Wow, Jacob Wohl is really working hard to be the poster boy for Dunning-Krueger

Wohl is just full of ambitious plans, most of them revolving around presenting himself as a Machiavellian genius, despite being the dumbest man on the internet. One of his recent schemes was a company, the Arlington Center for Political Intelligence (ACPI), which would make money by manipulating political betting pools.

Bumbling conservative provocateur Jacob Wohl pitched investors this spring on a scheme to use fraudulent news stories to manipulate political betting markets, according to a fundraising document obtained by The Daily Beast.

The document indicates that Wohl attempted to raise $1 million to fund the Arlington Center for Political Intelligence, which he claimed would “make shit up” to profit from bets on political races and would suppress Democratic turnout in 2020.

“Make shit up” is a direct quote from his plea. It’s also the centerpiece of his cunning plan — all he had to do was lie, lie, lie, and nobody would ever notice his reputation as a liar.

“With a superior handle on American cultural nuances ACPI will be able to have a devastating impact on Democrat candidates,” the document reads.

The group also planned to create “high-impact political publicity stunts” to affect political races. The pitch praises two recent headline-grabbing conservative efforts—the GoFundMe campaign to fund the border wall and anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer handcuffing herself to Twitter’s New York office—as activities to emulate.

“ACPI plans to execute similar sophisticated and impactful stunts as frequently as possible in order to influence political outcomes in the favor of our backers during the 2020 election cycle,” the pitch reads.

Wohl really needs to crack open a dictionary. Words he needs to learn the definition of are: intelligence, nuance, sophisticated. Everything he does is the opposite of those.

Also in his catalog of stupid schemes, he decided that Pete Buttigieg was a major danger for Trump, so his goal was to kneecap him.

That scenario jibes with how the Buttigieg smear circulated on Monday. After the sexual assault allegation appeared in a vague Medium post under Kelly’s name, the unverified claim was quickly trumpeted by a number of right-wing blogs, including Big League Politics, The Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars. From there, it circulated widely on conservative Twitter accounts and other blogs for hours until the accuser denied the allegations and The Daily Beast revealed that Wohl and Burkman were accused of soliciting men to make up stories about the candidate.

A source told The Daily Beast that Wohl and Burkman said the goal of that scheme was to take down the Democrat who poses a threat to President Donald Trump’s re-election. The apparent aim of ACPI’s plan was profit.

Fool. His pointless ploy was to no avail, because as we all know, you only have to wait for a Democrat to open their mouth before they’ll kneecap themselves. As Mayor Pete promptly did, saying something idiotic about vaccinations.

These exemptions include medical exemptions in all cases (as in cases where it is unsafe for the individual to get vaccinated), and personal/religious exemptions if states can maintain local herd immunity and there is no public health crisis.

Vaccinations are to prevent that public health crisis — complacency and obliging faith-based rejection of good medicine, as Buttigieg is advocating, is what leads to them. His statement is simply political pandering to both sides.


  1. Curt Sampson says

    Thank God for America! All of us in the rest of the world would have no idea how to do Democracy without your shining example.

  2. brucegee1962 says

    This is being covered thoroughly on cnn and msnbc. Which big news network has no stories about it whatsoever? Hmmmm…which one?

  3. says

    Buttigieg’s campaign has since walked back his initial statement. Somebody needs to ask him point blank and on the record “Does science trump religion or does religion trump science?”.

  4. microraptor says

    Wohl is one of the few people I’ve heard of who might actually get smarter as a consequence of having a hole drilled into his head.

  5. Dunc says

    I must say, I’m really impressed that somebody has managed to be so cluelessly incompetent as a right-wing provocateur that they even manage to make James O’Keefe look good by comparison.

  6. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    So, how about a proposal for restorative justice, rather than a prison sentence: We charge $50 for the privilege of kicking this dumbass in the balls, with the proceeds to go to public campaign financing. I know $50 doesn’t sound like much, but think of the volume of business we could do!

  7. thirdmill301 says

    Maybe as a free public service a doctor could give him a rectal exam to see if he can find his head.

  8. whywhywhy says

    With all his nuance and intelligence (specifically regarding politics), it is amazing that Wohl does not understand that ‘Democrat’ is a noun in contrast to ‘Democratic’ with is an adjective.

    This is similar to when W hired an executive from an advertising/PR firm to reach out to folks in Afghanistan following 9/11 and our subsequent invasion in order to better communicate US goals and ideals (for some reason the bombs were thought to be sending a negative message). After 2 years on the job, I heard an interview with her on NPR where she referred to the population of folks in Afghanistan as Arabs.

  9. Snarki, child of Loki says

    Wohl certainly has the look of someone with a Darwin Award in his future.

    Speed the day.

  10. stroppy says

    So here we are. It is indicative. Trumpublicans are so complacent that they can say out loud in public what stupid sh*t they’ve been up to all along, and corporate media is still stymied. Ho hum. It keeps slip slidin’ away… Buh bye democracy.

    Truly, we live in f****d up times.

  11. ridana says

    Nothing is mandatory when you have a “religious or personal belief exemption” to the requirement. It’s that simple.

    As for Woahl, he’s reached the level of stupid where he will soon be touted by the QAnon folks as playing 5th dimensional chess in the long game. Just as Trump has been doing. They only appear to be stupid liars because we don’t know the depths of what they’re up to, and won’t until they spring their clever trap. Any day now…

  12. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Stroppy: “Truly, we live in f****d up times.”

    Cough, cough, Roger Stone, cough cough.

    This really is nothing new. Under Nixon, you had Stone and Liddy. Now you have O’Keefe and Wohl. In 20 years Wohl will have a tattoo of Trump on his shoulder blade.

  13. Akira MacKenzie says

    In 20 years Wohl will have a tattoo of Trump on his shoulder blade.

    Or lower. It will be the new GOP “tramp stamp.”

  14. christoph says

    @a_ray_in_dilbert_space, # 13: Say what you want about Liddy, but he was definitely a cool badass.

  15. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    I’ve heard that Liddy was the basis for Otto in “A Fish Called Wanda”.

  16. christoph says

    @Unclefrogy, #17: I’m not saying he was a nice person, just that villains are generally interesting. I like to watch them, but wouldn’t want to be one.

  17. brucej says

    @9 Using “Democrat” as an adverb is an old old old GOP tactic, like a bully in grade school calling you by an insulting nickname all the time and thinking they were the greatest wit for doing so.

    @3 “Buttigieg’s campaign has since walked back his initial statement. Somebody needs to ask him point blank and on the record “Does science trump religion or does religion trump science?””

    No, someone needs to ask him point blank and on the record “Does someone elses religion trump MY life?” because that’s what this is doing.

  18. stroppy says

    True enough. Personally I’m reluctant to get onboard with anything that glamorizes or abstract putting too much distance between an audience and the consequences of such characters in real life. It’s all out there in infotainment land.

    I have to wonder, for instance, why people aren’t more disturbed by Trump and his mob associates and him doddering around the White House lamenting, “Where’s my Roy Cohn!” Maybe they’d be more inclined to sober up if they had to scrape actual blood off the walls of their entertainment rooms.

    “Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”
    Barbara Bush in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.