Democrats to Voters: You're Stupid (But Please Vote for Me)
You don’t have to spend a lot of search engine time to come up with all sorts of unflattering portrayals of Conservatives. Ignorant. Racist. Divisive. Uneducated. Superstitious. All in all, the Left sees us as a hopelessly stupid bunch. However, despite their overwhelming superiority in the brains department, they always seem to allow these intellectual illiterates to outmaneuver them when it comes to defining who they are. When the Left thinks it’s loved (after the 2008 election, for example), they credit the wise and sophisticated American electorate for having the insight to do the right thing for the country. But when the Left falls out of favor (like now), it’s because this clever, conniving bunch on the Right has managed to distort their identity. Pretty smart for stupid people, don’t you think?
In an article in The New York Review of Books, Michael Tomasky claims “the Republicans have succeeded in branding the Democrats as not merely elitist but somehow alien and un-American, and the Democrats, from the President on down, have had almost nothing to say about it.” That’s quite an accomplishment for a bunch of unsophisticated rubes. Imagine making such a thing up out of whole cloth and selling it to millions of voters. And—wonder of wonders—the docile Left has had almost nothing to say about it (if we ignore all the speeches and editorials and articles and blogs on the subject).
If insanity is, indeed, repeating the same thing and expecting different results, the Left might want to start measuring for rubber wallpaper, because they’re doing it again; they’re insulting voters one day and expecting their support the next. It goes back at least as far as Eisenhower, who defeated that vastly superior intellect, Adlai Stevenson (twice), and continued through Reagan and Bush. These dumb candidates managed to fool a gullible public into voting for them by mischaracterizing their far more worthy opponents. How stupid can voters be?
So there you have it. When voters cast their ballots for more conservative candidates, it’s because they’re too dumb to see they’re being misled. Of course, they get smart again if they vote for a liberal candidate. And the intellectually-challenged conservative politicians are only smart when they put their limited brainpower to work distorting the records and agendas of liberals and selling that distorted image to their slow-witted followers. Oh, and by the way, the Left cares about all of the poor and middle-class voters of America and would appreciate their support—if these simpletons can manage to find their way to a polling place.
Sounds like a winning strategy to me!
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