Ignorance is Bliss

This article from the New York Times reveals the depth of foolishness amongst our population. Otherwise intelligent voters in Iowa actually believed that a politician was running to change things and not for his own personal advancement. That anyone over the age of 18 believes this of any politician amazes me. Look at these quotes:

“I’m afraid I wasn’t realistic,” Ms. McAreavy, 76, a retired school nurse, said on a recent morning on the deck of her home here in east-central Iowa.

“I really thought there would be immediate change,” she said. “Sometimes the Republicans are just as bad as Democrats. But it’s politics as usual, and that’s what I voted against.”

“All my Republican friends — and independents — are sitting back saying, ‘Oh, what did we do?” Ms. McAreavy said. “I’m not to that point yet, but a lot of people are.”

People actually thought that this was some sort of “post partisan” moment and that President Obama wasn’t simply running on a pure leftist agenda with his own ego totally involved in the deal. This system is a game, a game where we hear the same garbage every four years from different people who want to achieve glory and have their name remembered when they die. Sometimes they also want to have sex with lots of women as well (JFK, Gary Hart, Clinton, Edwards, Vitter, Sanford). What amazes me is that people are dupes to this game every four years, even 76 year olds.

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