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    That Republicans Are Just Stupid?

    5 Scientific, Peer-Reviewed Studies That Prove Republicans Are Just Stupid

    There are all types of statistics that could lead one to believe that liberals are smarter than conservatives. These include the fact that “Blue States” have higher graduation rates than “Red States” and the fact that most people who seek higher education have liberal ideologies.
    But in reality, these numbers provide circumstantial proof at best. We need something more. Something that fully delves into the minds of conservatives and liberals to see just what’s going on. Though the right-wingers out there might not want you to know it, studies that do just that already exist.
    CONSERVATISM, RACISM AND LOW IQ

    “Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes” is a study performed by researchers at Brock University, and it caused quite the commotion when its results were released. The researchers found that having lower general intelligence in childhood could predict conservative and racist ideas as an adult. That’s right: having a low IQ score makes you more likely to vote conservative… and be a racist.
    Now this isn’t to say that all Republicans are stupid. On the contrary: I fully believe that rich Republicans are some of the smartest people in the world. They literally trick poor Republicans into thinking it’s the big bad government’s fault that they’re poor, and in doing so, they make these people vote against their own best interests.
    Even though being conservative doesn’t make you stupid, there’s no doubt that being stupid makes you more likely to be conservative.
    FOX NEWS MAKES YOU LESS INFORMED
    It’s not like we really needed a study to tell us this, but the survey “What You Know Depends on What You Watch,” undertaken by Fairleigh Dickinson University, found that watching Fox News results in knowing less about the world. Researchers asked 1,185 respondents which news shows they consumed and then asked general questions about newsworthy events.

    Five questions were asked, and those who watch Fox News exclusively got 1.04 correct, on average. Individuals watching MSNBC, on the other hand, got 1.26. NPR listeners? They got an impressive 1.51. The Daily Show? Surely a “fake news” program couldn’t make you more informed than “the most watched cable news channel in America.”
    Yep, as it turns out, The Daily Show viewers scored 1.42 on average. The best thing about this study, though? It asked questions to people who watch no news at all, and those individuals scored 1.22 on average. That’s right: Fox News makes you less informed than watching no news at all.
    Let that sink in.

    LOW EFFORT THOUGHT LEADS TO CONSERVATISM

    We live in a complex world, and understanding this world requires complex thought. It would be easy to look at conservatives who think that all Muslims are terrorists or all Mexicans should “go home” and say that they’re engaged in simplistic thought. Instead of making that assumption ourselves, though, let’s look towards science.
    Researchers over at the University of Arkansas released their study [link opens PDF] “Low-Effort Thought Promotes Political Conservatism,” and things started to make sense. They performed four different studies, all of which reduced subjects’ ability to use “effortful, deliberate thought,” and they found that situations causing low-effort thought resulted in more conservative beliefs.
    Heck, one of the studies found that, as an individual becomes more intoxicated on alcohol, their conservative beliefs increase. Which makes perfect sense, because if you ever saw me vote for Sarah Palin, you can rest assured that I’m drunk.
    Scratch that. It’s a catch-22. The amount of alcohol it would require for me to vote for Palin would literally kill me.
    Literally.
    HOMOPHOBIA LINKED TO LOW ABSTRACT REASONING SKILLS

    Let’s get this out of the way first: Yes, there are “liberals” out there who are homophobic. That being said, homophobia is a largely conservative disease. It’s conservatives who usually hold homophobic attitudes and fight against marriage equality. With that being said, let’s look at abstract reasoning skills.

    A researcher out of Kent State University undertook astudy he would eventually title “Abstract Reasoning as a Predictor of Attitudes Toward Gay Men.” What he found was no big surprise. Those who have lower abstract reasoning skills experience higher levels of anti-gay prejudice.
    When they looked at other predictors of anti-gay prejudice, they found that right-wing authoritarian ideas were most strongly related to this prejudice. So lacking abstract reasoning and being a right-wing nut job increases your prejudice against gays. Like we couldn’t have figured that out on our own.
    IT’S ALL IN THE BRAIN, BABY

