I think we have a winner.
It’s a bit early to call it, especially in such a competitive field, but right now I am really leaning towards this contribution from David Brooks:
Heβ??d do it because this is the beating center of American life β?? the place where the trajectory of American politics is being determined.
Keep in mind what an impressive achievement is just to be the stupidest sentence in a single Op-Ed column by a commentator who apparently cannot find the Midwest U.S. on a map. But while most of the column is just dumb, the notion that
the beating center of American life is simply identical with, or even has a good goddamn to do with,
the trajectory of American politics (meaning the state-by-state results of seasonal U.S. elections) or whether or not
the U.S. will remain a predominant power (!) is not only stupid, but immensely narrow-minded and pernicious, and a pretty good one-sentence illustration of everything that is wrong with David Brooks, as a commentator and as a human being.
… that region of America that starts in central New York and Pennsylvania and then stretches out through Ohio and Indiana before spreading out to include Wisconsin and Arkansas.Dude, really?↩