Days of Change

Day 868 – The Party of the Dumb | March 22, 2011

I was uncharacteristically listening to Glenn Beck’s show today when he was able to put another puzzle piece together. Since the battle over Wisconsin, public and private unions threatened to take their money out of a bank that contributed to the Walker campaign. It seems the SEIU and others now have bigger fish to fry. They want a boycott by homeowners where they stop paying their mortgages. The idea is to starve the banks of income until they agree to renegotiate mortgages.

The reality is that many people are underwater in their mortgages, and unless the repayment plan is on the order of .01% of principle over a term of 1000 years, no one is getting their original investment. Somebody is going to lose. Either the homeowner walks away, the banks sell short or the government bails them out. Even waiting a decade for prices to come up means a lot of lost equity. This is Cloward-Piven strategy being moved from the public sector to the private sector. Bully the banks until they capitulate, watch them fail and create a utopia where the government owns all the banks. People may hate it when Glenn Beck is ahead of the pack, but the pack never does anything smart to catch up.

So, this ends up being a smart plan by a bunch of dumb people. There are a lot of moving pieces at the front end, but it all hangs on a flawed concept, that socialism will somehow work despite centuries of evidence to the contrary. It’s like a boy genius who concocts a scheme to date the head cheerleader. All the events may fall into place, but he can’t make her like him. Socialism is the ultimate refuge of the ivory tower intellectual. Build the perfect system and no one will object to it.

One great thing about America is our innate distrust of smart people. It keeps us from being overtly ruled by the bloodless. It’s too bad our current president is both bloodless and dumb. There has been an interesting history of intelligence and party affiliation over the years. The Republican Party grew from Northerners who thought ending slavery was the only logical course of history. The last man of the people for some time was Democrat Grover Cleveland, who decided the Constitution was good the way it was and vetoed almost all legislation before him.

For most of the Progressive Era, Republicans filled the role of patriarch while Democrats took up the mantle of populism. By the middle of the century, Republican anti-Communism managed to piss off all of Hollywood, with the exception of SAG president Ronald Reagan. Democrats found a new angle. They could make dumb people, like actors, think they were smart. One of the ways that even modern liberals work their game is to set up a series of talking point distributorships like Media Matters. Have you even been inundated by a bunch of links or quotes or documents by some liberal troll asking you for the same? Ask them what’s up their ass, because they’re being puppeted.

Reagan managed to put the lid on the coffin of Progressivism by being a man of the people. It would be hard to find a Republican or Independent who didn’t vote for him. Democrats figured if they can’t be the party of the people, make people look dumb. The Clinton campaign managed to make a war hero look like an elitist and a Rhodes scholar look like a hillbilly.

Are our presidents looking dumber or just getting dumber? I’m just not smart enough to answer the question.

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8 Comments

  1. This is over my head 🙂

    Comment by ralphb — March 22, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

  2. You may recall my sying at toher blogs that I’ve goy a twenty says obama was a remedial student.

    It’s all hype, 15. He’s going yo spend a billion dollars on his campaign. That’s enough to buy the votes of a lot of morons.

    Comment by Mary — March 22, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

  3. P.S. As our friend Somebody wrote here months ago, jackass’ win was strictly a PR coup.

    Comment by Mary — March 22, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

  4. Hey Mary quoted me!

    I have to catch up on some reading here. Looks like I’ve missed quite a few interesting posts. I’ve been MIA lately…..have the grandbaby again. This time I have her for 8 days, maybe more. I’ll be around more starting this weekend if the baby goes home.

    Comment by Somebody — March 22, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

  5. “The Party of the Dumb” Gee, how right you are!

    It does not look like it is changing either.

    Comment by thetownecrier — March 23, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

  6. Tonight, it’s the party of war.

    Comment by 1539days — March 23, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

  7. Somebody @ #3

    😀

    Comment by Mary — March 24, 2011 @ 1:55 am

  8. Crier @ #5

    You sure have that right.

    Comment by Mary — March 24, 2011 @ 1:56 am


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