Guest Post: Let IRF Do the Thinking for You
A liberal attitude was revealed the other day by none other than former President Bill Clinton. As you are hopefully very aware, his wife is running for president. This fact should keep you up nights. In fact, after you finish this you should go outside and warn your neighbors. During a visit to Keene State College Mr. Clinton, running for First Husband, said of the media’s coverage of the current presidential candidates: “One percent of the press coverage was devoted to their record in public life. No wonder people think experience is irrelevant. A lot of the people covering the race think it is (irrelevant)”.
What he’s really saying is “People don’t know what to think about, or what to think is important, unless we tell them.” People would have no idea where to find information about a candidate, or how to analyze that information independently. The way it works is you have the Clintons at the top of the authority ladder, they tell the press what is important, and the press tells you. Of course, if the press screws up, the Clintons will correct them and their vast right wing conspiracies. You wouldn’t know on your own that a candidate’s experience is an important factor. Nor might you think to ask what a given candidate would do if given the chance to hold the office. You might run into the voting booth and vote for someone who just today announced that letting the tax cuts of 2003 expire is not the equivalent of a tax increase. That same individual said that increasing the capital gains tax would only affect rich Americans, not realizing that half of American households own equities. You might also vote for someone who called for a “timeout” on trade expansion.
I don’t have to tell any IRF readers who that is. You’re all too smart. You know HER name.