Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Perfect Storm of Ignorance, Hypocrisy and Desperation

So, Samuel J. Wurzelbacher aka "Joe the Plumber" can't define socialism when asked by Alan Colmes on the Hannity & Colmes show a while back, but he can assure us that Sen. Barack Obama is indeed a socialist. Various Republicans have joined the fray, among them Rep. Todd Akin, from Missouri: “This campaign in the next couple of weeks is about one thing. It’s a referendum on socialism.” Sen. George Voinovich, of Ohio: “With all due respect, the man is a socialist.”

And Gov. Barbie Doll has chimed in with such nuggets as “Friends, now is no time to experiment with socialism.”

Yup. The same lady who presides over the welfare state that is Alaska, where each and every one of its inhabitants is given a oil company-derived subsidy. The one who's on the record as saying this:

"And Alaska - we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."

But Barack Obama is a socialist, you see.

This is the new GOP meme, of course: Barack Obama is a socialist. Don't bother actually finding out what the the term means, just know that it's bad for you.

Oh, it’s a sight to behold when hypocrisy and contempt for the American people and their intelligence, along with the tacit complicity of the media, come together like this.