Liberals Think You're Stupid


Leftist politicians constantly pass new restrictive laws to protect you from yourself, because liberals assume that you're stupid.  And if you vote for them, they're right.

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The use of celebrities to market Obamacare
The use of bumper-sticker catch phrases instead of sound reasoning




Not so fair and balanced
Scientific Study:  Journalists Are a Bunch of Drunks With Sub-Average Brain Function.  [Scroll down]  I'd agree that a parade of unforced errors and stupid controversies from the very beginning made the media's job much easier, but I don't think 'the merits' fully account for the entirety of the enormous gap between the tone and content of Obama's coverage (+18) versus Trump's (-60).  Most of the media is appalled by Trump and furious that he won; not only because they're pro-Democratic liberals (which most of them are), but because his victory blew apart their near-unanimous consensus that he had virtually no chance.  Proving the Smart Set wrong angers the Smart Set.  But are elite-level journalists really the Smart Set?


The 5 Biggest Things Liberals Get Wrong About Themselves.  [#1] Liberals Are Better Than Everyone Else:  If there's one thing that liberals are sure of beyond all others, it's that they are better, smarter and more capable than everyone else by virtue of being liberals. [...] No matter who you are or what you do, there are always tens of millions of liberals who believe they have a better idea of what you should be thinking, feeling and spending your money on.

Hillary's Magical Misery Tour.  If it's anyone's fault that Hillary lost, it's the "States" part of the United States.  Is it fair that 3 million progressive Hillary voters in New York City and Los Angeles County should be outvoted by a bunch of hicks in flyover country who can't even get 4G on their iPhone 7S?  As another defeated candidate once said, "This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail.  That's democracy for you."  That's the position that the #Resistance, whose newest member is Hillary herself, embodies.

Bill Nye, the Misuse of Science Guy:  Why Science Doesn't Answer Public Policy Questions.  Science was championed as the answer to our problems, with scientists such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and non-scientists like Bill Nye held up as messiahs for the noble cause.  Now Nye's new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World, has come along to rescue us and our policies from scientific ignorance.  The underlying message behind the March for Science and Nye's show is that science can "solve" public policy problems if we would just let the scientists and technocrats take over.  In one episode of his show, Nye pondered whether we should have policies that "penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world[,]" in order to combat climate change.  (Will all the "extra kids" please stand up?)  Population control movements have a long and sordid history, and have been endorsed by everyone from environmental catastrophists to anti-immigrationists to eugenicists.

'Science' Know-It-Alls on the March.  It's all about the elections, in short:  science as politics; government as the institution that defines the value of particular kinds of thinking generally expressed in white-board symbols and formulas.  A kind of non-priestly priesthood holds authority in these matters.  They know.  We don't.  We prosper only as we defer to the symbols and formulas.  Never mind understanding, my boy.  That's for the priesthood, not the laity. [...] The intellectual condescension of the science priesthood — its certainty that disagreement with the priests is uninformed and primitive — illustrates the depth of modern divisions on matters social, cultural, and moral.

Scarborough Pats Palin on the Back for Speaking in 'Complete Sentences' During Tapper Interview.  During today's [4/21/2017] broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough offered up some high praise to former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin over the way she handled her interview with CNN's Jake Tapper yesterday.  What was he commending her for?  Well, he seemed to be extremely impressed that she was able to speak somewhat articulately.  Highlighting right away that he wasn't trying to be "snide," Scarborough expressed amazement that "she spoke in complete sentences."  "Over the past five, six, seven years every time she got on TV," he explained, "she rambled to such a degree — it was word salad."

Pepsi Kills the Resist Movement.  Does Pepsi really think we're buying their Disneyesque soft-focus claptrap?  These "protests" we've been subjected to for the last four years have been violent, destructive and vicious.  Yet Pepsi wants us to believe they're nothing but attractive, multi-racial twenty-somethings finding a higher meaning for their lonely, shallow lives.  This spit-and-polish presentation of real-life "protests" that have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in property damage, businesses destroyed — not to mention police and civilian injuries and deaths — insults our intelligence.  Once the popular culture decides to appropriate a fringe movement for financial gain, that's how a movement dies.

Like Watergate 44 years ago, Obama's scandal slowly unfolds.  Trump has no connection to Putin.  None.  The Putin story is a ruse that Barack Obama thinks provided cover for his illegal and unconstitutional espionage and surveillance of the political opposition.  I have no doubt that Obama's web of espionage extended well beyond Donald Trump.  The abuse of the National Security Agency to spy on Trump continued even after his election.  Yet the media thinks we are a bunch of dupes, and continues to pretend the victim is the villain.

We Hear You: 'Elitist Media Believe Themselves Superior'.  The elitist media believe themselves superior in ability, as well as having the greatest power and influence on the public.  But the mainstream media for the most part are nothing more than propagandists for the Democrat Party and stooges for the elite corporations that own their franchises; we citizen journalists are more often of an independent, libertarian, or conservative mind.  This disparity began at the founding of our nation.  The "mainstream media" of 1770 were newspapers and magazines that wholeheartedly supported King George III of England.  There were many reasons, not the least of which was that if they did not, they would be shut down, their property confiscated, and the owners imprisoned.

Some liberals say it's okay to hate Trump voters.  There is, in some precincts on the left, an earnest attempt to understand Trump voters, those strange creatures that are standing by their man, and figure out how the Democrats might win them back.  During the campaign I talked about Donald Democrats and how the billionaire's appeal to working-class folks might help him win the election, as he did in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  The Dems used to be the party of the working class, but Trump made a connection that the party of global trade deals and climate change failed to forge.  "Democrats often sound patronizing when speaking of Trump voters... It's hard to win over voters whom you're insulting," New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote last month.

"Frantic Yelling Ensued".  Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has noticed just how extremist today's respectable conventional wisdom has become.  So King has been exercising a Trump-like knack for trolling the Establishment with blunt truths that enrage goodthinkers into revealing just how much their worldview is founded upon hatred of average Americans. [...] King is [portrayed as] particularly hateful because he represents Sioux County, Iowa, which Stanford economist Raj Chetty's big 2015 study of IRS returns from 1996 to 2012 found to be the single best county in America for raising children who are upwardly mobile.  Sioux County is extremely white, Protestant, native-born, traditionalist, and prosperous.  It represents the egalitarian essence of everything that coastal elites find deplorable about the people they currently preside over.

Feds knew blizzard forecast was exaggerated — but didn't want to confuse us.  Fears of a massive blizzard led officials to close city public schools and for above-ground train service to be stopped — but in the end, only about 7 inches fell in Central Park.  After announcing that snow could reach record levels in the city, NWS meteorologists in New York and other Northeast cities held a conference call Monday afternoon [3/13/2017] about computer models that dramatically cut predicted totals.  But they decided to continue forecasting deep snow, claiming that they didn't change their forecast for fear people would mistakenly think the storm was no longer dangerous.

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The situation above demonstrates the state of the art in meteorology:  Snowfall cannot be accurately predicted a few days in advance, even with the fastest computers and best software in the world.  Tornados can't be forecast at all, and the prediction of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is just as uncertain.  But these are the same people who are absolutely sure that by January 1, 2100, the average worldwide temperature will be two degrees higher than it is today.

Illegal Immigrant Crime:  The Real Story.  Deal with it, Democrats: illegal immigrants commit crime far more often than legal immigrants. [...] Why is the media fabricating a false narrative that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than American citizens?  Here's why:  To attack President Trump's immigration policies, most notably his travel ban.  How moronic do the journalists at CNN[,] the New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media think we are?  And why is no one exposing this huge scandal?

Mika Brzezinski:  Media's Job Is to 'Control Exactly What People Think'.  MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for undermining the media's message by creating his own facts, adding that the "job" of the media is to "control exactly what people think."  Brzezinski made the comment on "Morning Joe" after co-host Joe Scarborough said that he agreed with a panelist's view that Trump supporters are wondering why people are so upset over what the president is doing since he is implementing exactly what he campaigned on.

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect.  [President] Obama was given an eight-year pass, as the media chose to not question the administration's blaming George W. Bush for all the economic ills of Obama's two terms.  Further, they willfully ignored or glossed over why the economy was not growing, while nearly every year of the Obama presidency claiming that the economy was on an significant upswing, and that mountainous budget deficits were not a concern.  In essence they assumed the American people were gullible dupes when many were not.

Lefties keep showing off their civic ignorance.  Last week, cable news personality Sally Kohn tweeted what she called a "straightforward" plan that would eject Donald Trump and install Hillary Clinton into the presidency:  "1. Impeach Trump Pence; 2. Constitutional crisis; 3. Call special election; 4. Ryan v Clinton; 5. President Clinton."  Anyone with middle-school knowledge of the presidential chain of command should know that impeaching both Trump and his vice president would not, actually, lead to a "constitutional crisis" or a "special election."  It would lead directly [...] to President Paul Ryan.  Whom Clinton would be welcome to challenge in the next election.  Kohn is far from alone in broadcasting her ignorance of the political process.  Our so-called "elite" seems to be in desperate need of a remedial civics class.

The Uses of Populism.  The spark that ignites populist movements is not so much disparities in wealth and status (they are not always French Revolution or Bolshevik-like class-driven attempts to grab power) as rank hypocrisies:  Elites condescendingly prescribe nostrums to hoi polloi, but always on the dual premise that those who are dictating will be immune from the ramifications of their own sometimes burdensome edicts, and those who are dictated to are supposedly too dense to know what is good for them.

New York Times:  Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers.  I recently wrote about the wretched reporting on the claim that 2016 was the "hottest year on record," using as my main example a New York Times article by Justin Gillis that gave his readers none of the relevant numbers they could use to evaluate that claim.  None of them.  If you search for the actual numbers, you will eventually find that the effect they are claiming, the actual amount by which this year was hotter than previous years, is smaller than the margin of error in the data.  Shortly afterward, I got a revealing response from Gillis.  I'll fill in all the details for you, because the whole thing is an important case study in why you can't trust mainstream reporting on global warming.

The Left Hates You.  Act Accordingly.  Leftists don't merely disagree with you.  They don't merely feel you are misguided.  They don't think you are merely wrong.  They hate you.  They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead.  Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense.

America Isn't Just Divided — It's Fragmented to Pieces.  The 24-hour news cycle and media's insatiable appetite to make certain people look good and others to look bad has created an atmosphere of enmity between folks of different political and social persuasions, not to mention the rampant distrust.  There is a growing attitude of "everything we believe is right and everything you believe is wrong," and even when there is equity on both sides of an issue the animosity has gotten so pervasive that opposing views are rarely even considered by the other side.

Requiem for a Lightweight.  The mainstream media tried hard in the transition period to continue to wound Trump, sticking shivs in his proxies, his nominees.  The NYT published a demonstrably false article claiming Rick Perry didn't even know the scope of the duties of the Department of Energy; they promoted the Democratic falsehood that Tom Price had violated his ethics obligations.  The Washington Post headed a story "Trump picks former Governor Sunny Perdue, who once led a prayer for rain, as agriculture secretary," making that seem like an outlandish thing only a hick or primitive shaman would indulge in.

The hypocrisy of climate change advocates.  For those of you who don't know what a climate denier is, it means you either challenge, question or flat-out reject the idea that the planet is warming due to human activity.  In the scientific world and in the world of international liberal groupthink (but I repeat myself), this is blasphemy.  Should you remotely doubt the dubious models, unrealized dire predictions, changing goal posts or flawed data related to climate science, you are not just stupid according to these folks, but you are on par with those who deny the Holocaust.

Racist, Bigoted and Ignorant.  There is a post over at WRSA where Melinda Byerley explains to all of the backwards dirt people how to be and what to do to attract people like her to the rural areas.  The mistaken meme here is that those in rural areas voted for Trump, because they wanted jobs and the only reason they are not wholly behind the leftist death cult, bigotry, hatred and othering (all of which is fully on display in her rant) is because of our bigotry, hatred and othering.  This is a shining example of projection.

Mrs. Obama, We Are Not Your Kids.  Like many parents who are suddenly shocked at their child's teenage rebellion, Michelle Obama appears surprised to learn that her kids (the American public) have interests and ideas very different from her own.  For instance, some of her "kids" genuinely disliked being told how to eat and live.  Some bristled at having their choices limited and being forcefully nudged to eat this way or that.  Many balked when government bureaucrats told them how to parent their own kids; they slammed the door on all the unsolicited advice about their personal choices.  In fact, most Americans don't like the federal government treating them like children at all.

Let Democrats be Democrats.  The preponderance of post-November 8 evidence suggests that liberals, the media, and the academy have doubled down in their contempt for Trump and his constituency and remain maddeningly convinced that they are never wrong.

Obama's full-blown, year-end temper tantrum.  Let's be honest:  President Obama is throwing a good old-fashioned foot-stomping world class temper tantrum.  He is just beside himself that the stupid American voter elected Donald Trump. [...] That is certainly the way he is behaving.  Not for Obama the normal gracious withdrawal into political stasis; no, he wants to prove in these waning weeks of his presidency that he was right all along.  That his agenda is what The People want, even if they don't know it.  That putting America's valuable natural resources permanently off limits is the correct thing to do, because only Obama can see the future.  That taking over vast swatches of the west is in the best interests of the reluctant residents there, because only Obama will protect our environment.  That publicly confronting Russia for cyber misbehavior after years of looking the other way is called for, even if it complicates diplomacy in a number of theaters.  Because Obama knows best.

'Hamilton' Creator Pledges to Continue Pointless Anti-Trump Activism.  Few individuals in 2016 were more celebrated among wealthy coastal elites and other Hillary Clinton supporters than "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.  He won all the awards and was repeatedly called a genius.  Miranda was also applauded in appropriate circles for his political activism, meaning his support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Donald Trump. [...] In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Miranda said the election had given him a "very pronounced case of moral clarity," and promised to continue use his celebrity status to "fight" against the backwardness of Trump and his supporters.

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See?  They say he a genius, and Trump supporters are backward.  He has "moral clarity," and if you oppose homosexual sodomy, you're the one who's confused.

Hillary's Horribles.  Yes, Clinton won the popular vote.  Who cares?  That was never, nor should it ever be, the measure that determines who is elected president.  She knew it.  Her supporters knew it.  Her campaign knew it.  They just chose not to campaign that way.  Call it arrogance or ignorance, but Hillary spent more time in California, a state she'd have won comfortably no matter what, than Wisconsin and Michigan in the final days of the election.  She and her team made that choice, consciously.  Just like she chose to call half of Trump's supporters "a basket of deplorables" who, even worse, were "irredeemable."  No one made her do that.  That became a rallying cry for Trump — and a way of life for many Clinton supporters.

Three reasons why the New York Times' War on Christmas denial is all wrong.  The New York Times recently published an article purporting to trace the history of the "War on Christmas."  The article concludes that "there is no evidence of an organized attack on Christmas in the United States," and expressed skepticism about the "alleged liberal antagonism toward the holiday." [...] Fox News did not rile up gullible people to fight a war against Christmas that did not exist.  This out-of-touch thinking by the New York Times assumes that most people who watch Fox News are easily manipulated.

The Vast Cognitive Gulf between the Left and the Right.  There is an abyss between how the Left and the Right accepts loss.  What explains this?  The Left will produce countless "studies" that "show" they have bigger brains, are a more advanced species and that conservatives are truly mentally impaired.  That is what they do.  Nothing makes them feel better than demeaning their ideological opponents on pseudo-intellectual grounds.

Memo to Rural America:  The Urban Elites Hate You.  [Scroll down]  I've seen the figure that of America's total 3,797,000 square miles, Hillary Clinton won the majority vote in just 319 of them.  Score one for the dispersed peasants fighting against the city folk whose food they cheerfully supply.

Chuck Todd Excited by Idea of Abolishing the Electoral College on 'MTP Daily'.  With the Electoral College gathering early next week to elect Donald Trump President of the United States, many on the left are desperate to find a way the turn the institution against him and/or abolish it.  Such schemes are popular on MSNBC, and Chuck Todd expressed the same desire on Tuesday's [12/13/2016] MTP Daily.  "If we are never going to use the Electoral College, then we should abolish it," Todd exclaimed to his panel of journalists.  Todd's argument seemed that have been derived from a deep misunderstanding of the U.S. Constitution.  "My point is, the Electoral College was the idea, a college of influencers, right, deciding whether the American public had made the right decision," he claimed.  By Todd's argument the Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College to be a type of chaperone for the ignorant masses.

Trump Election Saves Us From the Evil Party.  Sadly, many Americans have become partially numb to the Democrats' economic evil through repeated exposure to revisionist terminology such as "the new normal."  The left's apologists tell us that we can never go back to economic freedom and the opportunities that come with it.  They tell us that without regulating every aspect of our economic lives, humans will destroy the planet and each other because we are inherently bad (and stupid) people.

Kerry: People can't tell 'what's real and what isn't'.  Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Friday that technology has allowed the quick spread of false information to the point that people are struggling to "know what's real and what isn't."  "This is one of our chief challenges today, is to manage information and to do it in a way that average folks at home can know what's real and what isn't, what's true, what's false, and try to build consensus around a common set of understandings," Kerry said during the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference in Rome.  "Technology has brought the world closer, yes; but it's also enabled bigots and demagogues to spread messages of divisiveness and hate with the click of a button, with the push of a finger."

Gruber Still Lying About Obamacare.  A stable human being, having earned national notoriety by admitting that he participated in a conspiracy to deceive the voters on an important public policy issue, would not expect them to believe anything else he had to say on the subject.  This would be particularly true if he had also said that the deception was predicated on the stupidity of those voters.

The Pathological Intolerance of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Of course, CNN's Chistianne Amanpour weighed in with a speech to The Committee to Protect Journalists, those privileged but beleaguered victims of bias and violence. [...] She rails against "fake news sites."  Those would be the ones with which she and her fellow journos disagree.  That would be any site with conservative views reporting or commenting on the issues the left considers settled and beyond debate.  It is Amanpour and her ilk that broadcast fake news, like "Hillary will win in a landslide."  Every word out of their mouths is propaganda meant to sway public opinion.  That is how stupid they think American citizens are.  So stupid that we do not see them for exactly what they are:  elitist snobs who believe it is their job to dictate to us how to think, act, speak, and vote.

You Can Survive Thanksgiving without Help from the New York Times.  Back in 2013, Michelle Obama wrote on the site of the White House's political arm, Organizing for Action, that, "as you spend time with loved ones this holiday season, be sure to talk with them about what health-care reform can mean to them."  Then in 2014, Mike Bloomberg's anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, offered a placemat entitled "Talking Turkey About Guns."  In 2015, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest concurred, suggesting that families should discuss why members of Congress are too afraid of the NRA to pass a gun-control bill:  "As people are sitting around the Thanksgiving table talking about these issues — as they should and I'm sure they all will across the country — I hope that is a question that will be raised and asked by members around the table."  This year we get "How to Talk to Your Family About Planned Parenthood This Thanksgiving."  Pass the gravy, and let me tell you more about the organization's commitment to STD testing.  What is wrong with these people?  Since when is it a national obligation to subject your relatives to the conversational equivalent of push-polling?

Jonathan Gruber Discovers 'Stupidity' Is Wrong Word For American Voters.  Call it the Jonathan Gruber election.  He is the Ford professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He got his Ph.D. at Harvard.  As a White House consultant, he helped to design ObamaCare and was then caught afterward on videotape explaining its passage by talking about "the stupidity of the American voter."  Well, if anyone is "stupid" in this story, it's not the voters, but the academics who in their hubris designed an Affordable Care Act that became so unpopular that it became a decisive factor in Hillary Clinton's defeat.

Post-election thoughts from a 'deplorable'.  We are not stupid.  Although we have been labeled as uneducated, sexist, racist and simply deplorable, we are none of the above.  The membership in the deplorables includes physicians, academics, lawyers and many with advanced degrees.  A friend I hadn't spoken to in a long while expressed her opinion of Trump supporters that came straight from the New York Times and other MSM pundits; that we are basically uneducated and Trump is a sexist racist who mocked the disabled.  I told her that didn't happen but when I listed all the pertinent facts of that misinformation, she ended the conversation with, "I don't want to talk about it."

The Unbearable Lightness of Anti-Trump Hysterics.  [Scroll down]  Hillary and her inner circle were shocked as well.  It never occurred to them that her many crimes, her foundation schemes to enrich herself, her lifetime of lying and her carelessness about national security would filter down to voters.  They assumed regular people, those stupid people Jonathan Gruber counted on to accept the nonsense that is Obamacare, would not know about or read the thousands of leaked Podesta emails that expose the totally self-serving nature of the Clintons and their staff.  The emails prove that they care nothing about the country, the shrinking middle class, ISIS, or Iran's nuclear ambitions.  They care only about winning, keeping power and staying rich.  Liberals routinely and mistakenly view the American people as beneath them, as ignorant.  To their great shock, the deplorables are more informed than Clinton and the DNC ever thought possible.

