Friday, January 05, 2007

As a matter of fact, yes--stupid as rocks

Anti-war activist Sunsara Taylor had the pleasure of appearing on Bill O'Reilly's television show, and hearing O'Reilly call her a lunatic. The television host--who once threatened to kill one of his guests, and who has trouble distinguishing a bath sponge from an Israeli snack food--argued that "far left" activists must believe that Americans are stupid, since Americans voted for Bush in two elections.

I am now quite certain that Bush did not win either election, so the argument that he was "elected" is a false one. But even considering that both Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 were stolen, that still leaves hoardes of citizens who did vote for Bush. And yes, they are stupid beyond belief, especially the ones who voted for him twice.

"If you weren't a lunatic, ninety percent of America would agree with you," O'Reilly told Taylor, after a discussion of Iraq troop withdrawal. So in addition to having problems with the concepts of truth, manners, public safety, and the identification of objects, we see that O'Reilly also has some issues with math. Because a l0t more than 10% of Americans agree with Taylor that troops should be withdrawn, and even if they did not, it doesn't mean that they are "smart" and Taylor is a lunatic. I remember when you were a "lunatic" if you thought black people should use the same bathrooms as Caucasian people. I remember when you were a "lunatic" if you believed that women had the right to enter professions like law and medicine. I remember, not that long ago, that you were a "lunatic" if you thought it was insane and immoral for the United States to invade Iraq.


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