I got two items in my inbox telling me how stupid liberals are. I read the articles in question and find myself wondering instead how stupid conservatives are.
The first is from the NY Post: Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias. Did anyone say they were? By comparison, maybe, but already we have a straw man right in the title. They complain that obviously Denmark is a failed state because they have much higher taxes than America. Why, yes, no one claims that we can magically get better services for free. But then the rest gets downright embarrassing: Danes are less sexy and macho, they have high suicide rates, they aren’t a wonderful tourist destination (What? They’ve never heard of Copenhagen?), there aren’t as many really rich and really poor people, and everyone is middle class — no tall poppies allowed. And they are all about equality and sharing.