- Nov 17, 2002
Great analogy. Well said.Originally posted by: Rainsford
I'm not saying this applies to either the Dems or the Republicans, or even this particular political situation, but generally the reason you replace idiots with competent people isn't because the latter will fix the problems caused by the former, but because a competent person generally won't KEEP screwing things up.Originally posted by: Genx87
Then why did we elect democrats if they are incapable? Might as well have gone with the same old status quo.
Let's imagine we're talking about, say, crane operators instead of politicians. Imagine we have this one crane operator named Bob who keeps screwing up his job. He keeps dropping stuff, injuring his fellow workers and setting the project more and more behind. Bob gets fired and Joe is hired in his place. Presumably the boss doesn't expect Joe to "uninjure" the workers hurt by Bob, nor does he expect Joe to magically get the project totally back on schedule. But the boss still fired Bob and hired Joe instead, probably because, while Joe can't fix everything Bob did wrong, he probably won't make even more mistakes and make things even worse.