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Is it 2008 again?

September 18, 2011

Once again, RESULTS have nothing to do with legitimate claims to govern. Ms Dowdy didn’t write this in 2008:

The Republicans are now the “How great is it to be stupid?” party. In perpetrating the idea that there’s no intellectual requirement for the office of the presidency, the right wing of the party offers a Farrelly Brothers “Dumb and Dumber” primary in which evolution is avant-garde….The occupational hazard of democracy is know-nothing voters. It shouldn’t be know-nothing candidates.

Instead of “know everything except when your remedy isn’t working” candidates, how about some candidates who’ve actually generated profits for a living? Or perhaps a candidate that measures their policies against actual outcomes to determine success , instead of saying “it could have been worse”

Yeah. I frankly don’t give a rats rear end what someone’s position on evolution is if they actually assess their policies by the result they intended and adjust the policies if they don’t work. If you look it up, that’s sort of the definition of the word “pragmatic”. The technique is part of that”scientific method” you would think that more than evolution-questioning mouth-breathers would have figured out by now.

Ms Dowdy can’t give up – after all:

the press gave the great American republic an untried, unknown and, it is becoming more and more frighteningly clear, incompetent figure as President. Under Obama, America’s foreign policies are a mixture of confusion and costly impotence. It is increasingly bypassed or derided; …Its debt and deficits are a weight on the entire global economy.

To the degree the press neglected its function as watchdog and turned cupbearer to a styrofoam demigod, it is a partner in the flaws and failures of what is turning out to be one of the most miserable performances in the modern history of the American presidency.

If Ms Dowdy is smart, Smart is looking pretty poor these days.

Daily Telegraph

It seems that the European political class still thinks that an assertion of its mystical belief can alter reality: that what it insists is so, will be so. If its idea of itself and its design for the future are in conflict with the facts of economics or life as it is actually lived, then it is those facts that will give way.

Hmmmm. If the opposite of that is stupid, I think stupid wins in the end – eventually gravity and human nature have their way

If “stupid” results in job growth and non-European economic results,  do I want to stand with the self-proclaimed brilliant ? If not believing in evolution is magical thinking for blockheads, but believing in the economic model of Europe is smart….

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One Comment leave one →
  1. ellend permalink
    September 21, 2011 1:14 pm

    At this point I’d rather vote for someone who is stupid than insane. (Using the adage insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result).

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