Okay, Spicer Has to Have Hit Peak Stupid, Right?

Since getting the job as White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer's daily press briefings have been like a volcano of stupidity. But he set the bar so high during his Tuesday press briefing that no one can ever top it, claiming that Assad is worse than Hitler because Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. … [Read more...]

Tribal Epistemology and Political Polarization

David Roberts has a nearly book-length article about Donald Trump and the rise of tribal epistemology, a term I hadn't heard before but perfectly describes things that I have been writing about and criticizing for more than a decade. And Trump is sort of the culmination of it all. … [Read more...]

Joyner Doesn’t Understand How Government Works

Professional con man Rick Joyner clearly has no idea how our government works. Okay, so the list of things he has no idea about is pretty much endless. But his latest ignorant screed, this time about the courts issuing injunctions against Trump's travel ban, shows that he's totally clueless about the government. … [Read more...]

The Staggering Ignorance of Trump Supporters

The Washington Post has an article looking at the false things and absurd rationalizations believed by some Trump supporters, especially when it comes to health care and the replacement for Obamacare. And the ignorance is absolutely incredible. … [Read more...]

Trump Has No Idea What Asset Forfeiture Is

I wrote last week about the meeting Trump had with a bunch of county sheriffs in Texas where civil asset forfeiture came up and Trump simply couldn't believe that anyone would want it curtailed. But a look at the full conversation shows that Trump has absolutely no idea what it is or how it works. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Astonishing Ignorance

Donald Trump had a phone call with Putin a few days ago and, as usual, details of the talk leaked out almost immediately. When Putin brought up the START treaty and suggested extending it, Trump didn't know what he was talking about. … [Read more...]

Spicer Says He ‘Clearly’ Meant Orlando When He Said Atlanta Repeatedly

For a change, Sean Spicer is having to spin and cover up for his own ignorant statements, not Trump's. After repeatedly referring to a non-existent terror attack in Atlanta, he defended himself by saying he "clearly meant Orlando." … [Read more...]

How Many People Don’t Know the ACA is Obamacare?

We've seen lots of anecdotal evidence of people being so ignorant that they don't know that Obamacare is the same thing as the Affordable Care Act. Now we have some numbers to quantify it. More than one-third of Americans don't know that and almost half don't know that if Obamacare is repealed, so will the ACA. … [Read more...]

The Dumbest Thing You’ll Read Today

Today's dumbest thing is from an NPR profile of two brothers from Elizabethtown, New York, Tim and Bill Jackson. One voted for Trump, the other didn't bother voting. And let's just say there's little chance of them preventing anyone from getting a Rhodes Scholarship any time soon. … [Read more...]

Perry Admits Being Wrong About Dept. of Energy

During his confirmation hearing, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted that he was wrong to advocate that the Department of Energy be shut down in the 2012 campaign. But he only did that because he had no idea what the agency actually did. … [Read more...]

Yep, People are Still Incredibly Ignorant

A few years ago Jimmy Kimmel did some man-on-the-street interviews and found that a lot of people don't know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing. He decided to see if anything had changed since then. Spoiler alert: Nope. … [Read more...]

Joyner: Common Core is ‘Treason’ that Will ‘Destroy America’

Professional Christian con man Rick Joyner vomits up another bucket full of stupid by announcing that Common Core constitutes "treason" and that it will "absolutely destroy America." Why? How? A Jedi questions not these things. Just shut your brain off and clutch your pearls. … [Read more...]