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Betty:

--- Quote ---Cynicism is a defense against people who take a blindly optimistic view of what it actually takes to make something work.
--- End quote ---

This reminds me of politics here in Kentucky (maybe politics in general).  People moan and groan and bitch about the obviously and blatantly corrupt officials, yet they keep electing them in the hopes that "this time it will be different".  Or they elect a college basketball star thinking that athletic prowess will translate into political ability, lol.  true case btw;  he turned out to be pretty darn bad, but it took them several terms to figure it out.

There's a quote about the definition of insanity that goes something like this:  the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. 

imo, you can substitute stupidity for insanity and it works just as well.

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