View Poll Results: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

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  • Yes, they are incompetent and/or stupid.

    5 17.86%
  • No, they are not incompetent and/or stupid.

    8 28.57%
  • In some ways yes, in some ways no.

    10 35.71%
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    5 17.86%
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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I hate when people say this. We didn't all vote for all of them. I have no control over how people in California vote.
    On the other hand people know the meaning of democracy pretty well.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    On the other hand people know the meaning of democracy pretty well.
    Yes, but I still don't control the politicians who are members of Congress. Only my own representatives from my own state.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Pero.

    May the best PR smear outfit win! Why is this? Are people too uninvolved in politics today to care, as long as the person they choose has the "D" or "R" identifying which party they are? You're right, Pero. The party has become more important that the Country...at all levels of government! And judging by what it costs to run for an office today, whoever is elected owes lots of favors to his backers, too...also at all levels of government! Voters only legitimize the election process, or we wouldn't be needed at all! :
    Exactly, the voters are a necessary evil when it come to politicians and political parties. Very few of those who identify or associate themselves with the D or the R actually vote the candidate, they vote the party. But over time, actually those who associate with the two major parties have dwindled. From Perot's time 70% identified with them, today that number is down to 60%. What this has done is to leave the parties more ideological, left them with more of a fever to win at any cost. Compromise and give and take with the other party has become four letter words and viewed as unpatriotic to the party. These folks have deserted America and left America to fend for herself while they only fend for their political party.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, but I still don't control the politicians who are members of Congress. Only my own representatives from my own state.
    They could try the path towards dictatorship.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    They could try the path towards dictatorship.
    Who's they?

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    I'd say with confidence that the average elected official is brighter and more informed than the average citizen. It's often frustrating to laymen dumb down complex issues (comparing the economy to a household budget or balancing a checkbook) and insist that the general public would prove to be more competent in any given situation.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Who's they?
    Those who claim they don't control politicians in congress.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Those who claim they don't control politicians in congress.
    You're not making much sense. Those who claim they don't control politicians in congress should start a dictatorship? Where is this coming from? It's just silly.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Politicians, especially all career politicians, are hucksters, greedy, power mad and for the most part treasonous liars. More than a few are loquacious speakers who are otherwise dumber than a lard bucket

    Only the people who vote for incumbents are stupid and incompetent.










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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You're not making much sense. Those who claim they don't control politicians in congress should start a dictatorship? Where is this coming from? It's just silly.
    Never mind, you missed it.

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