Dear Pundit Class:
It isn't that you aren't smart. You're all real smart. It isn't that you don't know more about politics than we do. Of course you do -- you get paid to know more about politics than we do. Naturally you know more about something you do for a living than someone who earns their bread some other way does. It's just that the fact that you don't have time to be normal that has made you, probably incurably, totally clueless about what real people think. And how they feel. Especially about this president.
You see, in the president's handling of the Syria issue, weakness. We see strength. You see blundering and international humiliation. We see someone who cares less about how he looks than about what he accomplishes. We see integrity. Which we value more than, well, mere politics.
This is a man who we all fell in love with because he so clearly, and so consistently, responds to a higher moral law. In that codex, several things matter. One of them is when there's a conflict between your personal moral code and what the pundit class will say, you stick with your personal moral code. Another one is that some things matter more than politics and third, it doesn't matter who gets the credit -- or the blame -- if you accomplish something real.
You think it's bad that his personal conflicts over war vs. peace in the Tuesday night speech were obvious? We think the fact that we finally have a man in the White House who can't, or won't, hide his reluctance to blow into somebody else's country to rain death on them is something to fall on our knees and thank God for. You think it's bad that he's glad to work with Putin no matter what a horse's ass Putin is? We think it's fantastic. You think it means he lacks confidence? We know it means the exact opposite. You my dears, have always mistaken swagger for confidence. We've always known that those two things are not the same.
And then there's John Kerry. You think the fact that John Kerry's nothing short of brilliant response to a question about what it would take to stave off a US strike came without much thought on his part is a bad thing? We think it's nothing more than what happens when you put in the A-team. You think he accidentally came up with the one thing that would put an end to the possibility of more war death? Maybe. Maybe not. The point is that it doesn't matter. The point is that when you're John Kerry, what you say offhand is something you can not just be proud of, but also stand by if you have to. Something else we rubes out here in the heartland are very, very grateful for.
And all that, my dear pundits, is why you people are out in left field again. You can't help it -- I get that. But you are once again -- despite the best of intentions and truly, I believe that the best of you do have the best of intentions -- you are missing the big picture. The one we mere mortals see without breaking a sweat.