Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Andy Borowitz knows the score.

I have been saying some version of this ever since the election.

And don't give me that crap suggesting that his "victory" was not due to a lack of intelligence, because it was indeed.

First off you had to believe the things that Donald Trump promised, building a wall, rounding up undocumented immigrants and sending them back to Mexico, blocking people from visiting the US based on their religion, were good ideas for the country.

They are not.

Second you had to believe that Donald Trump was really going to try and keep these promises.

He is not.

Thirdly you had to believe that even if he wanted to keep those campaign promises that Congress and the Supreme Court would let him.

They will not.

So yes, if you voted for Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States of America you are either ignorant, mentally deficient, or gullible beyond comprehension.

Or perhaps all three.


  1. Anonymous2:02 AM

    Trump voters also are racist and misogynistic as well.

    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Lol. Why? Every one of them?

  2. SallyinMI3:13 AM

    I vote for all three.

  3. Along with implementing a more rigorous school curriculum, our great nation must establish Truth, Fairness, and Reconciliation Commission to root out racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism, bullying, and all other forms of bigotry. As long as there are huge swaths of people willing to jeopardize democracy and justice in the name of white supremacy, the rot will continue to destroy this country. We must expose it, acknowledge/name it, and denounce it! Bigotry won on November 8, 2016; democracy, love, fairness, and justice all lost. Bigly.

    1. Maple8:08 AM

      Couldn't agree with you more. However, if you look at the Truth & Reconciliation Commission that took place in South Africa, it happened because the vast majority of S. Africans were black. In the U.S., just over 10% of Americans are black, so whitey will never allow it. They refuse to come to terms with the history of slavery and its aftermath, pretending "oh, it wasn't as bad as all that". With that kind of mindset, the rot will indeed continue to destroy your country.
      We here in the GWN have a Liberal government determined to come to terms with the way our First Nations people were -- and in some cases, still are -- treated.

    2. You're giving schools too much credit. Parents have way more influence than teachers or school. While some overcome the influence of the family most don't. No matter how well educated.

  4. Anonymous3:24 AM


    Also the drug addicted, alcoholic and suicidal counties won it for trump:

    1. Anonymous4:21 AM

      We also need to have candidates be certifiable -- certified to be: intelligent enough; knowledgeable about our government, the Constitution, history, etc; and, psychologically of sound mind. If they don't pass on all three then they can't be put on the ballot. Tricky, to do this, I know, but it has to be done. The most important job in the land, and there are no requirements to get it? Insane!!!

  5. Lots of good points - but weren't many voters attracted to the KKK-inspired talk, even if they knew many of these concrete promises wouldn't come to pass? I think they just loved hearing a lot of their hatred given a national platform. Also the misogyny vote I think cannot be underestimated.

  6. Anonymous4:38 AM

    I have been in the education field for 28 years. I was appalled at how many educated professionals I work with that voted for DT. I think the Clinton campaigned counted too heavily on educated professionals. I can't explain why they voted the way they did (although I work in a very red rural part of NY). The conversations were too heated.

  7. Sadly, I find in flyover country plus Florida where I have lived that the white football and Nascar fans with a little money and the farmers with new pickups from their subsidy checks are the ones that gobble up the hate talk. Throw in the opiate, meth and drug addled bunch and there you go. Don't forget the Fox news church people.

    Add 30 years of hating Hillary and more false information on Facebook etc. for a Trump vote.

    The sad thing is it will take years to undo the damage. You can't educate dummies overnight.

    Take a seat in the toaster deplorables.

    1. It may not take that long. Trump's disasterous leadership may prime the voters to turn both houses plus the Oval Office to the Democrats by 2020. That has happened in other countries that have elected charismatic businessmen who have profited from the office and had corrupt administrations.

  8. Connie in Denver4:57 AM

    I would suggest the USA teach their children how to think, research, and discover the answers for themselves. Right now we teach our kids what to think which leaves a lot of room for propaganda.

