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Just how stupid are rightwing bloggers?

09.27.09 | 6 Comments

Just how stupid are rightwing bloggers?

Really quite stupid, based on the following evidence:

1) Iain Dale, noted rightwinger, says Tom Harris MP, noted rightwinger, is an influential leftwinger.  Tom Harris MP, noted rightwinger, agrees.  It only makes sense in stupiduniverse.

2) Iain Dale, noted rightwinger, says people on the left have no sense of humour, and his faithful trolls applaud and stamp their feet stupidly.  When proved wrong, the notedly stupid rightwinger does a smiley face thing with his keyboard in the comments, in an attempt to be look both knowing and supercilious, as opposed to really quite stupid.  It doesn’t work.

3) Sensible liberalish economist finds no-one with a rightwing blog about economics worth even vaguely engaging with, because ‘it’s like listening to the last 5 people in a Surrey golfclubhouse, when one of them has mentioned Immigrants and Gordon Brown. ‘ 

Precisely, though I’ve never been in a Surrey golfclubhouse.

4) Sensible liberal economist says sensibly (in comments), in response to this sensible Bickerstaffe Record post:

‘When I started out on this, I was attracted to libertarianism, just because it was so simple. Don’t worry about looking into how the world works; don’t look at how public spending is actually apportioned, don’t ask yourself difficult questions about market failures and abuse and the use of power and so forth – just assume that everything that stops short of perfect is the government. I was never really taken in – the very simplicity of it made me suspicious – but the eagerness with which certain simpleminded people leap onto it is definitely a reason it is loved so much.’

Precisely.  Again.

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