Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Was Obama Elected By Stupid People? Update Added

I ran across this and thought that it was just too wonderful not to share.
" On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not."

This site seems to be one that will be ongoing. The video is ten minutes long. I had planned on viewing just a few minutes, but winded up watching the whole thing. OMG! Do these people actually represent the American electorate? For many years after the ratification of the Constitution only white males who were landowners were allowed to vote. Why? Because they could read and had a vested interest in the outcome of elections. Then, slavery was legal in many states and women were considered to have a bit more rights than chattel, thus depriving slaves and women from voting. Today there are no slaves and women are treated, at least in my experience, an equal to myself. Stupidity and a fascination with the MSM must be a factor. Who is to blame? I blame education by the State! Government supported education is designed to teach people what to think, not to educate the person so that they can think for themselves. I'm getting off on a rant. Enough on stupid people and government education. Let me add, though, I believe there is a big difference between someone who can not learn due to a disability, and those who can learn but end up stupid because of the ineffectual and biased education they receive [the interns we get in our office who are majoring in social work are a good example] and do nothing to educate themselves. The former have all the leeway I can give, the latter have none.

For an update and a validation check Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.

1 comment:

Brian said...

It is a good thing I can't shoot people for being stupid