Great Minds, Average Minds, Small Minds — and the Battle for the GOP
I’ve seen this quote before. I ran across it again last night. You might have heard me mention this. You might have heard this quote yourself. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” You know who said it? Eleanor Roosevelt, before she knew that Hillary Clinton was trying to channel her in seances. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” And it reminded me what we were talking about yesterday about Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, the Drive-By Media in general.
The leftist punditry talks incessantly about people. Small minds talk about people. They talk about Michele Bachmann, me, Sarah Palin, Bush, Newt, you name it. They talk about people for the express purpose of destroying them, impugning their character or what have you. They do it in personal, gossipy, high school type ways and terms, but they do so in order to cut down, to embarrass and destroy the people they oppose, or the people who might be more popular than they are. (gasping) Don’t discount that as a reason for jealousy, envy, dislike, or what have you.