Five defining characteristics of stupidity, it seems to me, are readily apparent.
First is sheer ignorance: ignorance of critical facts about important events in the news, and ignorance of how our government functions and who’s in charge.
Second is negligence: the disinclination to seek reliable sources of information about important news events.
The third is wooden-headedness, as the historian Barbara Tuchman defined it: the inclination to believe what we want to believe, regardless of the facts.
Fourth is shortsightedness: the support of public policies that are mutually exclusive, or contrary to the country’s long-term interests.
Fifth, and finally, is a broad category I call bone-headedness, for want of a better word: the susceptibility to meaningless phrases, stereotypes, irrational biases, and simplistic diagnoses and solutions that play on our hopes and
===Just How Stupid Are We? (Rick Shenkman)
If the left thinks that President Trump has any sort of cognitive issues, which is an absurd meme recently dealt a blow by an extremely well-respected military doctor, how in all seriousness can the brainwashed idiots of the progressive left-wing media continue to put Maxine Waters on such prominent display for all to see that she is not only as dumb as an Ox but has more screws loose in her empty cranium to build another Empire State Building. We are living in a surreal caricature of the theatre of the absurd.
Insane is far to kind a pejorative to attach to this corrupt embarrassment of a human being, let alone a congressional representative.
One of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics on Capitol Hill will address the country just after next Tuesday’s State of the Union. (And one of the most ignorant, odious fools to ever blemish the American political stage.)
Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, will speak at the top of a BET News special after Trump delivers the State of the Union, a BET spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. The program, “Angela Rye’s State of the Union,” is part of a broader partnership announced just days ago between the network and the Democratic strategist and political commentator. Rye will executive produce news programs with a sharp focus on issues facing black Americans. The programs will run quarterly, BET said in a release.
The spokesperson said activists and some elected officials will analyze Trump’s first year in office on the program and will talk about “building black politics and the value of engagement across today’s socio-political landscape.” A Democratic source familiar with the production on Friday night told BuzzFeed News that it wasn’t immediately clear if the program would air on Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Trump has recently taken to highlighting how well he believes black Americans are doing under his presidency, tweeting earlier this month that he was “so happy” that black joblessness was plummeting. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the rate had fallen below 7%, but analysts disagree over how much credit, if any, Trump deserves that drop. Black lawmakers certainly don’t think he deserves that credit, and some plan to let him know that Tuesday by boycotting his speech.