“If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate—they can’t read,” he said. “I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.”
“These people” who “can’t read” include Robert Portman, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, John Hoeven, Allen West, John Boozman, and Dan Coats — All Men of considerable accomplishment before being elected to the House or Senate. And I am pretty sure former trade ambassador Rob Portman has a well-used passport.
This is typical of the arrogance of the left. Confirmed dingbats like Patty Murray and Barbare Boxer are presumed to be wise because of their lockstep adherence to liberalism. But the mere fact of one’s conservatism is presumed to be a sign of intellectual deficiency.
This is also typical of the arrogant leftist idiocy of Mike Bloomberg, a guy who was sure the perpetrator of the attempted Times Square bombing would turn out to be a Tea Partier Angry about ObamaCare.
I am reminded of the YouTube of the hipsters at the John Stewart Anti-Beck Rally insisting vehemently that Obama was not a Keynesian because he was born in Hawaii.
I know California liberals have enormous superiority complex, especially over states like Texas and Florida. But Florida… faced with two pretty bad candidates for governor… selected the one with business experience, even though polls had him losing. Yeah, Rick Scott is flawed, but he has a sense of fiscal responsibility and knowledge of what it takes to foster job creation.
What did Californians do? They elected for their governor a Senile Hippie Retread from the Carter Era who campaigned as a tool of the public employee unions that have driven the state to bankruptcy.
California has lost any right to be smug it ever may have had.
You brought them over here, not me. You supposedly need them to drive the cabs I don’t take, and be the nannies I don’t need and the housekeepers I can’t afford, and run the restaurants only you get to eat in and run the shops you’re too lazy or prissy to own yourselves.
And when the inevitable happens, I’ll reflexively side with the gays over the Muslims, whether they’ll welcome me or not.
Maybe Meg Whitman wouldn’t be losing to a senile hippie if she weren’t as bad about pandering to Hispanics as any given Democrat.
It is an article of faith on the left that Christine O’Donnell is “batshit crazy.” Mainly because she supports ideas the left thinks are crazy; like smaller government, reduced spending, secure borders, and personal responsibility.
Let’s consider that the ranks of the left, the people who have appointed themselves the arbiters of who’s crazy, include the following notables:
Debbie Frisch: A lefty feminist (a.k.a. lesbian) with a long history of derangement most recently filed deranged self-written court documents that described the judges that had convicted her of stalking and threatening as “frocked cowfuckers.”
Amy Bishop: This Obama-supporting leftist professor shot six colleagues after being denied tenure and probably murdered her own brother and got away with it thanks to connections with the Massachusetts Democrat party.
Christine O’Donnell has never vandalized anything, threatened anybody’s kids, or shot anybody. But she’s the crazy one? Yeah, right.
And there’s more.
Rosie O’Donnell: 9-11 conspiracy whackjob who thinks fire cannot melt steel, even though that’s how steel is made.
Roseanne Barr: Um, yeah.
Again, both regarded as less crazy than Christine O’Donnell by the Huffington Post/Daily Show crowd.
And then there’s deranged radio host Randi Rhodes, whose listeners are outnumbered by the voices in her head. She falls down drunk and blames it on the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Speaking of conspiracies, she accuses Blackwater of setting forest fires and rants about Hillary being a “f–king whore.” But still, not generally regarded on the left as crazy or stupid like Christine O’Donnell.
Chilling… yes. But I am old enough to have lived through previous Yellow Peril economic scares. Back in the eighties, it was the Japanese who were going to own us. (Remember Back to the Future II?).
China has serious problems. The One-Child policy has left them with an aging workforce and will result in a huge social services burden unless they simply start killing off the elderly, which I would not put past them. Also, they have a huge real estate and equities bubble on their hands as well. And, we could always refudiate our debt to them; screwing us both but mostly them. (Hey, we screwed over Chrysler and GM shareholders, so why not the Butchers of Beijing?)
But even if I dispute the thesis, I do agree with the sentiment. By all means, let’s make Government cheaper, smaller, and better; like a Japanese car.
Also… I not… almost all of the critical comments contain the word “racist.” That really is the sine qua non of progressive critical thinking, isn’t it?
Newsweek says that Democrats are “fired up” and surging. But, considering Newsweek was recently sold for the price of a Dollar Menu Item at McDonald’s (and I don’t mean an issue of the magazine, I mean their entire publishing operation), I don’t think their opinion is especially reliable.
Also, the guy who bought Newsweek is ninety-something years old and probably thought he was buying a coffee or something.
An interesting contrast: while many NPR listeners apparently could not stomach that Williams also appeared on Fox News, it doesn’t seem that any perceptible number of Fox News viewers had any complaints that Williams also worked for NPR. The Fox audience seems to be more tolerant of diversity than the NPR audience.