How Come Joe Can Tell the Truth and Trump Can’t?

Mike Weisser
3 min readSep 7, 2022

On Monday, Joe was giving a speech in Milwaukee, and he was interrupted by a heckler. As a security team moved in because the guy wouldn’t quiet down, Joe told the team to leave the guy alone because “everyone deserves to be an idiot.”

So, we finally have it. You’re not necessarily a semi-Fascist if you like Trump, but you’re someone with limited intelligence, that’s for sure.

When all is said and done, I think that Joe’s comment really sums up what Trump has meant to the GOP and why he continues to resonate in certain places and with certain groups.

Here’s a guy — talking about Trump — who only stopped talking about the dangers of vaccines when he just couldn’t find enough idiots to get behind that point of view. And now we have a kid who has come down with polio because he wasn’t vaccinated, and maybe Trump will donate the money to buy the kid an iron lung.

The problem is that if the average IQ is between 85 and 115, this basically means that for every person who scores above average on the IQ test, there’s someone else who scores below average on the same test, i.e., from ‘borderline’ mental disability to complete and total idiocy.

This works out to somewhere around one-quarter of the American population, which is somewhere around 80 million, give or take a few million at either end of the scale.

Does that mean we have 80 million people who can’t figure out the basic things they need to know in order to raise a family, hold a job, or go into a booth and cast a vote? Of course not.

But it does mean that there really are lots of folks out there who, for no reason other than the genetic imprint with which they were born, don’t necessarily understand why when you add two and two together you get four.

Can this problem be overcome with sufficient education and training? Sure, except it usually means the affected individual needs lots of personal attention which may or may not be available in every school.

And don’t get me wrong. Lots of those schmucks who ran up the Capitol steps on January 6th or still show up at the increasingly fewer and fewer Trump rallies aren’t dumbbells at all. For whatever reason, they just like his rallies and what…