The Democrats think Americans are idiots, one in a series

Posted by: Phineas on July 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Sure, all politicians lie to one degree or another; the need to run for election and reelection, and to build support for policies, encourages it. Most of the time it’s just a bit of spin or shading, or ignoring key contrary facts. Minor stuff. We’re used to it.  We expect it, even.

But when they tell us bald-faced, easily disprovable total lies, that says only one thing: “We think you’re such rubes, you’ll believe anything“:

Daniel Halper has called attention to Nancy Pelosi’s remarkable interview with Al Hunt on the topic of Barack Obama and Israel. I’d note one comment in particular: Pelosi’s claim that President Obama “has been there [Israel] over and over again.”

Wow. I’m involved with the Emergency Committee for Israel. We have an ad up in several states calling attention to the fact that President Obama, who’s been quite the world traveler, has never visited Israel as president. Did we make a terrible mistake? Were we unjust to President Obama? Do we have to pull down the ad?

No, no, and no. Contrary to Pelosi’s apparent claim, President Obama hasn’t been to Israel over and over again. He’s never been as president, which is certainly what Pelosi implied. Well, maybe he visited Israel “over and over” before becoming president, and that’s what Pelosi meant to say? No. When he was senator, Obama went on two trips to Israel, once with several other freshmen members of Congress, and then as a presidential candidate. And he’d never been interested enough in Israel to visit as a private citizen. So much for the notion that Obama’s been “over and over again.” 

But truth doesn’t matter to the Pelosis of the world: it’s the Big Lie told over and over again, in the hope that it snares just enough voters, that really matters.

And these are the leaders of the Democratic Party.

via Power Line

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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15 Responses to “The Democrats think Americans are idiots, one in a series”


  1. Sefton says:

    “I’m ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille!” [/the picture]

    It’s time for Norma Desmond to retire to her mansion with Max and the monkey.

  2. Lorica says:

    She is so stupid she makes stupid looks smart. – Lorica

  3. Carlos says:

    Since when are you into posting pics of the Living Dead, Phineas?

  4. @Sefton–Good one! Obhammud has been spending his fair share of time on “Hollywood Boulevard” as well.

    A recent news item said the average Congressional speech approaches a tenth-grade level. It was not meant as an insult or an effective way to commucnicate with voters; it is the sum total of all the intellectual acumen either chamber has to offer.

  5. MarkJ says:

    Pelosi Channeling “Norma Desmond”:

    “I am big. It’s the voters that got small.”

  6. Correction–I meant “Sunset Boulevard”.

  7. PE says:

    Phineas nailed it. Democrats are certainly appealing to their idiot constituency by means of propaganda. And it is their propaganda which needs to be countered by expert pr and not necessarily by a rational discussion of their irrational claims. For example: if THEY claim that conservatives are running dog imperialists, our counter should be based on the evil idiocy of such an attack, and the motives behind it, rather than a discussion of how we are not running dogs because we are bipeds and dogs are quadripeds.

  8. Lorica says:

    Exactly PE!!! Whenever President Obama starts in on his “lost decade” speeches denegrating President Bush, Boehner should be out in front of the Capital steps talking about how before the 2007 Dem take over that President Bush had 4.5 % unemployment. It’s just not that hard, get on the floor make some speeches give out the real facts!!! Enough of this rolling over, consensus by caving attitude. – Lorica

  9. BBHunter says:

    – I would imagine by now even the staunchest of Progressive Dems in the Senate wishes there was some way they could bag the Botox-brained bag and send her back to a nice comfy rocking chair overlooking the Golden gate bridge.

  10. Carlos says:

    Average is 10th-grade level, Drew? Wow, and here I thought I was the only one who noticed the speeches had improved dramatically. I wonder why the level has gone up so dramatically?

    Couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that so many knuckle-dragging neanderthal freshman conservatives were voted in – that wouldn’t make any sense now, would it?

    The other possibility is that buffoons like Pelousy and such are keeping their yappers shut, but that doesn’t make any sense at all.

    Hmmmm. What a mystery.

  11. Coastal Eddie says:

    What circus did you get this clown’s picture from?

  12. Chris in NC says:

    It bears repeating: Of course they think Americans are stupid. As 2008 proved, 52% of them are…

  13. Carlos says:

    @Coastal Eddie: Obviously, the answer is the circus we call “Congress.”

    I’m fairly certain that what we have now is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they drew up the rules in the Constitution.

    And like the saying goes, we deserve what we vote in. We on the right have just flat-out dropped the ball when it comes to educating our families, friends, neighbors and communities. I mean, the world is full of sleazebuckets like Pelousy, Dingy, Sargeant DW Schultz and so on, but that doesn’t mean we have to continue propping them up by inaction.