Talk:Useful idiot

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I object to this blatant misuse of the word "useful"! WazzaHello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me... 03:04, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

He'd make a lovely plant stand. Or perhaps a large paperweight. --Kels (talk) 05:36, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
He wriggles too much to do an adequate job as either WazzaHello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me... 11:26, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know he is very rigid in his positions, even though he had to move like a crab when defending them. - π 11:32, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Actual article[edit]

Writing an actual article. Sorry about the loss of the joke.--ADtalkModerator 02:49, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

This is far funnier. Tytalk 01:25, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Useful Idiot of the times?[edit]

Herman Cain? Michele Bachmann? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? -- Seth Peck (talk) 17:15, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

In what sense are "Useful idiot" and "Fellow traveler" closely related terms?[edit]

It appears to me they mean quite different things - one is manipulated and held in contempt, the other is a casual supporter of something. How are they similar in a meaningful way? Am I missing something here? And to have one meaning say "idiot" and the other "fellow"; is one meaning meant to ironic? And so on. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:50, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Reversing the term[edit]

Is the converse a 'useless intellectual/talking head' - a relative of the 'loose cannon'? 31.51.114.96 (talk) 10:47, 24 April 2017 (UTC)