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Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says Study
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USA 45
2018-01-07 21:06:35 UTC
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Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people


Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to
have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study.
Conservative politics work almost as a 'gateway' into prejudice
against others, say the Canadian academics. The paper analysed
large UK studies which compared childhood intelligence with
political views in adulthood across more than 15,000 people.
The authors claim that people with low intelligence gravitate
towards right-wing views because they make them feel safe.


The survey, which compared childhood intelligence with
political views, is bad news for David Cameron, the
Conservative Party Prime Minister but should give a lift to
Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, pictured in Question Time
Crucially, people's educational level is not what determines
whether they are racist or not - it's innate intelligence,
according to the academics. Social status also appears to play
no part. The study, published in Psychological Science, claims
that right-wing ideology forms a 'pathway' for people with low
reasoning ability to become prejudiced against groups such as
other races and gay people.


Left-wingers tend to be more open-minded says the survey -
Democrats voted in first black U.S. president Barack Obama. But
right-wing ideology forms a pathway for prejudice - Republican
frontrunner Mitt Romney, pictured right, was glitter-bombed
yesterday by gay-rights activists because of his views
'Cognitive abilities are critical in forming impressions of
other people and in being open minded,' say the researchers.
'Individuals with lower cognitive abilities may gravitate
towards more socially conservative right-wing ideologies that
maintain the status quo. 'It provides a sense of order.'
The study, by academics at Brock University in Ontario, Canada,
used information from two UK studies from 1958 and 1970 , where
several thousand children were assessed for intelligence at age
10 and 11, and then asked political questions aged 33. The 1958
National Child Development involved 4,267 men and 4,537 women
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'Individuals with lower abilities may gravitate towards
right-wing ideologies that maintain the status quo. It provides
a sense of order,' say the academics The British Cohort Study
involved 3,412 men and 3,658 women born in 1970. It's the first
time the data from these studies has been used in this way. In
adulthood, the children were asked whether they agreed with
statements such as, 'I wouldn't mind working with people from
other races,' and 'I wouldn't mind if a family of a different
race moved next door.' They were also asked whether they agreed
with statements about typically right-wing and socially
conservative politics such as, 'Give law breakers stiffer
sentences,' and 'Schools should teach children to obey
authority.' The researchers also compared their results against
a 1986 American study which included tests of cognitive ability
and questions assessing prejudice against homosexuals. The
authors claim that there is a strong correlation between low
intelligence both as a child and an adult, and right-wing
politics. The authors also claim that conservative politics is
part of a complex relationship that leads people to become
prejudices. 'Conservative ideology represents a critical
pathway through which childhood intelligence predicts racism in
adulthood,' says the paper. 'In psychological terms, the
relation between intelligence and prejudice may stem from the
propensity of individuals with lower cognitive ability to
endorse more right wing conservative ideologies because such
ideologies offer a psychological sense of stability and order.'
'Clearly, however, all socially conservative people are not
prejudiced, and all prejudiced persons are not conservative.'


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Oleg Smirnov
2018-01-07 22:23:27 UTC
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Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.

Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.

That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
Hillbilly Davis
2018-01-08 00:09:17 UTC
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On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 01:23:27 +0300, Oleg Smirnov says...
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Who? All-white left and right wingers? What about left-wing Blacks and
Hispanics? Are THEY included? Most definitely not. Add up those who
consider themselves Republican and Democrat, THEN give them IQ tests.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
Bullshit. Right-wingers are almost exclusively white. It has been proven
that Blacks and Hispanics (south of the border types), are indeed,
inferior when it comes to intelligence.

IQ tests performed in the United States have consistently demonstrated a
significant degree of variation between different racial groups, with
the average score of those with African ancestry lower than that of
European ancestry.

1. Intelligence exists and is accurately measurable across racial,
language, and national boundaries.

2. Intelligence is one of, if not the most, important factors correlated
to economic, social, and overall success in the United States, and its
importance is increasing.

3. Intelligence is largely (40% to 80%) heritable.

4. No one has so far been able to manipulate IQ to a significant degree
through changes in environmental factors - except for child adoption and
that they conclude is not large in the long term - and in light of these
failures, such approaches are becoming less promising.

5. The USA has been in denial of these facts. A better public
understanding of the nature of intelligence and its social correlates is
necessary to guide future policy decisions.

Also stated is that the average IQ of African Americans is 85; Latinos
89; Whites 103; Asians 106.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
Yup... most left wingers and most CERTAINLY many Blacks are batshit crazy,
and we've SEEN that, especially lately.








Oleg Smirnov
2018-01-08 02:49:04 UTC
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Post by Hillbilly Davis
On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 01:23:27 +0300, Oleg Smirnov says...
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
Bullshit. Right-wingers are almost exclusively white. It has been proven
no-no-no

It's certainly true that the right-wingers are less intelligent in average.
Post by Hillbilly Davis
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
A person of high intelligence may be more socially harmful and dangerous
because such a person, being obsessed with an agenda, can better design
subtle lies and use cunning tricks, adding more insanity and confusion into
the public affairs (and such things are really seem to be more associated
with the smart left rather than with the blunt right).
Gunner Asch
2018-01-08 05:26:41 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
Its funny as hell watching OllySmirniovobitch blithering along like
this..and ignoring the fact that Leftists are fucking nut cases. And
the cites to prove this well known fact..even to said Leftist...is
easily found.

https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/

Turns out liberals are the real authoritarians.

