More on the Dunning-Kruger effect with a political spin. Conservative mythos vs Liberal logos is fascinating.
More generally, Dunning said, “Whenever you see somebody acting in what looks like an incompetent way you have to ask yourself if they actually perceive themselves doing a different task than what you think they’re doing, and being very competent in [that task].” He cited an example from his own experience, a dean at a university he had observed, who “would speak in non sequiturs,” hardly a sign of intellectual competence, “until I realized this task was to outlast everybody, just so he got his way, and that he was brilliant. But if you thought his task was to bring many minds in together, and come to an understanding … no, that was not the task.”
Absolutely. The Bush Administration got everything it wanted except for Social Security. Total case of people not understanding his intent or projecting their style of political leadership onto another person - conflating historical mythos with the present practical logos - which leads liberals to believe it was a failure. It was not a failure, it was simply a different game being played.
It's a long one, so be warned. :-)