Brain-Teaser for Today

Question:  What is the principal difference between President Biden and President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho in the movie Idiocracy?

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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

11 Responses

  1. William Shofner says:

    Camacho is brighter, less corrupt, more charismatic, less full of gas/flatulence, more articulate, etc. than Hidin’ Biden. I guess that means the country that elected Brandon is more idiotic than the one that elected Camacho. No doubt.

  2. Vince Cornell says:

    Principal difference? President Comacho doesn’t actively despise his countrymen?

  3. Gregory Fogg says:

    Camacho is in charge.

  4. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Please, one answer to a customer per post. I agree with all the above, namely, that Camacho loves his people, and, though retarded, does his best. I would add, saving the best for tomorrow, that he once mastered a skill–rassler–and has charm.

  5. George Gaudio says:

    Camacho wasn’t incontinent

  6. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Thanks, George!

    Here in reverse order of significance is my list.

    Camacho used to have a real job he was good at (pro raster)
    Camacho is entertaining.
    Camacho is a good-hearted guy who likes other people.
    Camacho has guts.
    And, contributed by my wife, Camacho learns from his mistakes.

    There must be lots more.

  7. Christopher Collins says:

    Taking up Dr. Fleming’s hint, in my opinion Biden is a real guy who makes up fictions about a martial past, whereas Camacho is a fictitious character whose ‘backstory’ —or foundation or whatever the screenwriters call it, most certainly includes ‘actual‘ ‘real’ fights.

    This is significant because the ‘real’ backstory gave Camacho a deeper, embedded —beaten-in— and meaningful connection to reality. He appreciates and respects the difference between acting or playing a part just to pacify or distract his enemies or constituents, and really getting down to business and solving problems. In contrast, Biden is much more of a mere actor just speaking lines given to him. In my opinion he makes up stories about a martial past and it’s a ‘tell’ as to his overall and essential fakery. Camacho may bluff, but if he’s called he’ll take his whooping like a man. Biden, in my opinion and for the most part*, ‘be hidin’ as they say and just mouthing off and ultimately needs his script-writers. Camacho calls his own shots.

    [*Given the generation and time and place he came from, I’m sure Biden got into at least some fights as a kid, but I think he exaggerates.]

  8. William Shofner says:

    Camacho is not a filthy lying son-of-a-bitch.

  9. William Shofner says:

    P.S. Sorry for the stark, crude language of my last post, but it just might capture the principal and most critical difference here between these two clowns.

  10. Michael Strenk says:

    Camacho (the Macho) has a crude, primitive but masculine bearing and likes grown women with all of the attributes that endear them to the manly eye in overflowing abundance.

    Biden likes to paw and sniff at little girls while their despicable parents grin for the camera. What power!

  11. William Shofner says:

    If Dante walked among us today, he would place Lying Biden in the 8th circle of Hell along with other hypocrites, deceivers, falsifiers and unscrupulous politicians (are there any other kind, at least of the Demon Rat stripe?). I doubt that we would find Camacho here. Dante’s Hell holds only one more circle of damnation lower than this one: the 9th circle, where traitors, such as Judas Iscariot, burned. Maybe with the passage of time Joe will earn a spot in the 9th circle. Camacho, however, is safe.