A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming
conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with
“psychoticism” now says it got it wrong. Very wrong.

The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this
year saying that the 2012 paper has “an error” — and that liberal
political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to
psychoticism.

“The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in
the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was
exactly reversed,” the journal said in the startling correction.

“The descriptive analyses report that those higher in Eysenck’s
psychoticism are more conservative, but they are actually more
liberal; and where the original manuscript reports those higher in
neuroticism and social desirability are more liberal, they are, in
fact, more conservative.”

In the paper, psychoticism is associated with traits such as
tough-mindedness, risk-taking, sensation-seeking, impulsivity and
authoritarianism.

The social-desirability scale measures people’s tendency to answer
questions in ways they believe would please researchers, even if it
means overestimating their positive characteristics and
underestimating negative ones.

The erroneous report has been cited 45 times, according to Thomson
Reuters Web of Science.

Brad Verhulst, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher and a
co-author of the paper, said he was not sure who was to blame.

“I don’t know where it happened. All I know is it happened,” he told
Retraction Watch, a blog that tracks corrections in academic papers.
“It’s our fault for not figuring it out before.”

The journal said the error doesn’t change the main conclusions of the
paper, which found that “personality traits do not cause people to
develop political attitudes.”

But professor Steven Ludeke of the University of Southern Denmark, who
pointed out the errors, told Retraction Watch that they “matter quite
a lot.”

“The erroneous results represented some of the larger correlations
between personality and politics ever reported; they were reported and
interpreted, repeatedly, in the wrong direction,” he said.

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Wayne Autrey
2018-01-08 05:32:33 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
Its funny as hell watching a filthy dumpster-diving dole scrounger and *THIEF* like me trying to change the subject.
It sure as fuck is!
Oleg Smirnov
2018-01-08 11:49:26 UTC
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Post by Gunner Asch
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
Its funny as hell watching OllySmirniovobitch blithering along like
this..and ignoring the fact that Leftists are fucking nut cases. And
the cites to prove this well known fact..even to said Leftist...is
easily found.
https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/
Turns out liberals are the real authoritarians.
A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming
conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with
"psychoticism" now says it got it wrong. Very wrong.
The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this
year saying that the 2012 paper has "an error" - and that liberal
political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to
psychoticism.
Gunner Asch didn't get the point properly, and the collection of links
he or she has dumped down is not about intelligence level as such, it's
about intelligence-related deviations.

A concrete brick has certainly no risk of getting mentally sick.

Btw, one notable thing of the righties is, they tend to compensate their
intellectual lag with routine erudition and self-hypnosis based on abuse
of pre-assembled links / quotations, quite often irrelevantly.
Frank
2018-01-12 18:16:42 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Gunner Asch
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
Its funny as hell watching OllySmirniovobitch blithering along like
this..and ignoring the fact that Leftists are fucking nut cases.  And
the cites to prove this well known fact..even to said Leftist...is
easily found.
https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/
Turns out liberals are the real authoritarians.
A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming
conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with
"psychoticism" now says it got it wrong. Very wrong.
The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this
year saying that the 2012 paper has "an error" - and that liberal
political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to
psychoticism.
Gunner Asch didn't get the point properly, and the collection of links
he or she has dumped down is not about intelligence level as such, it's
about intelligence-related deviations.
A concrete brick has certainly no risk of getting mentally sick.
Btw, one notable thing of the righties is, they tend to compensate their
intellectual lag with routine erudition and self-hypnosis based on abuse
of pre-assembled links / quotations, quite often irrelevantly.
Gunner's mistake is trying to reason with you. He's wasting his time.
I'm a smart right winger and won't fight with pigs.
Oleg Smirnov
2018-01-13 05:20:16 UTC
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Post by Frank
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Gunner Asch
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
Its funny as hell watching OllySmirniovobitch blithering along like
this..and ignoring the fact that Leftists are fucking nut cases. And
the cites to prove this well known fact..even to said Leftist...is
easily found.
https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/
Turns out liberals are the real authoritarians.
A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming
conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with
"psychoticism" now says it got it wrong. Very wrong.
The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this
year saying that the 2012 paper has "an error" - and that liberal
political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to
psychoticism.
Gunner Asch didn't get the point properly, and the collection of links
he or she has dumped down is not about intelligence level as such, it's
about intelligence-related deviations.
A concrete brick has certainly no risk of getting mentally sick.
Btw, one notable thing of the righties is, they tend to compensate their
intellectual lag with routine erudition and self-hypnosis based on abuse
of pre-assembled links / quotations, quite often irrelevantly.
Gunner's mistake is trying to reason with you. He's wasting his time.
I'm a smart right winger and won't fight with pigs.
You're worthless junk to be replaced with fresher stuff.

