I'm often asked if Maureen Dowd of The New York Times is retarded. Here is Exhibit 2,635,765A explaining her opinion of people at townhalls across the country, who are upset with healthcare legislation.
"Instead of a multicultural tableau of beaming young idealists on screen, we see ugly scenes of mostly older and white malcontents, disrupting forums where others have come to actually learn something. Instead of hope, we get swastikas, death threats and T-shirts proclaiming “Proud Member of the Mob.” "
The first hint that the dead eyes in her skull really do reflect a lack of human life, compassion or intelligence is her idea that to protest, you must be young, multicultural(?) and idealist. No one told our Founding Fathers that they couldn't protest British oppression because they weren't multicultural enough. Heck, no one told Martin Luther King that that he was over the age limit, but oh well. I also enjoy the idealist part, because realists concerned with spending money that we don't have are such bring-downs. Second hint? Her (adorable!) belief, that anyone listening to a politician's speech is somehow learning something useful, is astounding. She's not only dead inside, but she's dead to everything around her. Especially when she ignores the fact that her "idealists" use swastikas, death threats and t-shirts. And if you want to learn something about a bill being written you should listen to the people writing the bill, not some senator. Most of them haven't read the legislation, and most of them never will. The third hint we get that something is wrong with Lil Mo is her "clinging" to the word "hope". She may be the last person in America who doesn't realize that Hope and Change were part of an ad campaign, and that she's still a sucker for buying into it. In a way, that too is adorable, but it's also sad, really sad. Especially for someone mostly older and White.