By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
The progressive on the left have outdone themselves. Their relentless pursuit in characterizing conservatives as nothing more than semi literate (my words) Tea Bagging racists that don't have a clue is both incorrect and repulsive. You boys and girls of the self professed intelligentsia want a fight? Bring it on!
In a piece today published by Washington Monthly, another water carrier for the collectivist Obama administration, author Steve Benen (selective excepts) had the following to say:
One of the uglier strains of modern conservative thought is pervasive anti-intellectualism. As Faiz Shakir noted today, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered a rather classic example of "Fox News Sunday."
Host Chris Wallace noted that "a number of top economists" believe that the nation, right now, needs "more economic stimulus." Boehner replied, "Well, I don't need to see GDP numbers or to listen to economists; all I need to do is listen to the American people."
That's actually kind of crazy -- the "American people," en masse, lack the qualifications and background needed to make sweeping decisions about complex economic policies. It's why our system is built around the notion that voters will choose sensible representatives to do this work for us -- evaluate a situation, consider the judgment of experts, and ideally reach a wise decision about the way forward.
Okay then. Lets think about this a moment shall we?
Representative Boehner is essentially saying he places his faith in the American people. The very people that daily make decisions that affect their lives and welfare. The very people that work, maintain their livelihood, pay their over burdensome taxes, raise their families, and, now get a load of this... Balance their budgets.
Mr. Benen, your typical progressive collectivist on the other hand, believes the very Americans he thinks lack the thoughtfulness, and indeed intelligence to make decisions concerning their welfare will apparently be possessed of such intelligence when it comes to electing people to represent their interests in Congress.
Huge fail. If our countrymen lack the intelligence to make decisions affecting their own lives how then will they have the intellect to elect individuals with the capacity to make weighty decisions affecting the lives of tens of thousands of their fellow countrymen?
Further, the current and recent past Congresses have failed us miserably. They have chosen to essentially to act in their own interests and not on behalf of the people who elected them. Perhaps this is why Congress has only an 11% approval rating.
Perhaps the American people in general really aren't too smart, or else they have a reality disconnect. Generally the American people complain how lousy Congress is but they continue electing the same incompetents to office from their district. They are smart enough to know there is a problem. yET THWEY fail to look to their own backyard. Given this why should we expect change. Go figure.
Isn't it time to prove the progressive collectivists wrong and vote all the bums out in 2010 and 2012?
Perhaps the Tea Party will change all of that. We can only hope so.
Cross posted at Left Coast Rebel.