Activist Mark Dice walked up and down a beach in California that he thought would be thick with Obama voters. He carried a clipboard with a petition to repeal the Bill of Rights and asked passers-by to support Obama by signing the petition. He kept up a patter about how the Bill of Rights is outdated and Obama has been doing all he can to get rid of it. Almost everyone he stopped signed the petition:
Many of these “How dumb can they get?” videos have been made over the years, and I suppose we are all past being shocked by our fellow-citizens’ ignorance. The one point I would make, however, is that the sheeplike obedience that the Democrats in this video exhibit isn’t surprising to those who observe how the Obama campaign and the Democrats communicate with their supporters. “Help Barack Obama by repealing the Bill of Rights” actually sounds like a pretty typical email appeal from the Democratic Party. The Democrats’ emails never discuss issues of public policy, or offer evidence or arguments in support of the Democrats’ policies. Rather, they consist of nothing but tribal appeals to advance “President Obama’s agenda.” It’s us vs. them; we’re the good guys and they’re the bad guys; give money to advance the president’s agenda, whatever it might be. So I am not particularly surprised to see that many Democrats, presented with a suggestion that the Bill of Rights should be repealed to show support for President Obama, are quite willing to go along.