October 22, 2004

"Damn the Proles, Full Speed Ahead" -- It's Not Just for Liberals Anymore

What strikes me most about these short snippets from "serious" people on who they are going to vote for is how profoundly unserious it reveals most of them to be. It is easy enough to skip over the glib answers by people like Drew Carey or Penn Gillette, but the disdain so many literati show for the necessity of compromise by a chief executive is indicative of a mindset that prefers a clean dictatorship to a messy democracy.

Jeez. Without question, I'm always going to be a small "l" libertarian.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 22, 2004 11:05 AM

These are the serious people? The 'thinking' people?

So many don't even vote.....that's thinking?

This was just sad. And to see that there are people who think that that trolloc the libertarian party is running is actually a libertarian....sad.

Posted by: jack at 12:51 PM

These people are self-regarding idiots, morally *and* intellectually. It's probably best if they don't vote, even if they must ostentatiously pat themselves on the back in public for their "principled non-voting" stance. (rolling my eyes)

Posted by: Kerry at 02:29 PM

"Voting for president is a lot like sex—and not just because it takes place every four years in the solitude of a semi-private booth."

Okay. Now that we know a little too much about the sexual practices of th Reasonmag editors...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 04:28 PM

That was one of the most depressing pieces of journalism I've ever read. Seriously. I couldn't even bring myself to post a slagging 2-liner about the idiocy on flagrant display. They're like humanoid peacocks...genetically blessed with humongous brains (just ask them!) and about a pinky fingernail clipping's worth of the sense that God gave a goose.

What's seriously warped is how revered these a-holes are in the "blogosphere." Makes me want to start a new method of vanity publishing just to disassociate.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 07:53 PM

They're revered? Where?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 07:49 PM