September 10, 2008, - 1:44 pm

Dumbed Down on All Sides of the Presidential Divide: Majority of Obama Supporters Reject the Constitution

By Debbie Schlussel
To me, this Presidential campaign is dumbed down on all sides. We’ve truly reached the age of “Idiocracy” (a must-rent movie), with the right side just a few decades behind the left side in the nadir category.
On the GOP side, we have a liberal RINO Republican at the top of the ticket along with a person who switched to six different colleges in six years and has a daughter who is a “Teachable Moment” now hailed by the right (But Mommy, the VP’s daughter is having a baby; why can’t I?). Yes, I know–I said college is a waste of time. And it is. But we must have some standard until it’s replaced, and even given how crappy and vapid college is (especially a “journalism” degree), this is a red flag.
On the Democratic side, we have far, far worse–a radical far-leftist sympathizer with American and Palestinian terrorists who employs extremists on his staff and wants to hang with Ahmadinejad. The majority of Obama voters don’t even believe that courts should be governed by the Constitution. This is completely disturbing. The latest Rasmussen poll of likely voters found:

While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.

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Yup, a WHOPPING 71% of Obama voters don’t think the Constitution should reign supreme.
I wonder how many of those are the Muslims who believe the Koran should replace the Constitution, as many CAIR officials have openly declared.
While I’ll be voting McCain-Palin, call me a member of the Disappointed Party.
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11 Responses

The liberal arts degree is total entrapment; nothing more than a vehicle to ensure overblown salaries for addled, out-of-touch academic has beens.
“Preparation” my arse. Little room for mobility with a B.A. (and a lot of B.S.’s).
This Obama groupthink was the reason I stopped registering for political science classes. Moral relativism to the death!

Second City on September 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm

One more way Hussein’s supporters are setting things up to violate the constitution; a leading Hussein supporter has said that a ‘difficult situation’ (paraphrase) would be created if Hussein wins the popular vote & loses the electoral vote (presumably winning NY & Calif. but losing the country as a whole electorally). Seems to be signalling for a period of judicial chaos again.
Palin does seem to be pro-borders; Digger looked at the actual experience in Alaska the last few years; one of 11 states to give illlegals drivers licenses, etc. etc.
Nevertheless, there is a war between Palin & the elites, and in spite of her limitations, it is hard not to take her side. What I am hoping is that her candidacy starts a dynamic that goes beyond what she & McCain actually would want to do.

c f on September 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I meant to say Palin seems to be pro-Amnesty.

c f on September 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

McCain-Palin may not be a Dream Ticket but they’re at least Main Street USA. Obama Bin Biden sounds like they want to hang out with the rest of the world. Don’t knock it too much Debbie; I’ll take the Wal-mart folks, dumbed down as they are, over the know it all latte spping upper class radicals who want to remake us in the image of socialist Europe and the Muslim Middle East.
[NF: WHO KNOCKED WALMART FOLKS OR MAIN STREET? BUT I DON’T BLINDLY GUSH OVER ANYONE. DS]

NormanF on September 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I am not very good at making predictions, and this one may probably turn out to be as bad as most of my others, but I will make one here.
I predict that Palin will resign at some point during the first term (unless something happens to McCain and she has to complete the term as President). She will do this because the needs of her new grandchild as well as her baby with Don’s Syndrome will simply require too much of her time.

I_am_me on September 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Debbie, having the detachment to see things as they are is all to the good. I always thought the Obama craze was just creepy and forced in its enthusiasm. Our side has to be careful not to fall into the same trap. That being said, I don’t want to be ruled by someone who happens to be popular with the rest of the world. We Americans are perfectly capable of deciding who we want to have as our next President.

