de Tocqueville was right, Americans really are too stupid to govern themselves. Go ahead and call me an elitist-I am smarter than you. For proof, one needs to look no further than the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Tuesday night.
Let me ground my elitism by saying that I have a great love and appreciation for the Bluegrass State and her people. I feel as comfortable in a hollow (holler) in southern Kentucky as I do in the holy city of Bethlehem. I know quite a few people in Kentucky and they all seem to have one thing in common, the government dole.
They are on Medicare or Medicaid (1 in 5). They are on Welfare and their kids eat for free at school thanks to Head Start or the socialist lunch program. They are in the military or they are retired and go to the VA for their medicine. They get SSI Disability checks ($1 Billion per year!) and spend them at the local Wal-Mart. They are farmers who depend on federal subsidies to work the land of their father’s father.
They live in trailers up in hollers, chain smoke cigarettes, dip, chew, and have coffee brewing all throughout the day. They bootleg alcohol in dry counties and the kids smoke meth instead of that good ol’ Kentucky dank. They vote republican!
Somebody needs to tell them that their world is about to change. Not because of the socialist-Muslim president, who they fear so much, but because of their Senator-elect Rand Paul. Dr. Paul does not believe that the government has any business in medicine or education or really anywhere else. I do not want to address the merits of his beliefs (except to point out his blatant hypocrisy for accepting Medicaid funds as an eye surgeon in KY) because this is more a critique of the electorate than the candidate.
How can a citizenry, so dependent on the government, elect a senator vowing to abolish said government? What are the people of Kentucky going to do when the Tea-necks start gutting programs that entire hollers, cities, and counties rely on for survival?
Sorry sir, your Medicare card is no longer valid…but at least you have your country back!
Peace be with you,