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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    What do you think? And before going for the obvious answer, have a think about it, do you genuinely think one can become a politician and not be intelligent?
    Not necessarily as individuals, but the networks supporting them have distributive intelligence.

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Compared to what appears to be the average american, I guess not. Compared to, say, the Founding Fathers, about 95% of them are idiots. I hate the anti-intellectualism trend in modern politics.

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Compared to what appears to be the average american, I guess not. Compared to, say, the Founding Fathers, about 95% of them are idiots. I hate the anti-intellectualism trend in modern politics.
    What exactly are you basing this on? I know it's cool to pretend that the founding fathers were these mythological demigods, but they were just politicians too. It's not like they had some supernatural form of intelligence that no longer exists.
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Some are some aren't.
    To suggest otherwise is to generalize.
    If most of them are unintelligent? No, don't think so, I think most are above your average intelligence, but it's not like I've went out and researched the topic right?
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    What exactly are you basing this on? I know it's cool to pretend that the founding fathers were these mythological demigods, but they were just politicians too. It's not like they had some supernatural form of intelligence that no longer exists.
    Yes but one of them was Ben Franklin, he has invented the lightning rod, which is still used all around the world to this day.
    What did your currently existing politician invent?
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?





    some of them are, some of them aren't...as you can tell by the videos I have supplied you with.
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Every elected official should go through testing of knowledge and intelligence. Testing on finance, math skills, US government, world governments, history, negotiations, business operations.... etc. This is while running for office. The test scores would be available to view for everyone.
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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    You mean IDIOTS.
    Last edited by Red Crow; 01-22-11 at 10:12 PM.

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    Re: Are politicians unintelligent?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Every elected official should go through testing of knowledge and intelligence. Testing on finance, math skills, US government, world governments, history, negotiations, business operations.... etc. This is while running for office. The test scores would be available to view for everyone.
    What a waste of time and redundant. The whole campaigning process is essentially the time where the public/media get to prod the candidates for portions of these issues, when they pop up. For instance, a problem with being tested on history is that some things seem more relevant than others at a given point in time, meanwhile the test would not address that moment in American or World History.
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