Bedwell mocks us |

Bedwell mocks us

Thanks for publishing the (Other Voices) column by that great “Brainologist,” Drew Bedwell, who seems to think all liberals are stupid, unlike his brilliant self. How does his IQ compare with those of the great progressives Kennedy, Jefferson, Carter or Lincoln?

He mocks us because conservatives “think” and liberals “feel.” It is true that liberals such as Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Martin Luther King had compassion for the poor, while thinking conservatives such as Ken Lay, GWB, and Rush Limbaugh don’t give a darn.

Has Mr. Bedwell forgotten that the U.S. is based on the radical liberal notion that “all men are created equal?” Does he lament the downfall of British rule in America? Does he not understand that the Christian church was a revolutionary departure from the conservative beliefs of that time?

But Bedwell is wrong in saying conservatives don’t feel. They are very emotional when it comes to their bank accounts and spending tax money on anything other than war.

What makes moderate Gov. Schwarzenegger more highly rated than the ultraconservative president? He’s willing to compromise and look at each issue on its merit rather than following the tired old narrow policies.

Supervisors, take note. Don’t be a Drew.

Elliott Emerson

Nevada City

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