While the effects of such an extraordinary measure are hard to predict, experts say the IQ downgrade could result in Iowans having difficulty completing sentences or operating a television remote.
â€œThis downgrade would be very upsetting to Republicans in Iowa,â€ said an S & P spokesman.Â â€œFortunately, there’s no way they’ll understand it.â€
The winner in the straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), gave a rousing victory speech that was simulcast in English across the state.
But there may be tough sledding ahead for Rep. Bachmann, as a new poll shows her losing support to Texas Governor Rick Perry among voters who describe themselves as morons.
Gov. Perry kicked off his presidential campaign today in South Carolina, unveiling a new stump speech in which he promised to repeal the twentieth century.
Rachel Maddow: Dangers of sex with demons highlighted by Perry prayer participant. I wonder if governor DooGard is going to this fun event?
Jon Stewart asks Seinfeld if Bachmann’s husband is closet (scroll down to see video)?
In honor of Dr.Â Marcus Bachmann‘s gay therapy clinic,Â Jon Stewart dedicated his opening segment today to suppressing his â€œnaturalâ€ urges to ridicule Bachmann for being both a gay conversion advocate and a very, um, flamboyant character. He kept his mouth closed, tried to switch gears, and even brought in a comedic therapistâ€“Â Jerry Seinfeldâ€“ to resist the temptation, but ultimately, Rep.Â Michele Bachmann‘s husband was just too gay for Stewart to resist heckling.
Beginning his segment by highlighting the fact that Rep. Bachmann is leading polls in Iowa, a state arbitrarily chosen as pivotal to primary races, Stewart noted that she was gaining traction despite Rep. Bachmann having some questionable views on the LGBT communityâ€“ namely, believing that homosexuality is â€œbondage, personal bondage, personal enslavementâ€ and that â€œgayâ€ is a â€œsatanicâ€ thing. Standing right beside her on this sentiment? Her husband Marcus, who works in the mental health industry attempting, it has been reported, to help gay people cope with their orientation by renouncing it.
Stewart kept his jokes fairly on target until he played a video of the Bachmanns dancing, to which his initial reply was only, â€œthat’s the guy teaching people not to be gay?â€ After sputtering to himself a bit about how gay Bachmann appeared, he allowed himself a few jokes, comparing Bachmann to â€œtheÂ Green Mile guy just absorbing it allâ€ and calling him â€œone Izod shirt away from being the guy onÂ Modern Family.â€ Then began the attempts to suppress his desire to ridicule Bachmann, which failed pretty significantlyâ€“ â€œis he curing them so he can hoard all the gayness for himself?â€â€“ even with the help of Seinfeld. Stewart’s â€œcomedic therapistâ€ reminded him that he wasn’t â€œbornâ€ a comedian, â€œcomedy is a choice,â€ and then proceeded to make some harmless jokes about Bachmann, like how his name is weird. Needless to say, it didn’t work.
The movie star John Wayne was born in Winterset, IA. 150 miles from Waterloo. The serial killer, John Wayne Gacy lived in Waterloo at one time.