House Democrat: Americans Aren’t ‘Thinking Critically for Themselves’

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Says a man whose party preys on the stupidity of their low-information voters. You can almost taste the smugness.

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) said that the public wouldn’t be as alarmed about Ebola if more people were “thinking critically for themselves.”

Holt, a former physicist who is retiring at the end of this year, said that Americans should familiarize themselves more with science to trust medical professionals.

“We should have a citizenry that’s more comfortable with science and better able to understand and make decisions about it,” Holt said, according to the Times of Trenton. “If people were thinking critically for themselves, there wouldn’t be this level of panic.”

It would help if the leader of his party didn’t give conflicting messages every day, let alone entertained as insane an idea as this.

Speaking of a lack of critical thinking, we’re now onto Day 4 of the Great Kaci Hickox Saga of 2014, as Holt gushed:

“It was, if not inhumane, certainly dehumanizing and unnecessary treatment,” Holt said.

Please, just stop it already. What, is this twit the new Sandra Fluke or something?

Meanwhile, Governor Christie basically invited the annoying nurse to sue him:

Gov. Chris Christie has a simple message for the nurse quarantined in New Jersey over fears of spreading the Ebola virus if she decides to sue the state for being detained for more than 65 hours.

“Whatever. Get in line,” Christie said during a campaign event today, according to NBC News.

“I’ve been sued lots of times before,” Christie said. “Get in line. I’m happy to take it on.”

He can be assured some ambulance chaser will take him up on it.



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7 Responses to “House Democrat: Americans Aren’t ‘Thinking Critically for Themselves’”

  1. Drumwaster on 29/29/14 at 10:56 am

    I think that if young Miz Hickox gets Ebola, she ought to be refused entrance to any hospital in the country, and her face ought to be shown on every TV screen and Wi-Fi device continent-wide, so that people will shun her.

    Hubris on that scale should carry its own punishment.

  2. Mikesixes on 29/29/14 at 11:26 am

    Believing that people who have been in contact with a fatal and contagious disease need to be monitored until they’re shown to be free of said disease=panic.
    Believing that we need to destroy our economy to defend against an imaginary threat of climate change=sensible precaution.

  3. mikulin on 29/29/14 at 1:51 pm

    She is talking about returning to West Africa in the near future. I wonder if any of those countries should refuse her visa request? Who needs a nurse, if that is what she really is, that ignores common sense protocol that is used extensively in that region? Is she over there advising locals not to follow the quarantine guidelines that have been effective for them for years? Another thought; since so many of these so called western medical people are dying from this virus, maybe they are the ones spreading it carelessly in these countries since we can see that they don’t really care about the quarantine protocols in our country.

  4. Burn the Witch on 29/29/14 at 4:52 pm

    People should trust medical professionals? This man has obviously not experienced a doctor that has gotten it wrong.

    He’s also never really matured enough to realize that a professional license of any sort does not immunize its holder from error.

  5. Buck O'Fama on 29/29/14 at 7:05 pm

    If people were thinking critically for themselves, all the Democrats would be living under bridges and washing windshields for a living.