The Democrat Media Complex Will Never Understand What Happened Tuesday Night.  The morning after the election, I was asked by a lifelong Democrat friend of mine what my thoughts were.  I told her that my big takeaway was the that media managed to make me respect it less and despise it more even though this was an election cycle where I had no emotional investment whatsoever in a candidate.  It's not just the bias, although I will never condone that while they're pretending to be neutral observers.  It's the overwhelming ignorance displayed by a group of people who truly believe themselves to be the smartest ones in the room.  It's like an island populated by people who are four feet tall and have never met anyone else:  they all think they're giants.

Taran Killam blasted for calling 'rural' Americans 'stupid'.  Taran Killam got himself into trouble when he tweeted "rural = stupid" Tuesday night.  The former "Saturday Night Live" star took a lot of heat for his tweet which was seemingly in reference to election results from those living in rural areas.

Clinton's Campaign Is Predicated on the Gruber Principle.  According to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Friday, a majority of the electorate believes Clinton has done "something illegal."  That should be reassuring as it relates to the wisdom of the voters.  Sadly, it isn't. [...] And it gets worse.  When asked if the various legal controversies that swirl around Clinton with ever-increasing velocity would make a difference in the way they vote tomorrow, fully 65 percent of Democrats answered "no difference at all."  Is this an artifact of the "Gruber Principle"?  For those who may have forgotten, this is a reference to the incredibly disingenuous Democrat strategy that was used to pass Obamacare.  It will forever be associated with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, who injudiciously described it on video as follows:  "[T]he stupidity of the American voter... was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

Hillary Ads Reaching Out To Stupid Women.  If I were a stupid, brain dead woman, then I'd probably be influenced by these ads and support Hillary Clinton, who is probably one of the most corrupt individuals to ever run for the U.S. presidency.  I, however, have lived long enough to realize that many men speak as arrogantly as Mr. Trump and we've had several presidents whose private sins would dwarf Trump's if they hadn't been covered up by a compliant media.  The very fact that the Clinton ads are predominantly personal attacks on Trump instead of being issue oriented only proves the campaign's desperation in light of the continuing exposes of the nefarious dealings at Hillary's State Department and the Clinton Foundation.  It certainly looks as if she sold the country down the drain to enrich herself and oh yes, four Americans died and an entire country (Libya) was decimated thanks to Hillary.

More Power, Less Principle in the Culture Wars.  [Scroll down]  President Obama, clearly a product of this system, has provided numerous illustrations over the years.  A personal favorite dates from his first presidential campaign in 2008, when, before a wellheeled San Francisco audience, he glibly explained the intransigence of those outside their circle.  Implying that the losers in the great meritocratic competition may lack the cognitive ability to cope gracefully with the modern life, he characterized them as frightened and understandably prone to "cling to their guns and Bibles."  At least he was sympathetic and resisted the temptation to characterize them as evil, as many others of this elite group have.  Otherwise, he could not have been more condescending.

NYT Writer Frames Hillary Clinton As The Victim Of Testosterone.  Frank Bruni, a writer for the liberal fish-wrapping known as the New York Times, has the entire history of Hillary Clinton's corruption figured out.  It's far more nuanced than mere commoners can grasp, apparently, but just to break down Bruni's main gist:  Men are pigs.

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run.  They are the comfortable and well-educated mainstay of our modern Democratic party.  They are also the grandees of our national media; the architects of our software; the designers of our streets; the high officials of our banking system; the authors of just about every plan to fix social security or fine-tune the Middle East with precision droning.  They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlightened ones, the people who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.

Hillary's Plot Against America.  Barack Obama's oft-quoted promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" has been living up to its dubious distinction granted in 2013 as the "lie of the year."  Actually, it is the biggest lie in decades and he and his people knew it was a lie all along.  Remember that the bill's architect admitted that they relied on the "stupidity of the American people" to help the bill pass and three Obama speechwriters laughed about it on a PBS show.

WashPost's Phillip:  Clinton Scandals Are Too 'Complicated to Prosecute' a Case to Voters.  On the Monday [10/24/2016] edition of CNN's Inside Politics, Washington Post political reporter Abby Phillip employed a tiresome tactic to deflect away from any number of the Clinton scandals and particularly the revelations via WikiLeaks because it's all "too complicated" to explain to voters in building a case against her.

The Left and the Masses:  Part III.  When Barack Obama referred to ordinary working people as people who are "bitter," and who "cling to guns or religion," that was not just a peculiarity of Obama.  He was part of a centuries-long tradition on the left.  No one so epitomized the 18th century left as Jean Jacques Rousseau, who likened the masses to "a stupid, pusillanimous invalid."  In the 19th century, Karl Marx said, "The working class is revolutionary or it is nothing" — in other words, millions of human beings mattered only if they carried out his vision.  Fabian socialist George Bernard Shaw included the working class among the "detestable" people who "have no right to live."  He added:  "I should despair if I did not know that they will all die presently, and that there is no need on earth why they should be replaced by people like themselves."  It sounds very much like Hillary Clinton's view of the "deplorables" who support her opponent, or Bill Clinton's characterization of the same people as "standard rednecks."

Hey Catholics, This Is What Team Hillary Really Thinks Of You.  [Scroll down]  Had this been conservatives talking about some liberal cause celebre, the media and Planet Clinton would be feasting on it and calling for the heads of all involved.  Imagine for a moment if you replaced the actors with conservatives and Catholicism and the conversation topic with Black Lives Matter, LGTB rights, or women.  The rebukes would come fast and furious, and with wicked vengeance.  Another email shows Podesta discussing the groups he founded to incite rebellion and schism within the Church, when confronted with the suggestion of a "Catholic Spring" against church doctrine and leadership in favor of "gender equality."

Halperin: Leaked Clinton Campaign E-Mails Too 'Complicated' for Voters to Care About.  Appearing on Wednesday's [10/12/2016] NBC Today, Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin tried to dismiss the importance of Clinton campaign e-mails released by Wikileaks as being too "inside baseball" and "complicated" for voters to grasp.  He then argued the issue would only matter if journalists actually pressed the Democratic nominee on the topic.  Following a report from correspondent Kristen Welker on Hillary Clinton "facing more tough questions about hacked e-mails," co-host Matt Lauer asked Halperin:  "Mark, scale of one to ten, one being a non-event, ten being a campaign-shaking event, where do these Wikileaks documents fall for Hillary Clinton?"  Halperin replied:  "Three today with the potential to go to eight as reporters dig in to some of this stuff and more come."

How 900 health tourists gave birth at just ONE hospital.  Women will be asked to show passports before giving birth at one of the country's largest hospitals to cut 'maternity tourism'.  Expectant mothers will have to provide papers showing they are eligible for free NHS care when they arrive for scans.  Those unable to do so will be referred to the Home Office.  They could face deportation.

Spokesman:  Clinton 'suffers' during interviews with 'lesser intellects'.  A spokesman for Hillary Clinton said in 2015 that his candidate "suffers in performance" when she is interviewed by someone with a "lesser intellect," according to new emails revealing the exchange with a cable TV host.  Spokesman Nick Merrill made the statement to reassure Greta Van Susteren, who was then with Fox News, that Clinton's team respected her despite Clinton's refusal to appear on her program, and after a leaked email from Clinton aide Philippe Reines referred to Susteren as "malleable."

Kaine and Pence's Rumble.  Kaine's debate prep, like Hillary's, was based on the firm belief that the American people are stupid.  Democrats have contempt for everyone outside of the beltway or their donor class.  Did they really think that whoever tuned in tonight was not up on what each of the candidates has said in the past?

Hillary on Bernie Sanders Supporters:  They're a bunch of losers "living in their parents's basement".  As far as message discipline goes, Donald Trump may not be the wild one among our two presidential candidates.

New audio:  Clinton refers to Sanders fans as frustrated, basement-dwellers.  Hillary Clinton suggested in February that many of the young people who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primary were unemployed political neophytes who still lived with their parents, according to new audio released this week.  "Some are new to politics completely.  They're children of the Great Recession.  And they are living in their parents' basement.  They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves.  And they don't see much of a future," the now-Democratic nominee said at a private fundraiser held in Maclean, Va.

Hillary caught on tape mocking millenials [sic] living in parents' basement and wanting free college.  Hillary Clinton was secretly recorded at a fundraiser for wealthy donors mocking and condescending to the millennials who backed Bernie Sanders.  The recording and transcripts were released by The Intercept, a site financially backed by Pierre Omidyar and edited by Glenn Greenwald, both left-wingers.  But evidently the spectacle of Hillary Clinton telling rich people the youngsters are naïve and free college is impractical, while currently touting free college to them on the campaign trail, is just too much to bear.

'Deplorables' by a different name:  Obama says Trump fueled by fearful, resentful voters.  Even as Donald Trump is climbing in polls, President Obama said most Americans have figured out that the Republican nominee isn't "suited" for the presidency.  "I don't think it's a surprise for me to say that I don't think his temperament is suited for this office," Mr. Obama said in an interview published in Vanity Fair.  "But it's not something that I have to emphasize because I think the majority of the American people have figured that out."  The president told historian Doris Kearns Goodwin that he views Mr. Trump's candidacy as "an expression of certain fears, certain resentments, that have been a running thread in American history."

Hillary Hates You.  You're deplorable.  You're irredeemable.  With a wave of her limp, clammy hand, this sick old woman dismisses you from the company of those whose opinions have value, whose interests matter, who have any moral claim to participation in self-governance.  You are less than nothing.  You are vermin to be, at best, driven from society.  Will Hillary Clinton ever be your president?  No, and she makes no excuses and offers no denials that a Hillary Clinton presidency means the division of the country into those people she considers worthy and those people she does not.

I'm Deplorable and I'm Proud.  Friday night [9/16/2016], Hillary Clinton said out loud what our progressive friends have long been thinking.  It may cost her the election.  Half of Donald Trump's supporters, claimed Hillary, were merely anxious about the future.  The other half belonged in a "basket of deplorables."  What made them deplorable, said Hillary, was that they were "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it."

'Deplorable' Hillary Clinton Maligns Nearly 50 Million Americans.  Clinton's remarks completely conform with the liberalism that she shares with top Democrats — from K Street to Sunset Boulevard.  As they see it, hordes of the great unwashed live in "flyover country."  They are not educated or elegant enough to have reached Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, or — the most elevated place of all — Washington, D.C.  So, enlightened people like Hillary and her supporters must make decisions for these benighted souls.  Thus, Washington should tell these people what to do, every day, all day long.

When Hillary collapsed this weekend so did her credibility.  Hillary Clinton made a terrible mistake on Friday night [9/9/2016].  Speaking to a star-studded audience at a fund-raiser in New York, she inexplicably decided to abuse, denigrate and mock tens of millions of her fellow Americans.  'You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,' she sneered.  'Right?  The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.'  The well-heeled, affluent, liberal, metropolitan elite crowd at super-fancy Cipriani restaurant in Wall Street, where Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed that same night, whooped and hollered.

Desperate Clinton Lashes Out At Trump Supporters — "Basket of Deplorable Americans".  Following the announcement from Bill Clinton that large segments of the American electorate are "coal people", you know 'THOSE PEOPLE' — in the 'US' -vs- 'THEM' world, those simpletons, too uneducated to properly evaluate the magnanimous magnificence of the Clinton family, Hillary jumps into the foray with her own specific ridicule.  Secretary Hillary Clinton telling her donors at a fundraising dinner that Donald Trump supporters are "deplorable".

Who's 'Irredeemable'? The Dangers of a Clinton Presidency Just Got Worse.  In the real (non-Hillary) world, these "deplorables" would be called the American middle class, those folks who are supposed to be suffering at the hands of the one percent — you know, the victims of the endlessly trumpeted (by the Democrats) "income inequality."  Hillary deemed these people "irredeemable" at a fundraiser while introducing Barbra Streisand to a giddy audience, some of whom undoubtedly have net worths upwards of fifty million — like Hillary, Barbra, and just about every Democrat I know.  Well, not every, but many.  Admittedly I live in Hollywood, a wildly skewed demographic, but unlike most denizens of Tinseltown, I have spent a considerable amount of time recently among these so-called "deplorables," aka, in movie parlance, "flyover people."

Hillary Clinton's non-apology apology for 'basket of deplorables'.  Hillary Clinton issued a statement clarifying her "basket of deplorables" comment earlier today which begins:  ["]Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea.  I regret saying 'half' — that was wrong.["]  This is clearly not an apology, it's a quibble over numbers.  She's not retracting the statement only the math.  And yet, the media seems eager to give her credit for walking this back.

More Than 47% of Trump Supporters Are Scum, According to Your Abuela.  Hillary Clinton is world-renowned as a "habitual and serial liar".  She's also an exteremely arrogant woman who will continue Barack Obama's divisive and hateful behavior, only she won't be as charming about it. [...] Her arrogance is why she had a personal server and continues to lie about it.  The American people are beneath her.  At a New York fundraiser, she demonized "half" of Trump's supporters as "baskets of deplorables" who are "racists, sexists, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it".  The rest are just "baskets" of pathetic people who think "the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them."  She called Trump followers "irredeemable".  How dare she characterize people that way — half are haters and the other half are childlike idiots[.]

More Evidence They Really Do See Us as a 'Basket of Deplorables'.  It's always fun to check out what the loons are saying in Hillaryville.  Her boosters on the far Left didn't want her to backtrack at all on her comment that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables."  "Do Half of Trump's Supporters Really Belong in a 'Basket of Deplorables'?" asked a headline from Slate on Sunday, before answering the question with an emphatic:  "Yes."

The brilliance of Hillary Clinton's 'deplorables'.  Could there be a clunkier phrase than "basket of deplorables"?  Hillary Clinton's assertion that half — or maybe something less than half — of Donald Trump's supporters are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it" struck a lot of observers as not just an odd turn of phrase but politically unwise.  You attack your opponent, the idea was, but you don't attack the voters.  But now, a few days later, the brilliance of Clinton's remark is becoming clearer.  Yes, she got a few liberal commentators to take her side and defend the substance of it.  But the far bigger benefit is that in the wake of her comment, some media figures decided to devise a "deplorables" quiz for Trump supporters.  Is Person X deplorable?  How about Person Y?  The effect was to pressure Trump supporters not only to agree with Clinton's larger point but with her precise terminology.

Obama Says Americans can be "Lazy" and "Insular".  President Obama has really shown his true colors the last few months.  Not that they were ever particularly hidden to anyone willing to look.  I mean, the guy golfs every weekend and takes a total of about five to six weeks off a year.  And he's calling Americans lazy?  And they accuse Trump of having poor reality testing.  Yesterday, Obama was supportive of 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting out the National Anthem, saying, "He's exercising his constitutional right to make a statement."

Obama: Americans Too 'Lazy' to Know Anything About the Rest of the World.  Wednesday at a a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall in Luang Prabang, Laos, President Barack Obama said Americans can be "lazy" because we are so big we think "We don't have to know anything about other people."

Hillary Clinton's 47% Moment:  Calls Trump Supporters 'Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Xenophobic, Islamophobic'.  During a fundraiser in New York City Friday evening [9/9/2016], Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a "basket of deplorables" made up of "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" people.  "You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. "...the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it."  Clinton said that it was unfortunate that Trump had given them a voice, citing "offensive mean-spirited rhetoric" on websites and Twitter.

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Hillary condemns alleged "offensive mean-spirited rhetoric" from others while she uses it herself.

New York Times Can't Stop Pushing the Myth of Obama's Literary Genius.  [Scroll down]  For years, Obama has encouraged this fiction.  "I've written two books," he told a crowd of teachers in Virginia in July of 2008.  The crowd applauded.  "I actually wrote them myself," he added with a wink and a nod, and now the teachers exploded in laughter.  They got the joke:  Republicans were too stupid to write their books.

Clinton: Half of Donald Trump's supporters are racist, sexist, homophobic bigots.  Hillary Clinton claimed Friday evening [9/9/2016] that roughly half of Donald Trump's supporters are sexist, racist, homophobic bigots — a heavy charge that comes amid reports the Democratic nominee planned to move away from attacking the Republican candidate.  "To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York City.  "Right?  Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it."  The former secretary of state continued, adding, "And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up.  He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million.  He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric."

Hillary calls 'half' of Trump supporters 'basket of deplorables'.  If you support Donald Trump, you are "irredeemable," part of a "basket of deplorables."  A "kind" who should never be allowed to rise again.  You are a "radical fringe" made up of "racist," "sexist," "homophobic," "Islamophobic," "anti-Semitic," "misogynist," "xenophobic," "you name it" types.  Hillary Clinton paints you as hopeless moral lepers who should be banished to a remote island to live your final days.  We are so bad, so evil, that we are no better than "terrorists."  We are "not America."  We are all of these things (and more), according to Hillary Clinton.

The 7 Dumbest Things That Offended Liberals.  When you're a liberal, the best way to show how much more virtuous you are than other people is to become offended.  The more trivial the issue you are offended by, the more caring, enlightened and, yes, virtuous you appear to other liberals.  Moreover, if you think white privilege, racism and rape culture are running rampant, you'll want to find ways to distinguish yourself from the masses, whom you view as troglodytes.

Bill Clinton:  Email Classification Issues Are 'Too Complicated To Explain To People'.  The American public doesn't understand that Hillary Clinton is telling the truth about her classified emails because government classification issues are "too complicated to explain to people," Bill Clinton said Friday.  The former president was speaking in Las Vegas a presidential forum hosted by the Asian American Journalists Association when he was asked why his wife lied about her emails.  "This is the biggest load of bull I've ever heard," Clinton said during a lengthy response to the question.  He also threw two government officials — FBI director James Comey and Sec. of State John Kerry — under the bus while defending Hillary.

The smug style in American liberalism.  [Scroll down]  Finding comfort in the notion that their former allies were disdainful, hapless rubes, smug liberals created a culture animated by that contempt.  The result is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Financial incentive compounded this tendency — there is money, after all, in reassuring the bitter.  Over 20 years, an industry arose to cater to the smug style.  It began in humor, and culminated for a time in The Daily Show, a program that more than any other thing advanced the idea that liberal orthodoxy was a kind of educated savvy and that its opponents were, before anything else, stupid.  The smug liberal found relief in ridiculing them.  The internet only made it worse.

Why Are Elites Out of Touch?  They Think Anyone Who Disagrees with Them Is Crazy.  The experts told us that Brexit will not happen.  It cannot happen.  The consequences will be too severe.  The economic fallout too great to even imagine.  Yet, the unthinkable became a reality:  The people of Britain voted "Leave," against the experts' advice.  How could this be?  Did they not hear the experts' warnings? [...] "If they have known better, they would have done better" goes the saying.  The masses need education from the elites.  Once educated, they will follow their leadership.

Joy Reid:  People Are too Dumb to Understand Hillary's 'Complicated' E-Mail Scandal.  In a similar performance from the previous weekend MSNBC's Joy Reid took to the camera Sunday [8/7/2016] to play down the seriousness of Hillary Clinton's E-Mail scandal.  As opposed to going on her show — AM Joy — and shouting down a panelist for states [sic] damaging facts, this time she went on NBC's Meet the Press and insulted the public claiming they were too stupid to understand the issue.

Tired of being told what you just witnessed?  Try C-SPAN.  C-SPAN is beyond question an under-appreciated national treasure that at great expense brings within our reach for free virtually all important political events.  And some not so important perhaps, but revealing of the nation's political fabric, like a candidate's exchange with diners or picnickers. [...] C-SPAN plays to Americans' innate intelligence, largely leaving to individual viewers the decision on winners and losers.  The skirts may not be as short as some networks.  The pontificators are less puffed-up.  And the hype is blessedly absent.

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Someday I'll write a thousand-page denunciation of television, and starting at about page 377, I'll discuss the dumbing down of local TV news, which has reached the point where the Happy Team of delightfully dissimilar and indistinctly ethnic news readers seem to assume that the viewers can't read, or in some cases, can't see at all.  The local weather coverage is often the worst in this regard:  The weather girl puts up a map with the current temperatures, and then reads the numbers to you.  A full-screen quote from the Chief of Police pops up, and the reporter at the police station — where, at that very moment, nothing is happening — reads it to you.  As the headline above implies, when the President goes on TV to make a prepared statement, his address to the nation will be followed by a panel of analysts who will tell you what the president said — as if you didn't hear it two minutes earlier.  They do this because they assume the viewers are stupid.  In many cases, they're right.  The surest way to avoid being treated like a moron (by people you'll probably never meet) is to remove all the television sets from your house.  Life without television is surprisingly peaceful.

Comey's Hillary decision requires "the willing suspension of disbelief".  As [FBI Director James] Comey went through the litany of Hillary's misdeeds, lies, defalcations of duty, extreme carelessness, cunning and risks to national security, Comey made the case for any of a series of charges against Hillary.  Then, with the reputation of the FBI about to be vindicated, Comey dropped the dreaded "however."  In House testimony, Comey again confirmed every factual point demanding prosecution, yet defended his decision not to recommend charges because he was treating Hillary just like he would any other citizen.  Can anyone seriously claim, as Comey has, that Hillary was treated as any other citizen would?  It's laughable and requires the suspension of disbelief.  Either Comey is the dumbest person on earth, or he thinks we are.