Gunner Asch
2018-01-08 05:28:53 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/05/15/liberals-are-an-inferno-of-flaming-crazy-and-we-should-pour-gasoline-on-the-fire-n2326754

Liberals Are An Inferno Of Flaming Crazy And We Should Pour Gasoline
On The Fire
Kurt Schlichter

Pity the Democrats, to the extent you can without bursting into
hysterical laughter at their agony. America has thoroughly rejected
them in every branch of the federal government plus out in the states,
and on top of that they were utterly humiliated by the guy they all
claimed was a complete moron. Which begs the question – what does that
make the sanctimonious harpy he crushed in the Electoral College?

They still haven’t realized what’s going on. Their ego-driven drive to
dominate normal people and shape us into New Socialist Nongendered
Beings has blinded them to the bitter reality.

We think they, along with their minions in the media, in Hollywood,
and on campus, suck.

They are baffled at our refusal to acknowledge their moral,
intellectual, and political superiority. It doesn’t just compute.

Yeah, well compute this, geebos.

You look nuts. I mean wacko, zonked out, “Hey, that goldfish is firing
a mind control laser at my brain and making me break dance” nuts.

But don’t stop. No, pump it up. You’re at “11,” and I say take it to
“12.”

This is great!

All this insanity is going to help us normals retain power, from your
gyno-hat marches to the fake hate crimes to your insistence that the
Russians are responsible for everything from Hillary losing the
election to the rarely-discussed but well-known liberal epidemic of
ED.

Here’s a little test. It’s been about six months since Trump treated
The Smartest Most Accomplished Woman In The World like a NordicTrack
treats Harry Reid, and does anyone know even one person who has said,
“You know, I voted for Trump, but now after Neil Gorsuch, General
Mattis and H.R. McMaster, I really wish I had checked the box for
Felonia von Pantsuit?”
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I’m not talking about alt-right weirdos – they don’t count. I mean
literally, unless they remove their off-brand Nike knock-offs. I mean
normal people. Who voted for Trump and now says something remotely
like this?

“Yeah, I really regret not letting Hillary pick a SCOTUS judge who
thinks the Constitution bans guns but mandates taxpayer-subsidized
transsexual abortions!”

“Wow, that 70% drop in illegal alien entries into America and all
those deportations of MS-13 guys are depriving the country of
valuable, productive future Democrat voters!”

“Gosh, I hate so much how Trump has paid attention to that sliver of
our country lying between I-5 and I-95!”

“It was Ashley Judd’s v-cap slam poetry, combined with Bill Nye’s sex
confusion clip, that convinced me what America needs is liberals back
in power!”

No one.

No one who voted for Trump has ever said any of those things. Oh, they
might have voted for him reluctantly, but no statistically significant
slice of them wish they hadn’t.

But the Democrats work under the assumption that such folk exist and
are receptive to their tantrums. Good! These liberals are crazy, and
they’re stupid, and we totally need to encourage them to keep doing
crazy, stupid things.

We conservatives are supposed to be terrified by polls that say that
the House could flip to the Dems in 2018. Just ask President Clinton
about how the liberal wishcasting multiplier effect on the polls
worked for her, but the fact is that we have 18 months to go. On the
Democrat side, it looks to be 18 months of kookiness that will leave
us normals scratching our heads and snickering.

“Yes, I know that just this morning I was saying Comey should have
been fired but then Trump actually did it and his doing what I
suggested is the worst constitutional crisis ever!”

“Bombing Putin’s ally was a cunning ploy to throw us off the trail!”

“Why, even though failed FBI Director Jim Comey, James “MC Leakmaster
J” Clapper, Diane “Crypt-keeping It Real” Feinstein, and even noted
particle physicist Maxine Waters concede that there’s no evidence that
Trump and Putin are breeding a collusive love child, I’m still
convinced of the existence of this sweeping, enormous, and invisible
conspiracy that occurred for some reason somehow, and about which
absolutely zero evidence of Trump collusion has leaked out during ten
months of colonoscopy-esque investigation despite everything else
leaking out.”

Sounds legit.

Sure, Congress polls right around the popularity of “Outhouse scuba
diving” and “Borrowing Charlie Sheen’s toothbrush,” but then who wants
to live in a country where we like our politicians? It’s not like in
2016 we were high-fiving these guys. We get that a GOP Congress is a
necessary evil. But we also get that a Democrat Congress is an
unnecessary evil.

And while these liberal spazzes and their fussy Fredocon gimps are
shrieking about the coming Armageddon in their high-pitched, girlish
voices, Trump is just rolling along. Special prosecutor, schmecial
prosecutor – he’s not falling for it. And did you see the ten judges
he just nominated? You usually have to come up with roses and
champagne to score like that.

Here’s how this goes. The Democrats, along with the media and Team
Tinfoil, keep whining about Russians Russians Russians, and normal
people keep tuning them out. While they’re babbling about nonsense
that means nothing outside of the coastal looney bins, normal people
are tuning into how the stock market and the job market just keep
getting better, how we’re not taking guff from foreign creeps anymore,
and we’re not talking about how much taxes will go up but about how
much they’ll go down.

