Friday, January 23, 2015

Stupidity Is A Conservative Strategy


"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative,"said John Stuart Mill.  And nowhere is this more evident than in the United States of America.

When the GOP ops in Congress keep trying to kill the Affordable Care Act over and over and over some think that it's either a matter of stupidity or it's a display of awesome stupidity...but in their case it's neither, as Conservative "thinker" George Will explains: 
"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose."

But theory aside, there's an incredible amount of stupidity in the Conservative world, like this toon shows us...



It even appears that the Cons GLORY in their own stupidity sometimes...



Both now and in the immediate past...





And by "stupid" we mean REALLY dumb...



The Cons even KNOW that they're stupid...



But here's the question:



Do you wonder sometimes if their stupidity isn't just a cover for evil?



And the reason is because it's easy to see how the Conservative leadership NEEDS stupid people to keep up the charade that they are a law-abiding bunch...



In fact, that seems to be a strategy that is working out quite well for the Cons over a long period of time...

"The Republican Strategy of Stupidity."



"Not only have Republicans embraced the power of stupid, they're winning with it
Reagan-Iran-Contra-resizedRemember Ronald Reagan? Republicans recall Ronnie reverently. But in reality? Ronald Reagan was constantly mocked for his stupidity. Same with George W. Bush. While Democrats are certainly not immune from saying or doing stupid things, Republicans far outstrip them in this regard. Oh, you need examples? Sure, here you go:

"The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out." ~ Texas Rep. Steve Stockman 
"Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American." ~ Failed Congressional Candidate Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher 
"When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body." ~ Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin 
"The middle class. Since when in America do we have classes? That’s Marxism talk." ~ Perennial Presidential contender Rick Santorum"But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies." ~ Sarah Palin
"It’s hard to comprehend ignorance being held up as a virtue, but Republicans have increasingly been doing just that. How many conservative climate change deniers qualify their rants with, 'I’m not a scientist, but…' How many tirades against women’s health have included, 'I’m not a doctor, but..'

"An excellent example of this can be found in the statements of Arizona Senator Jon Kyl in 2011. He claimed over 90% of Planned Parenthood’s business was abortion related, when in reality the number was actually about 3%. When his error was pointed out, his reply was that his words weren’t meant as a 'factual statement.'


"Stupidity and ignorance are bad enough on their own, but when applied willfully, they become terribly dangerous. Blocking out reality will only ever result in great harm to a nation and its people. But not only do Republicans refuse to relent with their willing ignorance, they take pride it it..."

(For the rest of the story on the Strategy of Stupidity, click here --> http://quietmike.org/2015/01/20/republican-strategy-stupidity/)

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There are at least two reasons that Conservative leaders don't mind being called stupid:

1. Because many of their Southern brethren glory in being called stupid.
2. Because it covers up their criminality.

Reagan wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box and Dubya was arguably the dullest, but each had the same criminal impulses...to destroy democracy in favor of bestowing our wealth and political power to the riches and greediest among us.


That's what Dubya called his "base," and that's what we call a reason to criminalize Conservatism!

Joyce, Jnr.


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."Brains, you know, are suspect in the Republican Party."

 Walter J. Lippmann.

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