Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Blind Leading the Imbeciles

[Iowa Republican Representative Steve] King also believes [Senator Barack] Obama’s middle name, Hussein, would be encouraging for terrorists. “Additionally, his middle name does matter,” King said. “It matters because they read a meaning into that in the rest of the world. That has a special meaning to them. They will be dancing in the streets because of his middle name.”

"Obama Scoffs at Rep. King’s Remarks" The Wall Street Journal.
You know, I'm a fan of representative Democracy. I like to think that people can be trusted, when they're serious about it, to elect people who would actually look out for their interests, and make intelligent decisions. And I've spent a lot of time arguing with people that our elected officials aren't bad people, we just don't hold them accountable enough.

And then people go and vote someone like Representative King into office. You'd think they were trying to prove that they can't be trusted with the vote.


1 comment:

ben said...

American "democracy" is as silly an idea as trying to get the SAT's down to a single Yes/No question.