I would say the American public is fairly stupid. We elected Obama (at least enough of us did to effect the economic nightmare we are now in). Even fifteen years ago, a blatant Marxist like Obama could only get elected in a paradise of a country like the defunct Soviet Union or Cuba. Equal rights for the politburo and their friends. Shortages and slavery for the other version of the "99%". Sadly, only stupid people elect stupid people who think the government can bankrupt itself into prosperity. The rest of us understand that stupidity never brings happiness! Hi diddly dee, a useful idiot's life for me!...NOT!