How dumb? Well, as Twitchy reported, freelance journo and “political analyst” Zerlina Maxwell exposed herself as a big “ball of fail” when she moronically tried to slam Rand Paul for weighing in on Ebola. How? By snarking “he’s a doctor?” Um, yes. Yes, he is. Google is your friend!

She was swiftly schooled, but her subsequent excuse sparked even more mockery. You won’t believe what ludicrous “card” she pulled:

Oh, sweetie. Bless.

Gasping!

But wait … she couldn’t stop.

Sheesh, meany pants people! Pulling out the lame dad card was just trying to be nice and all. Or something. What?

Yes, that’s totally clear now. Sigh.

In a nutshell (emphasis on “nut”):

And an exit question for the genius:

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