Sen. Hirono: Democrats Have a Hard Time "Connecting" With People Because Of "How Smart We Are"

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Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said Democrats have a difficult time "connecting" with voters because of "how smart we are" that "we know so much." Hirono was interviewed by journalist Dahlia Lithwick at the 'Bend Towards Justice' conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/12/06/sen_hirono_democrats_have_a_hard_time_connecting_with_people_because_of_how_smart_we_are.html

If you Have to TELL Everyone how smart you are, you probably are not as cleaver or smart as you think you are
 

Smokey1

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I think she may be suffering from the Dunning-Kruger effect.

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.[1]

As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the cognitive bias of illusory superiority results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."[1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect
 

vraiblonde

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That's a real question, though:

Why do you suppose Democrat Senators are all so obnoxious?

They say the meanest most retarded sh*t, it's like they're all raised by wolves with no sense of courtesy or even decency whatsoever. I can't think of a single Democrat Senator that doesn't act like a deranged two year old having a Walmart toy section meltdown.

I find it hard to believe that the majority of residents in their states support that, but they must because they elect these sociopaths.
 
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Hijinx

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I don't know about Senators, but we have a Congressman around here who is a lot smarter than the rest of us.
Bodyguards, nice home on the Patuxent, never worked a day and has been on the Government tit for 30 some years.
 
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SamSpade

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That's a real question, though:

Why do you suppose Democrat Senators are all so obnoxious?

They say the meanest most retarded sh*t, it's like they're all raised by wolves with no sense of courtesy or even decency whatsoever. I can't think of a single Democrat Senator that doesn't act like a deranged two year old having a Walmart toy section meltdown.

I find it hard to believe that the majority of residents in their states support that, but they must because they elect these sociopaths.
I'd say that the congenial, reasonable types are a dying breed. Birch and Evan Bayh - I liked them.
Lieberman, Manchin, Ben Nelson - generally, I liked them. But they're not with the rest of the party any more.
 

vraiblonde

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I'd say that the congenial, reasonable types are a dying breed. Birch and Evan Bayh - I liked them.
Lieberman, Manchin, Ben Nelson - generally, I liked them. But they're not with the rest of the party any more.
As AOC snarked at Joe Liberman, "New party, who dis?" That little bitch needs her mouth slapped, but instead the whole Party followed her like rats following the Pied Piper, and now they're all trying to out-Socialist each other on the debate stage.
 

PrchJrkr

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I don't know about Senators, but we have a Congressman around here who is a lot smarter than the rest of us.
Bodyguards, nice home on the Patuxent, never worked a day and has been on the Government tit for 30 some years.
I despise the little worm as much as you do, but I've never, ever seen him accompanied by body guards. I've scoped out his surroundings very closely and never has there been anyone tailing his old beat up Chevy pickup.
 

Hijinx

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I despise the little worm as much as you do, but I've never, ever seen him accompanied by body guards. I've scoped out his surroundings very closely and never has there been anyone tailing his old beat up Chevy pickup.
He had 3 with him the last time I saw him 2 men and a woman,
Perhaps only when he appears in public with a crowd, but he does have a contingent of agents who appear with him.
 

Merlin99

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I don't know about Senators, but we have a Congressman around here who is a lot smarter than the rest of us.
Bodyguards, nice home on the Patuxent, never worked a day and has been on the Government tit for 30 some years.
He was a nice enough guy in real life, don't agree with his politics, but as a person I have no complaints.
 

OmyGawd

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He had 3 with him the last time I saw him 2 men and a woman,
Perhaps only when he appears in public with a crowd, but he does have a contingent of agents who appear with him.
If he has "trailers", it is most likely due to his position in the Gov't.
 
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