A slightly snarky point

So, Lizzie Warren thought that:

“I was told at the beginning of this whole undertaking that there are two lanes: a progressive lane that Bernie Sanders is incumbent for and a moderate lane that Joe Biden was the incumbent for and there’s no room for anyone else in this,” she told reporters. “I thought that wasn’t right but evidently I was wrong.”

OK, well, we all make mistakes and reality comes along to tell us so often enough.

It’s just that, well. Warren was full of plans as to how the economy should be organised. Detailed plans. And how many of those would she have admitted might be wrong once they ran into that reality?

This being the problem with politics as a way to do something. When such plans are wrong then people redouble their efforts to insist upon them rather than ” but evidently I was wrong.”

Or, as we might put it, markets kill error by bankrupting it. And what is the cleansing method of politics?

16 thoughts on “A slightly snarky point”

  1. Wanting to be POTUS is but one of the reasons to run as a candidate. Wanting to be VP is another, but wanting to fill your pockets is definitely the main one.

  2. Or, as we might put it, markets kill error by bankrupting it. And what is the cleansing method of politics?

    Politics kills the country by bankrupting it, first morally and then financially.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    She was a clear front runner and the decided to go woke, became Wokehontas as the saying goes, and went broke.

    Another fine example of reality trumping social media.

  4. She thought there would a special lady lane for her.

    what is the cleansing method of politics?

    Coronavirus? Speaking out of turn about the Clintons?

  5. Re “the cleansing method in politics… Is there one?

    In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know, that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. — Carl Sagan

    No further comment needed

  6. “I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”

    Which explains why the green climate scientists fanatics double down as they do.

  7. ‘and there’s no room for anyone else in this,” she told reporters. “I thought that wasn’t right but evidently I was wrong.”’

    You just didn’t do socialism right.

  8. ‘… and there’s no room for anyone else in this…’

    Well there is the hard-shoulder for breakdowns or when you are out of gas, so plenty of room for Liarwatha.

  9. Or maybe she just wasn’t good enough to make the case for a 3rd lane or even that she should be the incumbent for one of the lanes, polls had her as a front runner at one point so failure was her in not capitalising on that support

  10. Baron Jack
    Carl Sagan was an optimist. I think it Was Richard Feyneman who said that science progresses one death at a time.

  11. This being the problem with politics as a way to do something. When such plans are wrong then people redouble their efforts to insist upon them

    Spot on. Sums up HS2, Green Crap and DfID. A minority demand, Gov’t panders to minority: ‘if it gains one vote’ – well BluLab, look what happened to RedLab when they said FU to their majority of voters

    They, as Labour still doing over GE, insist ‘people don’t understand what’s good for them’, along with ‘with more money we can make it work’ – bribe/compel people to do

  12. @Tim W

    Are you in Czech Republic? Czech Republic tells EU to FO – snigger

    – EU furious on Czech Republic banning face masks export to member states: CZ “protect our own people first”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyEo6M2-zXE

    – Freedom of choice
    Universities ban ‘push back’ against the left wing agenda
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Za73QMeoI

    – Left Greens speechless
    CSIRO omits a key finding which doesn’t link bushfires to climate change
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaPgktkmzbI

    – Scientists pressured to say ‘everything is a cause of climate change’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2tjgW-TjMY

  13. @Philip, I think that Feynman’s “killer point” on the basis of science was, in essence, “…if your hypothesis disagrees with experimental results or real-world observations, it’s wrong!”.

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