I marvel at great moments in stupidity.
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh told voters in Ohio to vote in the Democratic primary to cause chaos for the Democrats. Ohio does not have an open primary. A voter has to declare their party. I lived in Ohio for eleven years and voted there for eleven years and voted in the primaries. You had to declare.
If you wanted to change parties you had to sign a document saying that you were honestly changing parties. It wasn’t a loyalty oath it was simply a legal document one signed to protect BOTH parties from people from the other party playing games. If you don’t like it, don’t vote or live in Ohio.
Well, Rush told people to make the jump. Many did and signed that they were honestly changing parties when they weren’t. Now there are allegations of voter fraud. How could people be foolish enough to listen to some fool on the radio telling them to break the law and then do so?
To think I had given up selling the Brooklyn Bridge...
But Elisabeth Hasselbeck of “The View” has to win the award for great moments in stupidity. In the conversation about Jeremiah Wright the point was made that we were looking at three minutes broken into 30 second sound bites of a twenty year career. (It was actually over thirty years.) The point was made that Wright had done an amazing amount of good in his pastorate there and it was unfair to judge him entirely on these sound bites.
This was not enough for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, however. She compared Wright’s ministry with the statement that maybe Jeffrey Dahmer had eaten peanut butter sandwiches growing up and that didn’t make him less of a cannibal...
That’s all I have to say. She wins the great moments in stupidity award and she has rendered me speechless other than this. One of the better days in my career as a Giants fan was when they Giants cut her husband Tim. From that day on Elisabeth and I no longer had to be kin. Ugh!