By Jim ONeill
Seeing as how liberal stupidity is a given, the question becomes one of degree—just how stupid are liberals? Are they off-the-charts stupid, or simply low-wattage-dim-bulb stupid?
Please don’t mistake my question for being merely some snarky ad hominem attack. You have only to look at the recent questioning of John Gruber by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) in order to see the truth of things.
When Gruber called the American voters stupid and easily fooled (and he’s a frou-frou professor from MIT, so he should know) he was obviouslynot referring to the conservativeelectorate, who knew that ObamaCare was a pig in a poke from the get-go.
No, Gruber was referring to liberals, the mindless herd that gets its marching orders from NPR, “The New York Times.” and other such propaganda outlets (they don’t call them “useful idiots” for nothing).
When Gruber was recently questioned by Gowdy regarding comments that Gruber had made regarding the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Gruber characterized his own comments as being variously: glib, thoughtless, stupid, arrogant, and inexcusable. (Gruber, as I am sure most everyone knows by now, was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare).
Gowdy: Do you see a trend developing here, professor Gruber?
Gruber: I don’t understand the question.
Gowdy: [That’s] a lot of stupid quotes you’ve made, that’s the trend.
Gruber: A lot of stupid and inexcusable quotes.
“Stupid and Inexcusable” is the liberal method, mantra, and motto
Bingo! Give the man a cigar and a Kewpie doll. “Stupid and Inexcusable” is the liberal method, mantra, and motto. But, wait, it gets better.
After Mr. Gowdy finished his questioning, Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, asked Gruber “When you made these repeated comments, your glib inappropriate comments, in an intellectual community with lots of other like-minded people…did anyone come to you and tell you that what you were saying was inappropriate?” To which Gruber replied “Not that I can recall, no.”
As Dietrich Bonhoeffer said before his execution by Nazis in WW II, “Not to speak is to speak.” Indeed—so the “intellectual community’s” silence in the face of Gruber’s “glib, stupid, thoughtless, inexcusable” comments amounts to tacit approval. Referring to the “intellectual community’s” implied agreement with Gruber’s remarks, Issa commented “I guess what you said was popular in that community.”
And this “intellectual community” is what passes for America’s “best and brightest” these days. God help us all.
These are the “elites,” the puppet-masters that pull the strings and give the marching orders to the liberal “useful idiots.” If the puppet-masters are glib, stupid, and thoughtless, then what does that make the liberals that follow them?
Dumb as a box of rocks. (These are the people, after all, who said “but of course” when Pelosi told us that we needed to pass ObamaCare so that we could find out what was in ObamaCare). So there’s your answer to the question posed in this article’s title: just how stupid are liberals? Pretty darn stupid.
But don’t be lulled into complacency by their stupidity—they can be vicious and crazy as well. I would no sooner turn my back on a liberal than a rabid dog—but that’s the topic for another article.