    Also we need to kick religion off the school boards and out of the classrooms. Dominionists are a big a threat as white supremicists

    1. Anonymous8:18 AM

      Well,with Don the Cons pick for Education we should have more religion in schools.

  9. Anonymous5:04 AM

    Oh goody, another elitist and their opinion, which apparently involves brainwashing students to vote democrat lol. Re-education camps?

    1. Anonymous5:55 AM

      Critical thinking skills. You were born without them, love.

      I disagree with G's argument. A massive chunk of Americans are biologically, thus hopelessly, incapable of cultivating the SMRTs. They prove it relentlessly. Case in point above.

      "lol!" You poor, simple creature.

    2. Anonymous6:43 AM

      President Trump! All you super smart liberals couldn't stop orange fluff and the simple minded lolers!

      What does that say about you 5:55?

    3. Oh piss off 5:04am. At this point, I don't really care if I get flaming trolled back.
      I am fast reaching the end of my fuse with the "elitist" crap. And that's exactly what it is.
      Donald Trump and his minion family sitting in the gilded tower are not "elitists?"
      I am so flipping tired of the "elitist" label being tossed around about liberals, Democrats, college-educated, etc, etc, etc. Makes me want to toss something allright.
      Webster's Dictionary definition of elite: the group or part of a group regarded as the best,most powerful, etc
      Definition of elitism: government or control by an elite

      Pretty flipping sure that's Donald J Trump to a "t." No pun intended.
      While Trump sits on high in his gilded tower and his children jet set around the country under the guise of helping their President-Elect/President father, they'll be making MORE money for themselves. Not the little, itty, bitty Americans who voted him into power. What is so hard about that to understand?
      Sheesh. Sorry for the rant. This is touching a very sore nerve.
      And I've not finished my coffee yet.

    4. Anonymous7:52 AM

      7:11, you've said exactly what I feel. "The elites" and "elitism" are so wrongly used all over TV and in the media. This has been since the Bush v. Gore days, when Gore was made out to be some smug intellectual putting down good old boy W, but its usage has really increased tenfold and now is being applied to so many people and situations that have nothing to do with elitism. I come from a blue collar family (and neither parent went to college) and my sibs and I lived right next to one of our town's public schools. It was just your typical public school. But we got a great education there and were taught to think. Some of my sibs went to college and some didn't. Based on what passes as elitism these days, my family is elitist. Even my dad, who worked all his life at a Ford plant and voted for Hillary, falls under the category of elite. It's pathetic that using one's brain anymore is considered elitist.

    5. Anonymous8:17 AM

      How does it feel to one one of the minority that helped Don the Con abuse the system and use his lies and showmanship to beat the system? Do you feel better knowing that you were one of those stuoid enough to vote for him?

    6. Anonymous8:25 AM

      What is funny is that you have all decided for yourselves that unless one voted for Hilary, they are stupid and racist and misogynist... Talk about lack of critical thinking.

      Keep that echo chamber going kids!

    7. Anonymous8:32 AM

      8:17 why would you assume I voted for Trump? You don't know jack bubba.

    8. Anonymous8:52 AM

      @8:25 WE ARE NOT KIDS. Plus> You said it yourself
      "Talk about lack of critical thinking."You got all that right.
      (saving money and paying debit is "elitism")

    9. Anonymous10:12 AM


      That Trump won so many states tells me that we have an epidemic of low-information and uneducated people roaming our land, a group that is so unable to grasp facts that they voted against their best interests and elected a man that will make their current and future situations even worse.

    10. Anonymous11:01 AM

      6:53 sad, what did the con do for you? Let us know when he improved your life...

    11. Anonymous3:25 PM

      Just because I graduated high school, took a few college courses, and believe what scientists say, doesn't make me an "elitist". It doesn't take an elitist to realize that there are a lot of uneducated people in this country. Pretty much the only reason we're still a center of innovation is because of the immigrants who come from other countries where they get actual educations.

