Low-information liberals are pretty much like this...
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost.
She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,
"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican.
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama-Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "You don't know where you are -- or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's MY fault."
Of course, the original version of the joke had a typical neo fascist-repug-tea bag fool in the balloon and the enlightened progressive attempting to rescue the lost fool to no avail.
The original version makes much more sense. All one need do is look at what the lost neo-fascist-repug-tea bags have NOT been able to accomplish with all of their lying and smearing and bashing since the election of Obama in 2008. The LOSER neo fascist-repug-tea bags have done nothing since then but lie, cry, whine, complain, and be led around by their progressive counter parts to do their bidding. Flippant Fool is obviously just another Fox parrot who has learned nothing but how to echo the neo fascist-repug-tea bag speak he absorbed from non-stop viewing of Fox and other fascist media. Notice his unoriginal use of the latest neo fascist catch words vomited up by the Fox professional liars: "low-information" and "low-info loser" and "Obama votard." Flippant Fool is just a typical lost hate-mongering mindless lemming that willingly let his weak mind be filled with utter stupidity. He is just one of millions of misinformed, misquided , and brain- washed lemming fools bewitched by fascist demogogues.
Well now, there's where you're wrong. There is no such thing as an "enlightened progressive". There are ardent communists and useful idiots like you, but not "enlightened progressives". Because progressivism is the opposite of what its name implies. It is a stone age throwback resulting from the intersection of emotionalism, laziness, and a false sense of empowerment. And yes, this is the original version. The version you speak of never existed except in the fantasies of the warped little mind of the supposedly "enlightened progressive" useful idiot.