October 8, 2011

The Iron Rule of American Politics

From Tom Weller's MINIMS Posted by Vanderleun at October 8, 2011 1:09 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

We see that you can fool 41% of the people all the time(but they were already fools), and it is a simple matter for a skilled demagogue to find himself ten or twenty points from the other crowds. It is little wonder that Republican politicians are afraid of even thinking intelligently.

As a man said so very well, it's not that they don't have the answers, it's that they don't have the questions.

Posted by: james wilson at October 8, 2011 2:41 PM

I heard it as follows: You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, and that's enough to make a decent living.

I believe it originated in the comic strip, The Wizard of ID

Posted by: Horatio at October 9, 2011 5:53 AM