      The whole world thinks we're a bunch of dumbasses, and this last election just proved it.

      So is everybody in the world who doesn't live in the American "Heartland" an elitist now?

      But a guy who lives in a tower and sits on a golden toilet isn't an elitist?

  10. Anonymous5:18 AM

    Ignorance is clearly the winner and gaining more
    attention as the primary reason for trump stealing the election.
    Buyers remorse in some cases and outright lying that they voted for the weasel.

    1. Anonymous9:07 AM

      NDT "Dark Matter/Energy is the abyss of IGNORANCE and 95-96% of EVERYTHING is just that>driving the universe."
      another GREAT BLACK MAN tells TRUTH.



      ""Teach Your Children"

      You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
      And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
      Teach your children well, their father's hell did slowly go by,
      And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick's the one you'll know by.
      Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
      So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

      And you, of tender years can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
      And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
      Teach your parents well, their children's hell will slowly go by,
      And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick's the one you'll know by.
      Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
      So just look at them and sigh and know they love you." Graham Nash

  11. WA Skeptic7:06 AM

    The Cheeto-faced Twatwaffle said at the beginning of the campaign: "I love the uninformed voter". And they love him, too.

    Watch any news program that questions the T voters and their ignorance is astounding.

    The charter schools and homeschooling industries are totally onboard with continuing this ignorance, and Fox/Murdoch should be put before courts and then firing squads. Shame on them.

  12. Horowitz has wonderful 15-second parodies in The New Yorker all the time. V witty, and you can see his deep commitment to ethics, truth, and intelligent people. The elite? I guess so, but not financial elite; educated elite.

  13. Anonymous8:25 AM


    Many middle and most upper-class women detested the heightened status working-class people acquired with the new government and the increased challenges young people posed to parental strictures on their lives."

  14. Anonymous8:33 AM

    The 5 year old kindergarten kids I taught 40+ years had more critical thinking skills than the majority of the US population. The reason for this? I encouraged them to THINK. Since then education has been aimed at nothing more than rote memorization to pass tests.

    The 'educated whites' nowadays have little in the way of critical thinking skills. That's how the Tundra Turd was elected to be mayor of wasilla, then gov of AK.

    The election of an orange shitgibbon is the ultimate product of that newer test-only formula...

    1. Anonymous10:18 AM

      What floors me is that these people are not ashamed of their ignorance. They seem to be rather proud of it and even flaunt it.

      It defies common sense.

  15. I''ll add one more reason for the Trump vote. My highly educated, reasonably intelligent friend is a Jewish, female Republican. Apparently the Repubkican part won out. She couldn't bring herself to vote for the Democratic nominee and said that bad as Trump was, she voted for him because : Supreme Court.
    I think some moderate Republicans chose party over country, believing the Republican Congress would control Trump and that he would willingly sign all their awful legislation.
    Makes me shudder.

  16. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Yes, I know three people who voted for Rump who are none of those. One of them is extremely pro-oil business (works in the oil industry), and two are Catholic and it literally came down to a hope that he'd actually appoint a "pro-life" anti-abortion Supreme Court justice. I feel that all three did something extremely reckless, and my respect for them has diminished greatly.

    There is also another type of voter who voted for him believing that congress would immediately impeach him and they'd get their ultimate conservative candidate, Mike Pence.

    I personally think that the Dems will protect Rump from impeachment because they would reason that Rump is a wild card and they might get SOME of what they like, whereas Pence has a hardcore conservative agenda, and is constantly going after gay's and women's reproductive rights, plus I think he might be an evolution and climate change denier to boot, so he just totally all around sucks.

    Rump will have to do something extremely dangerous and horrifying to get impeached, but then again, that's entirely possible.

    1. They are treading a fine line between getting what they want and pissing off so many people they lose Congress and the White House.

  17. Anonymous12:58 PM

    Well on jobs. Five years from today it will be technology jobs only. Get with it orange fatty, train your mostly uneducated workers.


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