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dani Donating Member (640 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-03 11:24 AM
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10. Not quite brain damaged,
but they obviously do have some problems in the brains department. . . .

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1017546,00....

A study funded by the US government has concluded that conservatism can be explained psychologically as a set of neuroses rooted in "fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity".

"This intolerance of ambiguity can lead people to cling to the familiar, to arrive at premature conclusions, and to impose simplistic cliches and stereotypes," the authors argue in the Psychological Bulletin.

One of the psychologists behind the study, Jack Glaser, said the aversion to shades of grey and the need for "closure" could explain the fact that the Bush administration ignored intelligence that contradicted its beliefs about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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  -Are Conservitives Brain Damaged ? rusk2003  Aug-21-03 06:53 PM   #0 
  - two confirmed  PeteC   Aug-21-03 07:12 PM   #1 
  - HEY!!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-17-03 08:48 PM   #11 
  - yes  7th_Sephiroth   Oct-28-03 07:08 AM   #39 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-06-03 12:07 AM   #48 
  - Poster spelled "Conservitives" wrong - LOL  Printer70   Jan-11-04 03:32 AM   #73 
  - I bet it was conservatives and idiots combined into one word  LiberalFighter   Mar-03-04 05:47 PM   #94 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-13-04 06:27 PM   #102 
  - conversatives think differently than progressives  msanger   Aug-21-03 07:22 PM   #2 
  - They are also the one's...  Democrats unite   Aug-21-03 07:38 PM   #3 
  - I understand not all republicans are bad  rusk2003   Aug-21-03 07:57 PM   #6 
  - What would you suggest??  LiberalFighter   Jan-07-04 08:30 PM   #65 
     - Republicans can be nice too  gatlingforme   Feb-04-04 09:50 PM   #79 
        - sometimes  The_camper   Mar-12-04 11:11 AM   #98 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-13-04 06:29 PM   #103 
  - conservatives are the devil!  incubus2012   Sep-18-03 04:22 PM   #13 
  - conservatives ARE the devil  webwzrd   Mar-13-04 09:51 AM   #101 
  - I like your enthusiasm, but...  Temp   Aug-29-11 03:26 AM   #111 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-13-04 06:30 PM   #104 
  - It would be nice  oldshoe   Sep-19-03 11:57 AM   #14 
  - But see, oldshoe  Sailorforclark   Sep-19-03 01:16 PM   #15 
  - You forgot one..  LiberalFighter   Sep-26-03 09:13 PM   #20 
  - Oh Yeah??  T_G_Wazoo   Oct-26-03 12:42 PM   #37 
  - Think?  LiberalFighter   Sep-26-03 09:09 PM   #19 
  - find an actual conservative  leftofthedial   Oct-29-03 04:05 AM   #40 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 08:32 PM   #54 
  - Progressives????  angiew   Nov-19-03 08:19 AM   #61 
  - What did 'liberal' originally mean?  NeoConned   Nov-19-03 01:13 PM   #63 
  - I'd have to disagree  NeoConned   Nov-19-03 01:01 PM   #62 
  - Republicans with a brain....  LiberalFighter   Feb-04-04 08:17 PM   #77 
  - Conservatives think?  LiberalFighter   Mar-04-04 01:00 PM   #95 
  - This.  DisabledDem   Sep-30-11 07:01 PM   #113 
  - When questioning another's intelligence,  Runesong   Aug-21-03 07:50 PM   #4 
  - I like to speed type  rusk2003   Aug-21-03 07:59 PM   #7 
  - That's an insult...  Peachhead22   Aug-21-03 07:50 PM   #5 
  - Their heads are full of sawdust,  Piperay   Aug-22-03 02:45 AM   #8 
  - Sawdust or popcorn?  LiberalFighter   Feb-04-04 08:21 PM   #78 
  - It's not the conservatives  Hasaler   Aug-22-03 09:36 AM   #9 
  - I agree  Cloud   Sep-20-03 12:56 AM   #16 
     - But...  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-26-03 10:08 PM   #21 
        - Yes, But...  Robert Murphy   Oct-22-03 11:15 PM   #34 
           - Shifts and Fractiousness  Freethinker10   Jan-30-04 03:07 AM   #74 
  - Not quite brain damaged,  dani   Aug-22-03 11:24 AM   #10 
  - the dark side  armand76   Sep-21-03 02:01 AM   #17 
  - I don't see brain-damage  hyphenate   Sep-18-03 12:51 PM   #12 
  - Moral Absolutism  togiak   Feb-01-04 03:16 AM   #75 
     - And this is why they are so damned dangerous  webwzrd   Mar-13-04 09:21 AM   #100 
  - Of course  arminalla   Sep-26-03 07:43 AM   #18 
  - I know of a few...  CSI Willows   Sep-27-03 03:40 PM   #22 
  - Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham,,,  number6   Sep-27-03 06:19 PM   #23 
  - ann Coulter  jonoboy   Oct-01-03 09:38 AM   #25 
  - Hear, Hear.  TheChibi   Nov-18-03 08:21 PM   #59 
