November 05, 2012
"Let me take a moment and think about that":
Posted by Cassandra at November 5, 2012 07:19 AM
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"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby." - H. L. Mencken
He wasn't always right was he? No-one is always right... right?
Posted by: George Pal at November 5, 2012 09:12 AM
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see an interview of someone who answered, "Yes, I'm aware that my candidate has supported those things, but his opponent has proposed specific things of the same type, and even worse, so I'm not going to change my vote on that basis."
I know, I'm dreaming. Most people make up their political facts out of thin air. And the complete idiots who show up on video like that are the same sort who can't name the sitting vice president a week before an election. But they have the vote!
Posted by: Texan99 at November 5, 2012 10:15 AM
I showed this to the VES last week. She couldn't believe the stupidity and obstinance of the two self-identified pacifistic Liberal women -- and you should have seen her face after they found out that the policies were Xerxes' and were still voting for him!
I wasn't shocked so much as thoroughly disgusted. Buuut, then, I'm not necessarily known for having the patience of Job when it comes to *Teh Stupid*.
Posted by: DL Sly at November 5, 2012 12:47 PM
Surprised but not shocked. At first, I was sort of 'Huh?' but then I realized he was going for the big reveal.
It was telling how passionate they were about defending their freedom from a conservative POTUS, but when it came to their belief (not the truth about, but their belief in) in Obama, they were more willing to trust Obama's abuse of freedom than Mitt Romney's less-intrusive government. Sad.
What was great was that he did not mock them, belittle them, or use critical theory to show how wrong they were. He stated his case, then challenged them to look it up for themselves and not take his word for it.
Posted by: Carolyn at November 6, 2012 08:31 AM