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For most of my life I have agreed to disagree with many politicians. Yet, I always felt they were genuine in their convictions and believed they were smart enough to articulate their positions. However, recently it seems that many politicians have a disconnect between what is thoughtful speech and what actually comes out of their mouths. Often, they have to apologize for what they’ve said or at least clarify their missives so they won’t hurt their chances at re-election. Regardless, it appears that many politicians have forgotten that if you don’t know an answer it’s o.k. to just shut up. Unfortunately, they keep talking and prove my belief that many politicians are dumber than a fifth grader.

Maine Governor Paul LePage accused the University of Maine of turning on an electric motor when the wind wasn’t blowing their turbine to fool people into thinking that “wind power works.”
A university spokesperson actually laughed at this. Wind power does work, you don't need a little electric motor.

Rep, Todd Akin answered the question about his opposition against abortion even if  rape is involved.

“From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
Akin decided to take the apology route regarding this statement.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said.

"I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."
Huh?

Mitt also said.

"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no -- and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."
Mitt explaining why it's a good idea to crack a window on a plane traveling at 35,000 feet.

During the second presidential debate, Mitt said.

"As president, I will create 12 million new jobs."
Forty five minutes later he said,
"Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs."
Sen. Larry Craig explaining his arrest on soliciting gay sex.
"Craig stated ... He has a wide stance when going to the bathroom..."
"Wide stance" has now entered our lexicon.

From intellectual thinker Rick Santorum.

Drill everywhere... There is no such thing as global warming.
Rick disagreeing with 99% of the scientific community.

Texas Governor Rick Perry answering a child's question on the age of the earth.

You know what, I don't have any idea," Perry said. "I know it's pretty old so it goes back a long long way. I'm not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is."
Yes somebody knows, they're called scientists. I know too, it's 4.54 billion years old.

Michelle Bachmann on intelligent design.

"There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.
Uh, no there's not.

Sarah Palin on American history.

"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."
What I find scary here is that her brain at some point did not go WTF, you have no idea what your talking about. SHUT UP!

And finally another one from Palin.

"But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies."
If you don't understand what's wrong with this one then your dumber than a fifth grader too.

For some reason it has become normal in America to vote for the average guy, the one whose just like us. Bush even bragged about being a "C" student, then got drunk for 40 years and became president. I don't want the "C" student, I want the "A" student. You can disagree with Obama's politics, you can argue about his intelligence, but at least he's smarter than a fifth grader.

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