The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.But what if he's not? A fool, that is.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
Posted by: Grandpa2 | April 3, 2010 11:24 PM
I've been arguing since about day one on this blog that the unannounced but obvious purpose of our public school system over the last 100 years has been the deliberate dumbing-down of the electorate so that they would be easier to lead around, said purpose justified by a philosophy that made its end game the destruction of the capitalist West - a philosophy still around even after the collapse of its spawning ground, the Soviet Union. "Grandpa2" believes Obama a fool that the country can survive, but 95 year-old Harold Estes is concerned that he's not a fool, but a determined enemy. Lou Pritchett shares that concern.
So do I.
But "Grandpa2" has hit upon the problem: we elected him. Not only that, but we settled for John McCain as his opponent. And before that, George Bush and John Kerry, and before that George Bush and Al Gore. And before that....
Comedian Lewis Black had it right, back during the run-up to the 2000 election. "In my lifetime," he said, "we've gone from JFK to Al Gore. In my lifetime, we've gone from Ike to G.W. Bush.
"If this is progress, in a few years we're going to be voting for PLANTS!"
And not wondering why.
They've trained us well.