Wheel of Fortune guy Pat Sajak is a wingnut? Yup.

Didn’t know it until just now. 27 years of playing ‘hangman’ everyday might affect your cognition, though, don’t you think? I have a hard time imagining The Nation publishing op-eds from hosts of dumbfuck game shows. Perhaps he sees himself as the conservative George Clooney.

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Not shockingly, Pat takes issue with people who think they’re smarter than he is.

Opposed to Obamacare? Then You Must Be a Racist
by Pat Sajak | 03/29/2010

. . It turns out, according to [Frank Rich’s] well-crafted analysis, that it’s not the bill that’s got people in an uproar; rather, what we’re facing is the death rattle of a dwindling cadre of white, racist, sexist, homophobic males terrified by the ascent of people of color, women and gays.

As the ever-tolerant Rich reasons: “The conjunction of a black President and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play.”

Pat does not understand the considerable difference between ‘intolerance’ and ‘analysis.’ If you write what you see, apparently you’re a bigot. He never makes a case why it isn’t possible that Rich is right – he’s just wrong. Such is a damning indictment from a TV star given the answers to all the puzzles.

So that’s it. It’s just a bunch of scared, white males who would yelp about anything this gang came up with. As Rich makes clear, this is merely a replay of the opposition to the Voting Rights Act of 1964. You get it?

Uh nope. Rich was talking about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, not the Voting Rights Act of 1965. WHEEL . . OF . . MISFORTUNE.

Oh well. On the previous election trail, Pat also felt compelled to call out those stupid liberals:

Here Come the Dimwits…Again
by Pat Sajak | 09/15/2008

You knew it was just a matter of time before the Democrats played their quadrennial election trump card by claiming they (and, by extension, their voters) are — well, you know — smarter than the other side. This has been going on at least since the brilliant Adlai Stevenson lost consecutive elections to the dull-witted Dwight Eisenhower back in the 50s.

Pat’s logic being “More popular means you’re smarter.” He’s been killing Alex Trebek with that one.

It’s funny how the bottom 50 percent seemed wise enough when the polls were pointing to an Obama victory in November. Now, with momentum favoring the McCain/Palin ticket, apparently half the electorate has begun taking another dose of “stupid pills.”

I watch enough political TV shows featuring talking heads yelling at each other to know there are scores of self-described “Democratic Strategists” out there. It seems to me at least one of them might devise a strategy that doesn’t depend on insulting half the population at the same time they’re asking for their votes because they care so much about them.

Only a real dimwit would fall for that one.

. . and then Obama won in a blowout. So either he or the voters are morons.