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Monday, January 16, 2012

Of course, it's just me

John Hinderaker over at Powerline summarizes my feelings well.
As you may have heard by now, Newsweek’s forthcoming issue headlines, “Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?”

Well, sure. We who are unhappy that unemployment has increased on Obama’s watch, that over-regulation has stymied economic growth, that our children now owe a $15 trillion debt that we can’t pay–hey, we’re just dumb! We obviously aren’t smart enough to understand how devastating our economy, unemploying millions of Americans and burdening our children with trillions of dollars in debt is really a great idea.

If that’s what you think, you are a liberal and you may take Newsweek seriously. The rest of us remember when the publication sold for $1. Hey, we Power Liners may be stupid, but we actually operate in the black. And, more broadly, the time when liberals could seriously try to peddle the lie that conservatives are stupid is long, long gone.
There was a time when I enjoyed reading Newsweek. Had a subscription and looked forward to insightful analysis of the events of the world arriving in my mailbox each week.

I also had a television with vacuum tubes.  Both have passed into irrelevancy.

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