It’s not us, it’s them …
The "smartest man in the room" strikes again:
"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared," Obama told the assembled Democrats, who paid $15,200 a person to attend. "And the country is scared."
Ye gods – who knew we were getting a psychiatrist-in-chief when Obama was elected? He’s certainly no commander-in-chief so I suppose this will have to do. We, the "bitter clingers" are at it again.
Obviously the resistance he and the Democrats are encountering comes from our ignorance not their enlightened rule. Now we’re scared and reactionary – unable to process how wonderful the things Democrats have done really are. We can’t clearly comprehend that trillion dollar deficit budgets for the next 10 years are a “good thing”. We can’t fathom that increased government intrusion into our lives at every level is for our benefit. Obviously we’re just too dumb to understand the “science” that drives the cap-and-tax debate. And we’re so on edge we clearly can’t comprehend the “arguments” which justify government take-overs of car companies and the health care system.
Good grief. You really have to wonder what country this man grew up in, because I’m seriously doubting it was the US I grew up in and learned about before the liberal portion of my generation took over the schools.
It is never the ideas, concepts or policies that are the problem – it is, it seems, always the dumbass citizens who don’t “get” what these wonderful politicians are trying to do for them. Forget that old and outdated belief in self-reliance and government in the role of night watchman. It is obsolete. It is no longer a government of the people designed to serve the people as a protector of individual rights. Under this evolving concept of government, the people are there to serve government. It is the collective that holds the exalted position, not the individual. And “rights” are government’s to define, not nature.
The concept of governance which made the US the most successful nation in the world is nearing it conclusion and the people are resisting it. Why? Because they’re just not thinking clearly and are scared.
What a load of horseapples.