A few days ago Obama found words to describe the GOP approach to energy policy: “they take pride in their ignorance“, he said. “I don’t understand it. This is what they do”. Good line, especially the way Obama delivered it.
Today Paul Krugman says the GOP has become “the party of stupid”. They are, he says, the party that insists on “simple, brute-force, instant-gratification answers to every problem, and that there’s something effeminate and weak about anyone who suggests otherwise… . Their de facto slogan has become: “Real men don’t think things through.”
Exactly. It’s what they do. Of course the GOP operatives have absolutely thought through the politics of their macho posturing and anti-intellectualism. For years its been a political gold mine. Maybe this year Obama and people like Krugman will find a way to call their bluff.