Cognitive Dissonance

I don’t think you could provide a better example of the way the right views the world, that is, reality be damned, than this readers reprinted submission over at The Corner that starts:

Mr. Derbyshire — Yes, Obama is incredibly light, but he (and his wife) are the perfect representation of most of today’s elite world. First you get born with a good IQ to upper middle class parents…

What the hell? In whose world were the Obamas born into the upper middle class? But that really does sum up the degree to which the modern right doesn’t even make an attempt to filter what they hear on the radio through the prism of reality and fact, opting for the much easier routeof just believing it because the magic talking box said so. But remember, that’s what went wrong in Rwanda.