Friday, November 12, 2004

A Veritable Tour de Force

Don Feder gets medieval on the geniuses bellowing about all the ignorant folks in "Jesusland". Funny, my whole lifetime the Dems have been saying, "The Republicans are the party of the country club rich!" Now they're shouting from the rooftops, "The Republicans are the party of Walmart-shopping trailer trash!" Whatever works, I guess. Lots of good factual items and some fine writing in this piece.

"The good news is that 55 million Americans have evaded the ignorance-inducing machine. But 58 million have not," Smiley declared, adding, "The election results reflect the decision of the right wing to cultivate and exploit ignorance in the citizenry."

Warming to her theme, Smiley inveighs on the MSN website, "Jimmy Carter … asked Americans to take responsibility for their profligate ways, and promptly lost to Ronald Reagan, who told them once again that they could do anything they wanted."

And you thought it had something to do with stagflation, a little jerk in a cardigan, the Tehran hostage crisis and the global advance of Soviet communism – fool that you are!

"The history of the last four years shows that red state types, above all, do not want to be told what to do – they prefer to be ignorant. As a result, they are virtually unteachable," Smiley sneers.

Stupid and selfish to boot! They don’t want to be told what to do. They resist directives from Nanny State- GHQ. Who do they think they are – Americans?

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