We have all encountered someone at various points on our lives that despite having the on paper qualification to do something that they don’t have the sense to know the things that they don’t know.
Far too often have some people seen folks that come into a a situation as the boss and try to act like they know more about how a particular system runs than people that have been there for months or years.
Case in point, there was a young officer after I had been at a particular duty station for a good long while that wanted to perform a function of something using a setting that everyone knew would not work because it had never worked.
Despite repeated pleas to this officer he wanted to do it the way he had in his head to do it.
We continued to advise him not to do it the way he was intending and then when everything went haywire he had to take the brunt of the blame for when things went wrong by the folks that were higher ranking than him.
There are some people that just do not have any situational awareness.
It was just days ago that outgoing Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill expressed confusion about all of the hype surrounding Ocasio-Cortez.
“I’m a little confused why she’s the thing,” McCaskill told CNN. It truly has been a bizarre surprise for many politicians and pundits as to how, exactly, Ocasio-Cortez rocketed up to be one of the leftists’ favorite political figures.
“I’m not sure what she’s done yet to generate that kind of enthusiasm, but I wish her well,” McCaskill said. The outgoing senator also offered some pearls of wisdom to the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.
“The rhetoric is cheap,” she said. “Getting results is a lot harder.”
But while McCaskill’s comments could stem from some form of bitterness — considering the timing of her ouster and Ocasio-Cortez’s rise — other Democratic figures are starting to echo her sentiments.
Joining McCaskill in her warnings of Ocasio-Cortez is Democrat Doug Schoen. The 65-year-old former Clinton adviser is a Fox News contributor and seemed painfully aware of the damage Ocasio-Cortez has wrought during her rapid ascent during an appearance on “The Five.”
“I hope Nancy Pelosi gets to her and says she’d do better for herself to be silent for a while, because she is not the face or the voice of the Democratic Party that I grew up with, know and continue to support,” Schoen said.
Schoen also noted that “you have to be a moderate” in most of America, excluding the coastal elites. Schoen also noted that for Democrats to beat Trump, they needed moderates, not far-left socialists.