'Elites' Called To Arms:  "It's Time To Rise Up Against The Ignorant Masses".  It appears the powers that be just are not going to take it anymore.  Having mistakenly allowed the people of Britain to exercise their free will, Foreign Policy's James Traub exclaims, "It's time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses."

Loretta Lynch:  We May Never Know Why That Islamic Terrorist Killed All Those People.  When Omar Mateen said, "I did it for ISIS," what did he really mean?  We may never know. [...] How could we ever know his real motive?  Just because Mateen explained exactly why he did it to anybody who'd listen, that doesn't mean it's really why he did it.

Obama: Supreme Court ruling on immigration 'sets our country back'.  Obama downplayed the outcome, saying a tie doesn't resolve anything.  "If we have a full court issuing a full opinion on anything, then we take it seriously," he said.  "This, we have to abide by, but it wasn't any kind of value statement or a decision on the merits on these issues."  Senate Republicans are "are willfully preventing the Supreme Court from being fully staffed and functioning as our founders intended," he continued.  "And today's situation underscores the degree to which the court is not able to function the way it's supposed to."

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Barack H. Obama couldn't care less about what the Founding Fathers intended, and he obviously doesn't know enough about American history to understand that the Supreme Court was "fully staffed and functioning as our founders intended" when it had only six justices.  The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six:  a chief justice and five associate justices.  In 1807, Congress increased the number of justices to seven; in 1837, the number was bumped up to nine; and in 1863, it rose to 10.  In 1866, Congress passed the Judicial Circuits Act, which shrank the number of justices back down to seven and prevented President Andrew Johnson from appointing anyone new to the court. [Source]  Barack H. Obama thinks you're too stupid to check the facts.

Common Core Fails Students.  What if someone who was really rich got together with some people who were really smart and discovered what was best for everyone?  What would happen if they all used the power of government to nudge (that is, to coerce) people to adopt their program... because it was for the best, even if no one knew it?  You would get Common Core educational standards, a one-size-fits-all curriculum reform program that has been forced down school districts around the nation.  The reigning genie behind all this is Bill Gates.  After all, he is richer than everyone else, so therefore he must be smarter than everyone else.  Better yet, he suffers from a malady that seems to inflict nearly all tech oligarchs — they believe that they constitute a class of Platonic philosopher kings or guardians who know what is best for everyone because they have a clearer vision of the Ideas.

VFW blasts Obama for asserting members are confused by right-wing media.  In attacking Donald Trump, President Obama has managed to anger one of the nation's largest and oldest veterans' groups.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars took offense at Mr. Obama's assertion that its members are confused by right-wing media pundits.

Obama To Middle America:  The Economy Is Doing Great, And If You Don't Think So, You're Dumb.  [Scroll down]  "People are anxious and uncertain about the economy," Obama said in the opening of his speech, to which his basic message was, "How dare they?"  Don't people know about how Obama saved the country from the second Great Depression, or how he single-handedly saved the auto industry, or how his "investments" in clean energy and roads created so many jobs?  "By almost every economic measure," he declared, "America is better off than when I came here at the beginning of my presidency."

New U.S. food label rules to require added sugars to be detailed.  The United States plans a major overhaul of the way packaged foods are labeled, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday [5/20/2016].  Serving sizes will be adjusted to reflect how much people actually eat, and for the first time labels will list added sugars.  These are the first significant changes since the Nutrition Facts label was introduced more than 20 years ago.

Michelle Obama wins food fight.  Michelle Obama scored a major victory in her nutrition label crusade on Friday [5/20/2016].  In a major overhaul that has been years in the making, labels on packaged foods will now feature calories listed in bigger and bolder type, a new line for 'Added Sugars', and serving sizes that are more accurate and uniform among similar products.  The changes were proposed by the Food and Drug Administration two years ago and are the first major update of the labels since their creation in 1994.  The labels are now found on over 800,000 foods.

Michelle Obama blames scarce playgrounds for high crime, gun violence.  First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday [5/17/2016] linked the lack of youth sports and playgrounds to higher crime and even gun violence.  Appearing with her brother and sportscaster Michael Wilbon at the Newseum, she said that bored kids are turning to crime.

The Pajama Boy White House.  During the showdown over Obamacare, the pro-Obama PAC Organizing for Action put out an ad now known as "Pajama Boy."  It showcased a young fellow in thick retro-rimmed glasses, wearing black-and-red plaid children's-style pajamas, and sipping from a mug, with a sort of all-knowing expression on his face.  The text urged:  "Wear pajamas.  Drink hot chocolate.  Talk about getting health insurance.  #GetTalking."  Most men in Dayton or Huntsville do not lounge around in the morning in their pajamas, with or without built-in footpads, drinking hot chocolate and scanning health-insurance policies.  That our elites either think they do, or think the few that matter do, explains why a nation $20 trillion in debt envisions the battle over transgender restrooms as if it were Pearl Harbor.

Rose, Obama Speechwriters Laugh About the President's 'You Can Keep Your Plan' Lie.  Charlie Rose and three of Barack Obama's former speechwriters had a good laugh Monday night while joking about the president's infamous, oft-repeated false promise that under Obamacare, "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."  Obama said dozens of times in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act's signing and enactment that no Americans who liked the insurance plan they had would lose it under the Affordable Care Act.  In reality, millions of policies were canceled because of the law's regulations, and Obama was forced to apologize to the American people.  The infamous remark was named 2013's "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact.

Former Obama speechwriters laugh at 'you can keep your plan' promise.  Charlie Rose and a trio of former Obama speechwriters laughed it up this week at the mention of the president's infamous promise that that under the Affordable Care Act, "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan."  The moment occurred during the Monday [5/9/2016] edition of "Charlie Rose:  The Week," as the host and former speechwriters Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau and David Litt discussed the president's writing abilities and his gift for oration.

12 Funniest (and Most Diabolical) Hillary Clinton Quotes.  "We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people." [to Dennis Hastert regarding Americans selecting their own health insurance policies when she was pushing for HillaryCare]

White House on damage control after aide's magazine profile.  The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage caused by one of President Barack Obama's closest aides, who, in a seemingly candid, behind-the-curtain magazine story, ripped the Washington press corps, boasted of creating an "echo chamber" of supporters to sell the Iran nuclear deal and appeared to dismiss long-time foreign policy hands, including Hillary Clinton, as the Blob.

Meet the Democratic Liars Club.  [Scroll down]  The latest clincher is the admission of a top White House aide that much about the Iranian nuclear deal was a fabrication sold to a lazy, gullible press corps.  Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes boasts that most reporters were too dumb to know or care they were being misled.  "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns," Rhodes told The New York Times.  "They literally know nothing."

The runt of Rhodes.  President Obama and his team hold a low opinion of the intelligence of the American people. [...] Now comes Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to reveal the lies on which Obama's alliance with the Islamic Republic of Iran was promoted. [...] Rhodes is not, as he should be, confined to fetching coffee and performing other menial tasks befitting his qualifications to formulate national security policy. [...] Rhodes himself, however, is an odious ignoramus who knows one thing:  Obama's servitors in the mainstream media are useful idiots.

The man who creates the White House's own reality.  What is Ben Rhodes?  With a 10,000 word profile, published Thursday [5/5/2016], the New York Times Magazine certainly seems to indicate that his presence at the top of the Obama administration's foreign policy operation bears some kind of special significance. [...] The author observes Rhodes complaining bitterly on the day of Obama's final State of the Union address, during which 10 U.S. sailors were inconveniently seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, that the news can't be kept secret from the American public so that the president can deliver his speech without distractions.  Of the "average reporter" with whom the White House works to get out its message Rhodes provides the verdict, "they literally know nothing."

Our Secretary-General In Chief.  Terror in Brussels leaves at least 30 dead.  Visiting Cuba, President Obama responds.  For 51 seconds.  Then he gets back to burying the Cold War.  Which ended in 1991.  Later in Havana, explaining to ESPN why he followed through with plans to attend a baseball game despite the international crisis, the president invoked David Ortiz of the Red Sox, who rallied Boston after the 2013 marathon bombing.  What Obama said of Ortiz is revealing.  "That is the kind of resilience and kind of strength that we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists," he said.  "They cannot defeat America.  They can't — they don't produce anything.  They don't have a message that appeals to the vast majority of Muslims or the vast majority of people around the world.  But what they can do is scare us and make people afraid and disrupt our daily lives and divide us.  As long as we don't allow that to happen, we'll be ok."  Whew, what a relief.  Islamic holy warriors bomb, kill, maim, mutilate, decapitate, rape, crucify, and shoot civilians of every sex, age, race, and creed — but they won't win, so long as the president maintains the fortitude to stick to his schedule and watch a baseball game with a Communist dictator.

America Is In The Age Of Stupidity.  For me America stopped being America with the passage of Obama-Care.  The thought that the federal government can force people to buy a product would have been incomprehensible to our founders.  What will they force us to buy next?  Just look at the news everyday, we see things like; laws being passed that allows men and women to use the same restrooms and shower facilities, that's stupidity.  In Colorado they hand out satanic and atheist literature without parental consent to middle school children, that's stupidity.  We have schools that will not suspend students of color no matter what they do, because people of color get suspended more than whites.  Instead of teaching students of color how to behave, they just ignore it, that's stupidity.  We have a president who believes that global warming is a bigger threat than Muslim Terrorists, that's stupidity.

The Fruits of Multiculturalism, Abroad and at Home.  [Scroll down]  There is within our own borders a rising culture of anti-Constitutional, anti-American aggression and fascism, perpetrated upon Americans by other Americans who are so assured of their own moral and intellectual superiority that they have no need of laws that constrain their dominance over their fellow citizens.  They are smarter and better than the rest of us, because they say so.

She Thinks Democrats are Very, Very Stupid.  During Monday's [3/7/2016] Fox News town hall, Hillary Clinton repeated her outrageous claims that her private email server contained no classified material. [...] Clinton reiterated that outrageously false claim again today.  But just last week, it was revealed Clinton's email contained more than 2,000 classified emails, including 104 emails authored and sent by Clinton herself.

The Progressives' Phony Democracy.  [Scroll down]  For over a century modern Democrats have been the agents of this ongoing transformation from self-rule to technocratic "soft despotism."  They are the true privileged elites that Madison scorned.  Just think of Hillary panhandling Wall Street and thug regimes for cash, and ignoring the laws governing the handling of national intelligence.  But progressives hide their drive for more power and control under the phony democratic rhetoric of "concern for the people" whom they in fact regard as unruly children to be controlled by their more intelligent betters.

House votes to ease calorie disclosure rules for pizzerias, delis, grocers.  The House voted Friday [2/12/2016] to make it easier for you to avoid the harsh truth of how many calories you're devouring as you scarf down that pizza.  House members voted 266-144 to gut a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule requiring chain pizzerias, delis, and convenience stores to list the calorie content of their meals on menus or menu boards prominently displayed on the premises.  Instead, takeout restaurants and grocers could choose to disclose calories only on their websites.  The White House opposes the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, saying it will leave Americans — who consume a third of their calories away from home — with less information to make healthy choices.

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Common sense, indeed.  Common sense will tell you that if your goal is consistently healthy eating, you don't buy dinner at a pizza parlor or a convenience store, except on rare occasions.  And if you make an occasional excursion to a donut shop or an ice cream store, common sense will tell you that it shouldn't be a routine part of your diet.  You don't need the government to quantify the fat and calorie contents for you, especially since that information is available on demand in most restaurants.

Americans tired of elites who consider them stupid and vicious.  How stupid and vicious do they think we are?  That's a question that I think explains a lot of things about politics and society today — and about this year's unpredictable presidential race.  The "we" in that question are ordinary citizens and the "they" are political and media elites who hold them in contempt.  Which they do over and over again by trying to obfuscate and cover up the source and motives of terrorist attacks.  Barack Obama, who refuses to use phrases akin to "Islamist terrorism," is a prime offender, but far from the only one.

The Tet Offensive: European Union Edition.  Over the course of the past century, while Communism collapsed in the Soviet Union, the Fabian socialists have been increasingly successful at poisoning the roots of national, cultural and ethnic identity, leaving the inheritors of Western Civilization disorganized and demoralized, with no central belief system to rally behind.  Why has this deliberate demoralization and dumbing-down process occurred?  The international socialists have believed at least since the French Revolution that it was their duty to impose a top-down feudal order upon the ordinary "dumb masses," a new world order managed by self-proclaimed experts chosen from among the correctly-educated elites, both for the benefit of the ignoramuses, and as a way to line their own pockets and continue to live an elite lifestyle of wealth and power.

Hillary Gets Conspiratorial: Accuses Republicans of Hiring Actors to Appear at Rallies.  Perhaps Clinton is merely insulting Iowa voters by suggesting they are either dumb or crazy, something Trump and others have been taken to task for.  But it would appear in fact that she is seriously suggesting that GOP candidates are paying actors to attend their rallies.

Where Obama won't be going on his global farewell tour.  As President Obama begins his final year in office, polls show that public confidence in his national security leadership has collapsed:  Only 18 percent of Americans say the United States is winning the war on terrorism, and even a 59 percent majority of Democrats are dissatisfied with how Obama is prosecuting the fight against Islamist radicalism.  Obama's response?  The Post reports the president has "scolded his aides about how poorly the administration was communicating" his strategy and ordered an "uptick in our communications tempo."  Not an uptick in our "operations tempo" against the terrorists, mind you — an uptick in our communications tempo.  You see, the problem isn't the military strategy; it's the communications strategy.  If Americans don't see how brilliant Obama's approach is, he must not be explaining it well enough.

They Think You're Stupid.  When President Obama and his White House deny that the San Bernardino massacre was an act of terror — literally one hour before his own FBI declares it so — am I supposed to believe that Barack H. Obama, super-genius, is really that dumb?  When Hillary Clinton says, just days after ISIS's Paris massacre, Muslims have no connection whatsoever to terrorism, am I supposed to believe that?  And when, amid the violence, the nation's top law-enforcement officer says her "greatest fear" is the "incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" — as opposed to, you know, actual violence — must I believe that whopper, too?  From ISIS is "contained" to "Obamacare is working," liberal politicians are telling us things we know are just plain wrong.  Do they really want us to think they're this intellectually challenged?

New Hillary Ad: '44 Boys Is Too Many' in White House.  Hillary Clinton released an ad this morning featuring girls saying there have been too many boys in the White House.  "It has been ridiculous that there has never been a female president before," one of the girls says, reading from a letter that she wrote to Clinton.  "Forty-four boys is too many," writes another.  The Clinton camp used this as the title of the ad.  "It will be hard work to be a grandma and president," another girl says.  "I know you can do it."

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Anyone who thinks these girls wrote letters to Hillary Clinton is obviously unaware of the meaning of astroturf, in a political context.  Are we to believe that every one of these little girls wrote spontaneously to Mrs. Clinton, because they're all so interested in the outcome of the next election, and even though some of the letters are apparently written with crayons, there's not one misspelled word in any of them?  Hillary Clinton thinks you're stupid, and Hillary Clinton hopes the emotional appeal of a group of precocious little girls will pull just one more undecided (and gullible) female voter over to her side.

The surprising reason behind Obama's aggressive drive to regulate you more.  Clearly, Americans are incapable of living their everyday lives without explicit written guidance from Washington bureaucrats.  Thankfully, a caring Barack Obama and his minions are working feverishly these days to guide us on their proper path by writing and imposing a record number of costly regulations before his reign ends in 416 days.

The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Few Democrats have demonstrated this better than Barack Obama who panders to stupidity and emotions in his relentless push to sell policies ranging from Obamacare to the Iran deal.  Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Mag elaborates that the "Obama toolbox is the same no matter what the issue might be.  His political allies rush out smear campaigns accusing opponents of everything from treason to racism.  The media fills with phony polls.  The White House spews lies that it contradicts before denying that it ever contradicted them.  Letters by 'independent' experts are solicited without those worthies admitting their ties to the White House."

Hey Rubes, I Never Blamed a Video for the Attack in Benghazi!  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony yesterday before the congressional committee formed to investigate the deadly Benghazi debacle that she allowed to happen and then tried to cover up can be summed up in two words:  she lied.

Hillary's Trade Flip-Flop Shows How Dumb She Thinks We Are.  For years, Hillary Clinton has championed the Trans-Pacific Partnership as one of her signal achievements in her time as secretary of state.  She called it the "gold standard in trade agreements" in 2012.  She listed it in her book as one of her key accomplishments.  But now, four weeks before the final TPP text is released, she has announced a change of heart.  "As of today," she told Judy Woodruff, "I am not in favor of what I have learned about it."  Clinton's flip-flop would be laughable if it weren't exactly what the American people expect of her — and a trap for Republicans blind to her game.

Hillary Clinton's campaign shocked that women can read and think.  [Scroll down]  Apparently, the Clinton campaign is shocked that women can actually read and that they have the capacity to process what they have read.  It should be no surprise that when a majority of a demographic segment believes a politician is a liar and has engaged in misconduct that a majority will also vote for someone else.  This erosion morphing into avalanche of women voters away from Clinton is lethal.  There is no way anyone in the race is going to generate black voter turnout and roll up the 97% or so level of support that did Barack Obama.

Discovered Video: Michelle Obama Trashes America As Ignorant.  At a speech in South Carolina, Michelle Obama blasts America as an "ignorant" that is set in our ways and living based on fear.  [Video clip]

For Hoodwink Hillary, Lying Is An Art Form.  Hoodwink Hillary is very pleased with the dumbing down of America.  The queen of scam believes the American people are dumb, gullible, hopelessly naïve and thankfully tuned out.  Sadly she's correct as it pertains to the mouth-breathing bloodsuckers who think you're a sucker if you earn your own way and demand free stuff at the expense of the hard-working producers in America.  Hillary knows the bloodsuckers and crayon-eaters are easily manipulated, conned, fleeced and hoodwinked.  They are the dumbest creatures on two feet and the slithering backbone of the Democrat Party.

What Hillary Clinton Would Say About Her Email Scandal If She Were Being Brutally Honest.  Hillary Clinton is struggling to manage the scandal that has erupted over her unprecedented use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.  She "regrets" not following the rules, and is "sorry that this has been confusing to people."  As Clinton has previously said, her biggest weakness is that the American people are too stupid to realize why she deserves to be president.

Clinton: 'I Was Not Thinking a Lot' When I Became Secretary of State.  With a long line of debunked lies, shredded excuses, and abandoned spin attempts behind her, Hillary Clinton finally decided it was time to "apologize" for her email scandal.  Of course, her idea of an "apology" basically amounts to:  I'm sorry you Little People are too stupid to understand what I was up against, as a historic female Secretary of State.  For good measure, Clinton threw in a stiff dose of the amazing Incompetence Defense into her MSNBC appearance — that bizarre, and disturbingly effective, tactic pioneered by the Obama Administration where officials claim to be innocent of wrongdoing by insisting they're not very good at their jobs.

Hillary Clinton is Sorry You're Too Stupid to Understand Her Lies.  Did Hillary do anything wrong?  No.  "It wasn't the best choice".  Why?  Because it's "confusing to people."  Is Hillary sorry?  Yes, she's "'sorry that this has been confusing to people."  Hillary Clinton is sorry that you're too stupid to believe her excuses.  And she would have made a different choice if she knew how stupid you were.  She disagrees with the choice she made, only because she had not previously imagined just how stupid everyone was.  Now she's sorry... that you're too stupid to understand why a top government official would want to run her own email server with classified information and poor security that she then wiped.  She's sorry that you can't understand why her associate is refusing to cooperate with the FBI.

"You Think We're That Stupid?"  The almost unbelievable tale of Hillary Clinton's private email/server used for her official State Department business is fraught with loose ends.  While we struggle to keep up with developments, America Rising has put together the video [in this article] giving us a fair take on the story so far.  [Video clip]

Mission creep:  HHS cross-promotes EPA program.
HHS pitches 'clean power' for kids with claims it will cut asthma, pollen, and Lyme disease.  It's nothing but a Stalinist propaganda campaign, taking over every aspect of intellectual life.  It has no tether to any legitimate exercise of government power — which would start, if nowhere else, with executive departments staying in their lanes and not advertising each other's programs with heavy-breathing flourishes.

HHS Secretary Pitches Clean Power Plan to Kids, With Reference to 'Cooties'.  "The only thing your kids should be afraid of catching in the backyard is cooties," says Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.  That's one of the reasons why the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is "good for our children's health," Burwell blogged last week.  She explained that the rule finalized this month by the Environmental Protection Agency will "leave the planet safer and healthier for our children and our grandchildren" by cutting carbon pollution from coal-fired plants.

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Carbon dioxide is not carbon, nor is it pollution.  If you mean carbon dioxide emissions, don't say carbon pollution.

Bernie Sanders ignorance watch.  [Scroll down]  Sanders puts it this way:  "Men, stand with the women and demand pay equity.  There is no defensible reason why women are making 78 cents on the dollar.  That has got to change."  What has got to change is Democrats like Sanders exploiting the ignorance of their adherents.  Unfortunately, however, such exploitation has become a mainstay of the party.

