Mitt Romney`s Awful NAACP Speech─Race Is The Great Enstupidator
July 13, 2012, 03:35 PM
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The topic of race is the great enstupidator.  To speak intelligently about race, using carefully-gathered statistics and hard-won facts from the human sciences?to speak thus is to step outside the bounds of polite discourse.  On race, you must pretend to be stupid; and the more toe-curlingly stupid are the things you say, the more applause you will win from respectable commentators.

Even by these dismal standards, though, Mitt Romney`s Wednesday speech to the NAACP convention was awful.  Enstupidation-wise, the low points was this:

Today, black children are 17 percent of students nationwide?but they are 42 percent of the students in our worst-performing schools.

See, we just built this brand-new school.  The mortar was hardly dry between the bricks, and no students had been enrolled yet, when we realized that?oh dang bust it!?it`s badly performing.  Poor feng-shui, most likely.  

Not to worry, though:  there`s a housing project up the street full of black kids.  Let`s enroll them?that`ll mess up their lives!

The phrase "arrow of causation" mean anything, Mitt?