The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Kevin Drum, Rube

Posted on | April 1, 2011 | 11 Comments

A left-winger admits his complete gullibility:

If it had been my call, I wouldn’t have gone into Libya. But the reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at all, I’d literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he’s smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions, and more farsighted. I voted for him because I trust him, and I still do.
For now, anyway. But I wouldn’t have intervened in Libya and he did. I sure hope his judgment really does turn out to have been better than mine.

In other words: “I’m such a chump, I still trust the guy, even though he’s doing something which seems utterly wrong to me, because I acknowledge myself to be so ignorant I don’t trust my own opinions.”


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