Hillary Clinton: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don't Understand Why I Should Be President.  [Scroll down]  Got that?  Clinton's biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can't comprehend why Hillary Clinton should be president.[...] This weakness was on display in 2008 during the Democratic primary, when Hillary was brought to tears upon realizing that Democratic voters might reject her in favor of an inexperienced celebrity like Barack Obama.

Don't worry about 'Climate Security', Global warming gang's got you covered.  A friend sends the heads up to be on the alert for a new term being put into use by the busy as beavers climate change fraudsters:  The newly minted term du jour is:  'Climate Security'.  (Financial Times, July 27, 2015.)  It would help more than anything if the global warming/climate change shysters could get the masses to believe that that they need protection from the weather and that they are the only ones that can provide it.

EPA Chief: Climate Change Is Fact Because Bad Weather Leads the News.  EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said there is no need to continue debating the science behind climate change.  "I can remember a day when the weather report was in the middle of the domestic and international news and took about a minute and a half.  It wasn't the news.  When you go on the news today the first thing you'll hear about is the weather.  So there is a dramatic difference in the way people perceive the ability of the climate to impact their lives because they're feeling it today," McCarthy said during an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.

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The weather is the lead story on the local news because it's cheap and easy to have someone state the obvious.  It is sometimes the first event in a newscast because the rest of the show isn't ready yet.  Weather is usually not an issue, and the coverage of routine conditions (which anyone with two eyes and a window can see for himself) is filler.  Weather announcers routinely tell their audiences how to avoid the effects of hot weather or cold weather or heavy rain, not because the weather is any more severe these days, but because they think the viewers are too stupid to figure it out.  So the presence of abundant weather coverage on TV is not because the weather is bad, it's because the state of journalism is bad.

A New Syndrome: Anything But Islam.  Examples of liberals defending jihadist behavior are far too numerous to detail.  From elected officials to entertainers to grandmas and college students on social media, they can be found by the millions singing a similar tune, defending people who are beheading, dropping off buildings, burning, drowning, burying alive, and worse (if they can think of worse) in the name of service to their god.  The White House, via State Dept. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Huff, has gone so far as to suggest a driving force behind such bombings and beheadings being a lack of quality jobs.  Yeah, jobs!  That's it.  A lousy job leads you to cut people's heads off!  Anything but Islam.

Thanks to Obama, Racial Division Will Never End.  Obama is the president of the United States, yet he persists on dividing us, not uniting us.  It is the goal of the Left to break us all down into groups, so that you can be "treated fairly" by your benevolent government.  Let's say you are black.  No matter what your background, experience, family life, likes, dislikes, work ethic, whether you are a professional or unemployed, you are going to be treated as if the government has to fix things for you, even if you don't want them "fixed" — and it's all for your own good.

It's Not If But When the Government Seizes Private Retirement Savings.  A little-noticed rule from the Department of Labor this week could affect millions of retirement investments.  On page 4 of the proposed regulation, DoL expresses the view that "seldom" can Americans "prudently manage retirement benefits on their own" and that they "generally cannot distinguish good investments from bad."  The government steps in and makes the cost of some of these investments too high for many.  The Competitive Enterprise Institute calls it "Obamacare for Your IRA."  It's a hidden tax scheme you can read about at Fox Business.  The point of mentioning it is that the government thinks you're stupid and they need to step in.

Comments o' the day, spotted at — of all places — The New York Times.  ["]I don't care for Mrs. Clinton.  She is untruthful and extremely overrated.  Much of her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer.  But lying is now, for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing.  It's an indispensable part of modern liberalism.  The whole point is that the Democrat elite and their bureaucrats know better.  They know what's good for the masses.  The masses are dumb and do not know what's good for them.["]

Ethanol And Motorcycles.  Pardon the bureaucrat speak, but on May 29 the Environmental Protection Agency:  "announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017.  The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry."  That's how your government speaks to you; Like they are Foghorn Leghorn and your name is "Boy."

Obama Praises 'Good Idea' to Have More Women on American Money.  President Obama signaled support for putting the faces of more women on American money during a speech in Kansas City on Wednesday [6/17/2015].  "Last week a young girl wrote to ask me why aren't there any women on our currency," Obama said.

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Raise your hand if you believe that a little girl spontaneously and coincidentally wrote to Barack H. Obama to ask a feminist question about U.S. currency, just last week.

Hillary to Call for Expansion of Early Voting Scam Nationwide.  In whatever universe the Democrats are inhabiting, the two most difficult things to do seem to be getting an ID or reading a calendar to plan for 30 minutes at the polls.  While I don't think it helps much to immediately dismiss people on the other side of the political aisle as stupid, the Democrats keep asking us to treat them that way.  The notion that current early voting laws are "restrictive" is laughable.

MSM Journalist Wants Republican Presidential Candidates to 'Unleash Their Lizard Brains' in Upcoming Debates.  Three mainstream media journalists are showing their bias against the large field of Republican Presidential candidates.  In a recent podcast, they discussed the 2016 campaign.  When asked by MSNBC's Alex Wagner what she thought of the Republican candidates who will be invited to participate in the upcoming Fox News debates, Annie Lowrey, who writes for New York Magazine, let loose:  "Even in terms of getting a better bread and circus type ludicrous production, which as a journalist is all that I care about, I just want chaos, anarchy, racist comments, sexist comments, I want, I want the worst of these people, I want them to, like, unleash their lizard brains."

Hillary Deliberately Caused Delay Of Email Release By Submitting Only Paper Copies.  She thinks we are all stupid and that we don't get it.  But we do:  Hillary set up her home server to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act, she did just that, and once caught, she wiped her server clean and got rid of everything she didn't want us to see.

'Just Asking'.  One of the ways of fighting poverty, [President Obama] proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor.  Since free speech is guaranteed to everyone by the First Amendment to the Constitution, there is nothing to prevent anybody from asking anything from anybody else.  But the federal government does not just "ask" for money.  It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually before the people who have earned it see their paychecks.  Despite pious rhetoric on the left about "asking" the more fortunate for more money, the government does not "ask" anything.  It seizes what it wants by force.  If you don't pay up, it can take not only your paycheck, it can seize your bank account, put a lien on your home and/or put you in federal prison.  So please don't insult our intelligence by talking piously about "asking."

I Need a Trigger Warning on Trigger Warnings.  I have to admit, the first time I heard about trigger warnings, I thought they were a joke.  In short, trigger warnings assume that students are so infantile that they cannot handle classroom discussion or themes in great literature that push them beyond their comfort zone.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake.  If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake.  If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.

Obama's deceptions on Iran and Cuba.  Remember Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who as caught on tape boasting how the president had taken advantage of the "stupidity" of American voters to pass his health-care law?  Well it seems, Obama is applying the "Gruber Doctrine" once again — this time to foreign policy.

Hillary Clinton's insultingly vapid video.  The more I watch Hillary Clinton's announcement video, the less I like it. [...] For one, the video was relentlessly, insultingly vapid — a Verizon commercial without the substance.  "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in what passed for a meaty message.  "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."  Seriously, this makes Ronald Reagan's gauzy "It's Morning Again in America" commercial look like a Brookings Institution seminar on economic policy.

Liz Warren: The next Obama.  [Scroll down]  Obama is the most extreme leftist ever to become president.  He has no real commitment to the U.S. Constitution, as he has said himself, but he obviously does have a yen for Islamist extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian mullahs.  Remember, these are seriously delusional people.  They think they deserve untrammeled power over the rest of us, because they, and only they, know how to run things.  They believe that regular Americans are stupid, when they believe in the viability of Marxism, the global warming fraud, and killing off U.S. energy independence.  But they are experts at political deception and manipulation, and the public is still mostly in the dark.

Operation Choke Point is government run amuck.  Liberal economist and health care advisor Jonathan Gruber was forced to testify before a House committee months ago to explain and apologize for his now infamous comments about the "stupidity of the American voter."  While Gruber was scolded by members of both parties for callously dismissing the actions of millions of Americans, his comments represent a feeling all too common among the Beltway establishment.  They will not admit it, but they really believe that voters are dumb and consumers need government to protect them from themselves.

Obama on Clinton emails, IRS, VA, Fast and Furious: I heard about it on the news.  The most powerful man in the world sure seems to get a lot of information about what's going on inside his administration from outside news reports.  The latest example was President Obama saying in an interview aired over the weekend that he learned of his former secretary of state's personal email use from the media.  Asked when he first found out Hillary Clinton was using a non-official system to conduct government business, Obama told CBS News:  "The same time as everybody else, through news reports."

Obama says he learned of Clinton using private email through news reports.  President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.  "The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports," Obama told CBS' Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton's use of a private email account for conducting government business.

Obama weighs in on Hillary Clinton's private emails.  President Obama only learned of Hillary Clinton's private email address use for official State Department business after a New York Times report, he told CBS News in an interview.  CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday [3/7/2015] appearance in Selma, Alabama.  "The same time everybody else learned it through news reports," the president told Plante.

White House: Obama Was Aware Of Clinton's Email Address.  The White House says the president did email with Clinton during her time in office, but he was unaware of that she used the personal account exclusively and housed it on a private server.

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The president is either lying or he is monumentally stupid, or his staff is incompetent and corrupt.  Take your pick.

Obama Using the "I'm Completely Ignorant of the Internet" Defense.  Remember when Obama was being sold as the smart tech-savvy pol?  And now suddenly he's too stupid to know that the email he was using for Hillary had no .gov on the end and that Clintonemail.com isn't a branch of the government?  Is this supposed to fool anyone remotely conversant with the internet?  First Obama's people, as usual, that he only found out about Clinton's use of a private email address from the news.  Then it turned out that the White House had known about it all along.  Now the fallback position is that Obama is completely ignorant of how the internet works.

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It is difficult to imagine a community organizer being unfamiliar with email, since it is the most important tool used by community organizers.WzlV

Obama's Hillary email claim walked back by Josh Earnest.  President Obama's claim that he only learned of Hillary Clinton's private e-mail account from the media was a lie that lasted only two days. [...] The weaseling of Earnest can't obscure the fact that Obama lied about not knowing his SecState was violating his own policy on use of government e-mail accounts for all official business.  Unless he was such a moron that he never noticed the .com instead of a .gov e-mail address.

8 Times Obama Says He Was Way Out of the Loop.  It's a remarkable irony: the same U.S. president whose administration has gone to great lengths to monitor journalists, whistleblowers and the public, claims to be oddly in the dark regarding basic information on some of his biggest controversies.  Here are eight instances in which President Obama said he heard it on the news — or way after-the-fact — just like ordinary Americans.

Seven Reasons Why We Really Hate the Media.  [#6] They don't understand people, for whom they mostly have contempt.  When you live in the Bos-Wash corridor, everything else is flyover country, including California.  It's populated by "the other" — Christians, gun nuts, hillbillies who didn't go to Harvard.  Big-time journalists approach such people like anthropologists doing field work — and then they make fun of them.  And by "them," I mean "you."

Among All the Best People.  In 2006 president Obama told an audience that he had "stolen ideas liberally" from Gruber, "one of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles".  Gruber once had multiple contracts worth millions to supply economic modeling to the president's signature healthcare program.  He was riding high.  Then Rich Weinstein an investment adviser from Philadelphia found a series of videos taken at small forums in which Gruber confided to audiences the less than flattering inside dope on Obamacare.  It portrayed an administration laughing at ignorant voters for believing in the promises of the program.  After the videos were publicized Gruber's world began to fall apart.

Manufacturing Outrage.  [Scroll down]  We might read about Obama's Grammy and Nobel Peace Prize, but how about his Lie of the Year, bestowed upon him by PolitiFact.com, for his repeated claims that "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it"?  But facts do not seem to matter to Democrats, only rage that can motivate people to vote for them.  Their leader Barack Obama is a con man who thinks Americans are stupid people, susceptible to believing any stories he peddles.

Obama's Crusades.  After six years, it is so tiring to constantly be lectured to, talked down to, by Barack Obama that at some level, the content doesn't really matter.  It's the principle of the thing.  We elected a commander-in-chief, not a scold-in-chief, but the latter is what the progressive Left, embodied by Obama, sees as its primary role today.  They just can't see the rest of the country, outside the Upper East Side salons and Cambridge and San Francisco dining rooms, as adults.  We're all of us, all 300 million of us, the slightly dim children that need to be lectured to constantly.

First Lady: kids will 'eventually' embrace new school lunches.  In an interview with Cooking Light magazine to mark the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move initiative, the first lady says that she sees the effort as "generational."  Eventually, Obama argues, schools will be filled with children who never knew meals that did not conform to new nutritional standards.  "We're really thinking about the kids who are kindergartners today," Obama said.  "If all they know are whole grains and vegetables, by the time they're graduating from high school, this will be their norm; they won't know anything different."

We need a president who believes in America.  If there's anything we've learned in six years of President Obama's administration it's that he doesn't like us or trust us very much, and that he believes we're not very smart.

Pelosi: Obama's Paris No-Show OK Because 'What Happened Had a Spontaneity to It'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) excused President Obama's absence from a Paris march on Sunday because last Wednesday's terrorist attack there was a "spontaneous" event.  At a news conference with her caucus' new policy and communications committee today, Pelosi elaborated a bit on Obama's meeting with "a chunk of" House and Senate Democratic and Republican leadership. [...] Pelosi said there was no discussion about Obama's no-show among nearly 50 world leaders who linked arms in Paris in a show of solidarity against terrorism.  "That didn't come up at the meeting," she said.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Purposely Uses Bad Grammar.  Democratic Washington, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser used grossly incorrect grammar in a recent tweet to her constituents.  [Illustration]  Note to the students of the Washington, D.C. public school system:  The way your mayor wrote that sentence was not grammatically correct.  When you write sentences, hopefully your teachers tell you to write them correctly so you can be among the 59 percent of D.C. students who graduate high school in four years, according to 2012 statistics, and you won't have to become a union card-carrying public school teacher who supports Muriel Bowser and her stilted faux-populist appeals.

2015: The ObamaCare Crucible.  Thanks to the administration's many friends in the media, the Gruber story itself will not cause as much damage as it would if the videos had caught a Republican making similarly offensive comments.  But the perception of an arrogant elite foisting a costly and unpopular bill on a resistant American public will be hard to erase.  Gruber's comments seemed at heart the purest example of modern, activist liberal thinking:  We, the elites, know what is good for the people, but it is too difficult to explain to the hoi polloi.  It must be foisted upon them for their own benefit.

Hollywood Couldn't Write This.  Audiences are more sophisticated than Hollywood gives them credit.  No matter how weak the plot, watching Ironman throw around cars seems more believable than the pompous, obnoxious, self-important stories of some lib fighting the corrupt system.

Has America Finally Begun to Despise BOTH Parties?  For many years average Americans, regardless of color, gender, national origin, religious affiliation (or lack of any religion), level of formal education or any other cultural identity have despised Democrat politicians more than Republican politicians.  Why would this be so?  Largely it can be assumed that Republicans have had a much better track record of hiding their elitism than Democrats have.  Professor Gruber recently provided evidence of this elitism by simply stating that those self-same average Americans are "stupid".  Kind of hard not to despise such creatures.

Students Sign Petition to Make Jonathan Gruber Sec. of Defense.  By now, most of us know how Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber feels about the American voter.  He thinks that a lot of them are pretty stupid.  At least, the ones who bought into the sales pitch that he created in order to convince the American people Obamacare was a terrific idea.  But, was he right?  Are American voters really as dim-witted as Gruber thinks they are?

Liberals believe the general American public is incredibly stupid and ignorant.  More than any ethnic group or global population, Americans are profoundly incapable of basic consciousness.  Our disregard for science, the arts, environmentalism, progressive political causes, public education, the Democratic Party, European superiority, and the moral superiority of the indigenous tribes are all characteristics that make the average American a painful study in ignorance that Maher, Stewart, Krugman, Crowley, Frank, and Friedman can barely tolerate.  The stupidity of Americans necessitates and justifies all kinds of rhetorical manipulations aimed at raising them up out of their failure to follow the example set by the higher beings inhabiting the East and West Coast and select urban centers.

The IRS Scandal Is Not Going Away.  The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and silly explanations provided by the administration, and toward federal judges who have ordered serious explanations for presumably "destroyed" e-mails is breathtaking and appalling.

Gruber, Feinstein and the consequences of deceit.  After years of deception and cover-up, the American people, through the hard work of their congressional representatives, finally learned the ugly truth this week about terrible acts done in their name but without their knowledge.  While many of those responsible continue to defend their handiwork, the revelations are sure to leave a permanent stain on those in government who played any role in the atrocities revealed.  Of course, I'm talking about what MIT Professor Jonathan "the stupidity of the American people" Gruber was forced to cough up when he was hauled before the House Oversight Committee this week.

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber to Testify on Capitol Hill This Week About "Stupidity of American Voters".  MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber will testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday about his role in selling the 2010 healthcare law to "stupid American voters" through deception and non-transparency.  The hearing will be held by the House Oversight Committee and Gruber will have to field questions from Chairman Darrell Issa and angry lawmakers about the legislation.

Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?  Ever since the videos started popping up, one after another, America has come to know Gruber — the MIT economist who worked closely on both Obamacare and Romneycare — as the guy who thinks voters are "stupid."  And the guy who thinks Obamacare was passed because of trickery.  And who says, ha-ha, voters don't understand economics.  For a while, Fox News didn't have to bother running anything else.  Now America is about to see Gruber in a new role:  congressional witness.

Video: Issa Asks Jonathan Gruber, "Are You Stupid?"  MIT economist Jonathan Gruber is testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, along with CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and ObamaCare superfan Ari Goldman this morning [12/9/2014].  Gruber is on the hot seat to explain and justify his controversial statements about ObamaCare, Tavenner to answer questions about her sketchy ObamaCare enrollment numbers and Goldman was chosen by Democrats to sit on the panel to defend ObamaCare.  Gruber offered a profuse apology after Rep. Darrell Issa accused him of "a pattern of intentional misleading" to get ObamaCare passed.

Gruber gets Gowdy-ed.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, voluntarily testified before the House Oversight Committee today.  Made famous when his comments about Obamacare were unearthed in all their truthful glory, Gruber took great pains to sidestep any question that touched upon the veracity of his remarks.  Gruber's defense amounted to, "I'm not a politician, and I was using inexcusable language to make myself sound smarter than I really am."  For not being a politician, Gruber  was coached  masterfully avoided answering questions.

Landrieu Delusional as Time Runs Out.  Facing almost certain political extinction, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu appears to have retreated into her own private world of delusion and denial, telling a local radio host that Obamacare was not the president's "signature legislation" and questioning whether the local radio host interviewing her could read.  Her disdain for the host was probably due to the fact that he is a well-known Tea Party conservative.

Sebelius: Americans don't like Obamacare because their "financial literacy is low".  Well, she may claim to not know who Jonathan Gruber is, but she sure did get a copy of his talking points.  Discussing Obamacare with a USA Today reporter, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blamed many of the law's problems on the fact that Americans lack her sophisticated understanding of insurance.

'Stupidity' consultant agrees to testify.  Jonathan Gruber, the former ObamaCare adviser in hot water for his comments about the "stupidity of the American voter," has agreed to testify at a House panel next month, setting up a healthcare showdown in what could be the final week of this Congress.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will also hear from Obama administration official Marilyn Tavenner, who is under fire this week for using inflated enrollment figures for the healthcare law.

The Forgotten Americans.  In our vast nation of 320 million people, there are still millions of mostly middle-class voters, along with the proverbial white working class, who are ignored by Democrats.  They feel desperately squeezed by the higher taxes necessary to fulfill the dreams of progressive elites.  And they feel they are not on the receiving end of government entitlements the way the underclass is, while being a regular target of cheap progressive rhetoric, from "clingers" to "stupid."

Explaining Away Obama.  When the president uses emphatics like "really" or "actually" or "make no mistake about it, "let me be clear," "in point of fact" or "this is unacceptable," we know that what follows will be untrue and others will be blamed for the president's own self-induced blunders.  Like Jonathan Gruber, and his surreal statements on amnesty, Obama believes that Americans are too stupid to retrieve videos and transcripts that prove that Obama makes things up and contradicts himself serially.

Issa calls Gruber to testify before Oversight.  The House Oversight Committee is asking embattled former ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber to testify at a hearing next month on the "transparency failures" of the administration's healthcare law.  Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Gruber on Thursday, about two weeks after videos surfaced in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor suggested that a "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter" helped Congress pass the Affordable Care Act.

Gruber Got 24 Times the Average 'Stupid' American's Salary for Obamacare Work.  According to government data, the nearly $6 million in confirmed taxpayer dollars that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was paid from 2009 to 2014 — about $1 million per year — is roughly 24 times the average salary earned by full-time American workers in the same general time frame.  The average annual full-time U.S. salary was about $41,600 in those years, which multiplied 24 times is $998,400, or nearly $1 million a year.