Tax reform is going to pass. Obamacare is getting repealed – it’s as
dead in the Senate as it was in the House, which is not at all. Our
military is getting rebuilt. We’re going to stop leading with our chin
on trade. Things are going to keep getting better, and people will see
it.

The only way the President can still screw this up is by choosing to
screw this up. He won’t do it by messing with liberals. Keep tweeting
those twerps into a sputtering rage! It pays dividends every time he
provokes them to new heights of lunacy.

No, the President only fails by forgetting his conservative friends,
and that is becoming a problem. Where are the hardcore cons at State
and Defense? He needs to get solid business leader Anthony Scaramucci
into the White House, like we conservatives were promised (A guy who
can raise $20 million might come in handy). And as for judges, well,
the motto for conservatives is “No Justice Willett, No Peace.”

The Democrats are being crazy and it’s a bad look. So let’s keep
helping them do it. We can pity them even as we laugh at them.

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Gunner Asch
2018-01-08 05:31:16 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/liberal-fever-swamps/530736/


How the Left Lost Its Mind

Polemicists, conspiracists, and outright fabulists are feeding an
alternative media landscape—where the implausibility of a claim is no
bar to its acceptance.
Katie Martin / The Atlantic

Last month, Democratic Senator Ed Markey delivered what seemed like an
explosive bit of news during an interview with CNN: A grand jury had
been impaneled in New York, he said, to investigate the Trump
campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia.

The only problem: It wasn’t true.

The precise origins of the rumor are difficult to pin down, but it had
been ricocheting around social media for days before Markey’s
interview. The story had no reliable sourcing, and not a single
credible news outlet touched it—but it had been fervently championed
by The Palmer Report, a liberal blog known for peddling conspiracy
theories, and by anti-Trump Twitter crusaders like Louise Mensch. Soon
enough, prominent people with blue checkmarks by their names were
amplifying it with “Big if true”-type Tweets. And by May 11, the story
had migrated from the bowels of the internet to the mouth of a United
States senator.

After Markey’s office apologized for spreading the unsubstantiated
story, there was a mild flurry of articles warning of “fake news”
aimed at the left, and then everyone moved on. But the episode
jarringly illustrated an under-examined phenomenon in American
politics.

Over the past two decades, an immense amount of journalistic energy
was spent exploring the right-wing media ecosystem—from talk radio, to
Fox News, to Breitbart and beyond—and documenting its growing
influence on mainstream GOP politics. This turned out to be a worthy
and prescient pursuit, and if any doubt remains about that, I’d
present “President Donald Trump” as Exhibit A. While serious
Republicans in the political class spent years scoffing at the
“entertainers” and “provocateurs” on the supposedly powerless fringe,
the denizens of the fever swamp were busy taking over the party.

But 2017 poses the question: Could the same thing happen on the left?

It’s a prospect that deserves more serious attention and debate than
it’s gotten this year. The Trump era has given rise to a vast
alternative left-wing media infrastructure that operates largely out
of the view of casual news consumers, but commands a massive audience
and growing influence in liberal America. There are polemical
podcasters and partisan click farms; wild-eyed conspiracists and
cynical fabulists. Some traffic heavily in rumor and wage campaigns of
misinformation; others are merely aggregators and commentators who
have carved out a corner of the web for themselves. But taken
together, they form a media universe where partisan hysteria is too
easily stoked, and fake news can travel at the speed of light.

Before we go on, let me try to quiet the cries of “False equivalence!”
before they begin: No, these personalities and publications do not yet
wield the same influence in the Democratic Party that their
counterparts do in the GOP. But ignoring them would be a mistake. In
recent months, some of the most irresponsible actors in this world
have proven alarmingly adept at influencing venerated figures of the
left—from public intellectuals, to world-famous celebrities, to
elected officials.

What follows is an attempt to map the topography of the left’s modern
alternative media landscape. It is by no means comprehensive, but
hopefully it provides a useful start to the kind of exploration and
anthropology that’s needed.
Twitter conspiracists

In past political epochs, popular conspiracy theories spread via
pamphlets left on windshields, or chain emails forwarded thousands of
times. These days, the tinfoil-hat crowd gathers on Twitter.

People like Mensch, Claude Taylor, Andrea Chalupa, Eric Garland, and
Leah McElrath feed their followers a steady diet of highly provocative
speculation, rumor, and innuendo that makes it sound as if Trump’s
presidency—and, really, the entire Republican Party—is perpetually on
the verge of a spectacular meltdown.

The most prolific of the conspiracy-mongers tend to focus on the
Russia scandal, weaving a narrative so sensationalistic and complex
that it could pass for a Netflix political drama. Theirs is a world
where it is acceptable to allege that hundreds of American
politicians, journalists, and government officials are actually secret
Russian agents; that Andrew Breitbart was murdered by Vladimir Putin;
that the Kremlin has “kompromat” on everyone, and oh-by-the-way a
presidency-ending sex tape is going to drop any day now.

