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May 27, 2013

None dare call him "stupid"

Stupid @ The Weekly StandardThe most likely reason that we don’t call President Obama stupid is that it’s such a cul-de-sac of a word.

Stupid gives the pundit nothing to perform punditry upon. Call a man ignorant and you have license to show the world your vast fund of knowledge and wise him up. Call a man misguided and you transform your column or blog post or TV appearance into a valuable and beneficent German shepherd with a handle on its back and you lead the poor soul in his blindness. Call a man, best of all, wicked and you get to don the sacramental vestments, climb into the pulpit and thunder forth with such a sermon as to bring him weeping to the font of righteousness or cause the Lord God Almighty to strike him with a thunderbolt in his pew or something fun like that. But call a man stupid .....


Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 27, 2013 10:12 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Ignorance can be fixed.

Stupid is forever...

Posted by: leelu at May 28, 2013 7:31 AM

As far as I am concerned, embracing Progressivism is a clear sign of a sub-average (i.e. -- two-digit) IQ.


Posted by: Mark Alger at May 28, 2013 1:27 PM

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