Yes, I know. Saying this is like picking on the stupid kid. But that’s the whole point. Cenk Uygur writes:
If someone is this ignorant, they’re usually embarrassed and try not to talk much. But this guy is so dumb he has no idea how dumb he is. This sounds like a conversation you might have with a child, a mentally challenged child. Johnny, do you know how big Russia is? How about China?
This would all be unfortunate if George was your dentist, or worse yet, your accountant. But he is the leader of the free world. This man makes life or death decisions every day. If you say you’re not scared about that, you’re lying.
Would you let him do the books for your business? Would you trust your company in his hands for eight years? (No matter how Republican you are, you know you just said no to that question.) Would you trust him to be your kids’ guidance counselor and take his advice seriously? If your kids were in the Army and he was their field commander, would you feel good about putting their lives in his hands?
Come on, no one is crazy enough to say yes to that. Yet, he has all of our lives in his hands. The emperor has no clothes. The emperor has no clothes. It’s about time someone in the mainstream media said it.
I agree that it’s important to point out that Bush is incredibly stupid. Dangerously stupid. Murderously stupid. When he is indistinguishable from satire, you know you have a problem.
But I don’t think this will be enough. I think this strategy could actually backfire because Democrats aren’t running against George Bush (thankfully, he can’t be president again). While I think modern conservatism is an idiotic philosophy, many of the leading conservatives are not stupid in the sense that Bush is (“Russia’s a big country and you’re a big country.”) Running on the “Bush is a fucking moron” platform could unintentionally open the door for the “competent conservative.” In other words, Republicans could argue the problem was Bush, not his ‘philosophy’ of Preznitin’.
The problem lies not with individual conservatives, but with modern conservatism. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Kristol, Perle, Bolton, and the rest of the Looney Tunes are not outliers: they are the conservative movement. The stupidity of the High Defender of the Blessed Blastocyst just compounds the problem.