Writing recently in The New Republic, Sarah Jones identified the
popularity of these notorious tweetstormers—some of whom boast
followings in the hundreds of thousands—as part of a “disturbing
emerging trend” on the left. “Liberals desperate to believe that the
right conspiracy will take down Donald Trump promote their own
purveyors of fake news,” she wrote.
Hyperpartisan Facebook pages

If Twitter is where liberal conspiracy theories germinate and spread
among news junkies, Facebook is where anti-Republican propaganda can
go wide.

Facebook pages like Occupy Democrats have millions of fans who ensure
that every meme, video, and breathless blog post they publish has a
good chance at virality. The content plastered across these pages
includes standard-issue clickbait (“Trump Just Did Something Awful At
His Golf Course”) and hyperbolic headlines (“Queen Elizabeth Just Told
Trump To Go F*ck Himself And It Is Perfect”). But these feeds are also
studded with straightforwardly fake news.

An analysis by BuzzFeed during the frenzied final weeks of the 2016
election found that nearly 20 percent of the stories posted by three
extremely popular liberal Facebook pages—Occupy Democrats, The Other
98%, and Addicting Info—were either partly or mostly false. While
conservative Facebook pages were even more likely to spread false
stories, BuzzFeed’s finding should serve as a red flag for the kind of
the news that millions of rank-and-file Democrats are getting on the
world’s largest social-media platform.
Blogs and message boards

The roots of the liberal blogosphere can be traced back to the early
Bush years, when Markos Moulistas launched the Daily Kos to crusade
against “an oppressive and war-crazed administration” and Josh
Marshall used Talking Points Memo to take the Senate Majority Leader
to task. A decade and a half later, some of the blogs of that era have
matured into more professional news sites, like TPM, while others have
disappeared. But in 2017, the left has more niche political sites than
ever, and in many ways they make up the core of its modern media
ecosystem.

Some are relative newcomers to this scene. There is The Palmer Report,
the publication of record for anti-Trump conspiracy nuts who don’t
care about the credibility of the record; Shareblue, a viral news site
that aspires, according to its founder David Brock, to become the
“Breitbart of the left”; and Patribotics, home to Mensch’s
Russia-related rumormongering.

Meanwhile, old-school platforms like Reddit and Daily Kos continue to
host freewheeling forums that attract the kind of occasionally
enlightening, occasionally deranged conversations that tend to thrive
in those environments. And the HuffPost contributor platform—an
un-vetted, unedited section of the site that operates apart from its
professional journalism—has been a vehicle for some of the most
bizarre, and outright craziest, content to go viral on the left in
recent years.

Just this month, editors were forced to delete a contributor post that
began, “Impeachment and removal from office are only the first steps;
for America to be redeemed, Donald Trump must be prosecuted for
treason and?—?if convicted in a court of law?—?executed.” And
throughout last year’s primaries, Seth Abramson, assistant professor
of english and writing specialist at the University of New Hampshire
(and a former public defender), used his HuffPost perch to churn out a
procession of increasingly delusional blog posts explaining why Bernie
Sanders would likely win the Democratic nomination.

Abramson’s arguments not only denied political realities and delegate
math as the race wore on; they often denied basic human logic. But
thanks to the hordes of Bernie fans desperately scouring the internet
for some hope to cling to, Abramson’s posts consistently went
uber-viral. (He eventually wrote a post defending this shameless play
for clicks as a form of “experimental journalism” that embraced “the
multi-dimensionality of metanarrative.” The Washington Post’s Matt
O’Brien responded via Twitter: “Area Academic Writes Barely
Comprehensible Defense of Lying.”) These days, Abramson’s main
platform is Twitter, where he has over 150,000 followers, and
specializes in indictment stories in the style of criminal
complaints.*

As with right-wing publishers, the content produced by these liberal
sites varies widely in terms of quality, credibility, and good faith.
At their best, they can offer the kind of radical viewpoints and
unique insights that don’t commonly make it onto the high-profile
platforms of mainstream liberalism, like MSNBC or the New York Times
op-ed page. At their worst, they serve up shallow partisan affirmation
and dishonest propaganda. And rarely do the more responsible
publishers in this ecosystem spend time proactively debunking the
rumors and falsehoods that are circulating among their audiences.
Podcasts

The constellation of popular podcasts that has emerged on the left
serves many of the same functions that right-wing talk-radio hosts
served for their audiences in their early days. They provide a mix of
commentary, entertainment, and partisan catharsis; a safe space to
process the daily onslaught of bad news.

The hosts tend not to be household names, but to their listeners they
are superstars. The most successful podcasters are able to sell out
theaters for live shows, and can even get recognized on the street (in
certain zip codes, at least).

