Friday, September 19, 2008

Joe Scarborough: Dumb is as dumb does

Yesterday, I posted an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about the hate the Democrats, their MainStream Media (MSM) handmaidens, and their cheering section in the left-wing lunatic section of the stadium show towards Sarah Palin. Their hate for her is truly psychotic in its intensity.

While none of the members of the aforementioned groups has the integrity to admit it, they are whack jobs who hate Gov. Palin for not being like them when it comes to their overwhelming propensity to diss God, define feminism by their "self-anointed" agenda, and recoil in horror at her functional family.

Now comes this article by Joe Scarborough, a man with whom I've had many issues that keep me from being part of his fan club. But even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and following is an article that is certainly one of those two possible occasions:

Joe Scarborough: Dumb is as dumb does for Democrats

By Joe Scarborough

Pensacola News Journal
Sept. 17, 2008

Stupid is as stupid does. And this week, the Democrats are showing again just how dumb they can be.

Why is it that Democrats and some of their allies in the press go into every election believing they are going to win in a landslide because of their moral and intellectual superiority?

How many times can the same party have the issues breaking their way but lose a national election because they underestimate their opponents?

When in office, Dwight Eisenhower was dismissed by Democrats as an old bumbling fool who spent most of his presidency on the golf course.

Ike won two landslide victories.

Ronald Reagan was dismissed as an amiable dunce. Smug editorial writers mocked Reagan as a B-list actor with a third-rate mind.

The Gipper left his liberal critics speechless after massive victory margins in 1980 and 1984.
George W. Bush has spent the last eight years being every late-night comedian's punch line. Like Reagan, Bush has been the constant target of smug editorial writers.

But somehow, the president Democrats liked to dismiss as an idiot figured out how to beat them in 2000 and 2004.

Four years after the liberal establishment was left reeling from a second Bush victory, their arrogance just may elect another Republican ticket deemed as dumb by elites in Manhattan and Washington.

The degree of smugness shown by the Democrats and the national media toward the McCain-Palin ticket has been stunning.

On Monday, a Barack Obama supporter introduced the Democrats' vice presidential nominee by attacking Palin personally.

"Barack Obama has made an intelligent choice for the vice-presidency. How so very different this is from that bucket of fluff that the Republican candidates have chosen for the same position."

Do Democrats really want to compare Barack Obama's political resume and life story with Sarah Palin's?

Is it really a wise move for Democratic leaders to treat a governor and former mayor with such disrespect when their own candidate has such a thin resume?

Of course not. But too many Democrats just can't help themselves.

Monday, Joe Biden proved that point in spades when he attacked Republicans as the stupid party.

Biden said the GOP attacked Barack Obama because "they're not just used to somebody really smart. They're just not used to somebody who's really well educated. They just don't know quite how to handle it."

Sen. Biden's attack followed a New York Times column on Sunday accusing the GOP of making the country a dumber place to live.

Another Times columnist concurred, saying that Palin could be responsible for dimwits taking over the United States of America.

"I've gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail," wrote Bob Herbert on Saturday.

Could it be that the real stars of "Clueless: 2008" are once again the self-appointed philosopher kings who end up electing Republicans by attacking them as uneducated idiots unworthy to hold public office?

But every four years they wake up the day after a presidential election only to find that it was they who were ignorant.

It just may happen again if all these self-anointed intellects don't stop acting so dumb.


ross said...

I think Joe hit it correctly except in this sentence when he says ". . . they wake up the day after a presidential election only to find that it was they who were ignorant."

They never come to that conclusion. They don't allow for the possibility that their thinking was wrong, let alone ignorant. They soothe their psyche by saying that the election was stolen, something was rigged, Republicans fooled the voters, they used tricky words and phrases, etc.. Or, that they just couldn't get their message out.

Whatever their loss, it is never because of their message (which DID get out) or their candidate.

Anonymous said...

uh oh...

I guess Dems are morally and intellectually superior afterall..

because you know, they DID win that landslide Joe..


Anonymous said...

oh come on! you're censoring the comments of anyone who doesn't agree with your backwards views? It's like Joe Scarborough refusing to take part in "crossfires" or debates because he can't take on Rachel Maddow.. so sad lol

ah.. whatever
point is moot anyways

Obama Baracked them!