In what is apparently a generational issue, I often fail to understand that obnoxious utterances are hip and “ironic,” or at least represent clever satirical commentary on our sad boring world. That seems to be the defense offered for Kevin Williamson’s latest National Review cover story on Mitt Romney’s embodiment of everything women crave, men envy, and voters secretly want to kneel before.

So in honor of Williamson’s superior “wit,” here’s Weird Al Yankovic’s classic sendup of Devo: “Dare To Be Stupid.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.