MSNBC Host Literally Screams 'No One Cares About Jonathan Gruber!'  MSNBC's "The Cycle" went into overdrive while covering for the Obama administration and the recent videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber insulting American voters and admitting to lying about to law, with co-host Ari Melber literally screaming "Nobody cares about Jonathan Gruber!"

Obama on Gruber: I Just Heard About This Today.  Sunday [11/16/2014] on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," network White House corespondent Ed Henry asked President President Obama about Jonathan Gruber and the president claimed he had just heard about the ObamaCare architect before walking out on stage in Australia.

Obama Never Heard of that Gruber Guy.  This is it, Obama dead-enders.  This is the Big One.  Your leader has demanded some humiliating loyalty tests from you in the past, but now he's expressing nothing less than sneering contempt for your intelligence.

Morning Joe Bashes Obama for Gruber Response: 'White House Thinks People Are Stupid'.  Tuesday morning [11/18/2014] on Morning Joe the entire panel expressed bafflement that despite evidence of President Barack Obama and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber's intellectual relationship, the former attempted to dismiss the latter as just "some adviser" when asked about Gruber's controversial comments.  Over the past ten days, multiple videos have emerged of Gruber suggesting the Affordable Care Act only passed because of a "lack of transparency" and "the stupidity of the American voter."  By carefully disguising the health care mandate as something other than a tax, Gruber has repeatedly said, the public was more welcoming to the legislation.

Stupid really is as Stupid does.  It seems every day we're greeted by a new Jonathan Gruber video saying how stupid the American Voter is and that is why the Obamacare bill was drafted so as to fool them.  Frankly I can't argue with his conclusion.  I just wish the pundits would remind all that not one Republican voted for Obamacare so basically it was the Dem voters that needed this deceitful tactic.  Conservative voters knew from the get-go that the law was a disaster.  We showed up en masse at town hall meetings and started the tea party grass roots movement in 2009 because we are not stupid.

The liberal ideology — Americans too 'stupid' to know what's good for them.  There really is something truly terrifying about liberals.  They deem themselves the keepers of the moral good, with only their goals and aspirations worthy, so they don't care a bit about how they achieve them.  For liberals, the ends justify the means — always.  And that's terrifying.  To liberals, all conservatives or moderates or libertarians — everyone who does not think exactly like them — are stupid.  They simply don't understand the complexities of the world, can't possibly fathom them, or else they would be liberal!  It's that simple:  If you're not liberal, you're stupid.

Train Wrecks, Lies and Videotape.  An important point has been buried in the avalanche of commentary about Jonathan Gruber's indictment of the electorate as intellectually deficient. [...] The professor's condescending comments can only apply to those people who actually believed the empty promises our President made on behalf of his health care "reform" law.  A large plurality of the voters always knew that Obama, his congressional accomplices, and creepy little hirelings like Jonathan Gruber were lying to us.

More 'stupidity' in latest ObamaCare video.  The videos Democrats never wanted to see keep coming.  A day after President Obama tried to distance himself from a top health-care architect who said voter "stupidity" led to ObamaCare's passage, a video surfaced of Obama praising the offensive professor for his bright ideas.  The Washington Free Beacon uncovered a video from 2006 of Obama telling a Brookings Institution panel he had "stolen ideas liberally" from MIT professor Jonathan Gruber.  Then-Sen. Obama praised Gruber and other academic and policy experts as the "brightest minds."

Krauthammer on Gruber 'Scandal': White House 'Imagined They Would Actually Get Away with It'.  On Monday's [11/17/2014] broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Special Report," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained the timing of President Barack Obama's response to the recent string of candid moments from ObamaCare Jonathan Gruber caught video about the ObamaCare legislation and its passage into law.

"The stupidity of the American voter".  Gruber was a key player in developing the law, and those remarks weren't the only time an Obama adviser suggested the administration had pulled a fast one with the law.  "They proposed it and that passed because the American voters are too stupid to understand the difference," he said.  The New York Times, in a glowing 2012 profile, said he not only "...put together the basic principles of the proposal..." but helped Congress, "...draft the specifics off the legislation."  As a consultant, the government paid Gruber — an MIT economics professor — nearly $400,000 for that work.

Gruber: 'Seniors Do A Terrible Job Choosing' Health Care Plans.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said "seniors do a terrible job choosing" their own public health care plans, according to presentation slides Gruber wrote that were obtained by The Daily Caller.  With Obamacare limiting patients' ability to choose their own insurance plans, doctors and medications, we might now know why: the law's designers don't think people know how to choose.

Who seems stupid now?  [Jonathan] Gruber, who also helped fashion Mitt Romney's health care program in Massachusetts, is trying to dance away from his remarks, saying the comments were "off the cuff" and inappropriate.  But this is not the only time Gruber has revealed the sneaky arrogance behind the law.  Fox News played a tape of Gruber discussing the "Cadillac tax" on high-end health plans, which tax the companies providing the plans rather than individuals.  He said:  "They proposed it, and that passed because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference."

We Do the Lying Around Here.  The White House is incensed, mad enough to spit, and angry as a mashed cat at Jonathan Gruber for saying that the Affordable Care Act had to be sold to the "stupid" electorate by deceptive means.  It seems that once the bill was passed and signed into law Mr. Gruber couldn't stop talking about how his team had put one over on the rubes, sounding at times like any ordinary flim flam man.

Tales from Gruberland: Things get dumb and dumberer.  "Are the American people too stupid to understand the true costs associated with Obamacare?" asks a point blank survey question from Rasmussen Reports.  The pollster wonders if voters agree with MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a key pointman behind the health care law, caught on video saying that lack of transparency is "a huge political advantage" and suggesting the cumbersome law itself was too complex for "stupid" Americans.

Jonathan Gruber and Barack Obama's University Transcripts.  Democratic policy star, Ivy League elitist, and ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber thinks Americans are too stupid to understand the "Cadillac Tax" and much else besides.  Given that Obama decreed that ObamaCare was to be constructed by Gruber, who has said on several occasions (e.g., here) that the people who have been impacted are dumb, shouldn't Obama, and his Democratic supporters, be willing to demonstrate to the "dummies" just how smart Obama is?  It's not very gentlemanly to form your namesake policy together with a guy who's wont to call everybody else stupid, when, at the same time, you've refused to reveal academic data other presidents (even those with bad grades) have willingly disclosed.

MIT Prof Proves Obamacare Was Built by Elites for "Stupid People".  Critics of the Affordable Care Act have long called the law and its fiscal projections inaccurate, deceptive, and completely unrealistic.  The staggered structure of revenues and outlays were designed to get the Congressional Budget Office to deliver a deficit-neutral verdict on the bill just long enough to gain passage, even though every year in which outlays and income take place produced deficit spending even under the rosiest projections.

White House says Gruber statements 'Simply not true'.  Interesting statement from the White House on the comments about voter stupidity and lack of transparency made by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.  The statement, given to White House water carrier Talking Points Memo, tries to furiously spin the remarks while setting up a gigantic straw man to distract from the devastating import of the words.

The Obamacare deception of 'stupid' Americans.  Paternalism is a desperate gamble that lying politicians will honestly care for those who fall under their power.  This axiom has been made stark with the controversy arising from a video of Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare, admitting that the administration conned the American public and blaming dumb voters for the flimflam.

Thank You, Jonathan Gruber.  Gruber swiftly went on MSNBC to explain that his comments should be discounted because he was speaking "off the cuff."  Then two other videos surfaced of him saying much the same thing at different venues.  Calling the American public stupid appears to have been one of Gruber's favorite rhetorical tropes.  At one of his appearances, his audience can be heard laughing appreciatively.  H. L. Mencken famously wrote that no one has "ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people."  Or, Gruber might add, ever failed to pass major social legislation by doing the same.

5th Video Shows Gruber Laughing At and Mocking ObamaCare Critic's Accurate Predictions.  In one week's time Jonathan Gruber has gone from the brilliant and celebrated ObamaCare architect whose expert views were sought after as he sat on one panel after another — to a completely disowned laughingstock regarded by the ruling class as having "remarkable hubris" and views that are "not good" and "damaging."  I was actually beginning to feel a little sorry for Gruber.  Then this next video came out.

Grubered Again! Fifth Video of Liberal Mastermind Surfaces.  He switches it up this time, showing that he is not only the precise embodiment of the far-left, Woodrow Wilson-style mastermind who believes it's his moral duty to lie his sub-mental followers towards a better life, but that he is also the precise embodiment of the far-left Woodrow Wilson-style mastermind who can bedazzle his sub-mental conservative opponents with his theoretical intellect.

Voter stupidity remark gives GOP new ammo on ObamaCare.  Comments about voter stupidity made by an ally of the Obama administration are turning into conservatives' newest weapon against the president's healthcare law.  A series of unearthed videos of ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber insulting U.S. voters while saying a "lack of transparency" helped Congress pass the healthcare law are attracting serious attention on the right just as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate.

Third video emerges of Obamacare architect insulting voters.  A third video emerged Wednesday of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, insulting voters and suggesting their ignorance was exploited by those pushing passage of the health care law.  Neither the White House nor Gruber would comment.  In this one, Gruber was discussing how then-Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, pushed forward a way to add a tax on expensive health insurance plans, or "Cadillac Plans," that would purportedly tax the insurance companies though Gruber suggests everyone knew the companies would just pass on the additional cost to customers.

White House disagrees with 'stupidity' comments.  The White House on Thursday [11/13/2014] said it disagreed "vigorously" with comments made by Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the Affordable Care Act who said the bill was designed to take advantage of the "stupidity of the American voter."

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Is there anything the mainstream media won't do to get Obama reelected?

CBS Finally Covers Gruber Revealing ObamaCare Deception.  After a video of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber declaring that the health care law only passed due to the "stupidity of the American voter" went viral over the weekend, the Big Three broadcasts networks were initially silent.  However, on Thursday [11/13/2014], CBS This Morning finally noticed the scandal as co-host Charlie Rose informed viewers:  "A new controversy stirring this morning over the Affordable Care Act.  An architect of President Obama's health care law says it was written to take advantage of what he calls 'voter stupidity.'"

Obamacare's Foundation of Lies.  Appearing on an academic panel a year ago, this key Obamacare adviser argued that the law never would have passed if the administration had been honest about the fact that the so-called penalty for noncompliance with the mandate was actually a tax.  "And, basically, call it 'the stupidity of the American voter,' or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass," Gruber said.  He called you stupid.  He admitted that the White House lied to you.

Fox Airs New Gruber Video: Voters 'Too Stupid to Understand the Difference'.  [On 11/11/2014, Megyn] Kelly teed up the new clip (a five-second soundbite during a speech Gruber gave last year) by saying he was explaining how Democrats "played with the language of the Obamacare law."  She then played the video, in which Gruber was talking about getting the law passed, and then said, "The American voters are too stupid the understand the difference."

Gruber video #2: No, really, American voters are stupid.  Jonathan Gruber attempted to escape scrutiny for his October 2013 declaration that Americans are "stupid" and that ObamaCare was designed to exploit that and hide its true nature by saying that he regretted his "off the cuff" comments.  "I basically spoke inappropriately," he told Ronan Farrow, "and I regret having made those comments."  Last night, though, a second video emerged from the same time period in which Gruber explained that the ACA passed "because the American people are too stupid" to understand the law.

Smarter than Thou.  Jonathan Gruber is smart.  He is an economist.  He teaches at MIT.  Do you teach at MIT?  Of course you don't.  He is also the architect behind Obamacare.  He is really, really smart.  Did we mention that?  Of course, when you are as smart as Jonathan Gruber, it is difficult to resist the temptation to pull your light out from under the bushel on occasion; thus every once in a while there comes an embarrassing revelation.  The conservative group American Commitment recently unearthed one such moment.

Why Obamacare Architect's Admission of Dishonesty Should Matter to Every American.  [Scroll down]  And now, with the statement by Jonathan Gruber we may have reached the ne plus ultra of statements confirming this administration's essential dishonesty.  Here you have one of the consummate Obamacare insiders — cited 71 times in DNC emails in 2009 alone — saying on video that the bill was designed to fool stupid voters, in fact to fool them by fooling the non-partisan CBO which is supposed to be an honest broker.  Incredibly, even at this point, there are some, like MSNBC's Ronan Farrow and Washington Post writer Jose DelReal willing to suggest we're just missing the nuance.

Democrats and Those Stupid Voters.  Supporters of the Democratic Party have many theories to explain the drubbing they were handed on Election Day.  The explanations seem to boil down to one basic proposition, however:  Voters are too stupid to know what's good for them. [...] The sheer variety of theories based on the stupidity of voters is what's so impressive.  For instance, the Obama administration's record is good, and the economy is finally doing better; but voters are too stupid to see that.  Or:  The policy record is poor and the economy is screwed, which is the Republicans' fault for paralyzing Washington; and voters are too stupid to see that.  Or: [...]

How Jonathan Gruber Went from Hero to Goat in Court Filings.  In less than a year Jonathan Gruber has gone from being cited as an outstanding expert on health reform modeling to being downplayed as "a private citizen" who misspoke.  The tone in Halbig/King filings has certainly changed over the past year.

Obamacare Architect Gruber: I Regret Calling American People 'Stupid'.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday [11/11/2014] that he regrets saying that aspects of Obamacare needed to be concealed from the public due to the "stupidity of the American voter."  "Do you stand by the comments in that video?," MSNBC host Ronan Farrow asked Gruber, referring to a video of Gruber explaining how a lack of transparency helped Obamacare pass into law.

Jonathan Gruber to MSNBC: My 'Stupidity of the American Voter' Remark was Inappropriate.  Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor and so-called architect of Obamacare, is walking back year-old remarks that the health care system overhaul passed only because of a "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter."  On MSNBC Tuesday [11/11/2014], Gruber told Ronan Farrow that he "spoke inappropriately" when he made the comments, which surfaced this week in an online video.  "The comments in the video were made at an academic conference," Gruber said.  "I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments."

5 Ways ObamaCare Hides Its Costs.  "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.  Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass."  That was MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the key architects of ObamaCare, explaining how ObamaCare was purposefully designed to obfuscate how it was financed, how the subsidies worked and other unpleasant features of the law.  "If you made it explicit that healthy people were going to pay and sick people get money, it would not have passed," Gruber said, adding that the bill "was written in a tortured way to make sure the (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as a tax."

Amnesty and Impeachment.  So, on immigration, the president has managed to unite much of the country ... against him — who says he's divisive?  Nevertheless, Obama made clear again this week that he intends to push ahead with massive amnesty by executive order.  Further infuriating the public with his cynicism, he has strategically but quite openly delayed his directive until after the election, as if to say, "The rubes are too stupid to grasp what I'm doing even when I make no secret of it!"

Caught on Camera: Obamacare Architect Admits Deceiving Americans to Pass Law.  "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage," says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare.  "And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

Obamacare Architect: WH Preyed on 'The Stupidity of the American Voter'.  A key architect of Obamacare has been caught openly boasting about taking advantage of, what he calls, "the stupidity of the American voter."  MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber spoke at a panel on October 17 on the political hurdles Obamacare faced in 2009-10.  The video was unearthed and posted on Youtube by American Commitment.

Obamacare Architect: Lack of Transparency Was Key Because 'Stupidity Of The American Voter' Would Have Killed Obamacare.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because "the stupidity of the American voter" would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.  Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare's design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a tax.

Hardball Panelist: Progressives Don't Dumb Things Down for Public Consumption, Hence Midterm Loss.  Appearing as a panelist on the November 6 Hardball, liberal talk show host Joe Madison offered his assessment for why Democrats lost the 2014 midterms:  Liberals, being the intellectuals they are, talk above the heads of the average voter, rather than communicating their ideas in an accessible manner for the layman to understand.  They need to "put it where the goats can get it," as Madison's grandfather would say.

Well-financed Democrat Lies Won't Confuse Blacks This Time.  The way for a Party to get support is to deliver success.  When there is no record of success, lies, distortion, and fear become the operative tools, in hope that uninformed voters will buy the garbage.

Michelle To Black Voters: Just Vote Democrat, Then Celebrate With Fried Chicken.  First lady Michelle Obama has a message to black voters:  Don't worry about what candidates have done or said — just vote for the Democrats.

Ebola and American Racism.  In his October 18 Weekly Address, with the Orwellian title "What You Need To Know About Ebola," President Barack Obama scolded Americans.  "We can't give in to hysteria or fear because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need.  We have to be guided by the science.  We have to remember the basic facts," nagged Obama.  The implication here is, of course, that Americans are hysterical, panic-prone ninnies who need their president's wagging index finger to remind them that science is superior to hysteria and fear.

Why Do Democrats Oppose Voter ID?  Leftist opponents of voter ID truly think minorities are less able to function in American life.  I learned this when a Department of Justice Voting Section lawyer opposed to voter ID told me he thought blacks were more likely to forget their photo identification than whites were.  Their lives "were more disorganized," he said.  This is a lawyer currently still working in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department.  This is a perfect example of the "soft bigotry of low expectations."

Michelle Obama insults Democrat voters.  You can tell that Democrats are starting to panic.  They are saying stupid things.  Add to the list that includes Wendy Davis, Alison Grimes, and Mark Udall the name of First Lady Michelle Obama.  She resorted to mocking Democrats as lazy and ungrammatical in hopes of motivating her dispirited base to the polls.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Is Running the Worst Senate Campaign of the Year.  It seems like a safe assumption that if you're currently a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, you voted for Barack Obama two years ago.  And if you're a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who also served as a delegate for Obama at the 2012 Democratic Convention?  Well then, yeah, it's a very good bet you pulled the lever for the president that year.  But Alison Lundergan Grimes, currently the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky and a delegate for Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, apparently thinks voters are idiots.

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency.  In attempting to downplay the political damage from a slew of second-term controversies, President Obama has counted on the American people having a very short memory span and a healthy suspension of disbelief.  The time-tested strategy for Obama:  Claim he's in the dark about his own administration's activities, blame the mess on subordinates, and hope that with the passage of time, all will be forgotten.  Harry Truman, the president isn't.  He's more likely to pass the buck.

Liberals as Low Information Voters.  For several years now we have heard much of the plague of "low information voters" — those legions of the supposedly ignorant who walk, clueless on the issues, into our polling places, casting their votes for candidates the details of whose programs are as familiar to them as quantum mechanics.  But we may have a more significant problem. [...] I'm talking about the workaday liberal, the well-educated professionals who are our friends, relatives and neighbors.  They are, increasingly, low information voters, living in willful or perhaps willed blindness.

The Difference Between Winners and Whiners.  Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid.  Here's how to reinforce that belief:  Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican.

Democrats think we are stupid.  Many Democrat leaders, led by President Obama, have a low opinion of Americans.  They are trying to trick us into believing our local Congressmen and Senators are not his enablers.  They are and should be treated as such in the voting booth.  Jay Cost has written a column for the Weekly Standard titled "The Rubes' Revenge," outlining the strategy Democrats are using to sprinkle pixie dust and transform Obama allies in Congress into your allies.  He calls it "sneak it pass the rubes theory" politics.  Democrats vote with liberal leadership once they win their elections but revert to lying about it when they address voters back home.

Immigration Lies.  One wonders just how stupid the Obama administration thinks people are.  In claiming he is only delaying his immigration amnesty announcement for the good of the people, President Obama is either lying to us or to himself.  He could be lying to himself, I grant it, because for Obama to admit that he is doing something out of rank political considerations puts way too much stress on his self-image.

Obama To Voters: You Are So Stupid.  Obama frequently seeks to exploit the ignorance of voters, but here he's telling us what he's going to do and when, and counting on enough voters to ignore it to make it worth his while.  He must think the voters are really, really stupid, and of course he can testify to their stupidity from personal experience, if only from the lies they repeatedly bought from him regarding the nondisruptive character of Obamacare.

Obama Will Legalize Millions After the Election Because You're Stupid.  [President Obama] originally promised that, by summer, he would legalize as many as 6 million, not counting the family members who will extend that number far beyond 5-6 million because of the chain migration meant to keep families together.  His self-imposed delay is to not damage election prospects of congressmen up for reelection.  He believes Americans are too stupid to understand the implications if they don't actually see it.

The Summer of Obama's Disconnect.  The White House public relations staff must think Americans are pretty dumb.  How else do you explain the way chief spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri defended Obama for playing golf immediately after an address about the slaughter of journalist James Foley?  "His concern for the Foleys and Jim," Palmieri said, "was evident to all who saw and heard his statement."  Yes, just as evident as what else the world saw that day:  the president's golf cart, his golf clothes, and his wide, sporty smile.

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah.  President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] Mr. Obama also asserted that the Islamic State's "ideology is bankrupt."  Calling that ideology bankrupt at a moment when it is palpably on the march from North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East and Latin America bespeaks a contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

Liberal Billionaire: 99.5% of Americans Are Not 'Super Sophisticated'.  Billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer attempted to explain why there is still a sizable portion of Americans that do not buy in to global warming alarmism by, basically, generalizing virtually all of America as not "super sophisticated." [...] Steyer's sweeping generalization is not a new excuse made for why liberal ideas are not shared by a large swath of the electorate.  Coming from a side of the political isle that prides itself on ending "hate" and precluding judgment on those that are not like them, many wealthy liberal activists have been quick to make harsh conclusions about any group of people with whom they disagree.

