To be able to pick just one Douchebag of the Week winner this week would be a Herculean task for which no mortal is up to, so we have a tie. We don’t really like ties all that much, we like winners, but there were so many people who stepped up their game this week that to pick just one would really be a disservice to all the other douchebags who are just as deserving.
So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the winners of Douchebag of the Week.
Matt Damon. There really doesn’t need to be much said about DB #1 since we said much about it yesterday. Just think it’s kind of funny that a guy who claims to have the skills of an actuary could fall for an Internet hoax about dinosaurs that we thought so stupid that we made fun of it? Matt Damon can play a genius but he sure as hell isn’t one, he’s a douchebag.
Number 2 this week (pun intended or not, who cares?) is Joe Biden. Why Biden? Well, the gaffe machine was at it again this week when he not only said Hillary Clinton would probably have been a better VP pick than him (we agree but are so grateful that Obama can’t stand her and we got Joe, the gift that keeps on giving), but he also told a paralyzed man in a wheelchair to stand up and attacked Sarah Palin on stem cell research and her own baby. Anyone who says this is a douchebag:
“I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have both…the joy and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability, who were born with a birth defect. Well, guess what folks? If you care about it, why don’t you support stem-cell research?”
Number 3 this week is New York’s non-hooker patronizing governor David Patterson. He tried to insert race into the race again but failed miserably. How? He accused Republicans of using “community organizer” as a code word for black, therefore the Republicans are racists when they make fun of Barack Obama for having been a community organizer, whatever the hell that is. First off, Saul Alinsky, well known anti-American socialist, came up with the “job” in his his book Rules for Radicals, and Saul was white. Second, who can someone be accused of using code words to bring up the fact that someone is black when it’s pretty clear that the person is black and no one gives a damn? Maybe Patterson has did too much coke and had too many affairs a few years ago…
Finally, number 4. Anyone who has said the line “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a Governor,” while talking about Barack Obama. He’s not Christ, no matter how much you’d like him to be. Besides, as Jonah Goldberg points out in the print edition of National Review this week, Obama is more like Pilate since he essentially just voted “present.”
All of these people really took it up a notch, and we expect this douchebaggery to continue as election day approaches. Congratulations to all of you, you are our Douchebags of the Week! Well done, DB!