September 12, 2008

Quote of the day

Posted in politics, U.S. politics at 9:48 pm by LB

Quote of the day…unfortunately, it was from a somewhat offensive and bullshit post at Huff-Po.  But the end is excellent:

Stop voting for people you want to have a beer with. Stop voting for folksy. Stop voting for people who remind you of your neighbor. Stop voting for the ideologically intransigent, the staggeringly ignorant, and the blazingly incompetent.

Vote for someone smarter than you. Vote for someone who inspires you. Vote for someone who has not only traveled the world but who has also shown a deep understanding and compassion for it. The stakes are real and they’re terrifyingly high. This election matters. It matters. It really matters. Let me say that one more time. This. Really. Matters.

4 Comments »

  1. Renee said,

    That quote is an excellent challenge to the current cult of anti-intellectualism that seems to be ruling in the states. I have no had a chance to check the link that you provided yet but I will be back to comment after doing so.

  2. fourthwave said,

    Really excellent quote; I’m glad managed to weed it out of an otherwise iffy article to share it with us.

  3. The problem with trying to vote for someone smart, who inspires me…they’re not running for office.

  4. Anti-Anti-Intellectualism…

    It’s great to remember where you came from, to not become such an elitist that you have no empathy for those who’re not so priveleged. But you should only be this obsessed with “staying true to your roots” is if the song you’re singing is ‘Jenny …


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