The Op-Ed from John Feffer that I linked to a while ago was such an outstanding work of leftwing flatulence that I doubted it would be topped any time soon. I was wrong. Now, from Nova Scotia, we have a brainfart of a transcendant order coming from one Harry Bruce. The quality of his leftist psychobabble is so excellent that I have made him Socialist of the Week!
MILLIONS OF working-class Americans are fat, sweaty and white. They are addicted to beer and junk food, and have never wanted to read a book, go to university or visit Europe. Can they bring themselves to vote for a presidential candidate who is thin, trim and black, and who is addicted to exercise, turns down desserts, drinks Black Forest Berry Honest Tea and eats organically grown health food?
Well I got news for you Harry. When we're not too busy swilling Pabst Blue Ribbon and munching on fried pork rinds, us fat sweaty white guys are waddling into college at the rate of 35% of the population in the USA, versus only 28% in Canada. As for why someone might not want to vote for O'Bama, do you think there might be some reason other than the fact that he is skinny and eats organically grown arugula?
More than 200,000 Berliners rapturously greeted Obama last month, but as Henrik Hertzberg points out in the New Yorker, "Berliners are Germans and Germans are foreigners, and since well before John Kerry was demonized for knowing how to speak French, it has been axiomatic that heartland Americans don’t like foreigners piping up about our elections."
Harry, is there some reason why American voters could care one way or another whether or not the Germans like him? I suspect for most it is irrelevant.
If being slim and impressing foreigners weren’t doing Obama much good politically, neither was the phenomenon that the Washington Post calls "the Dumbing of America."
People in the U.S. have long been so abysmally ignorant about the rest of the world that an old joke in Europe says, "God invented war to teach Americans about geography."
Today, however, most Americans can’t even find Iraq on a map. In 2006, half the Americans who participated in one poll could name two or more members of the Simpsons cartoon family, but only one-quarter could name more than one of the five freedoms that the First Amendment of their own constitution upholds.
In the most Christian nation in the industrialized world, most adults can’t name the four Gospels or the first book of the Bible. In the most scientifically advanced nation, one in five adults thinks the sun revolves around the earth.
Wow, aren't we stupid?! I'll bet that most Americans don't even know that human CO2 emissions are causing global warming and that high taxes are good for the economy.