Video: “Informed” Obama Supporters Going to the Polls



The Blaze interviewed several young Obama supporters who were standing in a two-hour long line for a polling place in South Boston.  They were able to spout off liberal talking points well enough, but when they were asked basic questions about our government well, I’ll let you watch for yourself.

 

I weep for this nation.   Below is a quote from Benjamin Franklin that I shared as a status message on Facebook on election night including a graphic I made to go along with it.  Feel free to share, apply and combat ignorance.

“A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Oh just in case you’re in need of the answers:

  • How many Representatives are there in the House of Representatives? 435
  • How many Senators does the Senate have?  100
  • How many justices are on the Supreme Court?  9
  • Who is the minority leader in the House?  Nancy Pelosi
  • Who is the majority leader in the Senate? Harry Reid

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  • http://twitter.com/John_Scotus John Scotus

    It just seems like America has reverted to a kind of well-ordered mob rule. The demagogues have won.

    • http://shanevanderhart.com/ Shane Vander Hart

      It does appear that way doesn’t it.

      • SJ

        I truly hope God doesn’t have to use another 9/11 or something to bring this country back to sobriety. :(

    • Argon

      Yeah, kinda like those expecting death panels and the government taking all our guns away because a Kenyan Muslim Marxist said so.

      Yeah, it was some other guy’s fault that we lost. Stupid people. You’d have to be a complete idiot not to see how wonderful and logical our policies were. Yeah, those people just want more handouts and to never work again a day in their livers.

      The Feds manipulated the employment numbers too.

      The MSM skewed the polls. It was only the most bizarre of luck that Nate Silver was right.

      And hurricane Sandy!

      I suppose one can say that some demagogues won but one would have to acknowledge that others lost. I’d say there are plenty of uninformed voters to go around. And maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t the demagogues and uninformed that made up most of the votes.

      Denial is one of the stages of grieving. I get that. But sooner or later some more honest self-reflection and rethinking had better happen and some acceptance that maybe, just maybe, the policies aren’t so good. Probably will take a few more weeks…

      • http://shanevanderhart.com/ Shane Vander Hart

        Conspiracy theories and not knowing basic facts about your government are two different things. I don’t subscribe to the conspiracy theories though.

      • Argon

        True, and I’m glad that you see through the conspiracy theories. So many don’t, unfortunately.

        And some of my examples illustrated a lack of relevant knowledge. For example, David Shedlock, in this blog, and Sarah Palin, in numerous forums, have raised the ‘death panels’ boogeyman. But I can see your point: Perhaps that’s more willful ignorance or selective absorbance of information than apathetic indifference. But I don’t see that a lack of knowledge of basic facts about the government is restricted or unusually weighted toward members of one political party or the other.

        So, I agree that laughing at the stupid things people say can be fun but it’s probably neither here nor there in the grand scheme of things.

  • SJ

    Perhaps they should have asked the young turkeys, er, Obama supporters this question:

    How many couples begin each season of Dancing with the Stars? ;)

    • Argon

      Haven’t a clue. Ask a Palin. Or Tucker Carlson and Tom Delay.