Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Village Idiots

One of the things wrong with this modern world is that we pay way too much attention to the musings of idiots.

Which is as good a way as any to introduce the latest wisdom from Joe the Plumber.

Let me say right here that, in another lifetime, I used to be a plumber. And a large percentage of the guys I worked with were racist idiots. (This was in Arizona, after all.)

Most of them weren't even qualified to be plumbers. (This was in Arizona after all. God bless the right to work laws. They really level the playing field as far as skills go.)

But putting their craftsmanship aside, the idea that people would listen to these idiots' political and social "ideas" never occurred to me.

Boy, have things changed. Now Joe the Plumber's thoughts make the front page of the Huffington Post:

"America needs a white Republican president."

Let's have a roll call of the last few white Republican presidents, shall we?

George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon. In reverse order we have a crook with Mob ties, who left office to avoid being impeached; a cypher whose sole purpose was to pardon the crook he replaced;  an amiable figure head who started the all out assault on the middle class, and shipped arms to Iran, while enriching his defense contractor benefactors; an oil whore CIA hack; and a full blown dunce, who lied us into a trillion dollar war.

Yeah. We need more of that.

But even though Joe the Plumber is a village idiot of the first order, he still has a future in politics. Just move out to my neck of the woods. He could be our next governor. Or at the very least take a seat in the state legislature.

(This is Arizona, after all.)

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