January 25, 2010
Time's Joe Klein: Americans Too Stupid to Understand Obama's Genius - Updated
It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.Joe, let me put this in terms that someone like you, a sheltered ultra-liberal media parasite, can understand. The stimulus package operates on the economy in a zero-sum manner. If the government, which produces nothing, decides to spend however many tens of billions of dollars on "shovel-ready" boondoggles and buy-the-vote projects, that money comes from taxpayers, the people who are actually producing things.
So the wealth gets spread around the way the politicians see fit, with a big healthy dollop off the top to support the grotesquely inefficient government bureaucracies administering the
socialist money grab redistribution of resources. Instead of letting market forces steer the money to where it will do the most good for the economy, the stimulus funds are steered by bureaucrats to where they'll give the best spin for the political party in power.
In other words, it's rearranging the deck furniture instead of manning the lifeboats or trying to fix the big, gaping hole in the hull.
Can you grok that, Joey, you stupid sack of shit?
Update: Enfant terrible Matthew Yglesias agrees with Klein that Americans are incredibly stupid but objects to Klein's pointing it out, which seems like an incredibly stupid way to make a point - about what you'd expect from a twenty-something progressive dipshit.
I encourage the Left to continue this line. Nothing convinces people to come over to your side quite like gratuitous insults.