Saturday, September 25, 2010

'People Are Influenced By a Simple Slogan Rather Than the Facts'

John Kerry explains how stupid people came to vote for Barack Obama.
“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.
Hope! Change! Yes We Can! Those kind of slogans, Live Shot?

Oh no, he actually means those stupid, uninformed knuckle-draggers prepared to bury the left in five weeks.
“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.”
So if you're not stupid and uninformed, you're angry. That dovetails nicely with the latest anti-Tea Party message: They're all crazy. Of course this pampered elitist snob is looking down his nose at anyone from the deck of his luxury yacht.
John Feehery, a Washington D.C.-based Republican consultant, said Kerry’s comments mark yet another embarrassing stumble for the gaffe-prone senior senator. In 2006, the former presidential candidate had to apologize for a statement he made at a California college that U.S. students who did not study hard and stay in school would end up “stuck in Iraq.”

“I think that arrogance sums up why John Kerry didn’t get elected president,” Feehery said. “He’s out of touch.”
Nice to see one of those rabble-rousing bloggers being quoted in a story.
Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing upstart candidates such as U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

“It just continues the Democrats’ theme that the reason people are upset is because they don’t understand. They’re not smart enough. That sort of rhetoric just gets people even more upset,” said Jacobson.

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