More on Republican cluelessness

Ed H. writes:

When we encounter liberal figures like RFK Jr., we should not be disconcerted at their stupidity, but start considering how it is a vital resource to be exploited. For example, a friend complained of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “She is just too stupid to bear, the Dems made a bad choice in her, she has to go.” I countered with the question, “Why would you ever want the enemy to have a more intelligent, more competent general?” He seemed to get it, but you can never tell; after all, he was a Republican. Joe Biden was another amazing resource that should have been exploited to the hilt. But what did the Republicans do? They sent in Eagle Scout First Class Paul Ryan, armed with statistics and facts designed to win a rational debate with a well meaning, truth-seeking man. Biden has been around for decades; hadn’t anyone spotted his impervious egomania? Couldn’t Ryan have known what was coming and given Biden’s antics full play, feeding him bits to get the madness going, and then turned to the national audience and calmly asking how they thought such a man, who was incapable of conducting an honest rational debate, was going to solve the nation’s problems?

We should be studying liberalism as a set of compulsions and manias while also studying how Conservatism, Inc. enables liberalism and empowers it. “Every battle is lost or won before it is ever fought,” said Sun Tzu. He also said: “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle.” For all the anguish and gnashing of teeth, what evidence is there that the Republicans have ever studied, let alone even noticed, the evil before them?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 12, 2012 03:42 PM | Send

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