Over at Hindrocket’s, The Deacon’s and the Big Trunk’s World Of Closeted Homosexual Metaphors As Blogging Handles, John “Ass-Missile” Hinderwhateverthefuckhescalled is having a sad.
See, it’s not that their candidate was horrible, or that their institutional racism cost them pickup opportunities with minorities or that women like living in the 21st century, it’s ZOMG, SOCIALISM!
Then there is the fact that relatively few Americans actually pay for the government they consume. To a greater extent than any other developed nation, we rely on upper-income people to finance our federal government. When that is combined with the fact that around 40% of our federal spending isn’t paid for at all–it is borrowed–it is small wonder that many self-interested voters are happy to vote themselves more government. Mitt Romney proclaimed that Barack Obama was the candidate of “free stuff,” and voters took him at his word.
That’s the worst of the logical fallacies, but it’s not the least of them. And the comments section is ever so fucking priceless.
Let the schadenfreude flow. Also too, Open Thread.
On another note, the Article 32 hearing for the SSG Bales, provisionally charged with the murders of 16 Afghan civilians (9 of them children) in their sleep, is winding up and should complete tomorrow. I don’t have anything on it, and we’ve all been otherwise occupied anyway.
UPDATE: Drink up!