is, that you are dumb enough to fall for it. The only thing more infuriating than that would be if it actually did work, and the fate of United States of Americaand thereby the worldwas determined by such pettiness.
Fortunately, it does not yet appear that it will happen that way. Men vote too. We can all thank God that, despite the Democratic elites low, cynical, deterministic view of the world,it is simply not good enough to divide people up into campsbased upon characteristics determined before they were born and slap a red or blue label on each one. People are still free, thinking beings, not just automata resulting from their genetics and environment. Thank God!
You can imagine my shame, then, to see that Republicans have stooped to the level of Democrats in playing divisive politicsand playing it on Democrats terms. Representative Bachmann, whom I admire greatly and who I think is a great voice for the conservative movement, debated Senator Gillibrand, for what proved to be a good demonstration that what they were doing was a waste of time.
In order to get around disputing the false premise that forcing insurance companies to cover contraception is the same thing as helping women, Representative Bachmann had to logically contort her way into arguing that high gas prices, high food prices also hurt women.
No kidding. They hurt everyonewhy is it even worth saying?
Not to be outdone, Senator Gillibrand would not let Representative Bachmann get away with saying something pointlessshe managed to lower the debate even further. As Democrats have done for decades, she brought up sexual liberty as being a womens issue (as though it did not take two to, um, tango).
The meta-question was, who understands women better, Democrats or Republicans? As a Republican, I hope that the answer is neither. We shouldnt be pitting the genders against each other any more than we should be pitting the races against each other; it accomplishes nothing for our country, no matter how many liberal base (and I mean that in more than one sense) voters donate to re-elect Obama.
I reject the whole notion that women have some sixth sense that men dont have, or that women are affected disproportionately by economic realities. The market doesnt care who you areall the market cares about is what you bring to the table. Thats what makes it so beautiful.
It goes against the spirit of the Constitution, of the Enlightenment, and of classical liberalism more generally to put the genders in rivalry, or even to speak of them as having inherent inequalities. In fact, this is usually the criticism of classical liberalismthat, in contrast to previous schools of political thought, such as Aristotelianism or Thomism, it is atomistic, and treats people as individuals or actors (who dont exist) rather than men and women (who do exist).
Conservatives should not be trying to out-factionalize the factionalizers; we should instead be returning to our principlesfree markets not free healthcare; free minds, not free contraception. Thats real fairnessthe blind equality of the market, not the pandering of hack politicians to frighten the ignorant into line.
This is absolutely bogus.
There may be some highly manipulated, fraudulent "polls" trying to convince evangelicals to "get with the program" but BHO will receive fewer votes from evangelicals than in 2008, even with Mitt as the other choice. (They will either vote Mitt or stay home but there will not be more votes for BHO.)
So do the RiNO's. They haven't done jack about repealing Obamacare, and they won't. Too many Fortune 500 CEO's are invested in getting rid of their company health plans and flowing the money to their bottom lines. So are their money-runner stockholders.
They won't fix the budget, either -- too much money to keep hands out of.
The country is like a man bleeding profusely from a deep wound, and the political vampires refuse to sew it up and bandage it because they all want a drink.
I should think you're right, after so many high-profile stink-appointments:
Going out on a limb here but I will also posit (just from my own travels in/through a variety of evangelical/baptist/pentecostal/etc. church groups) that Bible-believing Blacks will reject BHO in large numbers.
That may not be accurately reflected in the poll results in November as the pollsters outside of Barna are clueless as to who/what a Christian is.
My discussions with those I encounter are that they were deceived once but will not be deceived again.
I’d say nominating the architect of socialized healthcare in America would constitute stupid.
This line from the article illustrates an unfortunate truism: Conservatives, like this author, hope that the voting public is smart. Progressives know that the voting public is stupid.
A friend’s pastor describes it as “atheist christians”.
The approach I'd like to see the Republicans take is to point out that any time the government tries to make something more "affordable" for some people, its costs spiral out of control. Start with the following analogy: imagine that an anonymous benefactor were to promise to everyone before an auction that they'd only have to pay for items half of what they bid; he'd pay the other half. Is there any reason to believe that bidders would see prices drop by 50%? Or would people end up bidding about as much as they would have before the anonymous benefactor stepped in?
Now suppose the anonymous benefactor decided only half of the buyers in the auction should be privileged. How would that affect the real prices paid by both the privileged and non-privileged buyers?
Any time the government decides to make something affordable, the following sequence takes place:
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