Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ignorance is bliss for GOP base

In a sane world, Hermann Cain would have been ejected from the GOP race by now. It's hard to imagine a less qualified person for President. But somehow, in the clown car that is the GOP field of candidates, Cain is winning the polls precisely because he is the best clown.

He has no understanding of how government works. He boasts of his ignorance on foreign affairs. He proposes policies of ruination. And the base, who fear and loathe intellectualism love him for it.

He preaches his ignorance with the eloquent bombast of a televangelist. He speaks a language they understand. A dialect that reflects and validates their own hates and prejudices. And as long as they can take comfort in the simple words, nothing else matters.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

He's almost a metaphor for national suicide.

9:29:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Or mass insanity...

9:47:00 AM  

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