Saturday, August 05, 2017

30.10 - Clown Award: Lucien Wintrich

Clown Award: Lucien Wintrich

Now for one of our regular features, this is the Clown Award, given as always for meritorious stupidity.

This week, we had someone who would have been a shoo-in except for coming up against one of my rules for the award.

So our runner-up and I think soon to be retired as unfair competition to other aspirants, our runner up is Donald TheRump.

In talking about the issue of pre-existing conditions and health insurance during an interview with the New York Times, he said, quoting,
You’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance.
Yep, $12 a year. That's what the man said.

Now, in fairness, in another interview, this one with the Economist, he set the figure at the princely sum of $15 a month, or $180 a year. And ultimately, it turns out that this is all because TheRump doesn't know the difference between health insurance and life insurance. Which really isn't any better.

But I have a rule: You can't be a clown two weeks in a row. So we have to move on.

Fortunately, we have a worthy candidate. So this week the winner of the Big Red Nose is Lucian Wintrich, White House correspondent for the right-wing conspiracy blog The Gateway Pundit.

Lucien Wintrich
He took offense at a picture of three people giving the finger to Mt. Rushmore, fuming that
"They break into our country, steal resources, and then do this. And libs wonder why we are pushing for immigration controls."
Wintrich was apparently too blinded by the sight of brown skin to notice that the three are Native Americans, who, we can safely assume, did not need to "break in" to the US and just might have some legitimate complaints to be directed at the monument.

But what really secured the award was when he responded to a Wonkette headline "Stupidest White House Correspondent On Internet Tells Native Americans To Go Back To Mexico" by saying - and I swear this is a quote - "And they should."

That is a level of stupid that is painful to witness.

Lucian Wintrich, just 29 and already more accomplished at many older than he at being a clown.

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