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Past political performances are important to pay attention to, they shouldn’t be irrelevant. If people had been paying attention, they would have known what a buffoon Ford was. Same with Trump. It sets my teeth on edge when people vote based on a catchy slogan or sound bite and then act all surprised when the candidate acts just like he always has.
 

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Thing is Rob Ford 's Brother still would do pretty well in an election.

Doug Ford got like 30% of the vote which be honest considering how crap went down, was a bit suprising.
 

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Thing is Rob Ford 's Brother still would do pretty well in an election.

Doug Ford got like 30% of the vote which be honest considering how crap went down, was a bit suprising.
No, it was SAD. Anyone who had been paying ANY attention for the past x years knew he was an idiot. People may not have expected him to be SO bad but the fact that he was a penny-pincher with absolutely no vision or even any sense should not have been a surprise.
 

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Thing is Rob Ford 's Brother still would do pretty well in an election.

Doug Ford got like 30% of the vote which be honest considering how crap went down, was a bit suprising.
You know how DoFo boasted that he got 30% on X weeks of campaigning and only needed a few more to win? It would have been the opposite. The more people get to know him the less likeable he is.
 
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I think you guys are discounting the vast number of people who were paying more than enough attention and still went in (and would again) with the Ford rubbish. I'm sorry I have to say this but a good 25%* of the electorate in this town are bloody self-defeating idiots.
They will wilfully ignore any impropriety as long as they think they are being led to a place that serves their self-interest.
You heard it all over the place: "Yeah, but they're saving us money", etc.

Due to technological and social advances it's no longer just the fittest who survive. Any half-wit can easily make it to retirement and beyond these days.



* I have made this number up, but it can't be far off.
 

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I think you guys are discounting the vast number of people who were paying more than enough attention and still went in (and would again) with the Ford rubbish. I'm sorry I have to say this but a good 25%* of the electorate in this town are bloody self-defeating idiots.
They will wilfully ignore any impropriety as long as they think they are being led to a place that serves their self-interest.
You heard it all over the place: "Yeah, but they're saving us money", etc.
Due to technological and social advances it's no longer just the fittest who survive. Any half-wit can easily make it to retirement and beyond these days.
* I have made this number up, but it can't be far off.

*30% is his floor, though also likely his ceiling. Interestingly, that's also similar to Trump's approval rating.

AoD
 

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I was trying to be generous so as not to come off as overly mean.

Maybe 5% are not even aware of what they are doing at any given moment in time.



Wait a minute....what are we looking at here? 30% of North American voters are self-damaging fools?
 

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I was trying to be generous so as not to come off as overly mean.

Maybe 5% are not even aware of what they are doing at any given moment in time.



Wait a minute....what are we looking at here? 30% of North American voters are self-damaging fools?
No, 30% of Toronto voters are self-damaging fools.
 

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Worth noting at this juncture is that many folks w/high IQ make plenty of dumb decisions, both personal and political.

Raw intelligence is useful, as is being knowledgeable; but the absence of wisdom, foresight and empathy/compassion can be every bit as harmful to wise judgement for any society.
 
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