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How tolerant should we be of the dumbest Americans?

By Curt_Anderson
January 6, 2022 1:00 pm
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Back before the 2016 election, somebody I know scoffed at the possibility that Hillary Clinton could lose to Donald Trump. I reminded him that half the people have a below average IQ.

With his Obama Birther Conspiracy, Trump managed to attract and coalesce the dumbest and most gullible Americans. The people who gave credence to Birtherism are mostly Republicans and racists. It's well documented that Barack Obama spent his earliest years in Hawaii. If he wasn't born there, he must have arrived by plane or ship as an infant, yet Trump nor any other Birther conspiracist has every produced a plane or ship manifest that listed a young Obama as a passenger. There is no other way to be in Hawaii besides plane, ship or birth. Not to mention, why would any parent deny where their child was born? Being native-born only matters for one job--the American presidency. If Obama's parents had designs that he'd run for president, why would they give him a foreign-sounding name?

Many of those ignorami are the two-thirds of Republicans who still think the 2020 election was rigged despite all the evidence, court cases, recounts and "forensic audits" which prove the election was free of any widespread voter fraud. The only isolated attempts of voter fraud have been by Republicans who tried to vote more than once and by Trump who tried to browbeat secretaries of state into "finding" more votes for him.

A good portion of the above-mentioned are the same people who refuse to be vaccinated and won't stop spreading COVID by distancing themselves from the right-thinking, vaccinated citizens. Among the social harm that the unvaccinated cause is their filling up hospitals forcing life-saving, non-COVID medical procedures (brain and heart surgeries, etc.) to be cancelled or postponed.

The Insurrection of January Sixth should have been enough for Trump-cultists to wake from their fever dream. A pandemic that has killed 800,000 Americans should be enough to convince people of the importance and efficacy of vaccinations. But somehow for some reason some people still don't get it.

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  1. by HatetheSwamp on January 6, 2022 1:53 pm

    Right. It's them damned darkies who continue to resist vaccination. You've always seemed to be reluctant to tolerate them.

  2. by Curt_Anderson on January 6, 2022 2:08 pm
    You are misinformed.

    "The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) noted that its Vaccine Monitor found that more than 7 in 10 U.S. adults (72%) now report being at least partially vaccinated.

    According to the foundationís report, similar shares of Hispanic (73%), Black (70%), and white (71%) adults now report having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine."

    "Among adults, the [Kaiser Family] foundationís data show that 91% of Democrats have gotten at least one dose compared to 59% of Republicans. Among children ages 12 to 17, though, the gap is 55 points, with 80% of Democrats getting their adolescents vaccinated compared to just 25% among Republicans."

    "Of every 100,000 residents, 25 died of Covid in Trump counties in October, compared to the 7.8 in Biden-voting counties."

  3. by HatetheSwamp on January 6, 2022 6:17 pm

    Y'know, Curt, you have no obligation to tolerate those who are so remarkably inferior to you and other Blue MAGAs.

  4. by Curt_Anderson on January 6, 2022 9:05 pm
    It's not a legal or moral obligation, but my altruism obliges me.

    I suffer fools, but not gladly. So that there are fewer fools, I do my best to provide factual information and logical arguments. As the name of this website indicates, I have taken it upon myself to help people to select smart, that is to help them make intelligent choices in life including politics.

    About 5 million people visited last year. I like to think at least a few are a bit smarter for being here.

  5. by HatetheSwamp on January 7, 2022 3:58 am


    It's a tragedy that you are not British. If you were you'd be Sir Curt GBE.

    Blame it on Jefferson and July 4!

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