Well, look at you, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter. You’ve won our Red Forman Dumbass Award! You should be proud — of your stupidity!
Yes, we have a new Red Forman Dumbass Award winner, and this one is a beaut. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, a congenital moron who is constantly in the running for this prize, finally gets the award for claiming, contrary to all facts, that “At least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas.” Congratulations, Dumbass!
For those of you who haven’t watched the late and lamented “That ’70s Show,” Red Forman was a curmudgeonly father, a hard-working Korean War vet who just didn’t understand why his son and his friends behaved foolishly. He had a term for them: dumbasses.
Previous winners of the Red Forman Dumbass Award are: Paul Ryan, George Zimmerman, Donald Rumsfeld, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, Cliven Bundy, Karl Rove, Mayor Jim Ardiss of Peoria, Ill. and Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage. The Kaufmans were the people who wanted to sail around with world with a toddler and a baby and had to be rescued by the U.S. Navy, and Bundy is the cattle rancher in Nevada who had a showdown with the Feds over unpaid grazing fees.
Hunter represents the 52nd Congressional District in California, a seat he took over when his father Duncan L. retired. Like his father, he’s a crooked little weasel who votes for earmarks that benefit his campaign donors. While the elder Congressman Hunter proposed feeding refugees in Chad by hunting wildebeests that don’t live there, the younger Congressman Hunter wants to pursue ISIS terrorists who aren’t crossing the border into Texas.
Speaking to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Oct. 7, Hunter the younger said, “ISIS is coming across the southern border. I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas.” Since the border patrol caught 10 of them, logically (to the congressman anyway) more were out there, “you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol.”
Now, politicians lie all the time. That’s part of the job requirement. Everyone knows this. What is truly appalling about this lie is how effing lame it is. It is far too easy to check on this. If you are going to lie, make it convincing. Don’t tell a fib that is easily exposed as such. You’d think if there were 10 ISIS fighters caught, the rightist media would have their names, photos, interviews with the heroes who caught them. But no.
The Department of Homeland Security (or as I like to call it Das Heimatschutzministerium — gives it the right tone) said, “The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground. DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”
PolitiFact stated, “No government agency confirms anything remotely close to the idea that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border. Notably, too, the lead Texas agency entrusted with public safety alerted legislators of its own lack of confirmation. Similarly, the idea there are ‘dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol’ is missing a factual basis. All told, this statement strikes us as incorrect and ridiculous. Pants on Fire!”
So, Duncan D. Hunter, for claiming that ISIS terrorists are coming from Mexico into Texas, you are the latest Red Forman Dumbass Award Winner. Congratulations!
Jeff Myhre is a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine.