Make America Less Smart Again! We Know Words! Obama Is A Joke! Sad!

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Oh man. We can't even. So Obama gave a commencement speech at Rutgers where he actually praised "Facts. Evidence. Reason. Logic. An understanding of science," claiming, "These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy. These are qualities you want to continue to cultivate in yourselves as citizens." He went on, "So class of 2016, let me be as clear as I can be: in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It's not cool to not know what you're talking about. That's not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That's not challenging political correctness, that's just not knowing what you're talking about."

Drumpf kinda figured maybe ole Barry was talking about him, especially when he added the part about how "the world is more interconnected than ever before" and "building walls won't change that," even though actually he knows so much stuff, we mean, he knows the best stuff! So then Drumpf, who is "like, a really smart person,” went on his beloved Twitter machine to like totally demolish the dumb idea that ignorance is not a virtue, charging, "This is a primary reason that President Obama is the worst president in U.S. history!" Because if there's anything the empire  needs right now, it's sure not big-brained, fancy-word-using people who actually know something, which, duh, his  supporters and especially “the poorly educated” could tell you. Also so could he, Drumpf, who is "not stupid, ok?" We miss Vonnegut, Orwell, Ivins, Kafka, those masters of surrealism. Sad!


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