Thursday, October 21, 2010

David Harsanyi Hits It

So yeah, I agree, Christine O'Donnell seems a bit of a flake (though cute and charming), and Sharron Angle is not quite my cup of tea, and Sarah Palin can say things that make me cringe, etc. So why does the idea of their winning positions not bother me at all?
David Harsanyi explains
"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now," Obama recently explained, "and facts and science and argument [do] not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country is scared." (Wait. If we're hard-wired to be confused, and we're confused, isn't science winning the day? It's all so perplexing.)
Science can explain all, including how bitter, frightened, clingy voters aren't grateful enough.
Or — and realize this is probably crazy talk — voters aren't scared, they've just been paying attention and are turning to candidates who, though far less than perfect and not always sophisticated, better reflect their sensibilities.
Pompous puffed-up windbags like Obama are far more distasteful to me than the various egregiously weird Tea Party candidates. And their self-satisfaction, and knee-jerk calls about racism, make them even more distasteful. Obama's characterization of voters in the quote above are excuses not to take the people seriously.
And to be quite honest, while I am an atheist revolted at creationism, I feel much happier watching Sarah Palin on DWTS watching her daughter dance, than any scene I have ever watched featuring the current President.


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