The nature of the medium—walled off from the web and unplugged from
social media—means that even irresponsible podcasts are not innately
integral to the spread of sketchy information on the left. Many of the
most popular podcasts, including those from the mainstream Democrats
of the Crooked Media empire, are careful with their evidence and
claims, working to debunk conspiracy theories, and hosting guests with
a variety of views. And the gleefully vulgar champions of the “dirtbag
left” at Chapo Trap House make a point of mocking the Russia
conspiracists. Above all, what they offer their stressed-out listeners
is a sense of community (plus plenty of discount codes for Blue Apron
and MeUndies).*
VIP Validators

One sign of the potential power in this alternative media universe is
the regularity with which stories that originate there end up reaching
public figures with real influence and massive followings. These may
be people who are relatively unsophisticated when it comes to politics
and media, but whose prominence in other fields—academia, history,
law, literature—gives them a certain sheen of trustworthiness. So when
they share stories from fringe outlets on Twitter or Facebook, many
are inclined to take them seriously.

On the “about” page for The Palmer Report, the site thanks a range of
well-known people and mainstream media outlets it claims have shared
its (dubious) reporting —including Representative Ted Lieu, former
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, former DNC chair Howard Dean, the
actors Mark Ruffalo and Debra Messing, Newsweek, The Oregonian, and an
array of MSNBC contributors. Laurence Tribe, the renowned Harvard
scholar of constitutional law, has been an especially active booster
for the site, routinely tweeting links to highly questionable,
unverified news stories about Trump.

Last April, when Jason Chaffetz announced he would resign his House
seat, The Palmer Report published an anonymously sourced bombshell
claiming the FBI had discovered the Utah congressman was being
blackmailed by the Kremlin. The story was characteristic of the site’s
well-worn shtick. But that didn’t stop Ned Price, a former special
assistant to President Obama, from credulously passing it along on
Twitter.

“Interesting, if single-sourced, article from a few days ago,” he
wrote.

Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to Obama, then chimed in, “Too bad
nobody flagged this earlier.”

When journalists began pressing the duo on why they were sharing a
story from a website with such a spotty track record of accuracy,
Price’s response was telling. “Every once in a blue moon, the tin hat
can fit.”

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Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/study-leftists-mentally-ill/

You’ve no doubt heard of Antifa by now. They’re the “anti-fascist”
crusaders who are out to crack skulls and force socialism down
everyone’s throat. In other words…fascists. Basically, we’re dealing
with pathetic, left-wing losers who’ve decided to throw a perpetual
temper tantrum. No surprises there. Here’s something else blatantly
obvious for you. A study shows most Antifa clowns live at home with
mommy…

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Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://www.amazon.com/Liberal-Mind-Psychological-Political-Madness/dp/0977956318


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Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://www.amazon.com/Liberalism-Mental-Disorder-Michael-Savage/dp/1595550437/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=P60HXK6MYC1QZ9F4PGKS

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Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://www.amazon.com/KinderGarden-Eden-Modern-Liberal-Thinks/dp/1480010421/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=SMFXX5W6SF334ZCX255D


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Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
https://www.amazon.com/Progressivism-Primer-Idea-Destroying-America/dp/0974925381/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=87CK03KGK9MD8NN95DY1

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Post by USA 45
Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/20/crazy-lefts-4-step-strategy-ensure-trumps-re-election-2020/



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The Crazy Left’s 4-Step Strategy To Ensure Trump’s Re-Election In 2020
Embarrassed, angry, and confused, the Left is simply doubling down on
the behavior and the rhetoric that drove large numbers of Americans to
vote for Trump in the first place.
Daniel Payne
By Daniel Payne
January 20, 2017

The first Trump administration has not yet even begun, and already
people are planning to get him re-elected. I am not talking about
Republican political strategists dreaming of the campaign ads to run
starting in mid-2019. I am talking about seemingly the entire liberal
political establishment, which is devoting itself wholesale to
ensuring that the 2020 election is another victory for Donald Trump.

This is something of a surprise. After the humiliating defeat of
Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, you would imagine liberals would
learn to tell the difference between what works and what doesn’t. The
paranoia, the sneering condescension, the celebrity-infused elitism,
the relentless “othering” of tens upon tens of millions of Americans:
this approach was a failure. Clinton lost the most winnable election
in several generations.

So you might think that, in the run-up to the 2018 midterms and
ultimately the 2020 presidential election, American progressives would
try something different—anything different!

You would be wrong. Embarrassed, angry, and confused, the Left is
simply doubling down on the behavior and the rhetoric that drove large
numbers of Americans to vote for Trump in the first place. If you’re a
liberal and you want to greatly increase Trump’s chances for
re-election in 2020, here are four easy steps you can take to make
that a reality.
1. Deny the Legitimacy of the Election Results

The election had barely been called when liberals began claiming it
had been a rigged affair. Ari Berman implied that “the GOP’s attack on
voting rights” was a likely source of Trump’s victory, as did Mark
Joseph Stern. Paul Krugman, who seemed to suffer a nervous breakdown
after the election, insisted repeatedly that the election was
“hacked,” chalking up Trump’s win to “subversion” perpetrated by “a
foreign power and a rogue domestic law enforcement agency.”

