The left sure knows how to recover from an electoral defeat: slander the electorate. For some strange reason, liberal activists believe that after 60 million Americans pulled the lever for George W. Bush, the best strategy to win back power is to call those voters stupid.
The Europeans were first to jump on the ?I hate Americans? bandwagon. The morning after the election, London?s Daily Mirror ran with the headline: ?How could 59,054,087 people be so dumb?? The Swiss tabloid Blick headlined: ?Are 62 million Americans simply stupid??
The American left has been no better. Literally hundreds of letters to the editor across the country have complained that the red state voters were simply dumb. Before the election, investigators at the University of Maryland informed the public that pro-Bush Americans are only pro-Bush because of willful ignorance and close-minded tenaciousness. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader, actually said that Americans voted for Republicans in 2004 because they ?didn?t know? that Republicans controlled all branches of the government.
Then there?s the inimitable Ted Rall, master of subtlety, whose November 11 comic depicted Republicans as a group of inbred, racist morons. One of the Republicans is a sheeted KKK member exclaiming: ?Teen abortion sluts make me sick!? Another is a poorly-shaven, bucktoothed truck driver, stating plainly, ?I need me lots of guns to shoot fags!? Another white trash type adds, ?And Darwinists! God hates them!?
Never has liberal scorn for the heartland been as apparent as in the 2004 presidential election. Remember Howard Dean?s ridiculous statement that he wanted to be the candidate for all those guys with ?Confederate flags in their pickup trucks?? Or John Kerry?s feeble attempt to court those red state hillbillies by mentioning God and making love to firearms: ?My favorite gun is the M-16 that saved my life and that of my crew in Vietnam?? (His favorite candy, by the way, is the Tootsie Roll he once chewed while patrolling the jungles of Vietnam.)