Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Meet the electorate.

So, Stewart and Colbert invited the young, educated hipsters of America to gather in Washington and mock the elderly, white, racist, ignorant fuddy-duddies of that ridiculous Republican Tea Party thing. And so they gathered, and oh did they mock my ignorance:



Meanwhile, forty-some years ago, Reagan was quoting Plutarch in speeches. I'll wait a minute while Stewart goes and looks up "Plutarch" on Wikipedia...


(H/T to TJIC.)

14 comments:

Noah D said...

I can't remember who said it - maybe Lewis Black - about the 2010 presidential race: The corpse of Reagan would be a better choice than these two.

Bob said...

If he can even spell "Plutarch." He probably spells it with a terminal K. Or thinks it was Mickey Mouse's dog, or something.

wv: bledlow: in the election yesterday, we bled them low, we bled them high...

bluesun said...

AYE YE YE...

Ed Foster said...

WOW! I'm even more impressed with Ronnie. Not that he knew Plutarch, I remember those amazing, brilliant, funny articles he wrote in National Review when he was Governor of California.

But rather that he considered Plutarch worthy of commenting on to average Americans. Geez, he must have thought some of had brains enough to recognize the quotee, rather than feed us predigested pablum.

We were lucky to have him as long as we did.

Brian J. said...

I've been reading some of the pulp Executioner series from the late 1970s and early 1980s, and in addition to musing on the stark differences between good and evil, Mack Bolan quotes varied learned philosophers.

Even the junk reading from ages passed is smarter than the "smart" people today.

BobG said...

It reminds me of the video where they are getting people to sign a petition to ban "dihydrogen oxide".

Desertrat said...

Gee, and all this time I thought that government schools would be strong on teaching about Keynes! After all, his notions are the underpinnings of our failed monetary policy...

Extreme Tolerance said...

That was funny. Tards on all sides. Any takers on Palin falling for the same thing?

Love it. Correct answer: Yes and so was Bush.

Tam said...

"Any takers on Palin falling for the same thing?"

Oh, sure! Because at no point in her life, neither as governor nor during the '08 election, did Palin ever encounter the term "Keynesian". She's just been sitting on her front porch, staring at Russia and moving her lips while she reads her Bible. The nice ladies on The View told me so...

"Correct answer: Yes and so was Bush."

Oh, how dare you! I disagree with Obama and so that means I love Bush (and Palin)!

Alex, I'll take "False Dichotomy" for $200...

Anonymous said...

I do not think that could have been scripted any better.
My jaw hurts from where it slammed the desktop.

Sheesh.

Hunter
Alaska

TimP said...

"Plutarch"? Why would Pluto need an Architect?

D.W. Drang said...

What really did it for me was that actually found--and showed--a guy who said "Not sure what his economic school is", and the woman with him looked at the sign and said "Oh, wait, I thought you said..."
Except, of course, Keynesian is a "best case" for His Imperial Majesty...

Montie said...

I think D.W. is right with regard to "best case". Better a misguided follower of John Maynard Keynes' theories than a deliberatefollower of the Cloward and Piven plan.

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