A day or two ago, a Democratic pollster made news by announcing that “people”–talking about voters–“are stupid.” But this is nothing new; we have noted many times over the years that the Democrats’ electoral strategies are aimed more or less exclusively at the ignorant. When it comes to stupidity, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is something of a connoisseur. Yesterday she sent out the Democrats’ latest appeal to the party’s less-than-cerebral faithful, an attack on Mitt Romney:
Here’s Mitt Romney’s proposal for reducing the deficit, according to an interview he gave yesterday:
“Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”
That’s right, he said he’d get rid of Planned Parenthood — the more than 90-year-old organization that one in five American women has depended on for health care, and that for many women is their only option for cancer screenings, clinical breast exams, and critical preventive care.
Romney’s people promptly pointed out that he proposed to “get rid of” federal funding for Planned Parenthood, not that he wanted to–what?–ban the organization? So the Democrats’ attacks are misleading. But I am not sure that Wasserman Schultz actually intended any confusion on that point. She went on:
Apparently, we can’t afford it.
Here’s what he says we can afford: Protecting and expanding tax cuts for the wealthy, and “that includes the top 1 percent.” …
Mitt Romney’s actually willing to cut off women’s access to health care to help fund tax benefits for millionaires and billionaires.
There’s one thing you can do right now — whether you’re a man or woman — to fight back against Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and every Republican in Congress who repeatedly thinks a woman’s health is their chip to barter:
That “one thing,” of course, is to give money to the Democrats. Actually, Democratic voters could cut out the middle man and give the money to Planned Parenthood, but Wasserman Schultz apparently believes they aren’t smart enough to figure that out. She is probably right.