    Some of the aforementioned studies show us that being dumb makes you more likely to be conservative, and unfortunately, watching conservative channels like Fox News can make you even more dumb. Of course, conservatives will likely attack these studies and say that they’re biased.
    Unfortunately for them, the study “Political Orientations Are Correlated with Brain Structure in Young Adults” was released. The researchers in this study performed MRI scans on participants. Just so you know, there’s no way to insert liberal bias into an MRI scan.
    What they found was that “conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals.” Conversely, the anterior cingulate cortex of liberal students had more gray matter than their conservative counterparts. Here’s why that’s important:
    “The amygdala is… active during states of fear and anxiety. […] The anterior cingulate cortex [is] a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.”
    And the best part? This is biological. There’s no arguing the point. Liberals’ brains are biologically more able to handle complex thought, and conservatives base their beliefs on fear. This study isn’t hard to believe when one considers the fear conservatives showcase for immigrants, Muslims, minorities and any of the other million things they’re bigoted towards. Hence the success of the 24-7 fear cycle of Fox News.
    These are peer-reviewed studies, by scientists who cumulatively have more degrees than I’ve got houses in my neighborhood. Conservatives can try to say they’re biased all they want, but as we know from their beliefs on climate change, they don’t subscribe much to the area of science.
    Conservatives are dumb… it’s a scientific fact.


    Say it isn't so...

    Who would've thought?


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    Excellent Post!


    Conclusion: Intelligent people realize they are smart. Unlike Liberals who need to be reminded of that fact via “encouragement literature”. Those less fortunate Liberals, or those lacking in mental aptitude require constant encouragements in efforts to make them feel relevant and to simulate their egos.


    I believe this literature, although based on Liberal propaganda, satisfies that objective 100%. Regardless of the source, if it makes Liberal’s feel better about themselves …. No harm done


    Excellent post and I am confident you now "feel better" about yourself.
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    [This message is hidden because Perry Garand is on your ignore list. ]

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    That's awesome Ram!!

    I encourage ALL liberal geniuses to actively persue this idea and cherish it.

    Please!, by all means, continue to elevate yourselves to rediculous Hights while similtainiously diminishing the perceived capabilities of your opponents.
    Sun Tzu would relish this match.
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    reverbpress.com??? Is that like the Onion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    That's awesome Ram!!

    I encourage ALL liberal geniuses to actively persue this idea and cherish it.

    Please!, by all means, continue to elevate yourselves to rediculous Hights while similtainiously diminishing the perceived capabilities of your opponents.
    Sun Tzu would relish this match.
    Now Tommy, weren't you giving Jim shit about not posting facts or backing up his opinion? I'm just helping the guy out. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'd be willing to bet he would agree with those 5 peer reviewed studies. And don't be upset, the article says not all Republicans are dumb.

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    Some kind of a friend you are.Giving jim reverbpress.com to use as facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry Garand View Post
    Now Tommy, weren't you giving Jim shit about not posting facts or backing up his opinion? I'm just helping the guy out. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'd be willing to bet he would agree with those 5 peer reviewed studies. And don't be upset, the article says not all Republicans are dumb.
    You're just full of charitable mischief these days Huh?

    jughead might make better use of a helmet than a website link though.
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    Have to love these studies. Funny how most business owners, corproate CEO's are conservatives and the better cities in the US vote republican, and all those that couldn't get a job flipping burgers are democrats. Of course, then we have every shithole in America that have the lowest educational levels all voting democrat.
    And then there's unemployed, uneducated PG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Have to love these studies. Funny how most business owners, corproate CEO's are conservatives and the better cities in the US vote republican, and all those that couldn't get a job flipping burgers are democrats. Of course, then we have every shithole in America that have the lowest educational levels all voting democrat.
    And then there's unemployed, uneducated PG.
    Well, the one thing we know about Wolfie is he is not ashamed of being ignorant. How did I come to this conclusion? Because the stupid comments Wolfie made about the article would allow anyone who did read the article easily conclude Wolfie didn't read it, because his comments were answered in the article. Now you ask, what type of person would comment about an article they didn't even read? An ignorant person.

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    That is because this so called "article" is based on bullshit and lies!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkin' Crazy View Post
    That is because this so called "article" is based on bullshit and lies!!!
    And that attitude is why you will always be lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry Garand View Post
    And that attitude is why you will always be lacking.
    Lacking what? A kool aid addled brain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry Garand View Post
    And that attitude is why you will always be lacking.
    I am lacking the drug you are taking. Please send me some so I can comprehend...
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life"

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