Joe Klein to America: You're Stupid




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A posting by Time Magazine's Joe Klein caught my eye yesterday. Essentially, he said you're stupid.

Now, Joe knows. Not only did Joe attend an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania — OK, yes, that's probably the trailer park of the Ivy League, but still it is, technically, Ivy League... so it would be like a double-wide trailer — but not only did he attend Penn, he's also a member of the CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations.

CFR is an institution that originated from a group of academics and professionals who participated in the so-called Inquiry in Paris. They sought to offer advice to the progressive, Woodrow Wilson. Among its members: Walter Lippmann, who founded a socialist club in college and whose ideas were influential in crafting the Treaty of Versailles. And, according to Joseph Goebbels, the people who taught the Nazis everything they needed to know about propaganda were the progressives.

Now, why are you stupid according to Time's Joe Klein? Well for one thing, you don't think the stimulus money was well-spent. I know, you're a moron, right?

But Joe corrected your incredible stupidity on that issue. Here's what he said: "Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: Nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted. On second thought, they may be right: It's been wasted on them. Indeed, the largest single item in the package — $288 billion — is tax relief for 95 percent of the American public. This money is that magical $60 to $80 per month you've been finding in your paycheck since last spring. Not a life-changing amount, but helpful in paying the bills."

Not life changing? No kidding. And the thing is, Joe, not only is it not life changing, but around 15 million people may find out on April 15 that they have to pay back some — or all — of that "magic" money they got from Obama.

But Joe wasn't finished showing how important and smart he is and how silly and stupid we are: "The next highest amount was $275 billion in grants and loans to states. This is why your child's teacher wasn't laid off... and why the fire station has remained open, and why you're not paying even higher state and local taxes to close the local budget hole."

I guess Joe knows that all of our teachers were about to be laid off? Maybe all of the nation's school superintendents report directly to Joe Klein at Time Magazine?

However he found out, Joe, of course, is exactly right, that's just what we'd make our first cuts — our children's teachers — because we couldn't care less about their education. Obviously, that's how we all got so dumb. And then bam! Dump the fire department so all our homes burn to the ground.

But Joe, I'd be disappointed if you didn't throw in the fact that every last police officer would have been fired! If not for the stimulus money, they'd all be gone. And, we'd have locked up your garbage man and killed your mailman because not only can't we afford their salaries, we can't even afford to feed them anymore.

I'm sure glad that Time had Joe Klein — who I'm sure is so much like the working man that he enjoys a nice Chateau Briand as an afternoon snack — I'm glad he reminded us how teachers are always the first to go; that's just who we are.

You couldn't possibly cut any of the programs we're currently dumping stupid money into. There's not a single frivolous welfare program or ACORN fund we could cut? There's absolutely no fraud going on at all with any of our social engineering programs? Wow, what an efficient machine big government is, huh Joe?

And you know we haven't wasted a cent of the stimulus money we've spent so far, either.

For instance: The Florida Department of Transportation received $3.4 million to create an "eco-passage," which is an underground tunnel for turtles and other wildlife in Lake Jackson, Florida, along U.S. 27. That's smart, essential spending and if you don't think so you're too stupid to understand good fiscal policy or turtle tunnels, you state school, tech college dropout, you. Go ahead and condone the continuing turtle-o-cide that's been happening in Florida!

Oh and the $650 million for digital TV upgrades? Don't even start with me — that was brilliant and necessary. Digital TV is a God-given right for every American and we all know it.

Then there was the $3.4 billion "carbon capturing contest." I think that was hosted by Howie Mandel and featured 30 leggy spokes-models in miniskirts holding suitcases.

Plus, only the most idiotic of people think that Montana's state-run liquor warehouse didn't need $2.2 million skylights. Do you know how dark it was in the French wine section before that installation? How is someone like Joe Klein to decide "should I have the 1787 Chateau Lefitte-Rothschild or the 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild?" I mean 1787 was an ample rainy year, but in '45 the grapes survived some slight over-cropping to become opulent, yet not overly ostentatious.

This much I do know: You can't decide between the two with bad lighting, and now there is so much natural light over the Cabernet Sauvignon, it's beautiful. Or, as sophisticates like Joe say, "It has added a certain... je ne sais quoi." You, on the other hand: Let them drink box wine! Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill for all of them!

So, domestic discretionary spending increased double digits from 2008 to 2009 and now they're going to freeze spending? What a savings that is.

But we also know that we can't participate in the process when these elites won't even talk to us in the town hall meetings. It's also difficult for the citizenry to know what's going on, when promises of broadcasting the debate of these bills on C-SPAN have been broken; when bills are supposed to be put up on the Internet to study for five days and when everyone with an alternate point of view is supposed to have caused the problem, so they're told to sit down, shut up, and just let them mop up the mess:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.

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Mr. Elite, Joe Klein, finished his assessment of the American people this way: "The Obama administration has done a terrible job explaining the stimulus package to the American people... especially since there have been very few documented cases of waste so far."

Very few? Joe, pick up a newspaper for the sweet love of heaven. Researchers at the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity found 440 "phantom districts" listed on recovery.gov, consuming $6.4 billion and "creating or saving" nearly 30,000 jobs. Maybe in the fancy-pants wine section, $6.4 billion is "very few," but to us stupid Americans — who can't fathom the complexities of a Cabernet Sauvignon and may even confuse it with a Bordeaux (I'm sure Joe is chortling at the very thought just now) — it seems like a lot.

But also, Joe said: "This is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed... and, for those watching Fox News, misinformed."

You would think that these Harvard-educated sophisticates could come up with something other than another Fox bash-fest; a network that only has more viewers than all other cable news networks combined and sometimes double that number. That's a lot of stupid, misinformed people — maybe we should liquidate them?

After sipping, swirling and spitting another taste of his Chateau Frenchy French from 1861, Joe added: "It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government."

Joe, here's a basic that you apparently don't understand. We are not a democracy; we are a republic. And the Founders put those first three words in the Constitution in that really big font for a reason — as dumb as we may be — "we the people" still run this country. And Founders like Thomas Jefferson knew the people would make mistakes — usually when the government got too big and out of control and the politicians would figure out they could bribe their way into more power.

But time and time again, the Founders also said, even if they make a mistake the people will eventually figure it out and fix it. Maybe they were wrong — probably because they didn't have Time Magazine, a publication so brilliant that they found a way to show 2009, the year in pictures, without having a single picture of a tea party-goer or town hall meeting.

How they overlooked that I don't know. I'll leave it to the deep-thinking intellectuals who got us into this mess in the first place. Because Joe, this dummy would like to point out that it wasn't the little people driving trucks who were running the Fed, Congress or Goldman Sachs. Those are your friends, generally Ivy League pinheads.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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