The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy.  In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) "insignificant" and "inconsequential" in a debate on the House floor.  Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner?  She didn't count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House.  Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino's argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. [...] But what if Pelosi was simply saying what she believed to be true and acknowledging what ruling class Americans think about their non-ruling class counterparts?

"Liberal" Is Just A Synonym For "Smug".  It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. [...] Liberals like to look down upon conservatives as backwoods banjo-strumming freaks just waiting to ambush your canoe trip.  Let's put aside the academic studies that show conservatives are generally better educated than liberals and look at history.  Liberalism and its collectivist brethren have never, ever succeeded anywhere they been tried.  The results are always more poverty, more misery and less freedom.  Always.

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Says College Students Not Developed Enough for Free Speech.  A U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner thinks that college students are not sufficiently developed to enjoy their free-speech rights.  Democrat Michael Yaki, who previously was senior adviser to Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), explained why he believes campus speech codes should be tightened during a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual-harassment law in education.  "Certain factors in how the juvenile or adolescent or young adult brain processes information is vastly different from the way that we adults do," he said, according to a transcript from law professor Eugene Volokh, who publishes the blog the Volokh Conspiracy at the Washington Post.

Obama: Americans don't have time to think about Benghazi, Obamacare.  President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night [7/23/2014] that most Americans don't have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare.  Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently "obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don't say what's true."

Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?  President Obama's decision to stick with his schedule of fundraisers and photo opportunities amid twin foreign policy crises elicited one of the strangest statements you'll ever see from a White House. [...] He and his advisers are so certain about their moral and political standing that they believe it's enough to make a declaration.  If we say it, the public should believe it.  That's not how it works.  A president must earn the public's trust.

Welcome to a government we'll-tell-you-what-to-eat world.  The supermarket 'talking' shopping cart Michelle Obama will use to push her over-the-top approved food list is a power push over unsuspecting masses, but would serve as the perfect replacement for her husband's omnipresent rising sun logo. [...] Michelle Obama's specialized supermarket carts that will notify shoppers when they've selected the right amount of healthy foods, described in a new 80-page report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Now that they've lured almost 50 percent of Americans onto food stamps, they feel they have the right to tell them what they can eat.

20 Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is.  [#5] Liberalism is people who say that asking for voter ID is racist while claiming that black Americans are too uniquely stupid and lazy to get an ID.

USDA Suggests Changes to Grocery Stores to 'Nudge' Consumers to Eat Healthy.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is suggesting major changes to grocery stores to "nudge" Americans to purchase healthier foods when they shop.  The agency commissioned an "expert panel" to make recommendations on how to guide the more than 47 million Americans on food stamps into spending their benefits on fruits and vegetables.  The group released an 80-page report this month presenting their ideas, which include talking shopping carts and a marketing strategy for grocery chains that would feature better store lighting for healthier items.

All your children belong to us.  [A]s government grows bigger and more powerful, as politicians, bureaucrats and busybodies increasingly think they know best, American families constantly must fight interference in their most personal decisions and judgments.  Of all the threats to our freedoms — warrantless snooping, government secrecy, expanded police powers — none worries me more than the relentless march of the Nanny State, which not only assumes that all parents are unfit to raise children, but that parents themselves must be treated like children.

America's expanding police state.  Keep in mind, people in the political class constantly reveal their contempt for regular citizens.  That contempt is the inevitable result of a group of people who have convinced themselves that big government is necessary because the little people can't control their own lives.

EPA doles out helpful, yet depressing summer safety tips.  "People with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of pollutants in the air and should closely monitor the air quality in their area," an EPA press release from Jennifer Colaizzi stated.  "AirNow's Air Quality Index (AQI) translates data into color categories so people can better understand what actions to take to protect their health."

How Are the Democrats Like Hollywood?  I have highlighted, from time to time, the low-grade emails that the Democratic Party uses to fire up, and seek donations from, its supporters.  To put it gently, the party's communications suggest that its leaders believe most Democrats are stupid. [...] But the Democrats have an iron rule:  they never discuss the merits of any issue in any communication with their members.  In fact, they never admit that there are merits to any issue.  Obama is merely "using executive action to get things done."  The Constitution is of no more interest to rank and file Democrats than it is to the 43 Democratic senators who are trying to repeal the First Amendment as it relates to political campaign speech.

When Barry Met Shelly: Authoritarian and Totalitarian Psychology of the Obamas.  [Scroll down]  Mrs. Obama's "cause" is to tell everybody what to eat for lunch.  Sameness and oneness.  The American people are too stupid to feed their own kids.

The First Parent Of The United States.  Michelle Obama thinks she knows what your children should eat.  She's adamant about promoting her nutrition policies for kids, even the new and disastrous school meal standards implementing the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act." [...] Make no mistake; the underlying assumption is that federal technocrats and educated individuals such as her need to act on your behalf to meet the best interests of your children.  This arrogance is on display in the current controversy over the new and restrictive federal school meal standards.

Obama: Women Vote Democrat Because They Are Smarter.  Women vote Democrat because they are smarter, Obama said to a White House audience Monday afternoon [6/23/2014].  He made the remark at the end of a talk at the White House Summit on Working Families.  "Somebody asked:  'Well, it's well-known that women are more likely to vote for Democrats,' to which I said, women are smarter," Obama said.  "This is true."

The people who sold Obamacare on the basis of several undeniable lies are now pushing a "Truth in Advertising Act."
New Bill Would Let FTC Regulate Photoshop.  Looking too good could literally become a crime under newly proposed federal legislation, which would give the Federal Trade Commission power to regulate Photoshop image editing software use in advertising and other media.  The Truth in Advertising Act of 2014 or "Anti-Photoshop Act" was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year by Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen along with Democrats Lois Capps of California and Theodore Deutch of Florida.  If enacted, the bill will empower the FTC to regulate and reduce the use of Photoshopped images in media.

Michelle Obama: I Couldn't Feed My Kids Right — Even with a Harvard Degree.  "I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn't know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don't have access to the information I have?" she recalled.  Her personal struggle helped her launch her mission to address childhood obesity, she explains, especially passing a law requiring schools to provide healthier meals for kids.  The First Lady recommended that schools make decisions for children because their parents struggle to feed their children well.

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Michelle Obama Neatly Summarizes the Entire Progressive Agenda During a Nutrition Interview.  Is it really that hard?  As a parent of five, it didn't take a pediatrician consult for me to figure out what to put in my kiddo's pie holes.  In fact, many parents have successfully fed their offspring without Princeton and Harvard degrees, in addition to not needing "access to information."  Lastly, as most "working" moms don't earn $316,912 a year, in addition to a husband who was earning $162,100 as a Senator, perhaps the First Lady protesteth a tad too much.

Mocking derision:
Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents Starving without Michelle Obama's Intervention.  Unfortunately, this highly affluent woman, who was pulling down in excess of $300,000 for a job in hospital administration before moving into the White House, yet apparently couldn't devise simple, nutritious menus for her own children without an intervention from the family pediatrician ("Have you considered arugula, Mrs. Obama?") is now trying to tell an entire nation what to feed the children.  Perhaps based on her experience of not having the foggiest what to feed Malia and Sasha, Mrs. Obama has reformed the school lunch program in public schools.

Obama thinks Americans are Stupid.  If the average hard-working American taxpayer gave that excuse to the IRS enforcers how understanding would they be?  The IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (appointed to the post by Barack Obama) had previously assured the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that these emails had been archived and would be made available for inspection.  The IRS has voluminous records stored away on all Americans going back years.  The government spends tens of billions of dollars on record-keeping and computer technology.  How stupid does Obama thin Americans are?

WH on Lois Lerner's Vanished Emails: 'You've Never Heard of A Computer Crashing Before?  The Internal Revenue Service has told Congress that many of the emails to and from Lois Lerner were lost in a computer crash in 2011.  "You've never heard of a computer crashing before?" White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday [6/16/2014], when a reporter asked if that was a "reasonable explanation."  "I think it's entirely reasonable, because it's the truth and it's a fact, and speculation otherwise I think is indicative of the kinds of conspiracies that are propagated around this story," Earnest said.

Just How Stupid Does Obama Think We Are?  I have a sixth grader and a seventh grader and when I posed this dilemma to them they both rolled over laughing.  At the tender ages of 11 and 13 even they understand that email, both inbound and outbound, by definition is not prisoner to the computer from which it either originated, or on which it was ultimately received.  It is transmitted over a vast array of interconnected servers to move from point A to ultimately arrive at point B.  Many call this newfangled contraption the world wide web, or internet.  Additionally most organizations have a central email server (SMTP), or, depending on their size, array of servers, through which all email is transmitted.

'Lost' IRS emails: Get real, Team Obama, we're not that gullible.  Any American with even a rudimentary knowledge of how electronic messages are sent knows that email records are largely impervious to anything but the most widespread and systematic computer crashes.  Further, we also know that computer crashes are focused events. When a computer "crashes" it's not able to delete incriminating emails from specific time periods while leaving all others intact.  Indeed, in the aftermath of this absurd assertion, the response from experts was overwhelming:  The story makes no sense.  IRS emails were not permanently stored on Lois Lerner's computer alone (of course) but on servers that preserve records.  They would remain there even if Lerner decided to do something outrageous like light her computer on fire in an effort to hide her criminal activity.

Obama Thinks You're Stupid, that's Why.  Obamacare, a failed trillion dollar stimulus, sky-high food stamp usage, disability rolls soaring, our national debt mortgaging America's future, our adversaries and enemies on the march.  Obama has compiled quite a list of "accomplishment" as he fulfills one promise — to fundamentally transform America.  Tragically, it has been a very damaging transformation. [...] All these failures have been justified, explained away or caused by lies (you can keep your insurance, doctor, and save $2500 on premiums; ObamaCare will add not a thin dime to the deficit; a red line that was Orwellian-erased when it became an embarrassment; Al Qaeda was on the run; Benghazi was caused by a video; there was not a "smidgen of corruption" at the IRS).  The lies are too numerous to list [...]

Study: Michelle Obama anti-fat group treats obese as 'idiots'.  Two major national anti-obesity campaigns supported by first lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton treat overweight Americans as "idiots" too dumb to figure out what's good for them, according to a new academic study.  Worse, said the study from a George Washington University professor, the Obama-backed Partnership for a Healthier America and Clinton supported Alliance for a Healthier Generation blame consumers and not the makers of unhealthy food for the obesity epidemic.

Obama hints at move to Asheville after second term.  President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a Chicago man through and through.  But could he be a North Carolinian in a few years?  During a speech Wednesday afternoon [6/4/2014] at the Linamar Corp. plant in Asheville, he opened his speech by praising the city and region and even hinted it could be his retirement destination.

Hillary Clinton: We were dead broke.  Hillary Clinton, who recently raked in $5 million dollars in speaking fees in 15 months, recounted to Diane Sawyer the sad tale of her former destitution, telling her, "We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt."  According to Clinton, she and her husband, who has made over $100 million since leaving the White House, "struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education, you know, it was not easy."

2001 was Hillary's Year of Great Fortune, not of being "dead broke".  The problem is not that the Clintons made a fortune.  This is America, after all.  People are entitled to make a fortune so long as they do so lawfully, and we've not yet reached the point where the law dictates when people have made enough.  The problem is that Hillary is not being straight with the public. [...] In mid-December 2000, a month before Bill left office, Hillary signed a book deal with a near record $8 million advance.

Watch What You Say, The New Liberal Power Elite Won't Tolerate Dissent.  [Scroll down]  The very term Clerisy first appeared in 1830 in the work of Samuel Coleridge to described the bearers society's highest ideals:  the intellectuals, pastors, scientists charged with transmitting their privileged knowledge them to the less enlightened orders.  The rise of today's Clerisy stems from the growing power and influence of its three main constituent parts:  the creative elite of media and entertainment, the academic community, and the high-level government bureaucracy.  The Clerisy operates on very different principles than its rival power brokers, the oligarchs of finance, technology or energy.  The power of the knowledge elite does not stem primarily from money, but in persuading, instructing and regulating the rest of society.

Freeloader-in-Chief: 'I Don't Take Free Food'.  In this case he can start paying America back for living the lavish lifestyle on our dime.  Really, who does this clown think he's kidding?

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Mr. Obama does not pay for meals in the White House, aboard Air Force One, or presumably at the high-dollar fundraisers he so frequently attends.  His claim that he doesn't "take free food" is one of his most transparent lies to date.

When a President Learns Everything on TV.  The fact that the White House resorted to what has become its standard second-term excuse for government scandal with a line about the president hearing about it on TV or by reading the newspapers raises serious questions about both his leadership and the intelligence of his staff.  After all, surely it must have occurred to someone at the White House that using the same excuse about hearing of it in the media wasn't likely to work after it had been employed with little success to distance him from the IRS and other scandals.  Such intellectual laziness speaks to a West Wing that is both collapsing from intellectual fatigue as well as having acquired an almost complete contempt for both the press and public opinion.

How Dumb Does Obama Think We Are?  For all of its 21st-century savvy in the field of campaign technology, the Obama White House has repeatedly proven that its communications philosophy is stuck in the 20th century.  Before the Internet gave voters instantaneous access to information, including every public utterance of the president and his team, White House strategists could hope to wear out the truth:  If you said a lie enough, people might believe it.  It's harder to BS the public these days.  White House press secretary Jay Carney still tries.

Tilting at Climate Windmills.  I admit that I haven't waded through the entire 840-page report, but nothing I can find in the material provided for mass consumption offers convincing links between the report's observations (or its outlandish predictions) and the potentially underlying causes.  It seems nothing more than mere presumption that the cause of the observations and predictions is carbon and fossil fuel proliferation.  You're simply to assume that it's true because they say so.  Think no more.

Unnecessary Lies.  The scandal itself is not very difficult to understand, unless you have a personal commitment to not understanding it.  Such commitments frequently are rooted in partisanship and ideology, but in the case of our supine media and Democrats occupying the commanding heights of culture, it may be simple shame.  They were intentionally misled by an administration that holds their intelligence in light esteem even as it takes for granted their support.

The 'stupid party,' revisited.  While it is true that we as Republicans need to do a better job articulating our principles and being the party of bold new ideas, the Democrats have a far worse problem.  Democrats need to stop being the party that thinks Americans themselves are stupid. [...] I believe the best way to help is to empower citizens, trusting them to make good choices, not creating nanny states to "protect" individuals from themselves.  As a matter of policy, giving Americans choice in schools and health care is simply the right thing to do.

ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts.  It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace.  Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines.  Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items.  The FDA finalized the regulations April 3.  If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice.  Or so the thinking goes.

If you're fat, stand-by for federal text messages to change your eating habits.  The federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee — these are the folks who brought us the carb-heavy food pyramid now deemed erroneous — is meeting these days to update nutritional guidelines to conform with new scientific evidence and with the determination of First Lady Michelle Obama to change America's eating habits.  Among new ideas under consideration are federal phone texts to obese citizens warning of their unhealthy eating behavior.  Seriously.

I'm Fighting to Restore a Free Society.  The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you.  This is the essence of big government and collectivism.  More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson warned that this could happen.

USDA to Grandparents: Read Government Bedtime Stories to Encourage Healthy Eating.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving advice to grandparents on how they can get their grandkids to eat healthier, including instructions to give them "hugs" instead of treats, and read government bedtime stories.  "Take time to share and listen to your grandchild — the time you spend together offers wonderful opportunities to understand one another," a USDA blog post entitled, "Grandparents Help Kids Develop Good Eating Habits," said on Monday [3/31/2014].

Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn't lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren't "educated on how to use the Internet."  Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn't know to use their computer properly and needed more time.  Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months.

Obama White House Continues to Swindle Young People Through "Affordable" Care Act.  During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month, First Lady Michelle Obama called young people "knuckleheads" for refusing to sign up for Obamacare.  As the data and numbers on Obamacare continue to be analyzed, especially for young people, it appears the real knuckleheads are those who think millenials can actually afford health insurance under the "Affordable" Care Act.  Forbes Contributor Scott Gottlieb is out with a piece today detailing the cost of Obamacare health plans for young people making between $25,000 and $45,000 per year.  The prices are astounding.

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed Because 'People Are Not Educated About How to Use the Internet'.  On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax.  Asked about this "delay" in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay.  He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because "people are not educated about how to use the internet."

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It almost sounds like he actually believes all this claptrap.  Almost.

The "No Obamacare Horror Stories" Fairy Tale.  "There are plenty of [Obamacare] horror stories being told.  All of them are untrue," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid not long ago on the floor of the Senate.  Four years after the president signed the measure into law, there are, of course, many real stories of hardship under Obamacare.  An extensive list of which is included at the end of this article.  But when Reid made those remarks, he wasn't repeating words carelessly dashed off by some 20-something staffer.  Rather, he was repeating a meme that has become common among those who economist Thomas Sowell dubs "the Anointed,"" intellectuals whose belief in their own superior knowledge and virtue leads to their misperception that they are an anointed elite more qualified to make decisions for the rest of us in order to lead humanity to a better life.

Dead Bankers, Common Core, and Destruction of the Middle Class.  American Pageant, currently used in history classrooms across America, reintroduces the word republicanism but the definition is that of Communism.  The book states, "republicanism defined a just society as one in which all citizens willingly subordinated their private, selfish interests to the common good."  Dewey's collective society has arrived.  Parents are not the suckers that educational experts describe.  They consider Common Core Standards inferior and the resulting curricula inadequate to prepare children to preserve the values and principles that have served America so well.  Parents are battling educational theorists who support increased federal control of education that will be accomplished with the implementation of Common Core Standards.

Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'.  If a college student dressed up as a giant bunch of grapes jumped out of the shadows and told you to "get fruved," what could you possibly say?  The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is getting more than $4.8 million taxpayer dollars to develop a healthy-eating campaign that has students — dressed up as fruits and vegetables — cavorting in the hallways of higher education.

Feds spend millions dressing creepy students up as fruits, vegetables.  The federal government gave nearly $5 million to the University of Tennessee in support of its creepy healthy-eating campaign, which dresses students up as fruits and vegetables and films them terrorizing the residence halls. [...] Most of the campaign is designed and run by students.  The grant for the project was made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

First lady Michelle Obama thinks you're too dumb to read a nutrition label.  First lady Michelle Obama unveiled a proposed new nutrition label Thursday, claiming the labels would make it easier for families to tell whether food is healthy.  Because math is hard, or something.  If your "nanny-state" radar is going off, it should.

Michelle Obama: America's Moms Are 'Confused and Bewildered,' 'Defeated' by Grocery Shopping.  Apparently it's not the price of the groceries, but the nutrition labels on food packages that make grocery shopping such a difficult and trying experience for the moms of America.  In pitching new, improved nutrition labels at the White House on Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama tried to identify with women who do the grocery shopping for their families.

White House pushes for black enrollees.  The Obama administration is engaged in a "final coordinated push" to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday [2/21/2014].  Jarrett said blacks have a "disproportionately low rate of coverage," and called enrolling them the administration's "top priority."

Michelle Obama: 'Young people are knuckleheads'.  On the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, First Lady Michelle Obama explained that it was more important than ever for young people older than 26 to sign up for health insurance.  "A lot of young people think they're invincible, but the truth is young people are knuckleheads," she laughed, pointing out that they often cut themselves while cooking or injure themselves by dancing on bar stools.

FLOTUS Needs Help.  Webster's Dictionary defines the slang word "knucklehead" as a "bumbling, inept, stupid" person.  So how stupid were Obama's young followers?  Stupid enough to vote in a president whose wife appears on national television implying that they are a bunch of drunken idiots falling off bar stools.  Seems Mrs. Obama got what she wanted in 2012, and now the empress can go all Alinsky on the poor suckers who made it happen.  Like most sociopathic bullies, Michelle not only tosses her prey aside after she finishes with them, but she laughs while they suffer.

The White House's 'Knuckleheads'.  Michelle Obama had a laugh or two last week on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" while talking about ObamaCare and the silly — and potentially dangerous — things young folks do.  She called them "knuckleheads." [...] [B]ut unfortunately for the first lady and her husband, these knuckleheads are smart enough to know that ObamaCare isn't in their best interest.  Yes, they may have occasional accidents, but their collective doctor bills don't come to nearly as much as those of older folks.  ObamaCare forces them to pay well more than their costs in order to subsidize the older group.  Without those subsidies, the system collapses.

Is Obama trying to kill a free press?  The FCC is launching a new study, taking upon itself the task of deciding what news the public "needs" to hear, versus the news the public wants to hear.  The agency will conduct a "General Population Survey" that will "measure community members' actual and perceived critical information needs."  Got that?  What you think (perceive) you need to know is different from what the government says you need to know.  Next, the FCC will send monitors to newsrooms across the country who will ask questions regarding the "philosophy" of the newsroom, inquire about possible conflicts between reporters and their bosses, and even determine how much influence each individual has in deciding what to report.

