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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.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.