It’s a playground debater’s trick. When you’re losing an argument, just call your opponent a “stupid head.” Liberals are great at the tactic. They don’t like facts, figures, and logic. When you use them, their eyes glaze over and their first response is, “That’s just stupid.” It’s back to elementary school.
The comments about stupid voters are coming from a number of liberal pundits because they are seeing their candidate’s poll numbers slipping over what they perceive to be stupid issues. Tom Jensen of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling said the following:
“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. . . I tell a client trying to make sense of numbers on a poll that are inherently contradictory that at least once a week.”
Liberals view conservatives as stupid because conservatives won’t vote for someone who doesn’t know how an economy works. Liberals think conservatives are stupid because conservatives don’t believe you can tax your way to prosperity. Liberals think conservatives are stupid because conservatives believe that more oil will reduce the price of gas.
Here’s an indication that liberals are out of touch with reality on the issue of stupid voters because they’re stupid themselves. The following is the opening line of an article by Alexander Burns of POLITICO:
“Voters are appalled at President Barack Obama’s handling of gas prices, even though virtually every policy expert in both parties says there’s little a president can do to affect the day-to-day price of fuel in a global market.”
First, I would like to know who these “experts” are. When someone says “virtually every,” you know he’s cooking the books. Second, it’s simple logic that if there is more oil available, prices will drop. OPEC has understood this for decades. When the members want the price of oil to go up, they vote to cut production. Third, if barriers are set up by government regulators to impede domestic exploration and drilling, there will be less oil and prices will go up in anticipation of lower future supplies. It’s called “supply and demand.” It’s not stupid; it’s an economic law, something liberals don’t believe in.
Poll questions are not scientific. Polls often result in contradictory results based on how questions are asked. If I ask a group of voters whether the automobile bailout was a good thing, of course the results are going to be contradictory. Some people benefited by the bailout and some people didn’t. Poll questions don’t allow for qualifications in answers. The pollsters want a yes or no answer. The goal of many polls is to find an intended result for a political purpose.
It’ seems when “stupid voter” accusations are thrown about, it’s only conservatives who are labeled as such. Where’s the stupid voter list of liberal voters who believed that when President Obama became president that they would get free housing, food, schooling, healthcare, and all the rich people would pay for it?
Oh wait, they’re not so stupid after all. They do get these things. The real stupid voters believe that there is such a thing as a free lunch. I remember an interview about coal mining in West Virginia. A woman wanted to know why we needed coal. “Couldn’t we just use electricity?,” she asked. As Bill Engvall would say, “Here’s your sign.”