From The Hill, “RNC co-chair: Wisconsin voters not so ‘sharp’“:
… “It’s not going to be an easy election, it’s a close election,” said Sharon Day, the co-chairwoman, while speaking at a GOP field office in Waukesha, Wis., according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why.
“I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife,” she added.
Day was born in Texas, and has lived in Florida for decades. The chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus, has long lived in Wisconsin…
To be fair, if you’d only associated with Wisconsinites like Scott Walker and Reince Priebus, you might not have the best opinion of the state’s average IQ, either. And Ms. Day probably doesn’t have a good grasp of Midwestern Nice — the idiots and the
Democrats smart people in both Texas and Florida are so much more demonstrative.
While we’re on that topic, Jon Chait at NYMag found another poster child for the modern Republican Party:
When you interview random people, you come across all sorts of interesting ideas that don’t necessarily get reflected in the national debate. The New York Times has a deep reported story about social and economic change in Iowa, and the interviews with Iowans found a voter who is really not going to vote for Bruce Braley:
Susie Mayou, a 55-year-old conservative, described herself as heartsick that Democrats had carried Iowa in six of the last seven presidential elections. “If Iowa gave power based on land ownership, the state would swing 180 degrees,” she said. “The city people push the agenda.”
The civil-rights agenda really went off the rails sometime around the 18th century when they started taking away political privileges from the large landowners….
Apart from reminders that half of all our fellow citizens are below average, what’s on the agenda for the day?