News Of The Stupid

Abby Zimet


The sorry evidence mounts: Our political discourse keeps getting dumber. To wit: Tom Delay, in training for "Dancing with the Stars," compares President Obama to "illegal aliens" and asks to see his "gift certificate"; Max Baucus, in whose inept hands our health care might rest, calls protestors "agitators" from out of state ("I could just sense it") who were armed "with YouTubes"; and 39 percent of people in a new poll think the government should "stay out of Medicare," which is run by the government. Oh, and only 62 percent of the same people believe Obama is born in the U.S. The rest think he was born in Indonesia, Kenya, the Phillipines, France or perhaps whatever faraway galaxy they themselves come from. Okay, so it's the dog days of August in America. But this is ridiculous.


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