Yesterday, I posted a piece in which I posited that Obama must either be a demagogue or an idiot. An RNL commenter said he opted for both, but I chose demagogue. Well, as it turns out (pay attention, James), I WAS WRONG! Obama is both after all:
Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly.
Now, mind you, this still fits the definition of a demagogue, but only an idiot would make such an easily refuted statement as this.
Now, if only the press understood that this is a real sign of stupidity rather than spelling potato with an ‘e’ (which, as it turns out, is still correct as it is one of those words that can be spelled in more than one way. But then, that would require actual journalism, and had the press looked into it, they would have found that those with higher educations and intellect often use the spelling with the ‘e’.)