There's been no shortage of stupidity in the national theater lately, thanks to the antics of the republican presidential nominee who feels it's politic to do everything from insulting the sacrifice of the khan family to proposing to deport his opponent it isn't even just an insult slung at the candidate from the. Sectarianization: mapping the new politics of the middle east edited by nader hashemi and danny postel hurst, £2000 the former us president barack obama and republican senator ted cruz don't agree on much on the causes of violence in the middle east, however, they do concur in his final state of the union. In politics stupidity is not a handicap - napoleon bonaparte quotes from brainyquotecom. If there's one word we're likely to hear over and over again during the home stretch of this year's us election, it's “stupid” some see donald trump's campaign as a “cult of stupidity” others claim hillary clinton is running a “ painfully stupid campaign” still others lament a generalised decline into “post- fact. Joseph epstein revisits a 1999 (irving kristol) essay, the political stupidity of the jews” and wonders anew: why have jews remained in the democratic party's pocket for decades. While we're discussing education, the theme of the current series of posts here on the archdruid report, it's necessary to point out that there are downsides as well as upsides to take into account the savant so saturated in abstractions that he's hopelessly inept at the business of everyday life has been a. It is well known that stupidity is invincible nobody, so far, has managed to defeat it it is also true that stupidity has no limits it does however have one disadvantage: it cannot hide it shouts from afar it wants to be noticed political stupidity, especially, is like a minaret – clearly visible i had the patience to.
However, on a rare splendid occasion, a politician will deliver a line so bad, so offensive, and so stupid, that it will follow them forever, like a jumbled word shadow we've compiled a list of 20 unbelievably ill-advised quotes from american politicians of all varieties your pleasure—and/or to feed your fear that. “it is time the public demanded an end to the stupidity that is structured into politics before we are forced to suffer another round of costly cock-ups” i wrote those lines less than a year ago, when theresa may had just moved into downing street today, it seems that she fell into almost every common trap in. A political essay upon stupid people (not by the duke of wellington) summos posse viros et magna exempla daturose vervecum in patria, crassoque sub iere nasci juv every body has heard of the superstition that idiot are peculiarly the children of heaven, and every one knows that the pretty and en. The piece in the atlantic interprets this willful stupidity as a recent and troubling phenomenon, a symptom of the coarsening and polarization of political debate but that is not entirely plausible – the reductio ad hitlerum and other forms of abusive ad hominem arguments have a long past the famous.
Identity politics isn't the problem for democrats it's the solution. Since stupidity can be precisely identified based on real definitions, its political correctness must be judged on individual circumstances it is not pc to label someone with a natural impairment as being stupid or ignorant however, if the person in question doesn't have a natural impairment and otherwise fits the definition of. They were just caught in the act, cranking the volume from the howl of protest now forcing the government's major rethink to planned business tax changes eliminating tax loopholes for the upper crust is food for thought but taxing the kid flipping burgers for tuition well, that serving of political stupidity is. The novelist saul bellow is fond of recalling a political incident from his youth saul, then an undergraduate at the university of chicago, was, like so many of us in the 1930s, powerfully attracted to the ideologies of socialism, marxism, leninism and trotskyism, as well as to the idea of “the revolution” he and a group of.
It's the economy, stupid is a slight variation of the phrase the economy, stupid, which james carville had coined as a campaign strategist of bill clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president george h w bush carville's original phrase was meant for the internal audience of clinton's. Politics has passed through many epochs there have been eras of isolationism, or imperial conquest, or egalitarianism, or nationalist aggression now, in the transatlantic sphere at least, we seem to be entering a new historical phase: the era of stupid american and british politicians at the highest level.
Ronald reagan on facts ''facts are stupid things'' —ronald reagan, at the 1988 republican national convention, attempting to quote john adams, who said, ''facts are stubborn things'' 06 of 91. What might particularly rile a voter, certainly those already sharing cynicism about the political structures, is that those who nominate for a federal election are baby-fed their obligations by an extremely helpful australian electoral commission they are even given a handbook which makes clear what they. 6 days ago senator rubio gave what appears to be a wide-ranging interview to the economist in which he made some comments about the recently enacted tax law that are unusual for a republican some conservatives and some liberals interpreted his comments as much sharper criticisms of the tax law than his.
Opinion | afghanistan needs to reform and restructure its political institutions to get back on the path of peace, stability and prosper — but the us cannot dictate these terms. However, we now possess over sixty years' worth of detailed, varied, and rigorous empirical research in political science and political psychology the test results are in overall, schumpeter was largely right and mill largely wrong in general, political participation makes us mean and dumb emotion has a large role in.
What is it about politics and elections that brings out the worst in us as a society. To win in 2018 and especially 2020, democrats need more identity politics — not less they must address the widespread working-class revolt against global elites doing so is a pressing issue because in four years the electoral college will again give outsize power to the working-class whites in rust belt. There's a simple theory underlying much of american politics it sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion it courses through the constitution and is a constant in president obama's most stirring addresses it's what we might call the more.