The other 41% thinks their jobs would be easier if the public understood less.
When it comes to policy, the political class doesn’t have a lot of faith in the public’s IQ. In the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll, a solid majority of political operatives—59 percent—said the public didn’t “know enough about the issues facing Washington to form wise opinions about what should be done.”
Well that’s interesting. Even more interesting when you separate the Democrats from the Republicans:
Now: the story points out that Republicans just won a landslide election, and that could have affected how both sides answered. Still. It’s not hard to tell which party is the Nanny Party, and which is the Liberty Party.
Although…what’s wrong with that 47% of Republicans?
This was an interesting paragraph:
“Though we claim to represent ‘the people’ we are much more likely to doubt their ability to understand public policy,” said one (Democrat) party operative who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “Republicans don’t represent the people’s interests, but have more confidence in them.”
We Republicans “don’t represent the people’s interests,” but we have more faith in the people’s ability to see through our fatcat BS?
If we don’t represent the people’s interests, shouldn’t we also be more inclined to believe the people are dupes? Because wouldn’t we need the people to be dupes if we want them to give us the power to act against their interests?
No wonder that operative requested anonymity. His reputation kind of depended on it.
Via Hot Air.