On March 16, Tea Partiers from around the country gathered (in disappointing numbers) in front of the Capitol building for their final protest against health care reform. Also in town, appropriately, was Barnum & Bailey’s actual circus.

What a frightening lack of knowledge. Other than what they got from Fox News, etc.

  1. Animby says:

    # 38 Bernard Lebeau said, “Hi, everybody. I am european …
    Do you have statistics about the average IQ of republican voters?”

    The average IQ of Republican voters is just about the same as the average IQ of Democratic voters and both are about twice that of most Europeans.

    I didn’t know there were still trolls to be found in Europe.

    Now go away or I shall taunt thee again!

  2. EvilPoliticians says:

    What a frightening lack of knowledge. Other than what they got from Fox News, etc.

    Finding dunces in a group is not a challenge and is not unique to any one group. Perhaps the blonde bimbo partiers on Girls Gone Wild are representative of the entire Democratic party since they are Democrats themselves?

    You need to reference a Relationship Chart. Correlation Causality. Or in this case relevant representation.

  3. Cursor_ says:

    There never was a democracy in the United States of America.

    There is none now.

    There will never be one.

    There are democratic ideals, but not a democracy.

    Democracies, like communism, are Utopian ideas. They will not work in a real world situation. That is why we turn to REPUBLICS. A group of people that represent our interests. As we individuals cannot afford the time to vote on every single issue we appoint those reps to do that work. Now we may use a democratic method to choose them, but we have never been a democracy.

    PLEASE stop using that word to describe the USA. It is patently false.

    And if you want a further explanation of what the USA is, it only uses a minor form of democratic reform. In its most real sense and from the way the founders made it to be, it is an oligarchic republic. A republic where the representatives are elites.

    Not just anyone can be a representative, it has always been that way and always will be that way.
    But that is how all government has been since the day when the chief of a village got the best hut, food and women. Of course at that point it was usually a meritocracy (A rule by those that merit the job through proven skills and experience) but it was still an elite rule.

    We can never get past that form of government because humans are still primates. And primates all have a pecking order of elites on top and non-elite submissives to the dominant primate.

    They best we can do is make sure the dominant order is beneficent and chosen for proven results. Again a meritocratic form of rule.


  4. Hmeyers says:

    This system made it 200 years by having relatively benign leaders that had America’s best interests at heart. Like as in America = the American citizens

    Then at some point, they realized that an overwhelming chunk of the electorate can easily be manipulated by news and not enough thinking ones exist to make a significant difference in the voting booth.

    Now absurd and previously unthinkable things like GW Bush spending $700 billion in a single bill to bail out banks and then Obama spending double that a few months later are the norm.

    There are no checks or balances any more. Politicians can just spend trillions of dollars at will.

    No political repercussions.
    Little electorate complaining.

    And the partisan monkeys don’t notice and continue calling each other names while the country is sinking like a rock.

  5. Buzz says:

    #22 Morris: I had no preconceived notions when I called up the points I graded you on. I was just writing a summary that stood up to the words in the document.

    Your evaluations of these cited points is rubbish.

  6. Rick Cain says:

    After suffering through privatized health care, I’m pretty happy if the government steps in.

  7. PlasticMan says:

    HaHaHaHa. Now we not only have the “worst health care system in the world” (as some see it) but one run by the worst management entity in the world: the US Federal Government. We are totally F’ed.