Kerry thinks the Democrats are in trouble because the voter isn’t smart enough to understand what the The Democrats are trying to do to for them.
A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.
Conservative political blogger William Jacobson, who writes Legal Insurrection, immediately pounced on Kerry’s comments, saying that attitude is why voters are looking to shake up Capitol Hill by electing upstart candidates such as U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.
“It just continues the Democrats’ theme that the reason people are upset is because they don’t understand. They’re not smart enough. That sort of rhetoric just gets people even more upset,” said Jacobson.
The statement does demonstrate just how poorly Democrats and Kerry understand the the mood of the people and the Tea Party movement. The issues that the Republicans and the Tea Party folks have focused on are clear, and well understood. Its Kerry his fellow members of the ruling class that don’t have an understanding of the middle class and middle America.
Budgets and spending are a symptom, of the unrest and anger aimed at our Democratic Controlled government. The real issue is that the elitist ruling class doesn’t understand us, and will not listen. The voters are clearly against massive government takeovers and bailouts of our economy industry and Healthcare, while Kerry his Democratic friends told us to shut up and enjoy what they are doing to us. Kind of like Clayton Williams’ remark “Just lay back and enjoy it.” remark that killed his political career. Go ahead John, you can say it .. just once .. Please !!
Update: Sept 26th
The Boston Herald Poll on the the originating article shows some interesting insight.