Empty head, furrowed brow—Cooper declaims about taxes: You can tell that Anderson Cooper cares. He lets you see his furrowed brow.
But good God! The intellectual garbage this nation accepts! About twenty minutes into last night’s debate, Cooper was asking the candidates questions about tax policy. The savant turned to Michele Bachmann.
Incredibly, Cooper said this:
COOPER (10/18/11): Congresswoman Bachmann, you said in the last debate that everyone should pay something. Does that mean that you would raise taxes on the 47 percent of Americans who currently don't pay taxes?It’s hard to have an emptier head that the one Cooper employs.
Forty-seven percent of Americans currently don't pay taxes! That is just utterly bogus, of course—but that’s clearly what Cooper had said. And instantly, things got worse. Here is the fuller exchange, exactly as it is transcribed in the CNN/Nexis transcript:
COOPER: Congresswoman Bachmann, you said in the last debate that everyone should pay something. Does that mean that you would raise taxes on the 47 percent of Americans who currently don't pay taxes?How do voters get disinformed? You just saw part of the process.
BACHMANN: I believe absolutely every American benefits by this magnificent country. Absolutely every American should pay something, even if it's a dollar.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
BACHMANN: Everyone needs to pay something in this country.
So typical! A roomful of voters heard Cooper say that forty-seven percent of Americans “currently don't pay taxes!” Not absurdly, they cheered and applauded when Bachmann said these freeloaders should pay something, even if only a dollar. Cooper himself is paid millions per year to serve transplendent crap like that. He is now getting paid millions more for clowning around in the afternoon on his tabloid talk program.
Why is Cooper so dumb at night? In part, could it be because he wastes his time clowning around in the daytime?
It’s hard to be as dumb as Cooper. For his efforts, he’s massively paid. We liberals prefer to blame the voters who get disinformed in these ways.