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I'd like to buy you a clue, Pat

So it turns out that beloved game show host Pat Sajak is a right-wing conservative, and, possibly coincidentally, a moron. In his first post at NRO's Corner blog, he asks:

- Should government employees get to vote in elections where they have a personal stake in the outcome?

It appears not to have occurred to Pat that everyone gets to vote in elections where they have a personal stake in the outcome, or that this is the very reason that people vote in the first place. Questions he does not ask include:

- Should taxpayers get to vote on whether or not they should have to pay taxes?
- Should residents of a community get to vote on things that might benefit that community?
- Should rich people get to vote on legislation they themselves hired a lobbyist to write?

I'm not quite sure whether to characterize the belief that people shouldn't be allowed to vote on issues in which they have a personal stake as incredibly ignorant or incredibly stupid, but it's somewhere along that spectrum.

TRIPLE KITTY BONUS: The Corner now allows comments, so we get to read responses from its genius readers even dumber than the original post:

This suggestion sounds more than a little left-wing to me. What if the left suggested that the overwhelmingly conservative military not be able to vote on certain issues? I'm thinking you might have a problem with that. No, the answer it to outlaw public employee unions.


What's more hilarious: the accusation that it's "left-wing" to deny people their voting rights, when throughout history it's been the left who fought to extend the franchise to more people and the right who sought to limit it -- or the idea that a much better, more fair 'solution' to this non-problem would be to outlaw unions altogether? We'll have the answer after this commercial message.

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anne_jumps
Oct. 14th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Well, after all, "left-wing" now just means "stuff Corner commenters, etc. don't like."
eyelid
Oct. 14th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
I'm not quite sure whether to characterize the belief that people shouldn't be allowed to vote on issues in which they have a personal stake as incredibly ignorant or incredibly stupid,

I think it can be both at once.
vito_excalibur
Oct. 14th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
I agree with this fine comment!
perich
Oct. 14th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, Sajak's been openly conservative for years. He used to have an insipid little blog. I'd describe it as "dumb even by NRO standards," but that statement's infinitely recursive now.
ziabandito555
Oct. 14th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Wow talk about a massive philosophical fail. That's almost incoherently stupid. I'll make a note to avoid this nonsense.
also_huey
Oct. 14th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
I have just now recorded a new hip-hop song called "William F. Buckley Is Dead".
harmfulguy
Oct. 14th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Did you really expect somebody with that haircut not to be a right-winger?
pope_guilty
Oct. 14th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
AOLMUSCLEGRANDMA is a friend of mine and an excellent human being. His powers of satire shame me.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 14th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
+1 for AOLMUSCLEGRANDMA's use of the term "cool beans" and attributing to her/his grandkids. Phresh.
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