A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
“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. [DF notes: And apparently missing the irony of using that slur to defend a man whose entire campaign was the focus-grouped tagline"Hope and Change."
You have to thank Senator Kerry for once again exposing the core tenet of liberalism -- the belief your fellow man is too ignorant to be capable of self-governance.
That's why he needs the government to tell him what to eat, what to drive and what light bulb to use. That's why doctors need the government to tell them what drugs and treatments to prescribe. That's why banks need the government to tell them who to loan to. That's why automakers need government to tell them what cars to make.
In short, liberalism is the belief you, the liberal, are an intellectually and morally superior being with the duty to make decisions on behalf of a population of cattle who, as Senator Kerry puts it, "doesn't always pay that much attention to what’s going on...(and) are influenced by a simple slogan."
It's a Doctrine of Arrogance, and one that Senator Kerry and Barack Obama are shamelessly imposing on a populace much smarter than they, and who will make a much smarter decision on Nov. 2.