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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:31 PM

Are Republican Brains Different?

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/22/are_republican_brains_different_partner/

Article says Democrats consider the feelings and thoughts of others when evaluating risking decisions.

Republicans base their decisions on fear.

Number of subjects studied was small: 83

Better Validation:

Obama's 2012 Campaign Slogan-"Forward" versus

Rmoney's 2012 Campaign Slogan (closest I could find) "Washington is Broken"

Jesse Jackson's Keep Hope Alive versus:

Bush's fear fandango of color alerts to keep the population cowed.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:36 PM

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First we'd have to prove that republican brains exist. To date, I still don't think one has been found yet

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:36 PM

2. And this is making a huge assumption that they have...

brains.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:11 PM

3. To quote FreeWheelin Franklin

from the 70's... "is a bear catholic? does a pope shit in the woods?".

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:28 PM

4. Yes

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:44 PM

5. Im actually reading a book about this right now

Quite interesting.

I dont think it is based on any one thing. I think our political thinking is a result of many different things over a long period of time. Proof of that is that our political thinking tends to change as we age. If you are 40 years old, your beliefs are likely not going to be exactly the same as they were when you were 20. You've picked up new experiences, new life events, and new education.

So in other words, it is an ongoing evolution. It does not appear to be like personality which stays reletively the same throughout your life.

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