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  •  And for the opposing view.... (5+ / 0-)

    There are some jobs that just about any jackass can do, like politician.  

    If you can promise anything to anyone and smile while taking their money, you've got it made!

    Doesn't matter if you believe global warming is a hoax, you'll get to be ranking member on the Energy Subcommittee.

    Doesn't matter if you can't get the numbers to add up, you'll be in charge of the budget.

    Doesn't matter if you believe ever kooky conspiracy out there, you'll be put on the Intelligence committee.

    You don't need a whit of experience, doesn't take a bit of OJT, you can shoot your mouth off all you want, and there are people who will applaud you.

    As for that feeling of accomplishment?  I'm sure Dubya is still beaming at what he accomplished; it's going to take the rest of the decade to clean up his mess.

    •  Shrub had powerful backers. Any jackass with (1+ / 0-)
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      powerful people backing them up can be a politician. I doubt Shrub is as aware of his mess as we are. He had syncophants kissing his ass every day, interpreting the entire world for him, so he never need worry about the consequences of his actions on others.

    •  IMHO current legislator crop disproves your rant (1+ / 0-)
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      The Tea Party additions to the Congress, the lot of them, are exceptionally inept, having brought the country close to the brink multiple times. Any fool who'd sign the "No New Taxes" pledge is suspect from the get go.

      They have succeeded in getting elected, but are too stupid and rigid to govern. They missed the sections in the textbooks about the need to compromise in order to govern.

      Judging by the way the polls have changed this election, even many voters, hopefully a majority, have learned the error of their ways and will vote for people who have enough brains to do the challenging job of governing.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:38:08 AM PDT

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      •  Ah, but what does success mean in politics? (0+ / 0-)

        You have admitted my point -- any jackass can succeed in getting elected.  In the case of James Inhofe and Louis Gohmert, multiple times.  By that measure, they are "successful" politicians.  

        As long as success in politics is measured by vote totals at the ballot box, and not on what one accomplishes, it will remain a profession where walking disasters can claim to be a success.

        Dubya is the perfect example, successful at stealing two elections, and every one of his policies was a complete disaster.  Come to think of it, did he do anything right?

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