Don’t Forget the “Dumb and Dumber” Political Party

Who are those "no opinion" on vital issues people?

Jack Engelhard

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The latest poll on the suicidal Iran Deal shows that 24 percent of Americans think it’s bad. I forget how many think it’s good.

But 40 percent responded that they “don’t know” or have “no opinion.” It’s about the same for the climate change hysteria.

Or bringing into the country 85,000 deserters.

People in the dark, they walk among us. We find them at every survey. They simply “don’t know” and “have no opinion” about anything.

Life and death situations and millions “don’t care”…”gone fishing’”…”don’t give a damn”…”Alice doesn’t live here anymore.”

We tend to think that we’re a nation politically divided between Republicans and Socialists, I mean Democrats -- but this fails to account for the “Dumb and Dumber” Party. It’s important to remember Jonathon Gruber. This was the Obamacare adviser who smirked that the measure was slipped through without transparency thanks to “the stupidity of the American voter.”

Does this mean that 40 percent of us are totally clueless? Impossible. I choose to read it like this, that (arbitrarily), 20 million Americans are like that, out of 320 million, and the rest of us? We pick up the slack and continue to make this a great country as best we can.

But too often semi-informed voters can tip the scales.

For my part, I have never met such a person. Everyone that I know has an opinion about everything, as of late certainly about Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson and whether or not the president is a Muslim. That’s what everybody is talking about, or so I thought.

Sweetheart, will you have an opinion when you show up for church and it’s a mosque?
Doesn’t everybody have a point of view on the 5 to 4 same-sex marriage law, abortion and the Middle East?

No opinion on the pope’s message to America? 

But apparently they’re out there, millions sleepwalking in zombie-land.

 “Hello, Mrs. Jones. How do feel about Obama bringing them into this country, the same people who shout Death to America?”

“No opinion.”

Sweetheart, will you have an opinion when you show up for church and it’s a mosque?

This is the first time in history that the leaders of civilized nations have voluntarily relinquished their borders and surrendered their sovereignty, thus leaving their citizens at the mercy to anything that comes. From Ecclesiastes we have it that, “If you see perversion of justice in the land, do not marvel at the matter.”

We’d like to think that we’re talking trailer park trash here, but not necessarily.

First of all some of smartest people I know eat hot dogs for breakfast and live in trailer parks and then there is this – numerous Ivy Leaguers, polled by Fox, are not quite sure when Columbus discovered America, but thought that 1942 sounded about right.

The same college kids who think Israel is “apartheid” and must be “boycotted” also believe, in a survey, that the Civil War started in 1961.

This generation might also be the dreaded adolescent adults that at age 50 and 60 and 70 still take Superman movies seriously.

Is it about staying young or about staying blissfully semi-informed? Semi-informed – but they still vote.

Still they go to the polls and stick us with bums in both houses of Congress, Democrats and even Republicans.

Let’s not even try to understand “undecided” Americans who don’t decide their choices for political leadership until they are in the voting booth.

For the good of the country, study up, people, please.

You’re rolling dice with my world.

New York-based author and bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. His novel “Indecent Proposal” was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. His latest thriller is “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Website: