• If it wasn’t for those meddling kids!

    Did you know: you can’t spell “asshole” without “Stossel”? It’s true!

    John Stossel in one of his annoyingly smug 20/20 pieces suggests that young people are too stupid to vote. You can watch the whole thing here.

    While I don’t disagree with the fact that there are a lot of dumb people with voter registration cards in their pockets, it’s interesting that Stossel reaches the conclusion that it is the civic duty of young, uninformed voters to refrain from voting. Not that they should, ya know, learn something and then go vote. Just that they shouldn’t vote. (It’s especially interesting when you realize that Stossel’s writings naturally lead you to the conclusion that his voting preferences would be a bit further to the right than most of the young folks interviewed.)

    Of course, we’ll ignore the fact that the video was slanted to make sure the kids looked dumber than they were…

    Indeed, the show’s one producer got into an argument with one young voter when the producer tried to say that the length of single term for a congressional representative was four years. The “young and dumb” voter had the correct answer of two years.

    So, excellent job ABC. You’ve teed it up nicely for an Obama victory: “He only won because of those stupid kids.”

    Thank teh YouTubes, there’s a Bizarro Stossel version of the same video:

    Monday, October 13th, 2008 at 22:16
  • Ric The Schmuck
    Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 at 06:58 | #1

    There is an enormous amount of people in this country that are too stupid to tie their shoes, let alone vote for the leader of the free world. But age isn’t the only determining factor; stupidity crosses all demographics.

    Both sides of the aisle, mind you. This isn’t a partisan swipe either way. Although I wonder about the level of “smarts” on the extreme edge of either party, I mean REALLY stoopid people. They are everywhere, and they are why party politics continue to flourish. Sheep need to be herded, after all.

  • Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 17:17 | #2

    “…you can’t spell “asshole” without “Stossel”? It’s true!”

    brilliant, Solly. 🙂

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