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Quote of the day – stupid voters edition

You have to wonder about the arrogance of liberals when you read some of the stuff they’re writing these days. The arrogance found in their apparent belief that anyone who doesn’t agree with their ideology is, well, "stupid". It’s a bit whiny as well.

Here, Michael J. W. Stickings takes on the obvious shift of independents away from the "progressive" extremism of the past 2 years with the usual claim:

This, of course, would not be the first time that voters turned stupid. But while we can expect Republicans to embrace the most partisan and most ideologically extreme of their kind, independents are supposed to know better, are they not? Well, no. Some may suppose that they do, but they don’t.

I actually have a little bit of sympathy for the premise. After all, look whose in the Oval Office and the majority in Congress. I just choose to believe that independents have finally realized their mistake and are rectifying it.

More power to ‘em.

~McQ

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13 Responses to Quote of the day – stupid voters edition

  • We stupid, we’re racist, we’re anti-immigrant, we’re anti-science, we’re fascists and we’re evil.

    And we’re also going to win big on Tues.  And then we’ll use redistricting to ensure more wins going forward.

    Choke on it.

    • “We won, President Obama, so now is the time for you to stop driving the car, get in the back seat, and hand us the keys. Oh, you can grab a broom and help, but don’t talk when you’re helping. And, no you cannot have some of our slurpee. Buy your own.”

  • I actually have a little bit of sympathy for the premise. After all, look whose in the Oval Office and the majority in Congress. I just choose to believe that independents have finally realized their mistake and are rectifying it.


    Wait a minute… So if the voters disagree with you, you have “sympathy for the premise” that voters are stupid, but if they agree with you, they are “realizing their mistake.”  But it is this other guy who is the arrogant one!?

    Tell me, at its core, how your statement is any different than his?

    Cheers.

    • Come on, Pogue – you’re usually better at spotting sarcasm than that – do I need to put the [/sarc] tag up for you from now on?

    • The problem is voters cannot really say exactly what they want via voting. The analogy used is that you want to go shopping, but you cannot pick and choose your own stuff. Instead you get to see two shopping carts full of stuff and choose one or the other. Or another one is you want to eat chicken, but can only choose Duck and Turkey.

    • Oh, shoot, Poquey, I think sometimes we CAN say that many voters are OBJECTIVELY being foolish.
      How many thinking people do you know that voted “HOPENCHANGE”…really?
      One thing you’ve seen me say here consistently…the American people are not stupid.  They are sometimes disturbingly ignorant and thoughtless…but they CAN and DO learn.  I have faith in them, but in the final analysis, this is their country to screw up or lift up.

      • Nah, The Euro’s think we’re stupid.   That gives me hope actually.

        They probably thought our ancestors were ‘stupid’ too, when they left Europe.