For $300, Duhbya bought assent from the Reagan Democrats for his ridiculously plutocratic 2001 tax cuts. Now, John McCain and Hillary Clinton are trying the same stupid, pandering sort of back-handed insult at a $30 price point.
Insult? Isn't Obama the elitist? No, Clinton and McCain are insulting the intelligence of the voters. Of course, sad truth be told, the voters in the past have deserved this insult. They haven't been able to tell the difference between real populism and the fake kind that Republicans - and now Hillary - are so keen on.
Here's a hint:
When someone says something like this that makes you go "huh?", bullshit is probably one of the top ingredients. My interpretation: "I'm not going to listen to smart people. I'm too smart to do that." Sheesh, smart people are often wrong even in consensus. So make an argument why they're wrong. But no. Then the second paragraph opposes her point if taken literally. It looks like a Freudian slip.
"I'm not going to put my lot in with economists, because I know if we did it right . . . it would be implemented effectively," said Clinton, who was asked during an hourlong television appearance to name a credible economist who backed her plan to lift the 18.5-cent federal tax on gasoline for the summer.
In a barely veiled attack on Obama, Clinton added, "We've got to get out of this mind-set where somehow elite opinion is always on the side of doing things that really disadvantage the vast majority of Americans."
It's a sad fact about America that acting stupid probably helps Hillary's chances.