I don't know how many of you watch Jeopardy on television, nowadays, but if you do, then you were treated to the spectacle of Jeopardy Power Players Week last week, where the people who are helping to shape public opinion and policy were featured.
And now I know exactly why we're in such dire straits as a country and a culture;You couldn't have found a bigger collection of dunces if you were trying.
If these were the prime examples of the so-called Washington "Power Players", then I'm a German Shepherd.
To begin with, the selection of political points-of-view left a lot to be desired. The contestants were, for the most part, some of the brighter lights of the Leftoid press, with a heavy contingent of CNN and (P)MSNBC "newsmakers". Which led to quite a bit of hilarity, as some of these folks who try to convince you on a daily basis that they're oh-so-smarter-than-us-peasants went on to prove their incredible, often paralyzing stupidity in a simple trivia quiz game.
We can begin with every one's favorite tingling political anchor, Chris Matthews. the man who has famously wondered aloud just how well Sarah Palin would fare on Jeopardy was, himself, proven to be a flaming idiot. Matthews missed a variety of softball answers -- things that would be almost common knowledge to the typical high-school-diploma-bearing welder, cop or firefighter -- that one wonders if Chrissy's brain hasn't been wired backwards.
I guess he won't be questioning Sarah Palin's or Michelle Bachmann's intelligence again anytime soon, right? Of course he will: part of the fun of being a libtard is being dangerously unaware of your own stupidity and an inability to consciously know what it is that you don't know. The truly dangerous thing about people like Matthews is that while he can't tell the difference between Istanbul and Moscow (probably because kissing Communist and Muslim ass has been his stock-in-trade for so long, he hardly notices or cares which is which?) is that he gets to shape the opinions of others.
Then again, since no one watches (P)MSNBC that number is relatively low: perhaps scores of opinions, and for the most part, these are likely to be people who are intellectually and politically irredeemable, so thank whatever you hold holy for small favors, right?
Then there's Robert Gibbs, former Obama Administration press Secretary, who made it evident that one of the reasons why Resident Obama might be having such a hard time is because he's apparently surrounded himself with drooling doofuses. Now, granted, Gibbs actually won his contest, but when you consider his competition -- the aforementioned Matthews and Lizzie O'Leary (who?) -- that's not so surprising.
A brain damaged Golden Retriever could have won that contest. And even then Gibbs just barely won.
Another mainstay of (P)MSNBC, Clarence Page, showed up, too, and failed spectacularly. Fumbling over questions and making the most avoidable of mistakes (like not trying to answer questions you don't know the answer to, and randomly inserting the name of this years' Libtard celebrutard-du-jour). It's been clear for quite some time now that Clarence is one of MSNBC's token House Niggahs, along with Eugene Robinson, and that their only purpose is to put a colored face before a camera at what is otherwise an all-white network (except for that Indian dude who apparently doesn't know enough to shut up when he's so obviously wrong).
Of course, my favorite Libtard bomb was the New York Times' (suitable for wrapping fish or training puppies) full-time, professional Communist, Thomas Friedman, who's performance drew a rather scathing critique from this matches' eventual victor, Anderson Cooper. Friedman, in my opinion, looked like a deer caught in the headlights. It's apparent that his strength is in answering his own questions,questions he's carefully selected so as to give the answer he already has inside his head, rather than someone else's, within the confines of a column that no one with a life actually reads.
Seriously? This guy is getting paid to write books and columns, and I'm not? When you stop to consider that two of the Times' signature columnists, Friedman and Dowd, are so demonstrably stupid, one is left to wonder just how it is the Times' stays in business. Maybe that book review section is just shit hot, huh?
Those were just the most egregious examples of the Leftard "Power Players" on display. There were others, but they are decidedly dim bulbs compared to these shining stars. I expected people like Matthews and Friedman to make complete asses of themselves on national television -- because in this circumstance they don't have other people feeding them material through a teleprompter , or because they aren't writing a column that makes no sense except to someone suffering from the same delusions that they are -- mostly because their political affiliations and opinions aren't based upon what anyone would consider "smarts".
Because modern Liberalism was never about brainpower, for it were, it might actually work, sometimes, and the Libtards wouldn't have to continually recycle the same four themes -- Class Warfare, Race Warfare, Gender Warfare, Welfare for Everyone. Instead, it's a political ideology revolving around the manipulation of feelings. If you watched Jeopardy that week, you saw what the phalanx of media people led by their feelings, their gut instincts, are truly like, and you thought to yourself that maybe Special Education programs in America are grossly underfunded.
If there was a problem with this whole "Power Players" week for me, it was often to be found in the selection of some of the contestants:
I mean, Kareem Abdul Jabar? Lewis Black? I'm surprised they didn't ask John Stewart and Steven Colbert to appear. They probably did, come to think of it, and that's why they had to get Gibbs, Matthews and Friedman on short notice.I would presume to say that either of those men wields far more influence on the political scene.
Now, what's truly funny about Jeopardy Power Player Week was not only that the so-called Power Players left much to be desired intellectually, but that the week before, Jeopardy had run it's annual high school tournament; compared to the kids, our media types and social commentators appear to be barely conscious. The last few episodes of high school week saw three, teen-aged girls routine end the game with scores of $20,000 or more, and the kids routinely left the board bare of questions, whereas our "elites" made hardly any cash, and left the board full of unselected, unanswered questions.
I'm guessing those three young ladies do not read the New York Times, nor watch (P)MSNBC.