Michael Bloomberg on the American electorate

Bloomberg says:

If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate—they can’t read. I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.

Well, at least he didn’t say that they were two year olds who had had a temper tantrum.

Oh, and by the way, Bloomberg, having been elected mayor of New York City as a Republican in 2001, and then leaving the Republican party, and then becoming a Republican again to be re-elected in 2009, is saying that the American people are ignoramuses because they elected Republicans. The man’s such a charmer, he ought to be Obama’s substitute president.

CORRECTION: Bloomberg was not speaking of the voters, but of the newly elected Republican members of Congress. Here’s more from the New York Daily News.

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Al H. writes:

Good Morning Mr. Auster,

Let’s take a look at the rubes Bloomberg thinks the GOP elected to the Senate.

John Boozman: optomistrist
Marco Rubio: lawyer
Mark Kirk: lawyer
Dan Coats: lawyer
Jerry Moran: lawyer, banker, professor
Rand Paul: physician
Roy Blunt: college administrator
Kelly Ayotte: lawyer
John Hoeven: CEO & banker
Rob Portman: lawyer
Pat Toomey: CEO & banker
Mike Lee: lawyer
Ron Johnson: owner & CEO of a large manufacturing business

I may be wrong, but I’m pretty sure these guys know how to read and can tell us where China is. Granted they’re not among the ten wealthiest people in the U.S., but they will have a few Democratic intellectual giants like Patty Murray and Barbara Boxer to help them learn the ropes.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 07, 2010 07:42 AM | Send

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