More about the FCC.

Secretary of State Kerry lashes out at climate change skeptics.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.

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In case you haven't heard, there is plenty of doubt about "global warming," especially since global warming stopped, all by itself, in the late 1990's.

Mrs. Obama Takes a Jab at Us "Wilderness" Folks.  First Lady Michelle Obama took a jab at rural Americans during a speech she delivered to Democrats at the posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, according to a White House transcript of her remarks. [...] Mrs. Obama's insulting slap at us "country folk" echos similar comments her husband made in 2008 — ironically in San Francisco.  Then-Senator Obama was bemoaning the church-going, working class voters of Pennsylvania.

White House Insults Nation's Intelligence by Pretending Obamacare Enrollment Goal Never Existed.  Appearing on MSNBC on Tuesday [12/31/2013], White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro asserted that the White House never had a target number of Affordable Care Act enrollees.  The widely circulated figure of 7 million — a figure which has been cited and repeated regularly by the press and members of the administration, was never their number, Schiliro asserted.

Joke's on us: WH now says 7M never 'target number' for Obamacare.  Brushing aside Obamacare's ongoing problems, the president's top health official said Tuesday [12/31/2013] that 2014 marks a "new day in health care for millions of Americans," with more than 2 million people having enrolled as of Saturday and nearly 4 million learning in the first two months of the rollout that they're eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.  The White House also sought to rewrite longstanding goals for sign-ups on the health exchanges, disputing the 7 million enrollees target that's long-been accepted as the number of Americans needed by March 31 in order for the economics to work.

With Friends Like Obama's Strike Team, Obamacare Doesn't Need Enemies.  After a public relations blitz targeting America's youth, the results are in:  The kids aren't signing up.  It's not just the bad deal on offer that's keeping them away.  It's also the White House's tone of contempt.

Now Hear This: Big Brother Wants to Talk to You. Right Now!.  Apparently, the world has become so dangerous — and Americans, to put it bluntly, so stupid — that the federal government has concluded that it is vital that the president or other "authenticated public safety officials" be able to tell you what to do right now.  Kind of like the loudspeakers the North Korean government has wired into every home.  Only wireless, too.

Obama's accidental lesson for America.  [Scroll down]  The Obama Democrats may have been puzzled as well when initial poll numbers showed majorities against ObamaCare.  In a time of economic distress, weren't Americans interested in getting free stuff?  This assumption ignored the fact that most Americans were not displeased with their current health insurance arrangements.  And it overestimated the amount of sympathy that could be generated for the relatively few who couldn't get insurance because of pre-existing conditions or unanticipated accidents.

Masking Totalitarianism.  One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders and others are to obey.  The powerful elite believe that they have wisdom superior to the masses and that they've been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us.  Their agenda calls for an attack on the free market and what it implies — voluntary exchange.  Tyrants do not trust that people acting voluntarily will do what the tyrant thinks they should do.  Therefore, free markets are replaced with economic planning and regulation that is nothing less than the forcible superseding of other people's plans by the powerful elite.

The Scheme behind the Obamacare Fraud.  To be sure, it is the fraud — the individual false statements, sneaky omissions, and deceptive practices — that grabs our attention. [...] The incontrovertible record — disclosures by the Obama administration in the Federal Register, representations by the Obama Justice Department in federal court — proves that Obama's promises were systematically deceitful.  The president's audacity is bracing, and not just because he lies so casually while looking us in the eye.  Obama also insults our intelligence.

3 Problems with Today's Obamacare Excuse.  [#1]  People didn't know Obamacare was redistributive?  Really?  It raises half a trillion dollars in taxes, mostly from a progressive tax system, and spends it to provide one of society's most expensive services to people who don't have it largely because they can't pay for it — and it's not redistributive?  Voters aren't that stupid.  Whether Obama said his plan was progressive or not, they knew it was.

If You Like Your Tyranny, You Can Keep It.  Just when you thought no one could top Hillary Clinton's agonized "What difference, at this point, does it make?" — perhaps the most concise account of the leftist strategy of incremental subversion ever recorded — along comes President Obama's revelatory time bomb, set ticking back in 2009 for detonation on October 1 of this year:  "If you like your plan, you can keep it."  With her "What difference" outburst, Clinton told the world what the progressive elite think of their subjects.  They think you are stupid, morally shallow, and have the attention span of three year olds — exactly as progressive schooling and entertainment are designed to make you.

Obamacare and Liberal Cruelty.  [Scroll down]  Democrats are even willing to have government lie to us for our own good.  Without the lies, they wouldn't have gotten Obamacare passed, and once passed, they would have been voted out of office in 2012.  They didn't want the voters to have the option to say no, because they know better what people should want.  They are the good people who care.  Those who oppose them are the bad people, who should be vilified and driven from the public arena.

Obamacare-Speak.  The newly canceled health plans are suddenly rebranded by the administration as "subpar."  Only in autumn 2013 is the supposedly unaware public told that, years ago, "bad apple" insurance companies sold them "substandard" plans.  According to Obama, millions of Americans were once ignorant or uninformed, and thus will soon be pleased about their cancellations:  "So the majority of folks will end up being better off.  Of course, because the website's not working right, they don't necessarily know it."

Dem Congressional aides [complain] about Obamacare.  The German word schadenfreude is suddenly on the tip of the tongue of many conservatives, and for good reason.  The best part of it is that people who consider themselves smarter than the rest of us suddenly find themselves regretting their high-handedness in foisting OCare on us.  Democrat congressional chiefs of staff, the people who supposedly read the bill before their bosses voted on it are caught.

Presidential Liability.  Presidential speeches are written and re-written by White House political and legal staff.  Obama did not merely "misspeak" in an off the cuff remark twenty-nine times.  The Federal Register is the government journal that contains most routine publications and public notices of government agencies.  In 2010 a report in the Federal Register estimated that by 2013, 93 million people would lose their insurance due to ACA regulations.  The White House clearly knew that.  Now Obama's political operatives still claim that he merely "misspoke" twenty-nine times.  Obama relies on his belief that we are all fools.  He may be right.

Why Obama lied about health care.  "It is the business of the rulers of the city," Plato wrote in his "Republic," "to tell lies, deceiving both its enemies and its own citizens for the benefit of the city..."  In fact, the wise ruler — Plato's Philosopher King — must be prepared to "administer a great many lies and falsehoods," Plato went on, for the benefit of the masses.  The Philosopher King knows that they are too ignorant to ever see the truth about their city's problems and how to fix them. [...] In their minds, deceiving the ignorant masses — that's us — in order to advance the greater good is an essential part of the political game.

The Crisis Arrives.  In March 2010, Barack Obama placed a giant bet on the docility and stupidity of the American people, when he decided in the face of three huge electoral warnings to force his health plan down the unwilling throats of the American people.  And by November 2013, it was clear he had lost.  It was not going to work.  It would never be popular.  And it was falling apart on its own.  The HealthCare.gov website unveiled on October 1 had immediate problems, which were quickly revealed as the tip of the iceberg, as many worse things lay below.

Father Fed Knows Best.  The government thinks you're stupid, or at least ignorant. [...] In Massachusetts, all kids in daycare are required by law to brush their teeth after lunch.  In Texas — Texas! — if you don't have an interior-design license, you can't call yourself an interior designer, lest some unsuspecting consumer trust your opinion on throw-pillow placement without the backing of the state.  Almost everywhere, Americans need a license to open a business — sometimes even a lemonade stand — but in Milwaukee, you even need a license to go out of business.

Obama: The Most Dangerous of Morons.  The big lie of the Obama presidency is "you can keep your insurance."  Barry thinks Americans are just too stupid to realize he lied.  Why wouldn't he?  He's been right before.  He actually believed that Americans would be so enamored of his signature achievement that they would forget about his promise.  Only a moron would think most Americans would willingly pay more for less to ensure a minority of people could pay less for more — and then afterward, forgive him for lying to them in order to pass the legislation.  After all, it had his name on it.  He felt that should be enough.

Obama and Carney Talk Down to the Idiots.  [Scroll down]  It's not just that the public and the press aren't buying his spin, it's that he seems to think we're too stupid to understand that his noble motives and great intellect should allow him the sort of leeway that isn't granted to lesser mortals.  What the president — and his press secretary — is doing is not so much explaining the administration's policies as talking down to the rubes that they govern.  In doing so, Obama is playing not so much the democratic leader as the benevolent despot who knows what's best for the peasants.

Obamacare laid bare.  [Scroll down]  Beyond mendacity, there is liberal paternalism, of which these forced cancellations are a classic case.  We canceled your plan, explained presidential spokesman Jay Carney, because it was substandard.  We have a better idea.  Translation:  Sure, you freely chose the policy, paid for the policy, renewed the policy, liked the policy.  But you're too primitive to know what you need.  We do.  Your policy is hereby canceled.  Because what you really need is what our experts have determined must be in every plan.  So a couple in their 60s must buy maternity care.

PBS helps to peddle White House propaganda:
First lady enlists Sesame Street to promote healthy eating.  Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosita joined Michelle Obama at the White House on Wednesday [10/30/2013] to announce that the [M]uppets would start promoting fruit and vegetable consumption for kids.  And companies will be able to use the beloved characters for free.  "Just imagine what will happen when we take our kids to the grocery store, and they see Elmo and Rosita and the other Sesame Street Muppets they love up and down the produce aisle," [Mrs.] Obama said.  "Imagine what it will be like to have our kids begging us to buy them fruits and vegetables instead of cookies, candy and chips."

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Popeye used to squeeze open a can of spinach and practically inhale the contents, just before the violent conclusion of each of his cartoons.  So when I was six years old, I really wanted to eat raw spinach and hope for the same results.  But after tasting it only once, I went back to ice cream and candy.  The so-called first lady apparently wants us to believe that young people choose snacks based on the packaging rather than the taste.  She fails to understand that we are not idiots.

How the Left Views Health Care.  The liberal view of health care is easy to describe: health care is too complex and complicated for individuals to make good choices on their own.  Therefore they need bureaucracies — employers, insurance companies or government — to make decisions for them.

Democratic Party Loves Ill-Informed Voters.  The ill-informed are more susceptible to emotional arguments.  They are more likely to see life as a zero-sum game.  They are more likely to believe that the prosperous become so only at someone else's expense.

Patient Privacy Goes Out the Window and Into the ObamaCare Data Hub.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — "ObamaCare" as it will be forever known in the annals of failed, big-government policies — wants to know what you've been up to in your sex life.  It's ironic that ObamaCare, passed in the dead of night with only Democrat votes, should make such an egregious attempt to violate the privacy rights of medical patients.  After all, wasn't it the Democratic Party that held a national convention in 2012 celebrating abortion and claiming a woman's "choice" should be a private matter between her and her doctor?

Obama Claims Raising Debt Ceiling Doesn't Boost Debt.  In a speech to the Business Roundtable this week covered by CNSnews.com, Obama added this gem to the budget debate:  "Raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy."  What?  This kind of gibberish is a big reason voters have so little faith in their public officials these days.  Suffice it to say that if the debt ceiling has been raised "over a hundred times" and each time the debt went higher, one would have to conclude there's a very high — indeed, perfect — correlation between a higher debt ceiling and higher debt.

Obama: 'Raising the Debt Ceiling ...Does Not Increase Our Debt,' Though It Has 'Over 100 Times'.  Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase the nation's debt, Pres. Obama declared in a speech today [9/18/2013].  In a speech at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington, D.C., Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it'd been done so many times in the past.

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This is the kind of double-talking flim-flam that one would expect to hear from a used car salesman out in the sticks — not from someone holding a respectable public office.

Surprise: Obama lying about the debt ceiling.  In April, President Obama proclaimed it to be the month when we "teach young people how to budget responsibly."  Less than half a year later he's basically telling those same people that if they buy something they can't afford it isn't really racking up more debt as long as the credit card company raises their limit by the time the transaction gets to the bank.

Obama's big debt limit deception.  On Wednesday [9/18/2013], speaking to the Business Roundtable, Obama said:  "You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt being used to extort a president or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and nothing to do with the debt."  This is just plain false, and he knows it.  That he would say something so factually false in a prepared text is very worrisome.

Energy Production Up In Spite Of Obama, Not Because Of Him.  The president is taking credit once again for America's increased oil and gas production.  Just how stupid does he think even his low-information supporters are?

Michelle Obama turns her 'Let's Move!' health drive to 'Let's Drink!' (water).  Numerous companies like Brita, Dasani, Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Zephyrhills, Ozarka and Poland Spring are joining in with logos and promotions to help out the water-drinking campaign for some reason.  Trying to figure out what they have in common.

Michelle Obama's water torture.  Just when you thought the Nanny State couldn't get anymore drunk with patronizing power over people, along comes Michelle Obama with a most urgent plea: Make sure you drink water!  Who knew?!  Apparently we now need the government to tell us to do the most basic of things. [...] It would not surprise me to see the First Lady begin to offer advice on how to dress ourselves.

Is Michelle Obama over-hyping hydration?  While water is inarguably essential to our long-term health (people do tend to die after a few days without it), the first lady may be going too far in touting the energy-giving properties of H20.  "The idea [that] drinking water increases energy, the word I've used to describe it is:  quixotic," kidney specialist Dr Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania told Politico.  Beyond hydration, he said, there's little evidence that water does anything for us at all.

Michelle Obama Launches Courageous New Program Urging People To Drink Water.  If there's one thing a country facing trillions of dollars in debt needs, it's a taxpayer funded campaign reminding people to drink water.

Michelle Obama and Other Hydration-Related Issues.  It used to be when a person felt hungry, they ate, and when their God-given internal water gauge indicated they were running low, they drank.  That's the old way.  Now we have Michelle Obama spending her time "nudging" us away from the soda aisle toward the water fountain.

Obama's Greatest Asset: Clueless Americans.  H.L. Mencken made Andy Rooney look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. [...] Mencken, a Baltimore newspaperman, once said this about his fellow Americans:  "Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.  No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people."  Pretty cold.  But given that the great masses of plain people elected Barack Obama twice, maybe H.L. was onto something.

ObamaCare and the Food Police.  The restaurant industry is extremely competitive.  If consumers demand menu labeling, restaurants will meet that demand.  In fact, many restaurants already do provide nutritional labeling.  But private solutions aren't enough for menu labeling proponents.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is implementing the menu labeling requirement, tries to justify its rule by claiming that the public (poor fools) are misinformed and simply don't request "sufficient" information.

A few radical ways to shut down Obamacare.  It is no surprise to anyone that Obamacare is a total train wreck that will so devastate America that we may never recover from the damage.  Polls show that Americans didn't want it before the law passed and still don't want it today.  But like parents force-feeding medicine to a child "for his own good," President Obama and the left are convinced that we, the great unwashed masses, are not smart enough to make our own decisions.

The United States Constitution vs. Barack Obama.  [Scroll down to #121]  The man Obama selected to oversee the Department of Energy, Steven Chu, once explicitly compared the American public to teenagers who need to be "educated" on the merits of "green energy."

Interior Secretary: We Benefit From 'Federal Gov't Encouraging the Right Kinds of Behavior'.  The "new energy future" will require the federal government to encourage "the right kinds of behavior," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a clean energy summit in Nevada on Tuesday.  "When you are getting into a new energy future, you really benefit from having the support of states — and the federal government encouraging the right kinds of behavior and encouraging those incentives (for solar panel installation), she said.  Jewell mentioned the "right" kind of behavior twice in her speech, without specifically saying what it means.

The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama's Presidency.  On Friday [8/9/2013], President Obama spoke to us about surveillance as though we were precocious children.  He proceeded as if widespread objections to his policies can be dispatched like a parent answers an eight-year-old who has formally protested her bedtime.  He is so proud that we've matured enough to take an interest in our civil liberties!  Why, he used to think just like us when he was younger, and promises to consider our arguments.

The Environmental Lobby's Great Forest Con.  Environmental activists constantly pressure government agencies to intervene in the lives of others, whether it is telling them how to run their businesses, where they can build their homes, or what types of food they can and cannot eat, among countless other examples.  Another area activists are increasingly focusing on is forest management, telling tree farmers how they should manage their land.

Congressmen and their aides exempt themselves from Obamacare costs.  [Scroll down]  So members of congress and their staffs will be able to purchase the most expensive policy available on the exchange and you and I will pick up most of the tab.  Premium increases that are going to slam millions of American families won't be felt on Capitol Hill because, at bottom, they believe they are better than the rest of us.  They are more valuable to society than you.  They deserve special privileges because their work is so important while the work you do is meaningless.

Obama Suggests Only Lawyers Understand the Constitution.  President Obama suggested in an interview with the New York Times that was published on Saturday [7/27/2013] that you need to be a lawyer to understand the U.S. Constitution.  The president made the suggestion when talking about members of Congress who have argued he does not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally suspend enforcement of parts of the Obamacare law.

Fractavists force PA landowners to abandon gas and oil leasing.  One group of landowners who wish to exploit the gas/oil reserves beneath their property are being prevented from doing so by "environmentalists" who, as always, know best what's good for other folks, and tell them so.

Free Detroit City!  As everyone who's ever been skating knows, there's nothing like anarchy to bring about spontaneous order.  Somebody decides to skate either clockwise or counter-clockwise and pretty soon everybody falls into line.  Based on no empirical evidence whatsoever, a "progressive" would have predicted random collisions, overheated tempers and — in concealed-carry states — gunfire.  To a leftist, life is a room full of bumper cars just waiting to happen, and needing the heavy, coercive, and sometimes lethal hand of the state to prevent citizens from, well, killing each other.

Mindset of the Left: Part IV.  Nothing is easier for people with degrees to imagine that they know better than the poor and uneducated.  But, as someone once said, "A fool can put on his coat better than a wise man can put it on for him."

And Then a Miracle Happens.  Pay no attention to the absurdity of using Hollywood and sports celebrities, none of whom will ever be caught dead in an ObamaCare clinic, to sell young, healthy people on the idea that it's cool to spend money (that they don't have because they can't find jobs in Obama's economy) on inflated health insurance premiums to subsidize their older, sicker compatriots.  Don't worry about the complex software, electronic medical records, and other technology required to make all of this work as smoothly as bidding for dirt-cheap travel on Priceline or Orbitz.com.  Trust your friends at the IRS and HHS to enforce compliance fairly and kindly.

ObamaCare's Success Depends On The Young Being Stupid.  ObamaCare's efforts to expand insurance coverage and bring down costs depend entirely on convincing young people to buy coverage, while the law gives these people every reason not to.

Sen. Bob Corker: Short border security amendment seems long because it has big letters.  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pushed back at the idea that he and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., authored a massive immigration proposal, saying that the amendment is only 119 pages long — and even that page length is misleading, he said.  "Triple-spaced, big letters," Corker said.  "Got a lot of seniors in this body," he cracked.  Corker said that three or four legislative pages works out to about one conventional page of text.

The Immigration "Crisis" Is No Crisis.  With the immigration scam well underway in Washington, the only real takeaway for the outside observer is that the Beltway Establishment truly thinks we are idiots.  There is no other way to explain the Establishment's tsunami of faulty premises, bogus clichés, moronic advertisements and bald-faced lies.  There is no immigration "crisis."  It's not a "crisis" when people who shouldn't be here anyway don't have all the privileges of people who do have a right to be here.  That's how it should be.  There are a lot of people who shouldn't be here who are here, but this is a "problem," not a "crisis."

White House reconsiders pick of 'Founding Founders' over 'Founding Fathers'.  Throughout United States history, the group of men who assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the nation's Constitution had been known as the "Founding Fathers," a moniker used even on official government websites.  But the use of the "fathers" may have been a step too far for the Obama administration.  In a Thursday [6/13/2013] post on the White House's blog, Keith Donohue, the communications director for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives, announced that the papers of the "Founding Founders," otherwise known as the Founding Fathers, are available online.

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You would think that the well-paid "communications director" could come up with something less insipid and redundant than "Founding Founders."

Democrat Congressman: The Keystone Pipeline is Bad Because...  Democrat Raul Grijalva of Arizona thinks you'll be persuaded to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline because rocks [...] sink in water.  That's the sum and total of his argument. [...] We all fret around here about the low-information voter.  How about the low-information politician?

The Spending Cuts that Never Were.  Do Washington politicians think we are stupid?  There are no cuts in Federal spending.  Yet big-government politicians and advocates continually beat the drum about (nonexistent) budget cuts.  Are big-spenders playing a "long con?" [...] President Barack Obama tried to blackmail Americans into accepting tax increases by holding air travel hostage.  Let's call Obama's tactic what it is:  extortion.  Obama tried to convince Americans and Congress that unless Congress surrendered to Obama's agenda for higher taxes and higher debt limits, businessmen and vacation travelers would face long delays at airports.

The rise of the fourth branch of government.  [Last week] President Obama insisted he knew nothing about major decisions in the State Department, or the Justice Department, or the Internal Revenue Service.  The heads of those agencies, in turn, insisted they knew nothing about major decisions by their subordinates.  It was as if the government functioned by some hidden hand.  Clearly, there was a degree of willful blindness in these claims.