NormanF on September 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Debbie:
I agree that Palin is overhyped, largely because she is actually a decent communicator . . . a striking contract to President Bush. Conservatives have been looking for some reason to hope, and we found it in Palin, but this reminds me of the hope we placed in Bush in the run up to 2000.
Bottom Line: I agree that conservatives are engaging in a very Obama-esque emotional response to Palin, but we need that emotional energy to win the election. I am not aware of any issue on which Palin is worse than Bush. We already knew McCain is worse than Bush on a variety of issues (maybe better on one or two), so when you consider that we were looking forward to a McCain-Lieberman (outright Lib), McCain-Ridge (Liberal Republican), or McCain-Pawlenty (the “stop global warming” ticket), Palin is UNDENIABLY better than the alternatives.
She is actually capable of articulating conservative positions intelligently.
In short, I think you are being overly negative on Governor Palin. There will be time enough to experience the inevitable disappointments, but that is no reason to avoid enjoying the very uncomfortable position that the Obama campaign has put itself into.
In many ways, both personal, political, and even ideologically, Palin is the anti-Obama. Short of taking Reagan’s DNA and engaging in an emergency cloning program, Palin was the best of the available choices for avoiding a Obama Presidency.

JSobieski on September 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm

The surest way to destroy our country is by denying our citizens the knowledge of our history–our heritage, and our Constitution. This dumbing down has been going on for over 50 years and it gets worse all the time.
My son had a civics class in Farmington public schools here in Michigan. The students were asked to opine on various issues about what they THINK should be allowed based on the first Amendment–in all kinds of situations. The obvious problem–they were asked to opine about what they think–WITHOUT asking them to even read the first amendment. I challenged the teacher on this and was treated like a disease for daring to confront her.
Soooo–the method is–the written words no longer have meaning–what matters (they are taught) is their opinion! Thus we are moving to government by opinion polls.
BTW–Farmington offers 2 non-mandatory history classes–from 1900 to WW2 and from WW2 to present. No teaching whatsoever of world history, none of the context of our founding fathers and what they did–and why the USA is different from any other nation in history! It truly is “academic treason.”
Our people have less understanding than ever in this regard, especially by people under 40 years old. Weak minds trained to think stupidly and opine–makes for the resultant IDIOCRACY (great description word, Debbie).

BB on September 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I know Obama is the outright communist/redistributionist in this election.
Yet, McCain, with his McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law enacted under Bush–and actually UPHELD by the SCOTUS shows how dire the situation is. Read the first amendment:
Congress shall make NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Someone tell me–how can it ever be illegal to advocate in the media on issues in the heat of a presidential election? Yet, thanks to McCain, it is now illegal to do this. I know McCain suffered in Viet Nam–but for what? Answer–apparently to undo the Constitution.
Can we can find comfort in knowing that McCain will “defend and protect the Constitution of the US against all eneimies foreign and domestic”–as he openly pushes the for the amnesty/legalization of 20 million illegal aliens–and for these lawbreakers to have the “entitlements” of citizens?

BB on September 10, 2008 at 7:12 pm

I really am just floored by how far America has fallin. McCain is only a few ticks better then Obama and Palin does worry me (to be fair not just because of her) but because of this repulican worhsip of her when with the exceptions of a few area’s she seems like a leftist to me. The vatican said she was the ideal canditate. It really is frightening. At least Obama (correctly) isn’t held us in this false light.
THe thing living in NJ I don’t know what I should do. I want McCain to win with as little popular vote as possibe. So if Obama is going to win NJ anyway with a large margin I may just vote for Obama so McCain’s popular vote is as small as possible because I really am disgusted with McCain althogh he is still the lesser of two evils but that still is evil and I want McCain to win with as small a popular vote as possible.

adam6275 on September 10, 2008 at 9:33 pm

BB:
The Constitution-as-a-living-document indoctrination is alive and well at universities, too.
Students can ace political science papers merely by providing “counter-arguments” to their fantasies of Constitutional moral equivalence.
As long as what they “feel” reads well, it’s okay, right? 🙁

Second City on September 10, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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