Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday's fish fry

Charles Krauthammer today points out very well a remarkable characteristic of many Democrats and liberals right now in the midst of their troubles: that while they claim to act on the peoples' behalf, in truth they seem to think people are stupid:
"Liberal expressions of disdain for the intelligence and emotional maturity of the electorate have been, post-Massachusetts, remarkably unguarded. New York Times columnist Charles Blow chided Obama for not understanding the necessity of speaking “in the plain words of plain folks,” because the people are “suspicious of complexity.” Counseled Blow: “The next time he gives a speech, someone should tap him on the ankle and say, ‘Mr. President, we’re down here.’” A Time magazine blogger was even more blunt about the ankle-dwelling mob, explaining that we are “a nation of dodos” that is “too dumb to thrive.” Obama joined the parade in the State of the Union address when, with supercilious modesty, he chided himself “for not explaining it [health care] more clearly to the American people.” The subject, he noted, was “complex.” The subject, it might also be noted, was one to which the master of complexity had devoted 29 speeches. Perhaps he did not speak slowly enough."

Well. All that speaking certainly hasn't helped. In the latest 2010 election news, Harry Reid continues to be in the dumps when it comes to polls--stuck at about 39%.

Nor are we seeing any movement in the president's approval ratings. Rasmussen right now has him at 46%. Gallup only has him at 49%.

Notre Dame 83, Cincinnati 65: a big win for the Irish, but still not the true, big-time quality win they'll need to get closer to an NCAA berth. But they played tougher and better; now they've got to keep it up. Key stats: Luke Harangody, held in check last time by the Bearcats, this time came up with 37 points. And ND out-rebounded Cincy 41-32.



Indianapolis 5 over New Orleans. PICK: (no surprise) Colts. The Saints are a good team. I respect them. But I think they'll be seeking to blitz Peyton Manning, hit him, and cause turnovers...and I believe that in the end, Manning can beat almost any blitz, get rid of the ball, and make plays. He'll see to it that the Colts outscore the Saints, and while Drew Brees will definitely get his points and his yards, the Colts' defense will contain him enough to get the Colts a win, by, say, a score of about 34-27.