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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    My irony meter just assploded...
    ....are you calling him stupid?
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    ....are you calling him stupid?
    It's the irony in his decrying self-congratulation while engaging in the same thing.


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Not even close.



    You are correct. It would also be a strawman, since no one made that argument
    Have you been taking a break from here? I see it all the time from the right. If you want to prove that you're more persecuted, that's fine. I suspect that a lot of conservatism is based specifically on that idea. I've been accused of anti-semitism for merely saying "Israel" in a thread. It wasn't from a lefty either.

    And you are making the argument that there's no self-congratulation on the right - in a very self-congratulatory way.


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    anyone who engages in judging and comparing the "smarts" of two groups that consist of tens of millions of individuals is , in fact, a complete and utter moron.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Have you been taking a break from here? I see it all the time from the right.

    all right. Let me know when FOX news anchors start arguing that driving a hybrid car is a dog-whistle for anti-semitism.

    And you are making the argument that there's no self-congratulation on the right - in a very self-congratulatory way.
    Actually I'm not making the argument that there is no self-congratulation on the Right at all. Reading Is Fundamental
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Sorry, y'all, but Pew settled this question years ago.

    Partisan Differences in Knowledge

    Republicans generally outperformed Democrats on the current quiz. On 13 out of the 19 questions, Republicans score significantly higher than Democrats and there are no questions on which Democrats did better than Republicans. In past knowledge quizzes, partisan differences have been more muted, though Republicans often have scored somewhat higher than Democrats.

    Questions on current politics and on geography show particularly wide differences. For example, Republicans are 19 points more likely than Democrats to know that the Republican Party has a majority in just the House of Representatives, and 14 points more likely to know that John Boehner is the speaker of the House. On international questions, Republicans are much more likely to be able to identify Israel on a map (67% vs. 51%), and more likely to know that Greece is the European country experiencing debt problems (71% vs. 54%). Additionally, more Republicans than Democrats could locate Brazil on a map (84% vs. 73%).

    What the Public Knows – In Words and Pictures | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

    And, if that's not enough to convince you, here is a more biased analysis of the question...that is nonetheless quite accurate in its findings.

    http://commentarama.blogspot.com/201...-liberals.html
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    PS: One finds that the perception is mostly not congruent with reality. Even wealthy students don't make Yale, Harvard or both, if they are total dunces.
    Yes, they do. Provided that their families can donate enough for the school to build a new science wing or stadium.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Of the countless of reasons that lead a person to adopt a political ideology, his intelligence probably ranks last.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    As I recall, the last time we went over this, I showed you how it was the modern day puritan left that was more likely to try to purge Heresy from our public discourse, and you did not respond.
    You are right in at least one area. Conservatives are very protective of their "right" to be bigots and the left refuses to let them. Somtimes people need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future. Bigotry will not survive the 21st century in the USA at least and it is the lefts "fault".

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    I think to the extent that Dems are perceived as being 'smarter', they enjoy an ease of subscription that owes to the unfounded biases afforded by the public's misinterpretation of progression. The difference between them is attitude and perspective, not intelligence. An untested ideal will always shine that bit more brightly than a timeworn priciple. Given that, Dems are in a position to profit from a naivete and inexperience that amounts to untutored exuberance, where Reps must suffer the generational ignominy of being mischaracterised as inflexible. That both sides fail to comprehend their interdependence only compounds their frustration. Were it the case that one side were 'smarter', the other must perish.

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