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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:40 AM

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.


http://gawker.com/5052329/scientists-explain-why-people-vote-for-republicans


Just thought this a little weird, funny explaination.

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randome Sep 2012 #1
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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:44 AM

1. Which is why denigrating Republicans instead of trying to 'coerce' them always backfires.

And unites them against us.

I think Obama knows this.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:11 PM

2. It's a big block of idiocy that holds the country back

They need to be denigrated.
They're stupid.
Letting one fear or another rule them like that.
No thinking whatsoever.

Do you REALLY want a pack of people like that in your party?
The key is continue getting people more knowledgeable about things to counteract that monkey-brained reactionary crap.
And there's enough people of some knowledge to keep these fools from influencing national elections anymore.
We never know everything but we don't have to know nothing.

Once the more knowledgeable folks get rooted in that'll leave less space for the willingly ignorant to hide in.
Either they'll freak out & remove themselves from the national dialogue by default
OR they'll start using the brains God gave them & become more knowledgeable.

Just because the foolish ones have great numbers don't mean you want a bunch of thoughtless people as the bedrock of your political movement.
That very thing is what's bringing down the Republican Party right now.
They got in bed with a bunch of know-nothing ignorant fear-bound bigots.
You quarantine that crap you don't invite it.
John Lucas

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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 08:13 PM

5. Well said

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. They also have photographic evidence...

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

4. This statement makes no sense to me:

The educated moral relativism worldview is fundamentally incompatible with the way like 50% of America thinks, and stereotypes about out-of-touch elitist coastal democrats are basically correct.


If liberal Dem views are incompatible with the way 50% of America thinks, who's to say which 50% is out of touch?

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