She says some of the dumbest (not darnedest) things supposedly coming out of the mouth of an intelligent, well educated public servant. Irreconcilable things. Completely hypocritical statements. Self serving beliefs masked as facts. Utter nonsense.
So how can anyone take her seriously? The scary thing is that many people do, because she apparently mirrors the overall stupidity of many of her potential constituents.
I know that sounds condescending, by why should I feel it necessary to respect the stupidity, the willful ignorance of others, when they, by voting for her, may make her my President? It really confounds me that the level of intelligence and political discourse has sunk so low, in an attempt to pander to the least common denominator. Whatever happened to real politicians listening politely to the bullshit of their constituents, and then dismissing it, on the theory that they were not elected to do what their constituents want regardless of how stupid it may be, but what was best for the country? This is why we have a representative democracy, not a true democracy.
We raise children on the latter theory. We don’t give them candy, or let them play with guns or matches, simply because they want to. We take a ‘best interest’ approach to raising children, and our elected representatives should take the same approach when making decisions about this country.
And the press gets the rest of my scorn. By taking her seriously, simply because she’s there, and not criticizing her for her hypocrisy, her stupidity, her nonsensical beliefs, is just irresponsible. David Gregory was chastised in certain circles for spending so much time on Meet the Press last Sunday asking her about her religious beliefs. I’m sorry, but that’s what responsible journalism does. It digs down and exposes the crap for what it is, instead of licking her high heels in the hopes of garnering ratings.