Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Thought Experiment

High degree of difficulty to appear this stupid.

Is Lindsay Graham too stupid to be allowed to breed?  (Oh, THAT'S why he's single!)

Or does he merely assume - probably correctly, since he represents South Carolina - that he needs to appear this fucking stupid in order to get re-elected.

We have the perfect feedback loop on the Right.  Someone comes up with a dumb as shit idea.  That dumb as shit idea is picked up by some blonde haired mannequin on Fox or one of their screamy, shouty middle aged Irishmen.  Then everyone wants to know why Senator McWhiteguy or Congressman Oldfart isn't screaming about this dumb shit idea.  Senator McWhiteguy and Congressman Oldfart begin to fear a primary challenge from County Solicitor Mouthbreathing O'Bircher.

Then Fox reports that the Congress is investigating this dumb shit idea.  The other networks treat this seriously for a few days - longer than it deserves - and then decide that it's a great big nothingburger.  Then Fox and Congressman Oldfart starting ranting about how the MSM is covering up the scandal of the dumb as shit idea.

And about 45% of the country wallows in this toxic, fecal stew of opportunistic bullshit ladled on the rubes like a fetid baptism in the church of Dumbass.

Yes, I'm bitter.

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