Yeah, this will play well:
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.
The problem, you see, is you. You’re just not paying attention. You’re basically ignorant and that means you can’t make good decisions at the polls when election time comes around. If you’re considering voting a Dem incumbent out of office, it’s just because you’re simple and easily swayed by slogans. If you could possibly grasp the facts, why, then, you’d make the right decision by voting to keep the Dems in office.
This whole American democracy thing would work so much better if common peasants like yourselves weren’t in charge of casting the votes.
I’d say this was unbelievably arrogant except that it’s become so commonplace to hear the Dem leadership making comments like this that it’s quite easy to believe. Kerry still thinks the American electorate is just too dumb to make the right call. He’s thought so since he lost the Presidential race in 2004 and he’s holding onto it today.
(Hat tip: Instapundit.)