When did stupid become okay? It use to mean extra homework or study hall. It certainly didn't mean you'd become class president. Now stupid seems like a badge of honor. Stupid is okay baggage to carry on your way to becoming a senator, congressman, governor, vice president or even president.
However, it is doubtful anyone can become a dog-catcher carrying that kind of baggage. Dog-catchers have traditionally been relegated to the bottom of the election ladder. No more. Sharp is a requirement in the dog catching business. And being sharp is not a virtue among some of the current crop of Republican candidates running for office in the United States.
Thank goodness stupid is not allowed anywhere near the cockpit of a commercial airliner. Could the stupid phenomenon be caused by drinking too much tea?
Stupid may have started when a candidate for president didn't know how many houses he owned. Asking him how many pair of socks he owned might have sent him into a tailspin.
Then there was: What newspapers do you read? "Duh." Unfair, screamed supporters. An example of a left wing media conspiracy! Duh, doesn't take anymore questions. Now Duh tweets. And Duh still screws up.
Some guy running for the senate from Kentucky thinks civil rights law went too far. A gal who made millions with the planet's biggest garage-sale is spending millions to become governor of California. So great was her commitment to better government that she never voted. That isn't patriotic or public spirited.
But real stupid reached new depths when a candidate running for the U.S. Senate from Nevada said that victims of rape or incest who become pregnant should not be allowed an abortion. Abortion is against god's natural law.
Looks like the same lady colors her hair. Her natural hair color is probably Mrs. See's white. Isn't hair coloring against god's natural law? Why isn't she living according to god's natural law?
Somehow, the chicken lady candidate made more sense: Pay for the doctor's visit with a chicken. So you need a commodities broker for a liver transplant.
Or drink coffee instead.