Robert Reich declared that a “dark cloud of illegitimacy” hangs over
Trump’s victory. Former Clinton campaign manager Brian Fallon said
that the behavior of Russia and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
“call[s] into question the legitimacy of his win.” Rep. John Lewis
came right out and said: “I don’t see [Trump] as a legitimate
president.”

More broadly, liberals took up the all-too-familiar “not my president”
rallying cry after Trump won. Celebrities, commentators, and liberal
activists echoed the sentiment, implying that Trump was an
illegitimate president and Clinton had actually won.

Here is a tip for all the aggrieved liberals out there who hope to
delegitimize the Trump administration: don’t do it. It only weakens
your cause. If you say, “We are not happy about the results of this
election, and we’re going to fight against Trump, but we accept that
he’s our president,” Trump voters might be more willing to listen to
you. If instead you spend four years screaming “TRUMP IS A FAKE
PRESIDENT HE STOLE THE ELECTION!!!” then you will only radically
alienate more and more conservative and independent Americans going
forward, setting the stage for another Trump victory.
2. Disparage and Demean Your Fellow Americans

Suffice it to say that many liberals were dismayed and upset by the
election results. That’s understandable, particularly given how highly
charged the election had been. Yet the liberal response to Trump’s
victory went above and beyond simple disappointment: American
progressives turned on tens of millions of their fellow Americans and
accused them of rank bigotry and hatred.

To take but a small sampling: very early on November 9, before the ink
had even dried on Trump’s victory (literally: the papers were still
probably rolling off the presses), Slate’s Jamelle Bouie published a
vicious indictment of Trump’s voters, claiming that Trump’s white
voting base cast their ballots for him “as a white herrenvolk,” an
explicit reference to the violent racial ideologies of Nazi Germany.
Bouie also drew a direct link between Trump’s victory and the
sadistically brutal 1955 murder of black teenager Emmett Till. The
implication was clear: white Trump voters are either Nazis or
spiritual heirs to racist brutality.

Not to be outdone (maybe they were holding some kind of histrionics
contest over there), a few other Slate writers chimed in: L.V.
Anderson claimed that “white women sold out the sisterhood and the
world by voting for Trump.” As Anderson put it, the “biggest…reason”
that white women voted for Trump was “racism:” white women, according
to Anderson, “decided they’d rather have the respect of their angry
white fathers, brothers, and husbands than the respect of literally
everyone else in the world.”

Michelle Goldberg, meanwhile, announced: “Donald Trump’s victory
proves that America hates women.” Goldberg claims that, faced with the
prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency and changing gender norms, “a
majority of men would rather burn this country to the ground than let
that happen.”

A few months after the election, this vicious denigration of Americans
still continues. Last week, in a widely-shared Twitter post, tech
executive Melinda Byerley accused “middle America” of being “a
shithole with stupid people.” She implored these “stupid people” to
“elect a progressive city council and commit to not being bigots.” She
also accused them of “[not wanting] brown people to thrive.”

This cannot be overstated: liberals, if you wish to persuade more
Americans to vote Democrat (or at the very least not vote for Trump),
then smearing them as Nazis, psychopaths, bigots, and misogynists
isn’t going to help.

The vast majority of Americans—even the vast majority of Trump
voters!—are not any of these things. They may be wrong about Trump,
what he stands for, and what he’ll do once he’s in office. But
screaming at them, accusing them of terrible prejudice and hatred, and
calling their hometowns and states “shitholes” is just going to harden
their resolve.

Keep this up, and in 2020 they’ll say, “Golly, who should I vote for:
the guy who says he respects me, or the folks who dismiss me and my
family and friends as ‘stupid people?’”
3. De-Normalize Trump Voters

Liberals, you don’t have to agree with Trump voters, hang out with
them, or like them. But your efforts to bar your Trump-supporting
fellow Americans from polite society are only going to backfire on
you.

Fresh off the high of accusing Trump-voting Americans of being
next-of-kin to lynch mobs, Bouie declared: “There’s no such thing as a
good Trump voter.” Many people took this maxim to heart. Dallas
resident Henry Rosen announced “Trump voters are not welcome in [his]
house this holiday.” Rather than continue a “20+ year tradition” of an
after-the-holidays party at his house, Rosen cancelled the party so he
would not have to invite anyone who voted for Trump.

Meanwhile, in Honolulu, Hawaii, a café advertised: “If you voted for
Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” (The owner backed down after the
story went public.) In Skowhegan, Maine, a propane dealer recorded
this little missal on his business’s answering machine: “If you voted
for Donald Trump for president, I will no longer be delivering your
gas. Please find someone else.”

It’s not just unhinged op-ed writers and business owners that have
this problem: liberal family members are practically disowning their
conservative kin over the election results. One man cancelled
Christmas plans with his conservative relatives. Another lady moved
her wedding so her fiancé’s Trump-supporting grandmother and aunt
could not attend. Another woman told her own brother, a Trump voter,
to stop texting her; she also decided to spend Thanksgiving away from
her extended family rather than be around them.

This should be obvious, but apparently it’s not: this is a very bad
tactic for changing hearts and minds. If you want to get your family
members to come around to your point of view and maybe vote for a
Democrat in the next election, shunning them for four years is
absolutely not going to help.

