August 08, 2008

"Stupidity is the Best Policy"

Paul Krugman is on fire today:

Now, I don’t mean that G.O.P. politicians are, on average, any dumber than their Democratic counterparts. And I certainly don’t mean to question the often frightening smarts of Republican political operatives.

What I mean, instead, is that know-nothingism — the insistence that there are simple, brute-force, instant-gratification answers to every problem, and that there’s something effeminate and weak about anyone who suggests otherwise — has become the core of Republican policy and political strategy. The party’s de facto slogan has become: “Real men don’t think things through.”

If they think they can ride this tire-gauge bullshit to an election victory, these people are crazy.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 8, 2008 04:10 PM
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