As today and yesterday and this entire shutdown episode have revealed the president is not just corrupt or disloyal or hateful or incompetent or unfit to hold the office. He is also stupid. That's not something we say in polite political debate. But it's a fact.
He is not just ignorant--which could be the case for a smart person or one of average intelligence who was just too lazy to learn. He is not just allergic to facts because they tend to undermine his worldview and reveal his cons and his crimes.
He is actually a full-fledged nit wit who is as unfamiliar with logic, sound reasoning, true insight, a sense of consequences, the relevance of context, as he is with ethics, or values or taste. Yes, he is a traitor and a criminal and a vile hateful person.
But we must always remember that which he reminds of every time he opens his mouth or Tweets his Tweets. He is dope, a maroon, a useful idiot to some and a dangerous idiot when it comes to all the rest of us. He is a dim bulb who has left us all stumbling around in is darkness.
Time to flip on the lights America and see this guy for who he is and for what he is not. Later we can determine the role dementia or drugs or lack of education or arrogance or just bad genes played in the creation of this pinheaded ninny of a cretinous nincompoop.
But for now, as you weigh our circumstances and likely outcomes, always remember, it is not just bad character or greed or evil at work here...though they too are all present. It is that our president is also just plain dumb.
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