At 1:05 PM -0400 9/28/05, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>Nonetheless, I for one find his implication that our president is "stupid"
>in some way-- a tired and old liberal elitist prejudice, offensive.
good for you. i heartily defend your right to have and express your opinion.
actually, i read that the word used was "competent".
however, misstating actual wording, or slightly re-wording something
is a hallmark of the tired and old pseudo-conservative prejudice,
which i'm sure you would not be guilty of. this is also commonly
known as obfuscation. when coupled with focus group research, you
have what is called a karl rove card.
the opposite of competent, incompetent, does not mean nor imply
stupid, or ignorant.
indeed, bush is competent in many ways. he has helped create vast oil
profits in merely a few weeks, handily making up for the oil
companies losses years ago (he was heading up those companies, but
thankfully was bailed out by family and friends). that's the american
way. try, try, again.
he also has successfully convinced many americans that releasing oil
reserves actually does anything to the market prices. quite an
effective psychological boost! plus, he has successfully given voice
to those who believe the vietnam war was not "lost", but "withdrawn
soon: the reversal of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878?
oh, also, i defend the right to be ignorant, as well, which i am, and
am sure someone will point that out momentarily.