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Truth and Stereotype

Truth and Stereotype

November 20, 2008 | Permalink

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I know! I know! You're subtly and ambiguously conveying the notion that people who are smart enough to read the footnotes didn't fit inside either the Obama circle or the McCain circle. Go Ron Paul!

(removes tongue from cheek)

Posted by: Noumenon | Nov 21, 2008 8:36:47 AM

Are you saying they are all boobies?

Posted by: Patch | Nov 21, 2008 9:33:42 AM

lol

Posted by: Noumenon | Nov 21, 2008 11:54:55 AM

Wait, racists aren't a subset of idiots?

Or did you just fail set theory in school?

(I assume this isn't to scale, either. If so, the Obama Voters circle should be bigger.)

Besides, I thought one of the frequently mention issues was how crazy liberals with all their college education don't know how to run a country and don't know what "real America" (as opposed to imitation America?) is like and that conservatives who hold blue collar jobs and hunt their own dinner do know how to run a country because they're normal folk, like soccer moms.

(McCain was bottom of his class at West Point, does that put him in the idiot circle?)

Posted by: Brian Puccio | Nov 21, 2008 7:47:20 PM

Brian: Logically, the Venn diagram should be very different because all racists are idiots (or, at the very least, the sets cross). However, thinking about it, the diagram might also meaning this:

"Truth": "Obama Voters" is a subset of "Idiots".

Stereotype: "McCain Voters" is a subset of "Racists".

Just my tuppance.

Posted by: ZanderSchubert | Nov 21, 2008 10:49:33 PM

Also, while we're at it, how is voting for McCain racist? Sure there were a bunch of crazies who didn't want a black guy in office, but there's still a considerable amount of people who have nothing against black people but were against Obama being their president. Nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: Brian Puccio | Nov 21, 2008 11:07:30 PM

> Also, while we're at it, how is voting for McCain racist? Sure there were a bunch of crazies who didn't want a black guy in office, but there's still a considerable amount of people who have nothing against black people but were against Obama being their president. Nothing wrong with that.

I sorta agree with this, Tom.

I think you need an adjective of description in both cases:

*Alleged* Racists
*Inarguable* Idiots

;-)

Posted by: Obloodyhell | Nov 22, 2008 8:38:49 AM

Not to pick nits, Brian, but West Point, the US Military Academy, is for the Army; Annapolis, the location of McCain's alma mater, is the location of the US Naval Academy. He did not graduate at the absolute bottom of his class, but pretty close to it: 894 of 899.

Posted by: Sparticus | Nov 22, 2008 8:15:47 PM

> He did not graduate at the absolute bottom of his class, but pretty close to it: 894 of 899.

As with the TANG memos, why the hell should anyone give a rat's patootie where McCain graduated in his class?

And I find this attention to ridiculously irrelevant detail PARTICULARLY absurd given that pretty much no one wanted to find and read ANYTHING Obama wrote while at the Harvard Law Review or as a part of his so-called "Constitutional Studies" -- which has FAR more to say about Obama and his potential actions as PotUS than McCain's educational experiences at Annapolis MANY decades ago (he has far many more recent actions which clearly delineate what he stands for and is likely to act on, were he PotUS).

Ludicrous.

Posted by: Obloodyhell | Nov 23, 2008 2:56:43 AM

I don't know, but maybe the fact that the smaller circles are inside the larger ones does NOT necessarily mean that they are subsets. Then again, maybe it does.

Posted by: fred mertz | Nov 23, 2008 6:41:30 PM

Then again, maybe they're just 'milking' their constituencies, the idiots and the racists.

Posted by: fred mertz | Nov 23, 2008 6:43:22 PM

As long as we're bringing up details, we may as well get them correct.

Why did no one want to read anything by Obama--except his autobiographies*? Maybe it's because he left almost no paper trail behind him. The most damning evidence about his beliefs and his allegiances comes from what he left out of those propaganda pieces: the length, and nature, of his longtime association with the Bill "America-Hating Unrepentant Terrorist and Former Weatherman" Ayers. Fortunately, at least one person has been digging up that info (for all the good it did). You can google something like "stanley kurtz ayers obama", or just follow this link for a sample: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2008/09/23/barack-obama-bill-ayers-stanley-kurtz-makes-connection

*Given the paucity of Obama's output, and how well-written the autobiographies are said to be (I can't bring myself to waste the time on them), along with the level of leftist rhetoric in them, a plausible case has been made--I don't recall by who, maybe Steve Sailer--that Ayers ghostwrote Obama's books.

Posted by: HarryK | Nov 28, 2008 5:24:34 PM

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