If we were just smarter, we’d vote Liberal.

February 3rd, 2006

At least according to Dave Berkman.

In his current Media Musings column in the Shepherd Express, viagra sales viagra sale Dave basically says Americans don’t know what the hell is going on…and even if we did, cialis canada we’d probably still be too stupid to vote the “right” way.

He actually says:

The problem with so many of us on the left is the naive faith we place in the intelligence of a public whom we aim to defend. Suppose the true facts about the costs of welfare were widely known. Would that counter the racism that leads so many white Americans to believe the worst about blacks?

Would the truth about our miniscule foreign aid counter the xenophobia that forms such a cornerstone of America’s thinking?

Yes, David, everyone who doesn’t see how right you are MUST be a moron, a racist, a xenophobe, or all three. Only explanation I can think of, too.

In the same article, Dave says:

Polls consistently revealed that most Americans believed that next to the military, the largest expenditure of tax funds was for welfare—which was perceived as a reward to undeserving black women for their profligate sexual behaviors. But welfare never totaled more than 3% of government expenditures.

Apparently Dave doesn’t consider Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc…to be social welfare programs. (Of course, they aren’t. They’re entitlements!)

He’s also annoyed that we’re not giving enough money to countries like Brazil, Iran, North Korea, etc…:

Second is the belief still held by a majority of Americans about the hundreds of billions we give away in foreign aid. Last year the actual figure was just over $16 billion, or 15-one-hundreths-of-one-percent of our Gross National Product—which ranks the United States dead last among developed nations.

He’s right. As a percentage of GNP we’re near the back of the pack. (Of course, in absolute terms, we still give about twice as much as the next biggest donor.)

I’m glad David is feeling so generous with our money, but I must have missed the day in Civics class when they said the purpose of government was to take as much money as possible from your own citizens and give it to people who don’t like you.

Seriously, if you want to win the American people to your side, implying that they’re ignorant, stupid racists who aren’t sending enough of their hard-earned money to people who mostly hate them probably isn’t the best way to go about it.

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  • 1. Melinda Omdahl  |  February 4th, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    You wrote:
    Yes, David, everyone who doesn’t see how right you are MUST be a moron, a racist, a xenophobe, or all three.

    But the problem is this…

    If Dave actually reads this – he won’t realize you’re being sarcastic.

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