Writing in his column in the New York Times, Charles Blow huffed that “Belligerence is the currency of the intellectually bankrupt.”
Do you think he was referring to Speaker Pelosi’s charge that vociferous Obamacare opponents are a Swastika-wearing mob? To President Obama’s recent command to critics to shut up and get out of his way?
“I don’t want the folks who created the mess [to] do a lot of talking,” Obama said. “ I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.”
I don’t either.
But then, smart guys like Blow don’t have to waste their time actually arguing with critics because, well, Republicans are so dumb it’s not worth it. “Let’s face it,” he writes. “This is no party of Einsteins. Really, it isn’t.”
Presumably because they’re so smart,
Democrats should be leading this discussion. Instead, they’re losing control of it. That’s unfortunate because the debate is too important to be hijacked by hooligans.
Good point. Blow should tell that to the Hooligan-in-Chief, the Hooligan of the House, and their enforcers in SEIU, ACORN, etc.
Our dumbness seems to be a recurrent theme with Democratic high-brows. Just listen to that well-known intellectual and arbiter of high culture, Bill Maher:
Just because a country elects a smart president doesn’t make it a smart country. A few weeks ago I was asked by Wolf Blitzer if I thought Sarah Palin could get elected president, and I said I hope not, but I wouldn’t put anything past this stupid country.
I wonder if Maher thinks Minnesotans were dumb to elect that other influential high-brow, Al Franken, or perhaps simply that in doing so Minnesota was un-American.