Possibly the Stupidest Man in Hollywood

Roger L. Simon, a drama school graduate, fiction writer, and faculty member at the American Film Institute, thinks Obama should be impeached over the Benghazi attacks.

It’s not the crime, but the cover-up, we learned in an earlier impeachment, only in this case the crime may be just as bad or worse.

What crime?

lying to the American public about a terror attack that resulted in the deaths of four of our worthiest citizens while covering up the continued power and presence of al-Qaeda and its allies throughout the Islamic world and maybe beyond?

OK, folks, this right here is why you don’t take legal advice from a drama school graduate. He’s pretty good with the drama, but not so much with the legal mumbo-jumbo.

American conservatives seem to have embarked on a giant reality-TV game show to see who can out-stupid everyone else. I’ll still say Tod Akin is in the lead, but it’s not for lack of competition.

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About James Hanley

James Hanley is Associate Professor of Political Science at Adrian College and a Fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of either organization.
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10 Responses to Possibly the Stupidest Man in Hollywood

  1. Pinky says:

    Where do these crazy ideas originate?

  2. AMW says:

    It’s rather fascinating how the brain trust of the conservative movement has gone from intellectual blue-bloods like William F. Buckley in the 1960’s to populist hacks like Limbaugh and Hannity in the 2000’s. I was rather young, but back in the 1990’s Republicans seemed a lot more thoughtful and less emotional than they do today. The wheels seem to have fallen off the intellectual wagon for the movement about the same time the second WTC tower was hit by a 747.

  3. James Hanley says:

    Thanks for that link, D.C. That was a great post. 8 years after it was written (people were blogging way back in ’04?), it still sounds perfectly contemporary.

  4. lumbercartel says:

    Glad to be of service, Professor!
    And it’s a sign of how great that post is that even I remember it eight years later.

  5. Matty says:

    I think it was originally said about reality tv but seems to apply to politics too. If you think they are scraping the bottom of the barrel you are wrong, no matter how low they get there is always room underneath.

  6. lancifer666 says:

    Stupidest Man in Hollywood?

    I think Oliver Stone could give him a run for his money. Especially is crazy point are allowed.

  7. lancifer666 says:

    Err! that last sentence should of course read, “Especially if crazy points are allowed.”

  8. Lumbercartel,

    That was an amazing link. I laughed out loud.

  9. Troublesome Frog says:

    lumbercartel, pierrecornelle,

    Whenever the great John Rogers of Kung Fu Monkey comes up, I have to share two of what I think are his best:

    He is the one who coined the 27% crazification factor of politics.

    He also wrote an epic rant against the false self-image we have as farmers and cowboys and the notion that we need to head to a farm to know what “real Americans” think. It’s a little bit harsh in places, but I think that the points that it raises are good ones.

    And “Leverage” is good silly fun.

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