This blog has designated the followers of the GOP and their Teabagging fellow-travelers with a nickname that draws on the elephantine symbol of the GOP as well as the limitless stupidity of those knuckle-draggers. Then, in gift from cyberspace, this blogger happened upon Andy Borowitz's priceless takedown of one of the most recent Dumbo responses to anything associated with POTUS 44. The Dumbo response was offered by RNC chair, Reince Priebus, with name that only a jokewriter would admire. The final paragraph is a priceless illustration of Dumbo/Tebagger imbecility. If this is (fair & balanced) stupidology, so be it.
[x New Yorker]
Obama Alienates Millions With Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks
By Andy Borowitz
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President Obama handed the Republican Party a gift for the general election by making a series of offensive pro-knowledge remarks at Rutgers University over the weekend, a leading Republican official said on Monday.
According to Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the President’s inflammatory comments, in which he offered full-throated praise for such controversial fields of knowledge as math and science, are sure to come back to haunt the Democrats in November.
“If President Obama was trying to alienate millions of Americans in one speech, mission accomplished,” Priebus told Fox News. “When I watched him speak, I said to myself, ‘Well, Christmas came early this year.’ ”
While many Republicans expected Obama to walk back his ill-advised praise of knowledge, facts, and evidence, the White House as of Monday morning had refused to do so.
“The President seems to be doubling down on this, which is not surprising,” Priebus said. “This is a man who never met a fact he didn’t like.”
The RNC chairman said that the Party was already creating negative ads that would make extensive use of the President’s polarizing pro-knowledge rant.
“This fall, we will ask the American people, ‘Do you want four more years of knowledge, or do you want something else?’ ” Priebus said. “Because the Republican Party has something else.” Ω
[Andy Borowitz is the creator the "Borowitz Report," a Web site that is a lot funnier than the stuff posted by Matt Drudge and his ilk. Borowitz is a comedian and writer whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker. He is the first winner of the National Press Club's humor award and has won seven Dot-Comedy Awards for his web site. His most recent book (and Amazon's Best Kindle Single of the Year) is An Unexpected Twist (2012). Borowitz is a magna cum laude (English) graduate of Harvard College.]
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