May 09, 2006

Stupidity Is On the Rise

Everybody hates Bush and Big Media couldn't be happier. Disregarding the public's and Big Media's apparent total ignorance of the economy booming around them, pleae allow me to select merely one sentence from the poll that CBS is trumpeting:

There is also concern that Mr. Bush is spending too much time on foreign policy issues: 55% think so.

Uh..., could it be..., because..., um..., well..., because there's a freakin' war going on? What in the hell is wrong with people? Naturally, Repubicans will yield control of each branch of government at some point in the future, but good Lord, Hillary in the White House with Harry Reid in charge of the Senate and Nancy Pelosi two heartbeats from the Presidency?

DOWNDATE: Haven't these Democrats seen the poll numbers?

Tough-on-terrorism Democrats urged their party on Tuesday to put foreign policy ahead of political retribution in the fall elections, underscoring a divide between the party's hawks and doves that could frame the 2008 presidential campaign.

"Simply lashing out in anger at the current administration doesn't accomplish what we want," said Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, a likely candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bayh and another potential White House hopeful, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, spoke at an event sponsored by the moderate Progressive Policy Institute to promote its book, "With All Our Might," a Democratic blueprint for fighting the war on terror.

Several party chiefs, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, have all but promised investigations and perhaps impeachment proceedings against President Bush should Democrats gain control of Congress this fall.

Personally, I think the Democrats and their Big Media allies are making a tactical mistake by trumpeting these polls too loudly. All it is doing is putting the Republicans on notice while there is still time for them to work on making things better. It would have been better for the Democrats to keep this data under wraps until the day after election day. They can't even maintain enough discipline within their party to allow the Republicans to destroy themselves without interfering and gloating before the task is complete.

Gosh, I do so look forward to these dimwits running the world.

DOUBLE DOWNDATE: I actually heard the words "booming economy" this morning on NPR, but only as a lead in to to frighten people with incipient runaway inflation.

Posted by Charles Austin at May 9, 2006 08:52 PM

Speaking of stupidity on the rise... (like that segue?) the Da Vinci Code movie opened yesterday in Cannes and tomorrow here. It looks like the movie is not getting good reviews from the critics at Cannes. I fully expect the movie to still make money, but please excuse me if I enjoy a moment of schadenfreude at the expense of SONY, Hanks, Howard, et al. and especially Brown.

Posted by: Jon at 09:04 AM