America, the Land of the Dumb?

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    Is America becoming stupid, or does it just seem that way? Is conservative and corporate right wing media just throwing a lot of stupid ideas out there to confuse and distract? Is there a middle ground between America being stupid or Americans being hoodwinked? Today nothing is as it is. Obama is doing better than their hero Reagan, but still our new president, who inherited the worst mess since the republicans handed FDR the Great Depression, has done wonders. If you listen to clear channel wingnut radio, read the republican WSJ et al, or watch Fox republican media, you'd think the cup was empty. Socialism, what is that anyway? Do any Americans realize our system of government and commerce is miles away from socialism? If anything we are becoming a plutocracy with a whole bunch of conspiratorial whiners on the fringes following the pied pipers of wingnuttery.

    Will the American Right succeed in making America the land of the dumb. The evidence is everywhere: anti-science, anti-medical research, anti-evolution, anti-global climate change, anti-immigration, anti-regulatory reform and pro simple slogans.

    All sensible Americans who love democracy must do all they can to help America become great again in the good things we do - and not in simply going bonkers every time democracy works it magic and makes changes.


    ===== Two examples of the dumbing down of America. =====

    'Why the "birther" myth refuses to die.' By Christopher Beam

    "It's also good politics. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that only 58 percent of Americans believe Obama was born in the United States. Entertaining this notion without endorsing it thus works as a conservative dog whistle. It shows that politicians understand the concerns of the far right, even if they don't plan on joining it."

    Why the "birther" myth refuses to die. - By Christopher Beam - Slate Magazine

    'Sarah Palin's ignorant imperialism.' By William Saletan

    "Sarah Palin thinks Barack Obama is a wimp. She's been going around to Tea Party rallies, invoking the spirit of revolutionary Boston and castigating Obama for failing to exalt American power and punish our adversaries. She seems blissfully unaware that the imperial arrogance she's preaching isn't how the American founders behaved. It's how the British behaved, and why they lost. Palin represents everything the original Tea Party was against."

    Sarah Palin's ignorant imperialism. - By William Saletan - Slate Magazine

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lXBcROUAx4]YouTube - Sean Hannity Calls Tea Party "Tim McVeigh Wannabe's"[/ame]

    U.S. Political Extremes Are "Alarming" | David Remnick | Big Think
     
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    Plenty of stupidity to go around.

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    Hannity was mocking your Fuhrer
     
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    If you want to see dumb go to any NYC High School and ask them the following 2 questions:

    1. Including John Adams, can you name 3 of Americas Founding Fathers?

    2. When did the War of 1812 occur?
     
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    Lets' consider the evidence.




    Obama is POTUS.








    Yep, Americans are getting dumber.
     
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    Good stuff. It's really interesting that Palin expects us to walk around the Earth acting like swinging dicks when that's the sure-fire way to get NO cooperation from anyone else.

    The Monroe Doctrine of the good ol' US of A was the antithesis of that...if your colonialism fucks with democracy...we'll stop you. Bush has taken that to an unneeded extreme, but back in the day, they knew what they were doing.

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    Are you smarter than a 5th grader??
     
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    This pretty much sums it up.
     

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    We were stupid enough to vote some inexperienced little dog eared, purple lipped, community organizer from kenya as President... ya, that's pretty stupid.
     
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