Yup, basically we Americans are just dumb as a box of hair…

I wrote several months before the election that I figured we were doomed. I said so because it was patently obvious to me at the time that most people around me are, in fact, morons.

You cannot reason with a moron. You cannot bring them over to see your side of things, or any side of things for that matter. Dumb people do dumb things. I suggested that if our electorate is actually composed of dimwits then we can fully expect a dimwitted outcome to the Presidential Election. Well, voila, we got ourselves a hum dinger of a dimwitted outcome.

Today, Salon published an article that basically says the same thing. Michelle Goldberg has written about a column that appears in this month’s New Republic Online by Chris Hayes, that talks about how really horrifying this election’s “undecided voters” were. These people were just massively dumb. Hayes shares with us the thoughts of one undecided voter who told him that he was voting for Bush because his priority is the environment.

That’s right. This voter chose Bush because of his environmental policies. Then there’s another voter who chose Bush because of his support for stem cell research. Duh doesn’t even begin to cover it. This is downright vacuous thinking.

Michelle Goldberg’s final paragraph really sums up, although more optimistically than I would, what the Democrats have in front of them: “The depressing upshot of this is that Democrats can’t make headway by configuring their policies. In the end, Hayes sees only two options: ‘either abandon ‘issues’ as the linchpin of political campaigns and adopt the language of values, morals, and character as many have suggested; or begin the long-term and arduous task of rebuilding a popular, accessible political vocabulary — of convincing undecided voters to believe once again in the importance of issues.’ In other words, find a demagogue or educate the country — either way, Democrats have their work cut out for them. ”

Or, to put it another way, unless the Democrats can recruit their own version of Arnold Schwarzeneger they haven’t got a prayer. These undecideds are the people who ultimately make the final decision on a Presidential campaign, and they’re retards. This is precisely the sort of thing that turns educated people against democracy of any kind. It is insufferable to submit yourself to the will of the the sort of people who are too simple-minded to even find Iraq on a map, let alone Washington, D.C.

As Franklin Roosevelt said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.”

Or, to put it another way, as H.L. Mencken said, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. ”

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