Believe it or not, some Americans understand the value of plastic bread bags. A nice set of bread bags over the shoes can make it easier to slip into tight winter boots, and they also provide an extra layer of waterproofing in the rain and snow. Plus, they’re free and reusable. Just remember to turn them inside-out to dry.

Unfortunately, Sen. Joni Ernst’s bread bag anecdote in her State of the Union response managed to confound a good portion of the population, who now have something else to keep them from acknowledging Ernst’s accomplishments.

How could this happen under Ronald Reagan’s leadership?

During the Carter administration mostly, but that’s beside the point.

Here’s one guy on Twitter who gets it — well worth a read if you want to demystify the bread bag phenomenon.

Here’s a liberal we could totally sit next to on the school bus.