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Scientists Explain Why People Vote For Republicans

Every election season, commentators trot out the old statistics about how more education makes people more likely to support Democrats, more studies are published on how liberal Daily Show viewers are so well-informed, and various smart people try to explain why anyone would ever vote for a Republican, against their "self-interest." This month has seen three alarming and remarkable scientific investigations into Americans' inexplicable habit of voting for George Bush and John McCain. Which means: trend! Hooray! Let's take a look at what America's top scienticians say about fucking idiot flyover losers and their stupid voting:

Conservatives Are Scared A Lot
The conservatives were more scared, of all of the images. Or, as Newsweek puts it, "illegal immigrants may = spiders = gay marriages = maggot-filled wounds = abortion rights = bloodied faces. "
Liberals were not sensitive to the scary images. Which means they're biologically inferior, because they'd die if a gay spider tried to abort their faces to death.

Conservatives Refuse to Believe "Facts" The most upsetting and alarming research? Probably Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler's backfire effect study. In that, the political scientists took two groups of volunteers and gave them the Bush administration's prewar claims that Iraq was a threat and had weapons of mass destruction.

So What Have We Learned? Conservatives respond instinctually, not rationally, to scary images, "facts," and institutions. Whether this is innate and biological or cultural seems still up in the air. Democrats can't with with logical arguments or even appeals to the innate rightness of concepts like "diversity" and "tolerance," because those aren't considered essentially good and important by the voters they're trying to appeal to. This does suggest that an appeal to old New Deal institutional concepts like the Welfare State might actually be effective, if they're wrapped in the flag and a sense of duty. Also scientists still consider the majority of Americans to be like a fascinating exotic backwards tribe and the fucking country is doomed.


Just thought this a little weird, funny explaination.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:40 AM (5 replies)

Why is the emergency on Ann Romney's plane still a headline?

ABC started their broadcast with it.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:03 AM (9 replies)

Odd similarities

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:08 PM (4 replies)

By Romney’s Own Standard, His Tax Returns Would Disqualify Him From The Presidency

Mitt Romney will disclose his 2011 tax on Friday, along with a summary going back 20 years. The campaign has published the following summary:

In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.

The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.

The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.

The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.

The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year.

The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor’s statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

Romney has previously defended his low tax rate — which, at 14.1% is significantly less than many middle class families pay — by saying he is simply being pragmatic in meeting his legal requirements: (more at link)

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:57 PM (0 replies)

Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy

Australian deputy PM: 'Cranks and crazies' in GOP threaten US economy

By NBC News wire services
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's deputy prime minister said Friday that the greatest threat to the U.S. economy are "cranks and crazies" in the Republican Party.

Wayne Swan, who also serves as treasurer and is his center-left Labor Party government's ranking finance minister, took aim at the Tea Party during a speech to a business forum on Friday, breaking a convention among Australia's major parties to steer clear of U.S. domestic political debates.

Swan, one of few world leaders able to boast his country had avoided recession during the global financial crisis, also labeled the Tea Party wing of the Republicans as "extreme."

"Let's be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world's biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party," Swan said in a speech in Sydney.


The world gets it, what is wrong with so many of the voters within this very nation?

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:39 AM (2 replies)

9 Hungriest States of America

People line up for food donations in Southhaven Miss.
(Modern soup line)

9 - North Carolina
8 - California
7 - Florida
6 - Ohio
5 - Georgia
4 - Alabama
3 - Arkansas
2 - Texas
1 - Mississippi: 19.4% of population living under the poverty line.


Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:32 PM (4 replies)

Just got polled by the Washington Post

All political.

Is the economy going in the right direction?
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:27 PM (8 replies)

Since it is Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought we should bring up the biggest pirate of them all

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:35 AM (3 replies)

Songwriter Randy Newman making waves with new song "I'm Dreaming" ... of a white president.

I need to start this out with the claim from the site where I found the song:
I thought putting the word "sarcasm" in the headline would be a tip-off, but those of you calling Newman a "racist" are missing the point. He is making fun of racists, as a number of other comments have pointed out. You can disagree with his point of view, but he is not advocating racism. Exactly the opposite.


Remember it is supposed to be sarcasm.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:41 AM (4 replies)

Maybe the republicans would do better if they tried to make everyone more wealthy!

They keep knocking people down and expect them to vote for them anyway.

The party of the rich would do better if it were lifting everyone and not just the rich.
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:58 AM (2 replies)
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