Nov 1, 2008

Conservatives From Outer Space 1

Thomas Sowell is a Stanford University-based conservative who, less than 100 hours before the most important day in the 2008 electoral year in the United States, writes on

"After the big gamble on subprime mortgages that led to the current financial crisis, is there going to be an even bigger gamble, by putting the fate of a nation in the hands of a man whose only qualifications are ego and mouth? Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else."

Excuse me???

I will go fast over the fact that this "stanfordon"* has probably voted three times in a row for George "Calamity" Bush (see my other posts about the three vote issue) and therefore has his own share of responsibility for the dire situation our country finds itself at the end of 8 miserable years of republican leadership.

Note how Thomas carefully avoids the correct narrative:

"after the abysmal incompetence of the current republican administration that brought our economy to its knees, the American people who voted against this unqualified president (plus a considerable number of those who actually voted for him and lived to regret it) are ready to stop the bleeding and hand the presidency to the better of the two candidates."

Other funny Sowell lines:

"Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise-- whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team-- is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes or by seeing his successes followed by negative consequences that he never anticipated. The kind of self-righteous self-confidence that has become Obama's trademark is usually found in sophomores in Ivy League colleges-- very bright and articulate students, utterly untempered by experience in real world."

One could swear that in fact he is talking about George W "Better Not Born" Bush (one must take out the words successes, bright, and articulate in the quote above to fit Bush's profile though)

Thomas Sowell, why don't you take a long, very long sabbatical and get your marbles back in order?

* stanfordon (a pseudo-intellectual who proudly displays an Ivy League name in his bio although there is nothing he can show for it)

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