Democratic New York Congressman earns this week’s dishonor for his recent revealing comments on how he really feels about people in general.
Ackerman recently made this seemingly profound statement:
It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. It’s not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber. I don’t know that I would’ve said that out loud pre-my announcement that I was going to be leaving. [Laughter] But I think that’s true. I mean everything has changed. The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don’t know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.
This is the same representative that made a bizarre comment about Barack Obama showing up half naked to a poker game last August.
Before dismissing this as simply the ramblings of an old man who has been in public office too long, let’s dissect his statement a bit further. I would argue that his belief of people getting stupider is the common belief amongst liberals. I challenge you to really examine their arguments on any policy debate. If you believe global warming isn’t caused by man or at the very least the science isn’t settled, you’re stupid. If you don’t understand why you need to pay more taxes for the good of the country, you’re stupid. If you are patriotic and believe that America is the greatest country in the world, you’re stupid. If you don’t believe health care is a threat to national security and a fundamental right, you’re stupid. If you think MSNBC and the New York Times is biased, you’re stupid. If you don’t support gay marriage, you’re stupid and a bigot. If you vote against Barack Obama, you’re stupid and racist.
I wish this was an isolated incident but it isn’t. The arrogance of the left knows no bounds.
Sadly, Ackerman is depriving all of us of his genius. He is retiring at the end of his current term.