Tagged: the stupid party strikes again
March 10, 2015 at 3:45 pm #7944Andy BrownParticipant
Here’s some light entertainment that touches on all the facts most of us know and often express in various threads, but here it is all lumped together.
Remember, proving the hypothesis doesn’t mean that ALL Republicans fit this profile, just some. It is not a “liberal good conservative bad” article, it’s just the results of some questionnaires and it really makes sense when you look at other studies that, for example, show FAUX news is the least accurate source of information on cable or broadcast at 11% truthful (previously documented).
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.
These five studies (individually linked within the linked article) make crystal clear the correlation between conservatism and racism and lower IQ. Also contained is yet another study linking Faux news to being lesser informed (not news around here, but still), also how low effort thought leads to conservatism and how homophobia is clearly linked to low abstract reasoning skills. 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.March 11, 2015 at 12:54 am #7959Andy BrownParticipant
A great and recent example of the stupidity of the present crop of Republicans is the letter they recently sent to Iran penned by Sen. Cotton and signed by 47 of the Republican Senators (apparently, they aren’t all stupid, just 47 of them). The Congress, led by John Boehner, by many estimates, is in violation of the Logan Act, if not being downright treasonous with recent acts defying the White House and attempting to usurp the negotiations ongoing by Secretary of State Kerry over Iran’s nuclear program.
Well, it appears not only good, patriotic Americans are taking notice of the Congress’s dubious letter; Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif issued a formal response to Cotton’s ill-conceived letter. Whereas he didn’t call the Senator’s act treasonous in specific language, he did have quite a bit to say and a lot of knowledge was dropped on the GOP Senators. Dr. Zarif expressed his surprise that these congressional members would so blatantly ignore the Constitution and the President. Here are some of his remarks, which, constitutionally speaking, are spot on and echo many here in the U.S.:
In our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy. It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history. This indicates that like Netanyahu, who considers peace as an existential threat, some are opposed to any agreement, regardless of its content.
Iran’s Foreign Minister added:
I should bring one important point to the attention of the authors and that is, the world is not the United States, and the conduct of inter-state relations is governed by international law, and not by US domestic law. The authors may not fully understand that in international law, governments represent the entirety of their respective states, are responsible for the conduct of foreign affairs, are required to fulfill the obligations they undertake with other states and may not invoke their internal law as justification for failure to perform their international obligations.
C]hange of administration does not in any way relieve the next administration from international obligations undertaken by its predecessor in a possible agreement about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
He continued on to say:
I wish to enlighten the authors that if the next administration revokes any agreement with ‘the stroke of a pen,’ as they boast, it will have simply committed a blatant violation of international law.
The Foreign Minister then reminded the Senators that other agreements the U.S. has with foreign governments have been done as executive actions, and changing that would kill any credibility the U.S. had. He also reminded the FM that Iran was attempting to negotiate in good faith, and that meant negotiating only with the authority in charge of such things, according to our laws, the President of the United States.
It’s a sad and unfortunate day when Iran’s politicians have to teach our GOP Senators about our laws.March 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm #7990LangstonParticipant
Stupid Republicans are not the problem. It is the other Republicans that condone and excuse the stupid ones.
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