Stupid is as stupid does.
It’s an old line, probably used by everybody’s mother. Most memorably, it came from the movie Forrest Gump. It’s what Forest’s mother always told him when people made fun of him for being … well … Forrest Gump.
The thing is, I never really understood what the phrase actually means. It sounds very profound, but what is it actually saying?
I only think of this because stupid has become a word that’s popping up more and more these days. The current “so-called administration”, has been labeled “ignorant,” “immoral” and “inept.” But lately a new word is emerging to describe our “so-called government.”
Also the word “idiot” is cropping up. The headline of a recent NY Post editorial was “Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot.”
Why? When he discovered the New York Times was about to publish a story exposing emails which proved he was meeting with Russian agents to acquire damaging information about Hillary Clinton from high level Russian government sources — because they wanted to help Trump win the election — what did he do?
He released the actual emails. Proving he wanted to collude with Russian agents to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton and didn’t care that the Russian government was involved. He actually wrote back “I love it!”
HOW STUPID WAS THAT?
His defense was that he didn’t get any damaging info, so it didn’t count.
AND HOW STUPID IS THAT?
It’s like saying “I went to rob a bank but when I got there they were all out of money,” so it doesn’t count.
And we all thought Eric was the dumb one.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Cheesy McCheese head, the actual President of the United States, recently stated — publicly — that the Mexican wall must be transparent.
Why you ask? Because Mexicans will be throwing large bags of drugs over the wall. He didn’t want unsuspecting Americans on our side to get hit on the head by large bags of drugs.
No, I’m not making that up. Absorb that for a few minutes.
Everybody has role models. Trumpy’s role models seem to be Governor LePetomaine from Blazing Saddles. “Work, work, work, work. Hello boys!”
And the rebel leader from Woody Allen’s Bananas.
REBEL LEADER: From this point forward, underwear will be changed every half hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside. So we can check. Every child under 16 years old, is now 16 years old.”
Previously, we learned how utterly incompetent this administration is. But now, we are also getting a handle on just how incredibly stupid they are. Although I still don’t know precisely what “Stupid is as stupid does” means, it seems to explain our current administration.