Category Archives: Political Tribalism

The tribal nature of politics.

Democrat Voters are Dumber

Well, Democrat voters are, at least, younger.

And, if CNN medical guru Sanjay Gupta is to be believed, younger translate to dumber.

Gupta reports — and Wikipedia agrees — that the frontal lobe of the brain (frontal cortex) does not fully mature until around age 25.

And, the frontal lobe is where anticipating the future occurs: things like understanding consequences of actions and reasoning,

From Wikipedia:

“In humans, the largest part of the frontal cortex, i.e. the Prefrontal cortex, is responsible for internal, purposeful mental action, commonly called reasoning or Prefrontal Synthesis.

The function of the PFC involves the ability to project future consequences that result from current actions. PFC functions also include override and suppression of socially unacceptable responses as well as differentiation of tasks.

The PFC also plays an important part in integrating longer non-task based memories stored across the brain. These are often memories associated with emotions derived from input from the brain’s limbic system. The frontal lobe modifies those emotions, generally to fit socially acceptable norms.”

So, if Democrat voters are, on average, younger and have incompletely developed frontal lobes, SCIENCE tells us that they are likely, on average, to be less able to project the future, less able to reason, and less able to fit in socially.

Bottom line:  Democrat voters are dumber.

Not just my opinion.  IT’S SCIENCE!

Candidate Questionnaire

A guide for helping voters choose candidates that the dominant media will approve of.

Candidate questionnaire:

  1. Are you a racist?
  2. Are you a sexist?
  3. Are you a homophobe?
  4. Are you a xenophobe?
  5. Are you an Islamophobe?
  6. Are you anti-immigrant?
  7. Are you anti-semitic?
  8. Are you a misogynist?
  9. Are you a bigot?
  10. Are you white?
  11. Are you diverse?
  12. Are you multicultural?
  13. Are you a Christian?
  14. Do you own a gun?
  15. Is your gun an assault weapon?
  16. Have you ever shot a deer with an assault weapon?
  17.  Are you religious?
  18.  Are you bitter?
  19.  Do you cling to your gun?
  20.  Do you cling to your religion?
  21.  Have you ever refused to have an abortion?
  22.  Have you ever opposed another person having an abortion?
  23.  Are you a holocaust denier?
  24.  Are you a global warming denier?
  25.  Are you rich?
  26.  Do you pay your fair share of taxes?
  27.  Are you homeless?
  28.  Are you deplorable?
  29.  Have you ever been dehydrated?
  30.  Do you have Parkinson’s disease?
  31.  Do you eat meat?
  32.  Have you ever eaten whale meat?
  33.  Have you ever eaten a spotted owl?
  34.  Do you smoke tobacco?
  35.  Do you smoke marijuana?
  36.  Have you ever been harmed by second hand smoke?
  37.  Do you have a pre-existing condition not covered by health insurance?
  38.  Do you have AIDS?
  39.  Have you ever had unsafe sex?

If your answer to question 10 was “yes”, please answer the following additional questions:

W-1. Are you female?
W-2. Are you transgender?
W-3. Are you gay?
W-4 Are you a white supremacist?
W-5. Have you ever owned slaves?
W-6. Have any of your ancestors ever owned slaves?
W-7. Have you ever owned a Confederate flag?
W-8. Have you ever owned any personal property that displays an image of the Confederate flag?
W-9. Have you ever owned a house that contains racial covenants in the deed?
W-10. Have you ever patronized or pandered to a black person?
W-11. Have you ever described a black person as remarkably “clean”?
W-12. Have you ever described a black person as remarkably “articulate” or as having “no Negro dialect”?
W-13. Have you ever employed an illegal alien as domestic help?
W-14. Have you ever attended a sporting event for a team named for indigenous people?

If your answer to question 13 was “yes”, please answer the following additional questions;

C-1 Are you judgmental?
C-2 Do you hate gays?
C-3 Do you believe that God likes America better than He likes other countries?

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Deep, deep, DE-E-EP Under the rug in the closet in the basement

Genocide against Blacks? Who knew!

  • African-Americans are “a minority group that makes up just 13 percent of the American population”.
  • More than 16,000,000 African-American children have been aborted since Roe v. Wade
  • In Georgia, 53.6 Percent of Babies Aborted Are Black
  • In Mississippi, 72 Percent of the Babies Aborted Are Black
  • More Black Babies Die in Abortions in New York City Than Given Birth

Quick! Someone write a story about Donald Sterling’s  R-A-A-A-Y-C-I-S-M-M.

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Refusing donations from racists

Well, now that UCLA has claimed the moral high ground by establishing that money received from racists is so irrevocably tainted that it cannot by used for ANY socially beneficial purpose, shouldn’t the government refuse to accept tax payments from racists?

Oh, and by the way, since it is leftist doctrine that only people who have power can be racists, and only white people have power, and ergo only white people can be racists, shouldn’t the government refuse tax payments from white people?

Just to be on the safe side?

The San Jose Democrat Party Newspaper

I don’t mind that the Mercury News is a liberal newspaper. Liberals are entitled to be lied to just as much as anyone else.

But what I find remarkable is that the Merc is more than just a liberal newspaper, it is a political party newspaper.

Certainly, the Merc’s pages are awash in blather that validates moonbat thinking from all the usual suspects of narcisso-utopian-collectivist universe.  But where the Merc goes beyond is in it’s explicit, targeted bashing of REPUBLICANS and the REPUBLICAN Party.

Some examples:

California Republican Party Convention: GOP attempts to recover from disaster

And …

GOP’s hopes tilts far to right

And …

… the GOP looks petty and downright stupid for not allowing a purely symbolic commemoration honoring the history-changing labor leader …

And …

Political pressure is building on Republicans to reopen the government and GOP leaders are clearly fearful of failing to act to avert a default on U.S. obligations. (Associated Press)

And …

With Latinos less than a year away from becoming the majority group in California, things aren’t looking “arithmetically good” for the mostly white Republican Party, Jeffe said.

And … Etc. Etc. Etc.

There is an important legal difference between being a “liberal” newspaper” and being a “political party newspaper”.

Businesses and people who pay for advertising in party newspapers are “political donors”. and therefore subject to campaign finance reporting and limits.  But, more importantly, money donated to candidates and campaigns CANNOT be claimed as a business expense and therefore CANNOT be deducted from income taxes.

So, if all the advertising dollars spent on ads in the Mercury News were suddenly NOT deductible, businesses might not advertise in the Merc.  Undoubtedly, the Merc has many mouths to feed, but if the ad revenue were not coming in the door, many of those mouths would not get fed.

In the era of one-party politics in California, the Mercury News is probably safe for the time being in its role as de facto Democrat Party newspaper.  But the Democrat Party is really a collection of old dinosaurs (Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Mike Honda) on the doorstep of becoming octagenerians, and the Millenials and Generation X’ers are not committed to keeping dinosaurs or dinosaur newspapers around.  Ever heard of Facebook? Twitter?

Who needs the Merc?