Hey! We're Not Stupid

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Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Most folks who run for and serve in public office can't be blamed if they develop a jaundiced view of humanity.

If you have a job that requires mass interaction, you know the truth.

Most people are reasonably intelligent, some are most definitely not.

But it still amazes me when I see politicians who should know better behaving as if they believe the majority of their constituents are fools.

I can think of no other way to describe the presidential surrogates all over the TV talk shows this weekend, pretending there was absolutely nothing to the brewing impeachment charges against President Trump and that the mere process amounted to some kind of treason.

According to a fresh CBS News Poll, most Americans are assessing the situation pretty calmly and thoughtfully; only 12 percent think incorrectly that a House vote to impeach would result in the president's immediate removal.

Thirty-nine percent suspect Trump may have done something wrong, but 35 percent want to see more facts, and only 26 percent want to ignore the facts already on record.

When Democrats come out and say stupid stuff, because they think the public is stupid, people don't buy it. And they're not buying the grotesque spin coming out of the White House that radical leftists are staging a coup.

Who will come out in tact from this mess? The pols who respect the intelligence of the public, instead of insulting it.

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