Who will claim the nadir of stupidity?

It seems there is a contest going on right now among media figures and cabinet-level Obama administration heads as to who can do or say the stupidest thing imaginable. Here are the entrants in this laughable race to the bottom.

Our first entrant is Mr. Christopher Buckley. In general all he seems to have inherited from William F. Buckley is his last name, but even that does not explain the insanity of his recent Forbes column.

Hoping Obama was a centrist last year was foolish, if not implausible, but I see little reason for him to assault John McCain and Sarah Palin, as in the excerpt below:

Our choice, last fall, was between an angry 73 year old with a legislative record far from consistently conservative, who nominated as his running mate a know-nothing religious extremist; on the other side was an appealing, thoughtful man who–for a brief shining moment–seemed to be more than the sum of his ideological parts.

If I had to vote all over again, I’d pull the same lever. Maybe I’m obtuse. Or maybe I just haven’t yet entirely given up on the old audacity of hope.

John McCain was not my choice in the primaries. The first time I ever even considered pulling the level for him was on November 4th, 2008. That being said, John McCain has to be the calmest example of an angry old man yet to be seen. In regards to religious extremism and thoughtfullness? Obama is a man who had his children baptized by a preacher known for spreading lives about God and the Bible, bought his house from a slum lord currently under federal investigation, and didn’t even flinch when he served on the same board as an unrepentant terrorist. If Barack Obama is the standard bearer for thoughtfulness, thoughtfulness is very overrated indeed.

If Chris Buckley didn’t like McCain’s voting record, why would he vote for the biggest liberal in the Senate?

One final note: It appears Mr. Buckley forgot to analyze Obama’s Vice Presidential choice of Joe Biden. Is that because the choice wasn’t thoughtful or that when it comes to idiocy, Joe Biden’s record surpasses those who have willfully attempted to surpass it?

Entrant two in this contest is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Mrs. Clinton has made two noteworthy gaffes in the last week.

The first is giving the Russian Foreign Minister an incorrectly translated “reset” button. Instead it said “overcharged.” This sniping at the previous admnistration is very Clintonesque to begin with, but why does anyone give the Russians a big red button? Furthermore, why would anyone be so cheap and tacky with their gift, and then not even bother to make sure the incription is correct? Nikita Khruschev is laughing from his grave. When will the Clintons learn that America’s enemies can greet them warmly and initiate a missile strike simultaneously?

The second comes from her audience with European Union leaders.

Just read the whole thing. The short form is that she claimed US democracy was older than European democracy, that she couldn’t understand how a multi-part system could work, and made various mispronounciations of European leaders’ names. It seems like wherever she goes, the leaders there humor her as if she’s a lost child. Technically speaking, the US is a multi-party system, it’s just that no 3rd party candidate tends to successfully win elections.

And lets not forget the bone-chilling words that seem to come from all hacks in the Age of Obama: “Never waste a good crisis.” If anyone who has said that comes within 10 miles of your house, lock your doors and shut your windows. Not that it will help, I suppose, given that the more the economy tanks, the more bilge Obama and co. can stuff down our throats. Reagan said the most terrifying nine words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” “Never waste a good crisis” has to be the most terrifying five words in the English language.

You already know the other candidates, of course. Treasury Secretary/Tax Cheat Tim Geithner still hasn’t revealed his economic recovery plan, Obama’s urban czar (whatever that is) remains as corrupt as anything Obama touches, and Joe Biden, the guy nobody messes with, is supposedly in charge of the recovery. Let us hope that Neil Kinnock had a good economic policy speech that Biden can plagiarize.

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