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Barack Obama

Enthusiasm Gap

Posted on 2010.10.03 at 19:39

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Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2010-10-04 01:31 (UTC) (Link)
Sadly, they are not only for real, but they're a major political force in America. This is what John McCain unleashed by making Sarah Palin his running mate.

The seeds go back to 1980, when Ronald Reagan got elected by telling Americans that simply being Americans was reason enough to be proud of ourselves, without doing anything to earn it. He sold anti-intellectualism, and the belief that it's enough to feel good without being good.

So, now, we have a nation full of intellectually-lazy, ignorant bigots who think the conduct you see above must be okay, because they're Americans, so their impulses are by definition moral.
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