Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Doing the math, red state-style

Overheard in a large warehouse food store, in purplish eastern Washington, earlier today:

--"Well, I don't like the killing in Eye-Raq either, but look at what happened yesterday? Those awful men were going to attack the army base and blow up our soldiers."

--"That's right, the President has been keeping us safe here. We need to be over there to keep them from following us home, over here."

--"And President Bush isn't getting much help. Those Democrats only want to mess things up for him, they just hate him so much."

--"If our President hadn't been standing tall, who knows how many thousands of our soldiers they would've killed in New Jersey!

--"Yes, I'm so proud he's my President."

Let's follow this train of "thought" for a moment. Because President Bush invaded Iraq after 9-11--a nation that had done nothing, nothing whatever to us--a bunch of third-teamers in New Jersey were unable to pull off a devastating attack, and all of us have been safe for years. Because we've been standing in the middle of a civil war, Al-Qaeda has been unable to attack. And if we give up the fight in Iraq, feuding Sunni and Shiia will "follow us here."

These people put 2 and 2 together and get 17. They are mathematically illiterate, also complete and utter morons. Such is the base of support for this President of the United States.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing how people can delude themselves into believing whatever they want to. My favorite quote is the one from fighting over there/over here.

I thought we were fighting in Iraq so we wouldn't be fighting over here. But don't these arrests prove that we ARE fighting over here while also fighting in Iraq? Wouldn't the logic of this be a failed policy? Yet the speaker manages to make his/her logic prove an illogical point.

Blind Faith - it's not just for religion or rock group names anymore.

7:03 AM  
Blogger jodmeister said...

Eastern Washington is not purplish. It is almost as red as Idaho or Utah. Why do you think Doc buddy has been our Congressman forever?!

Yeah, I don't get that "we're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here." That's more recycled Vietnam War rhetoric.

9:45 PM  

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