Are You Smarter Than A Fourth Grader?
By, Nancy Hammond
Please say it’s so, America, because we are fronting an education in “dumbing down.” Now, some of us may be embarrassed with the line-up of Republican candidates but please don’t be. This is only a test and the good news is we won’t have to hit the books. However, it is critical that we pay attention and listen. Our presidential candidates no longer have to play nice-nice in the sand box. Whatever, and so what if most of us were taught manners by the fourth grade. For these politicians it’s game-on, wise guy. Surely, you have noticed that the present day language and vocabulary has changed, duh. Yep, it is sounding something like this: You are a d’oye-d’oye. No, you are, idiot. I am not! Now these are some seriously epicurean gas-baggers mouthing off. Nah-nah, suck it and don’t make me want to stab ya. They say things like, talk to the hand and jeepers why is the media picking on me. Dang. Maybe you should close your blow-hole. But there are so many questions like why he sweats so much; I hear that. Oh no you didn’t. Thus, the taunting continues: I’ll put you in my easy-bake oven, my gun is bigger than your gun, quit your yapping, God loves me more, BAM!
Is there no end to this crap? So, why is America eating up this garbage? News flash, we are not in a reality television show, or binging on Netflix (although Breaking Bad does come to mind.) We can’t allow these candidates to hide behind a twisted version of history, science, or God’s apron strings. Think on your own feet and drop the baby spoons. This is no joke, but it is entertaining. The GOP candidates are banking on Americans’ collective human weakness and stupidity. They are counting on you being a dumb-ass and fighting with your brothers and sisters. A formula of divide and conquer which appears to be working. Look what is trending on social media. Internet post example: Your mama should have used birth control to stop inbreeding retards like you. Seriously? Okay, so there are internet trolls out there; but if we don’t play they go away. When I was a fourth grader sometimes I would get so angry I would throw my stuffed animals all over the room. My big sister would just sit quietly and watch me go off my rocker. Then I thought to myself, well that’s no fun and I stopped. Sometimes you have to dig deep.
Disrespectful rhetoric will not address or answer the difficulties facing the American people. Raise your hand if you want the media pundits to ask “we the people” the tough questions. A government by the people, now that’s the spirit.