Sunday, February 17, 2013

Liberal Idiots of the Week

"Liberal idiot of the week" is kind of like saying "sun rising in the East" -- the fact that liberalism is rampant idiocy is like the fact that di-hydrogen monoxide is water (see Penn and Teller's YouTube video about the petition to ban water). But as liberal idiots go, the liberal idiots described in this segment go above and beyond the call of duty in liberal idiocy for the week. And here we go:

1. Barack Obama: The supreme liberal idiot in chief apparently thinks that raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour will magically raise millions and millions of Americans out of poverty:

"Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.  This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families.  It could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank; rent or eviction; scraping by or finally getting ahead.
 "Millions of working families", Barry? Let's get real dude! The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells the story: Minimum wage workers tend to be young, single and/or uneducated and working part time -- not "millions of working families". 99.999% of the 4.4 million minimum wage workers ain't trying to support families. And while we're on the subject of "working families" am I the only mid-level management person working his butt off that resents the implication that because most of my work product is management, administrative and intellectual and done at a desk that it is somehow less "work" than other types of work?.The fact that the number one administrator in the federal government seldom gets up before 9AM, spends copious amounts of time golfing and vacationing and couldn't be bothered enough by the fact that people were dying at our embassy in Libya to stay up and monitor the events might lead him to believe that other managers and administrators don't work either. But we do.

2. The second liberal idiot of the week is Iowa's own Tom Harkin, who has fortunately tendered his resignation as our commie pig bastard from hell junior senator with damn near 40 years in Washington. Harkin came up with this little gem this week:

"Everyone keeps saying we have a spending problem. And when they talk about that, it’s like there’s an assumption that somehow we as a nation are broke. We can't afford these things any longer. We’re too broke to invest in education and housing and things like that. Well look at it this way, we’re the richest nation in the history of the world. We are now the richest nation in the world. We have the highest per capita income of any major nation. That kind of begs the question, doesn’t it? If we’re so rich, why are we so broke? Is it a spending problem? No."
 Tell me folks: If you made $54,000 a year but spent $100,000 every year, year after year, and put that extra $46,000 a year on a credit card or borrowed it from your neighbor who doesn't really like you, would you say that you have a spending problem? I thought so. So is Harkin drunk, on drugs, senile or just stupid? I think it's the latter.

3. Then you have Dr. Mark Lamont Hill, leftist extraordinaire, calls Chris Dorner a superhero, avenging the racist wrongs of the LA police a la Django Unchained:

Even some of the biggest lefties in the commentary business couldn't stomach Hill's asinine comments. This faux-intellectual young punk has deserved to be marginalized for his many other radical leftist opinions and perhaps this idiocy will be enough to do in his career for good. He's entitled to his opinion, of course, but he's not entitled to be taken seriously while holding such an asinine, obnoxious and downright dangerous opinion.

Stay tuned for next weeks installment of Liberal Idiots of the Week. Finding examples of liberal idiocy isn't hard. Choosing the most idiotic of the idiocy is. I'll do my best to make those tough calls. So much liberal idiocy, so little time. 

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