Things Bothering Me

It’s about time I added a new post. I’m not on Facebook much any more so I’ve got no excuse. Of course there are other things in life besides blogs and Facebook. But what got me started this morning, the day when the hurricane Irene is supposed to arrive, is the state of politics in this country. One would think I would have more personal concerns at my age, like wife dying, a recent CHF attack, loneliness, erratic sleep, etc., but reading Nicholas Kristof’s recent Op-Ed Did We Drop the Ball on Unemployment? and then readers’ comments on his blog On the Ground finally set me off this dreary pre-Irene Sunday morning. Here’s the reader’s comment that did it:

The jobs issue is accurately described and if anything, understated. Democrats and Obama have been cowed by the undereducated blithering idiots who now lead the GOP, in the pay of the people who brought down the world economy through fraud and greed.

It is time to hold bankers and the Tea Party accountable for their harm — and that starts with the likes of Perry and Boehner and Cantor — may the lord preserve us from another Texas politician, educated in Texas, elected by the undereducated Texans, and obedient to the worst of the wealthiest.

I love that phrase “undereducated blithering idiots who now lead the GOP“. Thank you Scott Allen of Kailua, Oahu, HI. Took the words right out of my mouth.

Actually, as “2e” points out in her comment it’s the people who voted them in who are the real undereducated blithering idiots!

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  1. Llanda’s avatar

    Excellent post, 1e!!
    But I don’t believe the leaders are ‘undereducated blithering idiots’ – I reserve that term for the followers. The leaders know what they are doing; they are the direct descendants of the men who plotted against FDR. I recommend that you add “The Plot to Seize the White House” by Jules Archer to your reading list. Without the courage and skill of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, FDR would probably not have died peacefully at his house in Warm Springs, GA.
    I find it sad that so little seems to be known of this conspiracy by the leaders of capitalism against a lawfully elected President .

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks, 2e!
    Yes, I thought of that too, the term “uneducated blithering idiots” should apply to the people that voted the GOP leaders into office rather than the leaders themselves. But I so liked the term that it really pushed me over the top. I’m not familiar with that book you mention by Jules Archer. I’ll have to look it up.


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