Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The "Stupid" Election

In the bewildered aftermath of the Democrat election results debacle, this is the perfect week for the videos of "Obamacare architect" Jonathan Gruber to surface. With elitist professorial passion, Gruber explains why the healthcare bill had to be deceptive to pass and how its successful passage depended upon "the stupidity of the American voter." You see, the lies were worth it because they were for our own good. All of America's poor unwashed peasants, who can't understand the complexities of high progressive thought--we need the brilliant elitists to do our thinking for us.

Liberal waterboy Brian Williams solemnly intoned on NBC Nightly News that only 36.1 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots on Election Day. Since the Democrats got their butts whipped, apparently Williams is implying that only the "stupid" voters participated. This echoes the president's dismissiveness of the election's Republican rout. The highly intelligent 60-odd percent of voters, which any smart person knows certainly would have supported left-wing causes, decided to sit this one out.

Hmm. Do you really think so? Isn't it possible that it was the truly committed voters who are dedicated to returning our nation to some semblance of law and order made it a point to vote against the Democrats? Is it not also possible that voters who have stopped believing that their vote matters, as well as disenchanted liberals, simply stayed home?

We have remarks about the "stupid" voters in at least two videos of Gruber. He also describes voters as being "confused." Gee, I wish I were as smart as Gruber...*sigh*

But wait a minute! All those "stupid" and "confused" voters turned the government on its head last week, not just in Congress and the Senate but also in the governorships of several reliably Democratic bastion states: Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois, to name three.

I wonder if Jonathan Gruber is confused about last week's election results. I also wonder if he's figured out that a bill that requires blatant lies to help it be passed into law is A) a bad bill, and B) unacceptable to American voters. If he hasn't realized those unavoidable facts, he's--well, stupid.