They Have No Idea!
Today, there are many millions of Americans who can tell one Kardashian sister from another, but have no idea that Barack Obama has compiled the worst presidential record since Jimmy Carter.
John Hinderaker joins Glenn Reynolds in calling for Charles Koch to buy up some women’s magazines in order to propagandize them to the Republican cause, arguing that they currently function “pretty consciously, as a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.” Now, I don’t read women’s magazines but, if they’re anything like GQ and Esquire editorially, there’s something to this. Of course, one suspects the acquisition of Cosmo by the Koch Brothers might have an impact on its influence but, hey, it’s probably a better investment of millions of dollars than, say, Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain.
What stuck out at me, though, was this nugget:
Today, there are many millions of Americans who can tell one Kardashian sister from another, but have no idea that Barack Obama has compiled the worst presidential record since Jimmy Carter. Seriously: they really don’t know.
Astute readers will notice something a bit odd about that comparison. Which Kardashian sister is which is indisputably a question of fact; probably a rather trivial fact, but a fact nonetheless. Whether Obama’s “presidential record” is “worse” than some other president’s, much less every other president’s, is by contrast completely subjective; a matter of opinion.
One might as well say, “Millions of Americans read Power Line but have no idea that chocolate ice cream is far superior to vanilla. Seriously: they have no idea.”