It’s been a bad day for people who think they’re better than you

Posted on May 17, 2011

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Liberals who think they’re intellectuals have had a rough go of it the past couple days and I couldn’t narrow it down to just one person to mock.  Let’s start with Ezra Klein:

Ezra Klein begs people to stop taking him seriously, liberals refuse

Ezra Klein is the guy MSNBC tries to build up as some sort of policy expert – the Paul Krugman of the future.  Just as arrogant but doesn’t make you want to kill yourself quite as much.  He also often wears a loosened tie with the top button of his shirt undone, so you can tell he’s important but he’s not uptight about it or anything.  He wrote an article about how we need to devalue the dollar.  In it, he says:

“A strong dollar means that when you exchange it for another currency, you get a lot of that other currency for a single dollar,” says Josh Bivens, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. A weak dollar, of course, implies the reverse.

That’s … it.

No Ezra, that is not it.  The weaker the dollar becomes, the less other countries use it as their reserve currency.  The fact that the dollar is the world’s reserve currency is one of our biggest economic advantages.  It’s used to price commodies like oil, which is a big reason we typically pay less than half what Europe pays for gas.  It’s the reason the interest rate on our national debt isn’t much, much higher.  If the dollar loses it’s place as the world’s reserve currency, our debt payments will consume our entire budget much sooner than it is already on pace to.

He goes on to suggest that the Fed’s loose monetary policy is helping by weakening the dollar and we need more of that.  However, when someone is suggesting more of a policy that has created 1.8% growth and 3.16% inflation, maybe give it just one more thought.

Cheese, wine, snooty perverts, berets…

In case you haven’t heard, the IMF chief was arrested for rape.  Or, since he’s a socialist, you could do like Yahoo and call it a “sex case”, which I’m sure is the same way they’d phrase it if it was Dick Cheney.  And the story gets more disgusting.  The New York Times reported, but I read on the DC Trawler, that some other weird French Socialist had this to say about the matter:

Everyone knows that Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a libertine, and that he is distinguished from others by the fact that he doesn’t try and hide it.  In puritanical American (sic), infiltrated by rigorous Protestantism, financial misdeeds are far more tolerated than pleasures of the flesh.

Yes, us uncivilized, puritanical Americans, with our anti-rape ways.  Although I don’t want to be too hard on him, this is just a simple misunderstanding, something lost in translation. You see, Mr. Asswipe European Guy, he wasn’t arrested for taking pleasure in the rape. He was arrested because the rape victim did not take pleasure in the rape. Glad we could clear that up.

Nancy Pelosi’s heart shows corruption, but her face shows perpetual surprise

Remember how we were too stupid to know what’s good for us with the whole Obamacare thing?  You know how we’re so ignorant that we’re always voting against our own self-interest?  And you know how we had to be dragged kicking and screaming into accepting Obamacare like petulant children being taken to the dentist?  So much so that Nancy Pelosi knew it wasn’t worth her time to let us know what was in the bill, “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.”  Well apparently when people found out, Pelosi’s district hated it more than anybody.  Last month, 204 Obamacare waivers were issued and 38 of them were from Pelosi’s district.  That’s 20%.  One district out of 435.  Cool job.

Liberals think all black people are on food stamps

As the dude from Iowa Hawk recently said, “Race cards are like dollar bills: print a few trillion and they no longer buy you anything.”  It’s just getting so boring.  I still maintain that Newt Gingrich totally blows, but there was another part of his Meet the Press interview where I have to stick up for him.  They showed a clip of Newt talking about how there’s a record number of people on food stamps.  Then David Gregory asked a not-ridiculous-or completely bat-shit-crazy-question.  Here’s how the exchange went:

(Begin videotape)GINGRICH: You want to be a country that creates food stamps, in which case frankly Obama’s is an enormous success. The most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates paychecks? (End videotape)

GREGORY: First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.

GINGRICH: Oh, come on, David.

GREGORY: What did you mean? What was the point?

GINGRICH: That’s, that’s bizarre. That–this kind of automatic reference to racism, this is the president of the United States. The president of the United States has to be held accountable. Now, the idea that–and what I said is factually true. Forty-seven million Americans are on food stamps. One out of every six Americans is on food stamps. And to hide behind the charge of racism? I have–I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.

Then last night the liberal “intelligentsia” joined in the boring chorus (sad, boring examples here and here).  Obviously I could point out that what they’re really saying is that when they think of food stamps, they think of black people, because no sane person detected any hint of anything having to do with race in Newt’s comments.  It’s like if someone said, “Man, some people are so ugly” and you replied, “Well that’s not a very nice thing to say about Asians.”  You’re the one that associated “ugly” with “Asian”.

I could point that out, but it’s just so damn boring.  Seriously, even if all these accusations of racism were true, wouldn’t you still just be completely bored with it.  Even during the abolitionist movement, I’m sure they occasionally changed the subject and talked about the weather or something.  They could just show reruns on MSNBC every other night and nobody would have a clue.  “Republicans are racist, nothing is Obama’s fault, Republicans are racist, Sarah Palin is stupid, Republicans are racist.  Another Hardball classic.”  Get a fucking hobby, you goons.

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