July 3, 2006


"Some people think George W. Bush is stupid. That's not true. But he definitely thinks we're stupid." - astute panelist on C-Span yesterday.


At 7/03/2006 10:27 AM, Blogger gooddog99 said...

With the support staff of the Presidency, it is hard to believe that George Bush can still come off as so dumb. He is indeed stupid. Ok, maybe of average intelligence based upon some kind of national average but this is the Presidency! I'll leave it to the historians to find one dumber. It is interesting the way Bush talks down to the public as if he is the smart one. I've noticed in life many average folks are like that. In their dim world, they think they have it all figured out and they have no recognition of those with real intelligence and insight.

At 7/03/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

Hey Dope, since you mention people who definitely think we're stupid, have you seen Al Gore's new movie?

If so, do tell, but please leave out the kleenex and the overcoat. Ewwwww!

At 7/03/2006 3:01 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Gooddog, man, your point about Bush coming off as condescending and as if he's talking to 3 year olds is true. It absolutely drives me nuts and is a prime reason I simply can't listen to the man for more than a few minutes at a time.

He's so shallow and unlearned that he says supposed "big words" really distinct and slowly, then follows with, "that means...."

But the words are not "big", they're usually words any high school sophomore should know.

I truly think that the words they write for him to say are new to him. I don't think he knows half the time what the hell he's saying. He says those words slowly and repeats them because HE didn't know them, just had a speech coach or speech writer tell him how to pronounce it and what it means and he's anxious to show off his new word.

Drives me nuts. If ANYONE doesn't have the right to come off as smarter than someone, it's the callow, shallow, incurious dunce from Crawford.

He's walking, talking proof that if you're a member of the ruling elite in this country, it doesn't matter if you're intelligent AT ALL.

Bush blew off his schooling and half his other responsibilities which were dropped in his lap by Daddy's pals. And he's never suffered because of it, and still isn't.

When someone can say, "I know how hard it is to put food on your family", or "Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?", steal an election, and manage to remain semi-popular for 5 years, you know that ANYONE can truly become president, if he has the right last name and hundreds of billionaires behind him.

At 7/03/2006 3:06 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Tell me when you're going and I'll bring a jar of mayonaisse and a straw and sit a few rows behind you and make some suspicious sounds before something lands in your hair. ha!

At 7/03/2006 3:32 PM, Blogger DookOfURL said...

Hee!Hee! You'd love that wouldn't you Dope?

At 7/03/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Only if it made you run screaming for the exit. Now if YOU enjoyed it, that would be.. well.. unexpected and a tad kinky.

At 7/03/2006 5:48 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I should hasten to point out, that to me, what the panelist was getting at is not just that Bush is incapable of hiding his condesention of "ordinary" people when he speaks, but rather that Bush and his crew truly take the people of this country for fools.

They are constantly trying to "sell" us a bill of goods that only an idiot would buy, or someone who is very scared and not thinking straight.

His entire term in office has been one phony attempt to sell measures which would never enjoy popular support if it were laid bare by distorting and twisting the truth and facts so completely that the arrogance of it is breathtaking.

That is the evidence that Bush thinks the American people are stupid.

And so far, to our eternal peril, he and Rove have been proven right.

The American public, though a steady and worsening diet of junk, mindless amusements, manufactured disputes and fights and an endless stream of misinformation and partial truths, in addition to trying to survive in a steadily worsening economic climate which forces them to devote so much of their time and energy to meerly geting by that they tune out the events of the country nearly entirely, have turned into functional morons when it comes to the duties of citizenship.

And who do you suppose benefits most from an increasingly ill-informed and uninformed public?

That answer to that is right in front of your face. Who runs all three branches of the U.S. government?

As the quote says, not all Republicans are stupid people, but most stupid people are Repulicans.

From the laborer who votes Republican and thus directly against his own interests, to the businessman who votes R because he wants desperately to feel he's part of the economic elite, or at least has something in common with them, to many people in corporate environments who simply go R for career purposes.

And of course, the millions of people fed a constant diet of fear and distrust of dozens of groups of "others" which they're encouraged to feel are the reason their lives suck so badly and why they're so scared and insecure.

Bush, Rove & Company think we're stupid, and for the most part, we are. And that's the reason they've been sucessful beyond all reason.

And they're doing their best to keep people stupid and dumb them down even more. A huge number of service men and women serving in Iraq couldn't even find it on a map before they landed there.

The public's ignorance truly is bliss, for the ruling class that Bush represents at every turn.

There's a reason that this administration is even more secretive than Nixons.

The truth and reality are their obvious enemies, and it isn't hard to see their efforts to supress it, and sadly, for the last many years, with the willing help of the major press who collectively wet themselves and forgot entirely what their duty was to the American people.

Ah... enough of that rant.

But Bush does think you're stupid. They wouldn't be trotting out so many dumb proposals, ridiculous spin, and pitching so many patentely false statements if they didn't believe we the people were stupid enough to buy it.

At 7/05/2006 6:57 PM, Blogger UMRBlog said...

The concept that he thinks we're stupid would presume that he spends any time at all thinking about the american people. Submitted that the Minor Premise fails, ergo the Major Premise cannot be supported.


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