'The People Have Gotten Dumber'
Posted in the Atlantic Beach Forum
“Just Add Obama ”
Since: Mar 08
Retiring congressman Gary Ackerman, a Democrat from New York, reflects on his time in Congress.
"Congressman Ackerman, youíve been here 30 years. Can you define comity as it existed when you arrived versus how it exists now?," Bloomberg Businessweek asks.
Ackerman responds: " Your premise is that comity exists now. It may not be entirely accurate. It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. Itís not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber. I donít know that I wouldíve said that out loud pre-my announcement that I was going to be leaving.[Laughter] But I think thatís true. I mean everything has changed. The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television donít know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game."
I must say that on some levels I agree with Gary Ackerman.
Saint Augustine, FL
About 25-IQ points dumber. Dumbness is catchy, infectious, pandemic so that includes otherwise able citizens like Negro pander-pals Ms SJ, WOWser and FBD.
“How Do You Avoid Apathy? ”
Since: Oct 07
I disagree. I think people are just as "dumb" as they were 100 years ago. Ackerman is simply using this "dumb"ness as an excuse for government policy.
After looking at his voting record, it's not too bad...
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