Today, we have a total of eight contestants competing for the Idiot Award.
I’d love to say that only one can win but, let’s face it, there’s plenty to go around these days, starting with our newly re-elected President, “who is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes” liberals so enjoy censuring George W. Bush for.
So says The Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner, who went on to detail how, while touring Asia, President Obama flubbed the names of Aung San Suu Kyi – the world’s foremost human rights activist – and Myanmar’s new President Thein Sein. He also called the latter “‘President Sein,’ an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would make most Burmese cringe.” Sophisticated diplomats know to address Sein by his title, first name and last.
But don’t crown Obama Supreme Idiot just yet, as his Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, thinks it a good idea to eliminate the debt ceiling altogether. After all, fiscal responsibility is for losers, right man? Overspending is like totally the new responsibility.
So what if that leads to severe stress around Christmas time, the kind that causes headaches and sincere wishes for Santa to die, according to 45% of respondents to a Think Finance survey?
That’s bad, CNBC admits, but it’s “an improvement over” last year. “However, it should be noted that survey focused only on consumers who earned less than $50,000 and used alternative financial services, while this year’s survey also polled consumers in higher income brackets. That suggests the financial anxiety may be more widespread than it had been in prior years.”
The latter details beg the question: Why write that there’s been an improvement at all then? And speaking of truly asinine networks, MSNBC didn’t run a single positive article about Mitt Romney or any negative ones about President Obama during the entire last week of the elections.
But back to the holidays for a moment, since consumers are freaking out that stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day… when those stores wouldn’t be doing any such thing if consumers didn’t indicate interest in the first place. Meanwhile, students at the University of Virginia are doing their part to destroy the true meaning of the holidays by holding an “anti-Thanksgiving potluck.”
I’m sure such politically correct know-nothings would also cheerfully support Yahoo! Sport’s Doug Farrar, who stood up for idiots everywhere by condemning the Baltimore Raven’s Jacoby Jones for winking at a female reporter and calling her “gorgeous.”
If anybody honestly believes that the key to achieving full female equality is simply to eliminate friendly flirting, they obviously haven’t met Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the final contender for today’s Idiot Award. The ridiculous ninny doesn’t have the slightest clue as how to properly debate, resorting to shrieking “racism” and “sexism” whenever she gets trapped into an intellectual corner (which is often). Essentially, as long as we promote such lackluster examples of womanhood and female accomplishment, women are going to struggle to get respect.
If I had to choose one of the above contenders to take first prize, I’d probably go with Debbie dearest, just because she really is insanely under-intelligent. Then again, in the end, aren’t they all winners?