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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:41 PM


Airline Analogy for Trump Supporters

I love analogies. so, here's a new one.

70% of Americans believe this country is headed in the wrong direction. They don't all blame the same people, because, after all, 54% of the people approve of President Obama. But Trump supporters don't trust or want politicians anymore. They trust Trump because he's an outsider with absolutely no experience in government. America does have problems. We're not perfect, and probably never will be, but it's still the greatest nation on earth. Still, here we have too many of our fellow citizens wanting to turn the government over to a crazed neophyte.

So, here's my analogy.

There's this long established airline, let's call in Constitution Air. They have a great safety record, but have been plagued by too many late departures and late arrivals. 8 years ago, the arrivals were as much as two to two and half hours late. Awful service. But, even after much innovation and the hiring of new pilots, the take off time is still 15 minutes late on average and arrival time is still 45 minutes late, making for angry passengers at Constitution Air.

A press conference is called and the CEO and owner appear. It goes something like this.

"Even after years of trying to improve this airline, we still are not where we want to be. Our service is less than desirable and our departure and arrival times remain at unacceptable levels. We need change here at Constitution Airlines, so we are telling the public of the dramatic and bold moves we're about to make. We have decided to let all of our pilots and co-pilots go. We're going to fire them. We are not happy with their performance, so, starting Monday every pilot and co-pilot will be replaced. We are going to replace them with tailors and seamstresses. Most of them are the most accomplished in their field. Not one of them has one hour of air time experience, not even as a passenger. They will receive no training, so that they can start fresh and be unencumbered by any of the mistakes made by our previous pilots. We hope that this change will improve our on time average. But, even if it doesn't, every flight will be an exciting one. Thank you all, and I'll expect everyone at work, on time, on Monday."

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Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2016 #1

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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:47 PM

1. When 54% approve the Dem president and only 20% approve Repub controlled Congress, the conclusion

... is obvious.

The Republican controlled Congress (Senate and House) is to blame for blocking the President (Obama) that a majority of Americans approve of.

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