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New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Thursday, May 26, 2005


Willfully Ignorant Or Just Stupid?

It's a fair question considering Warren Beatty's recent comments, but not one in which I'm going to invest too much time. This is the quote that made me stop reading the article:

Beatty, a political veteran who's worked for every Democratic presidential candidate since Robert Kennedy in 1968, dismissed Schwarzenegger's claims of uniting both sides of the political aisle. "By bipartisanship, do you mean the Kennedy family?" he said to the Berkeley crowd. "Governor — I knew Jack Kennedy.

"Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Governor, you're no Kennedy Democrat."
In a way he's right, Arnold is no Kennedy Democrat...but then neither is Beatty or Ted Kennedy. If JFK were around today, my guess is he'd be a Republican (at least fiscally, I'm not sure he would be able to resist social -cough-affairs are ok-cough- philosophy of the Left).

The fact is that JFK's philosophy included cutting taxes. Does that sound like a "Beatty/Kennedy (Teddy, not Jack) Democrat", or a "Bush/Reagan Republican"? Oh, and JFK also stood down a foreign power (although arguably with some ineptitude) in the Soviet Union. So he wanted to cut taxes to simulate the economy and was tough with our enemies. Now who does that remind me of? Humm...

Unfortunately, I think Arnold sometimes comes down to the Left of even JFK (as does Bush on domestic issues, sadly). For Warren to accuse Arnold of being too Conservative is to either fail to understand the definition of the word (in which case he is stupid considering his highly political past) or to be willfully ignorant.

Anyway, I think it's safe to conclude that Beatty is an idiot. Considering his past, it's hard to believe he's unaware of political realities...but then he has spent a lot of time in Hollywood.


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