Posted by: thescoundrel | January 24, 2010

Wooten’s World – Voters Are Stupid


In todays  QCOnline opinion section, Progressive Acolyte -Don Wooten- whines about the recent win by Republican Scott Brown of the Massachusetts US Senate seat.  Instead of looking at the problem with a realistic evaluation he decides to blame Fox News and “stupid voters”! Standard operating Don Wooten.

He makes the Fox News presumption despite Massachusetts being:

  • a state that the vote/voter has heavily weighted towards Democrat candidates for decades
  • a state where most major news organizations heavily favor towards the Democrats
  • a state where the Republican opposition is considered a weak-sister
  • full of State and Federal political luminaries that came out loudly for Browns opponent – Coakley
  • full of polls that showed Coakley ahead by what seemed insurmountable vote numbers

Now it is no secret that Fox Cable News is full of Conservative and Libertarian opinion programming. However it is just one organization and their opinion programming shows do not go out over the broadcast airwaves. Their ability to reach listeners is far surpassed by the amount of mainstream progressive liberal worshiping media that goes out over the standard broadcasting systems.  As usual, Wooten is reaching for straws with his Big Bad Fox routine. But as is also normal for Wooten, he is just parroting Team Obama. First response to every obstacle to Team Obama is to blame Fox News and/or George Bush for their shortcomings and/or problems.

Wooten’s second method of rationalizing Brown defeats Coakley – is to blame “stupid voters”. Hidden/inferred in his tirade seems to be a belief that Massachusetts’s voters were evidently not intelligent enough to listen to opposing opinion and make the correct voting selection. Yet these are the same voters whom for years have marched into Massachusetts voting booths and pulled levers for the Democrat candidate. Evidently they were just “stupid” in this instance. In his mind the only choice could have been Coakley. Perhaps most telling is his rant/summary to the article ridiculing all voters:

“Have you actually read analyses of the health care bill, or do you depend on what others say? Are you registered to vote on Feb. 2nd? Do you know anything about the people running? Do you take an active part in politics at any level? Instead of yelling our frustrations at politicians, it might be more effective to do it in front of a mirror.”

Translation: unless we agree with his analysis of Obamacare and politics– then we voters are stupid!  In the case of Obamacare, using Don Wooten logic, that would be around 61% of we the  public qualify as stupid. That should be of no surprise as Wooten worships at the altar of Progressivism. And Progressives believe that their opinion is the only opinion and all others should be discarded. Or as progressive cantor Bill Maher put it non progressive-worshipers should be dragged towards progressive ideology against their wills.

In my opinion Wooten did get one thing correct on his story, the Brown win bodes badly for both major parties. Both the Democrat and Republican Party should be shivering in their political boots. In my opinion there is very little safety for incumbents. People are angry with both parties and too many sitting legislators still do not get that message. Like Wooten, they would rather look for an outside source to point fingers at, instead of getting introspective and attempt to ascertain why people are really mad at them.

On a Wooten moment I did not previously mention, I am disappointed in the QCOnline’s editing of his article. Now I understand Wooten is a bitter relic and probably felt he was being “kool” with some of his slang. Part of his rant was against the birther movement and the Tea Party movement. So when Wooten slurs the Tea Party movement by using the word “tea-baggers” I just accept his vitriolic nature as reason for not researching his slang. Or maybe he did but just did not care. But the editor’s job should be to keep up on slang, especially those intended to be slurs, they allow into print. So in order to offer up some insight into what they have allowed Wooten to include as part of their “family” media operation I offer up the following explanation of tea-bagging from the Urban Dictionary:

Tea Bagging  –> When a guy lowers his junk, or balls, onto someones face, or into their mouth, while they are lying on the ground. Resembles dunking a tea bag into a hot cup of water.

Gee wasn’t a couple of local high school kids just suspended for a tea-bagging action performed on another student against his will? Nice job of  “family” editing QCOnline!

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Responses

  1. Looks like the Dispatch had their own little “Heywood Jablome” moment with the tea-bagging thing.

    I’m sure Wooten is just parroting what others have said/written, and has no idea about the sexual connotation, but I expect more from The Dispatch.

    Of course, Wooten’s columns are always a target rich environment; my favorite quote from the article was this, apparently written without irony:

    “The Fox Party has instant celebrities, like American Idol, but no agenda; only slogans.”

    Unlike a certain unknown black dude who came from no where with no past experience whose “agenda” consisted of “Yes We Can!”, “Hope!”, “Change!” and “We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For”!, etc. Even though this charismatic silver-tongued orator has no experience and few accomplishments, he is an international celebrity and won a Nobel Peace Prize just for being The Won.

    As they say, you can’t make this stuff up! 🙂

    PS: I think I’ll email Kenda Burrows and tell her she is corrupting the youth of America with her noxious tea-bagging slip—oh wait, the youth of America DON’T READ NEWSPAPERS.

    Never mind.

  2. Yeah it looks like both local newspapers can say with pride they have printed smut.

    It is easy to assume the Times reporter was just duped by the “Heywood Jablowme” interview. In Wooten’s case it is not so easy to assume. He has been a professional for a long time. So you have to ask – did he let his hatred for anything not stamped with the Democrat Seal of approval decide to include the smutty slur or was he simply an old guy trying to be “kool” by using slang? Plus in Wooten’s case, you have to ask why would an editor allow any blatant slur, to be included in an article they are home base for? Is there any wonder why the media continues to lose readership and respect among the readership it retains?

  3. I did email Burrows last night to complain about the “tea-bagger” obscenity, and checking the column just now, I see she replaced “tea-bagger” with “tea-partier”.

    QC Examiner gets results! 🙂

  4. I saw the article changes! The influence of the Examiner knows no boundary! 😉

    That slur really had no business in a newspaper and was totally unprofessional for a journalist. Leave the slur tactics for us bloggers!

  5. The GOP which pretends to be a “big tent” party despite ostensibly contrary evidence is seeking to co-opt the tea party for its own political advantage. You observe Michael Steele’s commentary that (paraphrase) “we have got to work in concert to defeat Obama’s agenda.” Where are the proactive commands? How do you shrink the deficit by cutting taxes? How do you fix the health care matter? While I am very outraged at dems in congress and, to a certain extent Obama and his advisors, for not being more aggressive in getting the facts out, I also think that while the repubs have gained momentum by general opposition the tide is about to turn. You have to boost ideas supported by empirical information that are good for the nation


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