  - No  zonmoy   Sep-30-03 05:22 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-01-03 11:18 AM   #26 
  - you are right  zonmoy   Oct-02-03 05:30 PM   #27 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-03-03 02:55 PM   #28 
        - yeah, liberals want to take God out of the churches, too  thebigidea   Oct-04-03 04:30 AM   #30 
        - I consider conservatives evil  zonmoy   Oct-14-03 06:02 PM   #32 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-27-03 12:17 AM   #38 
  - The adminstration has a few screws loose  union_maid   Oct-03-03 05:30 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-05-03 02:23 PM   #46 
  - Don't you need a brain for this?  quaker bill   Oct-04-03 01:11 PM   #31 
  - fake conservatives are mind controled  number6   Oct-21-03 06:35 PM   #33 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 08:38 PM   #56 
  - Wingnuts Need Our Love...  Robert Murphy   Oct-23-03 07:42 AM   #35 
  - Brain damage?  ClownInvestor   Oct-24-03 01:41 AM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-29-03 05:43 AM   #41 
  - Does Rush have an audience does Faux have viewers Did 50 million  LibertyorDeath   Nov-04-03 04:15 AM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-04-03 10:28 AM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-04-03 11:20 AM   #44 
  - No, they suffer from cognitive dissonance  Military Brat   Nov-04-03 11:36 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 08:35 PM   #55 
  - I was happily able to reform my Repug husband.  rhino47   Nov-05-03 11:36 PM   #47 
  - hmmmm....  OKHRANA   Nov-06-03 05:28 AM   #49 
  - well considering he voted democrat yesterday ..  rhino47   Nov-06-03 06:57 PM   #50 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 10:01 PM   #57 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 08:07 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 08:09 PM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-07-03 08:09 PM   #53 
  - depends on the conservative...  Meph   Nov-18-03 01:43 AM   #58 
  - No but they fail miserably at independent thinking.  LibertyorDeath   Nov-19-03 12:24 AM   #60 
  - You hit it; critical thinking is anathema to these folks. Swallow the  grannylib   Jan-08-04 09:23 AM   #66 
  - So basically  zonmoy   Feb-03-04 04:45 PM   #76 
  - yes. Very  amber dog democrat   Jan-07-04 08:00 PM   #64 
  - Conservatives are a stomach flu, Neo-Cons are a cancer.  Eye See You   Jan-08-04 05:07 PM   #67 
  - Most are the product of their upbringing  TrogL   Jan-08-04 06:16 PM   #68 
  - The result...  TrogL   Jan-08-04 06:22 PM   #69 
     - Well, for one thing:  Cary   Feb-09-04 01:27 PM   #89 
  - Yes. I believe that conservatives are brain damaged.  icymist   Jan-09-04 01:48 PM   #70 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-09-04 02:54 PM   #71 
     - Do you see what I mean? Being reduced to name-calling may  icymist   Jan-09-04 03:22 PM   #72 
        - nasty, not brain-damaged  UncleJoe   Feb-05-04 06:31 PM   #80 
  - Look at what they say at us.  Shockwave   Feb-06-04 09:46 AM   #81 
  - Brain Damaged? No. Unable to think with an open mind? Yes.  jeffrey_X   Feb-07-04 03:29 PM   #82 
  - It is really the only answer  boobooday   Feb-08-04 02:03 PM   #83 
  - Check out this Woody Allen movie!  jerryster   Feb-08-04 04:21 PM   #84 
  - New kid on the block.....  Father Yukon   Feb-08-04 07:52 PM   #85 
  - No, Conservatives are BRAIN DEAD  Father Yukon   Feb-08-04 07:59 PM   #86 
  - I consider George Bush to be a big-government liberal.  Guinness   Feb-09-04 11:34 AM   #87 
  - I don't know about brain damaged, but. . .  Cary   Feb-09-04 12:22 PM   #88 
  - No, just greedy, self-centered, arrogant  EV1Ltimm   Feb-09-04 11:16 PM   #90 
  - College Republicans  jdunn   Feb-11-04 12:13 AM   #91 
  - The communication gap is interesting, in and of itself.  Cary   Feb-11-04 10:22 AM   #92 
  - yes  lionesspriyanka   Feb-24-04 01:15 PM   #93 
  - CONSERVATIVES THINK THE PUBLIC IS BRAIN DAMAGED  MICHAEL_LAPERE   Mar-04-04 07:19 PM   #96 
  - Conservatives are reptillian brained  BEZARK   Mar-11-04 12:17 PM   #97 
  - A Message I sent to Anne Coulter neanderbitch  webwzrd   Mar-13-04 07:43 AM   #99 
  - Virulence is not becoming  baldingeagle   Mar-15-04 06:20 PM   #105 
  - Help  kera   Mar-16-04 02:52 AM   #106 
  - Kera--you've come to the right place!  Cary   Mar-16-04 09:38 AM   #107 
  - NO  WoodrowFan   Mar-22-04 11:27 AM   #108 
  - It is NOT true conservatives  Paradise   Mar-26-04 07:47 AM   #109 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-29-04 12:32 AM   #110 
  - Of course  brooklyn297   Sep-05-11 09:51 PM   #112 
 

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