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Derp is an expression associated with stupidity, much like the earlier forms of interjections like “duh” and “dur.” In image macros, the subject is typically portrayed with eyes that are pointed to each side and a caption that reads “DERP.” The words “herp” and “derp” are often used in rage comics to replace nondescript names or parts of conversation. [….]

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [file photo].

From time to time members of Congress post innocuous “back in the district” stories (usually with a photo) via social media. Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) is no exception. It’s just that, because of her past record and words, Representative Hartzler attracts sarcastic responses. Today:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler ‏@RepHartzler

Great to be back in the classroom today and speaking to students at Versailles High School! #MO04 9:20 AM – 24 Nov 2014

And the single (so far) response:

Fake Vicky Hartzler ‏@VickiHartzler

@RepHartzler Let’s hope the subject isn’t science. #derp 11:07 AM – 24 Nov 2014

Ouch. It’s a cold, cold world.


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Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): cold warrior in the climate conflict  (November 18, 2014)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): just can’t catch a social media break (November 19, 2014)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): sigh… (November 20, 2014)