Senator Kerry, man of the people: Voters are dumb. Hence, Democrats are losing this election
A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.
Excuse me while I channel my inner Pontius Pilate here, but what is “the truth”? Perhaps its the truth that most Americans are suffering financially right now? After three years of Democrats running both chambers of Congress, coupled with the last twenty months of complete Democratic control on the trifecta of Federal power? And all they hear coming from Washington by elitist snobs like Kerry is just more ways to squeeze the middle class?
Or is it the “truth” that only ineffectual and sloth-like buffoons like Kerry and his ilk see from their focus group polling and endless adherence to failed, idealistic “better-living-through-government”, policies from inside the Beltway?
Kerry made the remarks on voters following questions about U.S. Rep Barney Frank’s re-election campaign and queries about securing federal funding for the Hub hospital.
“I think a lot of the anger today – while it’s appropriate because Washington is broken – is not directed at the right people,” said Kerry. “Barney is prepared, as others are, to explain what we’re doing. I think when people hear the facts and they see what we’re doing, it frankly makes sense.”
In the interview, Kerry added that voters should be mad at stonewalling Republicans and “big money” in politics instead, referring to a bill blocked by Republicans Thursday that would reveal corporate and union leaders who fund big-bucks political ads.
Idiot. Washington is indeed, broken. Does someone have the cojones to tell Kerry that he is “Washington”? That he and the other entrenched and arrogant leftist douchebags that infiltrate Washington D.C., are the Establishment?
Someone also please tell the senior Senator from Massachusetts that “the facts” are out there. Now more than ever, more people have access to more information about anything they’d ever wanted to know about, and then some. The facts are out there Senator, and the people are not liking what they see.
And it takes some real hubris to complain about “big money” in politics, when you’re John Kerry, husband to the heiress of the Heinz family fortune, and when the biggest political splash you’ve made this year is that you were caught docking your yacht in Rhode Island to avoid paying your home state’s luxury tax.
This is your modern Democratic party, ladies and gentleman. Hubris and entitlement, all while walking all over the sensibilities and intelligence of the American people. The basis for modern Democratic politics is that they know better than you about what’s in the best interest of yourself and your family. You shouldn’t make any decisions on your own because, well….you’re just too ignorant.