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 RDS View Post
    Never mind, you missed it.
    I must have. I don't get it. Is it my understanding or your delivery though?

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Politicians are ambitious. Their goals and morals may change over time, but their level of ambition I think remains high.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Politicians are ambitious. Their goals and morals may change over time, but their level of ambition I think remains high.
    Ever seen this guy?

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Well, when they're awake at least

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Ever seen this guy?

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    my sense of things is, they believe becuase they are elected, this somehow gives them a mandate to enact things of their personal interest, and dont care if its constitutional at all.

    as noted by Howard dean, who once was told making a certain law would be unconstitutional......he stated" i dont care, we will let the court sort it out!

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Well, when they're awake at least
    He sure is good at relaxing though!

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I wouldn't equate incompetence and corruptness. In fact, to be successfully corrupt, one has to be competent... just with illicit intent.
    I am not saying they are the same thing or equating on with the other.

    That is why I typed 'and/or'.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    my sense of things is, they believe becuase they are elected, this somehow gives them a mandate to enact things of their personal interest, and dont care if its constitutional at all.

    as noted by Howard dean, who once was told making a certain law would be unconstitutional......he stated" i dont care, we will let the court sort it out!
    That could be a thread all by itself, but I believe that many politicians advocate laws that they know damn well are unconstitutional, and also know that challenging it in court will be prohibitively expensive... too expensive for most people to challenge... so the chances of it standing as unchallenged are pretty good.

    Even organizations who do this for a living have to carefully pick and choose which ones to fight precisely because of the high monetary cost.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    that is an excellent point.....

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    Re: Are politicians stupid and/or incompetent?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Politicians are ambitious. Their goals and morals may change over time, but their level of ambition I think remains high.
    Good evening, JC.

    I believe that most of the politicians in DC today were attorneys or worked in the legal field. Some of them might be termed "ambitious," I guess, but a better term might be self importance to the point of almost arrogance! I can honestly say that I have never met a timid attorney, and I have worked with a lot of them, and I can't think of any in DC, either, male or female!

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