Bowling Shoe Law Being Debated in State Legislature.  New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-59th District) New York State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (D-140th District) are sponsoring a bill that would cover bowling shoes.  The bill in the assembly is co-sponsored by Assembly members Brian Kolb, Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Jane Corwin.  It would require alley owners to post signs, warning keglers not to wear bowling shoes outside, lest they become wet and increase the likelihood that a bowler could slip and fall when they come inside[.]

Who is on trial for Benghazi?  Obviously President Obama and Hillary Clinton are on trial — not before a court, but in the minds of thoughtful people everywhere.  It appears (given the limited evidence we have so far) that they were grossly negligent before Benghazi, criminally incompetent that night of the attack, and then that they aided and abetted a conspiracy to lie about the murders — all for the obvious political reasons and because Obama and Clinton (and nearly all their leftist friends) believe that Americans are stone-stupid.

Has the climate agenda run out of steam?  Whereas the original Constitution was supposed to protect us as individuals against an over-reaching government, the reshaped progressive Constitution is supposed to empower government to reach into every aspect of our lives — religion, health care, personal beliefs — and reshape them according to the world view of those who "know better" than us.

Busted Rhetoric "Explains" the Brothers Tsarnaev.  As more information about the brothers — and their parents — has emerged, various pundits continue trying to explain away anti-Western, militant Islam's role in forming the Brothers Tsarnaev's murderous mindset.  That piece of the puzzle doesn't suit their purpose when they play the Blame Game.  They have a need for something else, something deeper, in their never-ending attempt to tell us rubes "what it all means."  In the case of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one theory getting attention was his stymied dreams of a boxing career.

Air Force One Becomes Politicized Gun Control Tool.  In a speech Monday [4/8/2013] at the University of Hartford, accompanied by some of the parents of the victims of the Newtown massacre in December, in which 20 elementary school children and six adult staff were slaughtered, Obama claimed that his push for gun control was apolitical.  Why, then, was he yelling?  The president was thundering over and over that "this is not about politics." [...] None of this is political?  How dense does Obama think the American people are?

Smoke Gets in Your Rights.  One politician thinks he has the right to tell New Yorkers what they can put in their stomachs.  Another thinks he has the right to outlaw Californians smoking in the sanctity of their own homes.  These two must think they are gods or kings.  Or dictators.  They know what's best for you, so they feel free to force you to behave — for your own good.

Marxism in Education: Schools Poisoned by 'Common Core Standards'.  When my children were in school in the 1990s, my husband and I requested to see the school curriculum for their school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We were refused and basically told we were too dumb to understand what the teachers were instructing our son and daughter in.  The last straw came when they wanted to put my daughter in the second grade on Ritalin instead of disciplining her.  I was pulled in front of four teachers and accused of not raising my daughter correctly, as well as basically being an abusive and stupid parent.

Education Gone Berserk.  During my 30 years of teaching, I have experienced plenty of irrational teaching methods and behaviors coming from liberal teachers and administrators bent on controlling every move that students or faculty members made.  Every year administrators added extra pages to the official code of conduct.  These were deliberate steps to restrict freedom and to punish real or potential bad behaviors.  Needless to say, lawyers were busy defending ridiculous claims and actions that a person with common sense would have known to avoid or ignore.  But liberals like to micromanage everything and everybody.

America's New Theocracy.  Guns.  Soda.  Salt.  SUVs.  Trans Fats.  Plastic bags. [...] Styrofoam.  Fracking.  The Bible.  Rush Limbaugh.  Conservative talk radio.  Fox News.  Plastic bags.  Smoking.  Shark fin soup.  Bacon.  Paper Bags.  Oil.  Coal.  The internal combustion engine.  Incandescent light bulbs.  And don't forget the Foie Gras.  One could keep going, but suffice to say these things are on the short list of things liberals in America either have banned or seek to ban.

We can't cut 2 percent of government spending, but the Muslim Brotherhood gets $250 million.  But... but... I thought we were totally tapped out.  Cutting one single dollar from Obama's non-budgeted federal spending would mean pay cuts for hard-working janitors, who would go insane sitting in 90-minute takeoff queues at airports while attempting to fly home in shame, only to be killed by bacteria from un-inspected meat, but on the bright side their bodies would be incinerated in house fires that we can no longer afford firemen to extinguish, so at least the infection wouldn't spread.

Texting while walking? Nevada assemblyman moves to ban it.  Harvey Munford has heard a lot of talk about the dangers of texting while driving.  Now the Nevada assemblyman wants to focus on what he considers an equally perilous scourge: texting while walking, especially across a busy street.  Munford (D-Las Vegas) on Thursday introduced Assembly Bill 123, saying the new law could be applied not to just urban streets but to all state roads, even in residential neighborhoods.

Nevada Lawmaker Attempts Ban on Texting While Walking.  Last Thursday, Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford (D) received a committee hearing for Assembly Bill 123 to prohibit pedestrians from texting or reading cellular phones while crossing roads statewide, even in residential neighborhoods.  Those caught violating the proposed bill would receive a written warning for a first offense, followed by a $100 fine and a $250 fine for a third.

Many Questions, No Answers.  Earlier this week the usually compliant press had the audacity to question Jay Carney about Obama's Chi-town mafia's selling quarterly access to the highest official in the land for $500,000.  Apparently expecting the question, Mr. Carney read a prepared response to journalists in the Press Pool.  He reread the same statement again in response to the follow up question from Jake Tapper, as if Jake wasn't paying attention the first time or was too stupid to understand what he was parroting.  As the gaggle of media minions continued to yell follow-up questions, Jay, of course, slithered silently out of the room.

Pro-Obama election flyer marked with NAACP seal featured Klan, lynching imagery.  A presidential election flier disseminated in North Carolina and marked with a seal for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) featured Ku Klux Klan and lynching imagery as part of its presentation urging voters to head to the polls.  Another pro-Obama flier in North Carolina informed African-American voters that Mitt Romney would relegate them to "picking cotton" if elected president.

The Gun Control Movement's Dangerous Incompetence.  Senator Dianne Feinstein and Governor Andrew Cuomo, like any medical quack who prescribes drugs for real or imaginary illnesses, think they know how many bullets a person might reasonably need for self-defense against one or more violent assailants.  Feinstein thinks it's ten, and Cuomo seven.  "Interview with a Gunfighter" by Front Sight describes, however, an attack in which a senior citizen needed 11 rounds of .40 caliber to stop two armed home invaders.

All is forbidden.  Meat's bad.  Fish, mercury.  Coffee, unhealthy.  Cheese, fattening.  Spinach, unclean.  Tuna needs p.r.  Canned soup, too much sodium.  Pastrami, too many calories.  Chicken, too little regulation.  Eggs, eat only the white part.  Salad, wash thoroughly.  Rice should be brown.  Pasta should be wheat.

War on women:
Democratic lawmaker apologizes for suggesting women afraid of rape can't be trusted with guns.  Democratic Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar apologized Monday [2/18/2013] for suggesting some women are so unjustifiably afraid of being raped that they are liable to start shooting wildly.  Salazar, arguing in favor of disarming college students, said Friday on the Colorado House floor that women fearing rape may suddenly and haphazardly "pop a round at somebody."  "It's why we have call boxes; it's why we have safe zones; it's why we have the whistles — because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at. [...]"

The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual.  If you're wondering what kind of ignorant, misinformed, and morally misguided fools would fall for this trick, look no further than Obama's most recent 56% job approval rating in the midst of a needlessly prolonged recession.  The White House propagandist Stephanie Cutter knows her demographic and constructs simple phrases she believes they can understand.  However, one question remains:  if the Obama voters are the best and the brightest half of this nation, why does Ms. Cutter talk to them in the tone of a condescending kindergarten teacher?

Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control.  The Nazis believed that they were the master race because they were genetically superior.  Liberals believe that they are the master race on account of their superior empathy and intelligence.

Michelle Obama Worried Liberals Too Stupid, Too Dependent To Vote?  It's a hard life being a liberal.  You apparently don't know how to do anything.  Worse, not knowing how to do anything prohibits you from voting for your fellow liberals.  Don't take my word for it.  Just ask Michelle Obama.

President Obama's contempt for voters:  Are you an idiot?  President Obama seems to think that's exactly what you are.  It must be the reason he is conducting a campaign marked by a certain contempt for voters.  He probably thinks you're not smart enough to notice the sneer.  But with Mitt Romney rising in the polls, Obama and his political advisers may be discovering that Americans are not idiots.

Obama Trolling for the Knucklehead Vote.  [Scroll down]  The internet has overtaken newspapers as a source of news; hence the Obama emphasis on reaching people via the internet, where micro-focused messages can be tailor-made to appeal to an individual potential voter.  The danger behind such narrowcasting is that the information delivered can be akin more to propaganda than to facts.  Obama supporters all too often would rather gaze, graze, or glance than read, think, and ponder.  How nice it is not to face reality.  Ignorance is bliss.  That should be the campaign slogan for the Obama campaign, for it has been his modus operandi as president.

More lies about unemployment statistics.

More unemployment statistics for dummies.  Generally, we don't like it when our president callously spouts bald-faced lies at us... but that's exactly what the current president does on a daily basis. [...] His biggest lie is about the unemployment situation. [...] For example, the July numbers also included another 52,000 jobs added by this adjustment.  If you're keeping track, the official announcement of 163,000 jobs gained was actually 266,000 jobs lost.  Under Obama there's been a massive increase in Social Security disability rolls.  Those people — 5.9 million since he became president — are automatically subtracted from the labor force making the unemployment rate look better.

Question: Are We That Stupid?  Recently I received an email from a very worried senior citizen.  She forwarded a poster to me and asked me, "Can this really be true?"  The poster was of Obama saying, "Some people say I'm Stupid.  Really?  Here's how stupid I am:  "I was hired by over 69 million voters who didn't even do a routine background check on me.  I'm doing a lousy, stinking job, with a record number of people out of work.  I gave guns to Mexican drug gangs, I kill innocent people all over the world with drone strikes, and I decide which laws I'm going to enforce and which ones I won't.  I've doubled the deficit.  I've ruined our health care system.  And yet I still stand an excellent chance of being rehired.  That's how stupid I am.  Now, How Stupid Are You?"

Michelle Obama Presents Course: 'Supermarket Shopping 101'.  As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course:  "Supermarket Shopping 101."  The course, which now appears on the letsmove.gov website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as "steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle."

Apparently We're Too Stupid To Run Our Own Lives.  A young mother I know recently said, "When I saw the president on TV telling us how to wash our hands, I knew this country was coming to an end.  I'm 30 years old and I don't need the government to tell me how to wash up or what foods are good for me."  For that matter, I told her, how about those light bulbs we're supposed to buy — the ones that are more expensive; made in China and require a hazmat team to clean up if they break?

Michelle Obama's guidelines for feeding your child.  More than two years ago Mrs. Obama began her effort to drive Americans to eat foods she thinks are better for them.  In her thinking, the federal government is a force for good in broadly changing the eating habits of less sophisticated Americans, much as her husband's ObamaCare health plan forces Americans to make healthier insurance choices.  You may recall Mrs. Obama's seminal, if tepidly-received speech to American restaurant operators, urging them to get rid of some of their tasty, best-selling items in favor of healthier choices, even if they are less popular and less profitable.

Warren: Americans Too Stupid for Student Loans.  Elizabeth Warren, who during the course of her Senate campaign has been on some kind of a wildcat strike against producing a single original thought, was given the distinction of introducing former president Bill Clinton at the DNC.  And that seems to me appropriate:  As I have long argued, Warren's particular strain of paternalistic welfare statism is perfectly emblematic of what the Democratic party stands for today.  The problem with the lady from Cambridge is that Professor Warren thinks you're stupid:  too stupid to handle a credit card, too stupid to understand how a mortgage works (hint:  You pay it all back, with interest) and prone to being, in her own words tonight, "fooled by student loans."

Michelle Obama Shares Her Supermarket Savvy.  [A]lthough Mrs. Obama's attempts at helping people to eat better and to make healthier food choices seem benign on the surface, it's offensive and condescending for her to imply — once again — that Americans need her to tell us how to go about feeding ourselves.  Supermarket Shopping 101 is just another example, even though no one asked her to, of Michelle Obama taking it upon herself to coach adults on the proper way she thinks we should live our lives.

The Real Culprits.  Some conservative pundits suggest that mainstream journalists are simply a bit on the lazy side.  Indeed, sometimes they are lazy — very lazy.  For instance, their indolence was prominently on display when Juanita Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton of rape, but the media resolutely refused to bestir itself.  The journalistic community was positively comatose faced with Hillary Clinton's mysterious cattle futures winnings.  It declared that the deal was so diabolically clever that no human intelligence could be expected to make heads or tails of it, and hence the public would be well-advised to give the first lady the benefit of the doubt and forget about the whole thing.

What Obama Thinks of Americans.  Was the animated version of Obama's story about his agenda "The Life of Julia" dumbed down enough for hapless Americans?  The Julia fiasco was mocked not just for its approach (the moral of the story is that all one has to look forward to is a life of dependency), but also for apparently leaving some important facts on the cutting room floor, resulting in a collection of "bogus" assumptions.  Is this the type of story we are told to absorb?

B. H. Obama's Socialist & Bankrupt Circus:  It seems more obvious every day that America is now under the leadership of a far greater pitchman than even P. T. Barnum could have ever imagined.  President, or should I say, pitchman Obama's understanding of humanity seems eerily similar with that of P. T. Barnum.  For starters, Obama obviously believes, as Barnum did, that "there's a sucker born every minute," and that selling his entire socialist plan for America depends on it.

Six of Ten Political Insiders Believe Public Is Ill-Informed.  When it comes to policy, the political class doesn't have a lot of faith in the public's IQ.  In the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll, a solid majority of political operatives — 59 percent — said the public didn't "know enough about the issues facing Washington to form wise opinions about what should be done."  There was a sharp partisan difference between the two parties:  By more than a 2-to-1 margin, Democratic Insiders believed the public didn't "know enough," while a slight majority of Republicans thought they did.

America's Death by Professor.  This is an administration stuffed with academics.  And not just any academic:  These are educators from elite universities, the kind of experts prized by a political and media elite seeking confirmation of a worldview that expects, notes the Washington Examiner, "the rest of us ... to shut up and do as we are told."

We do get it, Mr. President; we just don't like it.  It's a modern marvel how the increasing opposition of the American public to President Barack Obama's plans for us is explained away by administration officials and certain Democratic legislators — such as California Sen. Dianne Feinstein — as a sign that the people just don't get it.  A panel of pundits chatting with Charlie Rose on his talking-head fest the other evening came to the conclusion that Tea Partiers and their ilk are too stupid to know what's good for them.

George Orwell, Call Your Office.  The Atlantic has an article this month with the title "Americans Want to Live in a Much More Equal Country (They Just Don't Realize It)."  I am always curious when intellectuals announce that the people (who in the American constitutional system serve as the sovereign power) don't know what's good for them or don't even know what they want.  Implicit in all of these revelations, of course, is the firmest, if never directly expressed, belief of the Left:  That the average person is too stupid to run his own life, let alone make public policy decisions.  Those few, those happy few, that band of liberal intellectuals, must do that for them.

Obama's Quest into the Magic World of Anti-American Mythology.  Short of stating it explicitly, elitism implies that "the masses" are mindless, spiritless creatures without free will, always in need of the largesse of the state, and for their own good the state ought to nationalize the country's resources in order to feed its subjects.  There is a reason why snobby elites on the Upper East Side of Manhattan generously donate to leftist causes and support leftist politicians.

Obama's new financial regs — worse than we imagined.  Hey kids!  Let's create a brand, spanking, new federal bureaucracy to protect consumers of mortgages, credit cards, and other financial instruments from their own stupidity!  That's just one of the nanny state goodie being proposed by the Obama administration to address what they say were the causes of the financial meltdown. ... Surely some loans were made by criminals.  The laws are already in place to deal with them.  But how can you close a "gap" in the stupidity of the borrower?  Never fear, the government is here!

FDA warning photos faked.  Tobacco peddlers will soon be forced to emblazon every package of their product with graphic new warnings that show what the government says will happen to you if you smoke cigarettes. ... There is only one problem with the federal government's great campaign of graphic images aimed at combating the deceit of tobacco companies and rescuing us from our stupid selves.  The images are fabricated.

Blacks Still 'Played' and Controlled by Tired Old Democrat Paradigms.  Many blacks erroneously believe the GOP consists of rich racist white people.  In reality, the GOP was founded to free blacks.  Only five years after slavery, there were black congressmen, all Republicans.  The KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and denying blacks the right to vote where all birthed by Democrats.  Even today, Democrats are still "keeping blacks in their place" — telling them they need lowered standards, affirmative action, special programs, and freebies to succeed.  Democrats constantly send blacks the message they are not as smart was whites.  For example, Democrats say having to show ID when voting disenfranchises blacks.  his is merely a tactic by which the Democrats implement voter fraud.  However, in the process, they are saying blacks are too stupid to find their way to the DMV or other places to acquire proper ID.  This is just one example of numerous ways Democrats tell blacks they are inferior and need Democrats' help to succeed.

Democrats Should Know Jim Crow, They Created Him.  Is this what Democratic elites think of their constituents?  Do Democrats believe blacks and Latinos, old people and youngsters, are too stupid to acquire a photo I.D. by next November?

Justice Department to blacks:  We know better.  Black voters across the land should be offended by the Obama Justice Department.  In a decision last month, the department effectively told black voters in the town of Kinston, N.C., that they are too stupid to choose their own elected officials unless the candidates are identified by party label.  In doing so, the department overruled Kinston's black voters themselves, who helped vote overwhelmingly to join most other North Carolina towns in holding nonpartisan local elections.

The sleaziest ballot measure in America.  Are voters stupid?  The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the city's League of Women Voters apparently think so.  Both groups are pushing Proposition R on L.A.'s ballot next Tuesday.  Prop R is the ultimate test of whether the slick power elite in the City of Angels can fool the people into voting to weaken the city's eight-year term limits law by not telling voters what the measure actually does … by pretending that it "establishes" term limits already established.

Real security mirage:  After the 2004 election liberals bombarded us with endless screeds sneering at how stupid, gullible and reality-challenged Red-staters were to have voted for President Bush.  But in ploy after partisan ploy ever since, the Democratic leadership has made it painfully obvious they regard their own constituencies with similar contempt.

Why Are Voters Only 'Angry' When They're Tossing Dems Out?  Interesting, isn't it, that if you listen to liberal journalists, the voters are always angry and stupid when they're tossing Democrats out.  But they're high-minded and caring when they're giving Republicans the heave-ho.

They Think You're Stupid.  Those are not my words but the title of Herman Cain's book released in 2005.  He is now a candidate for president and according to the mainstream media his chances are slim and next to none.  Of course, the MSM is ignoring his campaign because Cain is not the kind of black man they want to promote.  Barack Obama has become their chosen one even though he has absolutely nothing in common with the average black in America.

NBC-ya Later.  It has now been revealed that NBC's decision to leave out the words "under God" and "indivisible" from the Pledge of Allegiance in Sunday's U.S. Open golf broadcast was no accident. ... It takes a concerted effort to open up an audio file, cue up to the "offensive" language and snip it out.  But it also takes a stratospheric level of obliviousness to one's own arrogance to do so without contemplating the kind of blowback that is occurring.  Part of that arrogance was likely animated by the thought that most Americans would be too stupid to notice.

Barbara Walters vs. Sarah Palin:  When ABC's Barbara Walters deems Sarah Palin one of the year's "Most Fascinating People," it's a backhanded compliment.  Walters knows Palin has an adoring fan base, and she's definitely not part of it.  When the Dec. 2 special began, Walters greeted Palin with "Many people find the thought of you as president a little scary."  This is not what Walters asked President Obama in yet another gooey Barack-and-Michelle hour-long ABC interview on Thanksgiving night. ... Liberals like Walters always assume that if you're liberal, you're smart; if you're conservative, you're either evil or stupid.  Or both.

Liars' Round-Up:  The facts about your security are being torn to shreds by activist liars.  And they think that you're too stupid to know the difference.  Let's lay out the worst current examples of media make-believe and election-year truth-trashing.

Why Obama Sticks in my Craw.  "Special Pictures" was the reason given back in 2009 when Air Force One buzzed New York City on a Sunday morning.  New Yorkers were alarmed.  It seemed an indelicate aeronautic act to pull on the city still smarting from the effects of previous low-flying large jets.  Not to worry... and please disregard.  We were told that these pictures were for a special documentary or something, therefore the flight was necessary.  Forget that any off-the-shelf photo-editing program could put Air Force One into a New York City skyline without the fuel, escort, or citizen alarm.  I must have missed the documentary or any other use of Air Force One pictures with New York City as a background.  Certainly it was not as some suggest.  There is no way a power-hungry narcissist would be so egocentric as to order Air Force One into the air for a joyride with the family.  Nor could we imagine a first lady so power-crazy, or even a Napoleonic chief of staff.

Barack H. Obama is counting on you to forget about the New York City Flyover.



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