More to the point, whether or not they voted for the same candidate as
you, they’re your family. If you turn your back on your family because
of politics, it is only going to further entrench the country’s deep
political and cultural divisions. Among other things, that drives up
the chances that Trump will secure another victory in 2020.
4. Pile on the Elite Liberal Sanctimony

Of all the ineffective ways to combat a Trump presidency and weaken
his chances for re-election, having elite liberal celebrities lecture
the country with a hearty dose of sanctimonious moralizing may rank at
the top.

You can find no better example of this flawed approach than Meryl
Streep’s anti-Trump speech at this year’s Golden Globes. When
accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award, Streep decided to speak out
against Trump. In just a few minutes she managed to deliver a speech
dripping with self-congratulatory liberal condescension and
faux-victimhood, claiming that the trifecta of Golden Globe
demographics—“Hollywood, foreigners, and the press”—are “the most
vilified segments in American society right now.”

That’s right: a nationally and globally revered multimillionaire was
explaining to a room full of other nationally and globally revered
multimillionaires—some of them worth hundreds of millions of
dollars—why they are “vilified” and consequently victims.
When I ask liberals to stop with their disastrous, self-defeating
Trump opposition, I’m asking of them a personal favor.

Further highlighting this problem: last week on his late-night talk
show, Jimmy Kimmell did a comedy bit explaining “how the truth works.”
This skit was response to a tweet from Trump imploring people to “make
up their minds” about the truth. The bit was actually sort of funny,
and its central point—that the truth is the truth, regardless of
whether you “make up your mind” about it—was 100 percent correct. Just
the same, it came off as absolutely smug and sneering—not something
that’s going to change many people’s minds.

A recent cartoon in The New Yorker drives the point home: on an
airplane, an angry, yelling man stands up and announces to the
passengers: “These smug pilots have lost touch with regular passengers
like us. Who thinks I should fly the plane?” Many hands are raised in
response.

The cartoon’s punchline is an intellectual mess, but the underlying
point is still clear: stupid, angry Americans have stolen the yoke of
government from its rightful owners and handed it to an idiot with no
business sitting in the executive seat.

To be fair, I remain convinced that Trump is likely unfit for office.
I am hoping he proves me wrong, but it doesn’t look like he will. Just
the same, if I wanted to make the case against Trump, I wouldn’t do so
with a supercilious, stupid cartoon that doesn’t even make a good
analogy about the presidential election. Cartoons like this simply
offend people and make them more resistant to hearing your point.

In addition to believing he is not fit for the office of the
presidency, I have another problem with Trump: he is not a
conservative, and thus his presidency will surely further the cause of
big government. In some ways, for my purposes, it would have been
better if Clinton won the presidency last year. She would have been
just as liberal as Trump, if not more, but we could have counted on
strong Republican opposition to counteract her liberal agenda. Under
Trump, the GOP will likely go along with his domestic policy,
which—although his cabinet may be able to prevent this—will likely not
be very conservative at all.

I say all of this to offer liberals this assurance: barring a
conservative miracle from the Trump administration, I, too, will want
Trump out of office in 2020, either to another GOP challenger or to a
Democrat against which conservatives will more fully unite. When I ask
liberals to stop with their disastrous, self-defeating Trump
opposition, I’m asking of them a personal favor. For goodness’s sake,
ignore your own awful political impulses and try something different
this time.

I will spend the next four years defending conservative values and
attempting to convince people to vote against Trump if he betrays
those values. One thing I will not do, however, is sneer at or
condescend to my fellow Americans who genuinely believe Trump is a
good president. I want to change their minds, and I won’t be able to
do that if I’m just making fun of them for four years. Neither will
you, liberals. But if what you desire is another Trump victory in
2020, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing.

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Right-Wingers Are Less Intelligent Than Left Wingers, Says
Study Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced
Right-wing views make the less intelligent feel 'safe'
Analysis of more than 15,000 people
Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers,
It's a long known thing.
Higher intelligence does not necessary mean higher sanity though.
That is one of the reasons why intellectuals are more appropriate
in universities and in special professional fields, whereas in
politics everything tends to happen in a more dialectical manner
(another known thing is that junior students can better learn the
subject from senior students rather than from professors).
http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/20/crazy-lefts-4-step-strategy-ensure-trumps-re-election-2020/
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The Crazy Left’s 4-Step Strategy To Ensure Trump’s Re-Election In 2020
No, dipshit. Trumpchev won't even serve out his first term. You heard
it here first, dole-scrounging *THIEF*.
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The Crazy Left’s 4-Step Strategy To Ensure Trump’s Re-Election In 2020
No, dipshit. Trumpchev won't even serve out his first term. You heard
it here first, dole-scrounging *THIEF*.
As soon as the Senate and House both flip Donk this November, Dolt 45
will bail.
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No, dipshit.  Trumpchev won't even serve out his first term.  You heard
it here first, dole-scrounging *THIEF*.
Move to Obamastan and embrace the Muslim lifestyle.
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