The real truth about Republicans-

Discussion in 'Politics' started by PAPA ROACH, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. I'm sure this has been posted before, but there is so much truth to it.

    The real truth about Republicans-

    Study: Whiny Kids Become Republicans

    From the Toronto Star:

    Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints? Chances are he grew up to be a conservative.

    At least, he did if he was one of 95 kids from the Berkeley area that social scientists have been tracking for the last 20 years. The confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals.

    The study from the Journal of Research Into Personality isn’t going to make the UC Berkeley professor who published it any friends on the right. Similar conclusions a few years ago from another academic saw him excoriated on right-wing blogs, and even led to a Congressional investigation into his research funding.

    But the new results are worth a look. In the 1960s Jack Block and his wife and fellow professor Jeanne Block (now deceased) began tracking more than 100 nursery school kids as part of a general study of personality. The kids’ personalities were rated at the time by teachers and assistants who had known them for months. There’s no reason to think political bias skewed the ratings — the investigators were not looking at political orientation back then. Even if they had been, it’s unlikely that 3- and 4-year-olds would have had much idea about their political leanings.

    A few decades later, Block followed up with more surveys, looking again at personality, and this time at politics, too. The whiny kids tended to grow up conservative, and turned into rigid young adults who hewed closely to traditional gender roles and were uncomfortable with ambiguity.

    The confident kids turned out liberal and were still hanging loose, turning into bright, non-conforming adults with wide interests. The girls were still outgoing, but the young men tended to turn a little introspective. [emphasis mine]

    As a person with siblings and scads of cousins, who then became a mom and aunt, I can say that most whiny kids are whiny because they want attention and security. They demand their parent(s) attention by whining - because it’s the only thing that works.

    And, since adults who stick rigidly to traditional roles and ideas tend to do so in order to have control over their environments, it makes sense that whiners grow up to be Republicans who want control and attention.
  2. kut2k2


    Excellent post. :)

  3. jem


    You know those kids who were the born leaders, the born quarterbacks, the smart guys and gals with the personality who worked hard at sports and school so they could get into college and do something with their lives.

    You know the other kids who stood around the tree and got stoned all day and then went to college and took courses without grades and went into fields like sociology?

    That first group of kids went on to be successful and did not like the fact that loser sociologists were being paid to come up with phony studies. So the winners who made money became republicans and saids stop spending and stop taxing us for stupid programs. The losers who always resented the successful people and became democrats. In fact some them even gleefully tried to change the great parts of this country by supporting other losers who wanted to spend and tax.

    Then a funny thing happened some of the really successful kids made so much money they realized they could manipulate both parties to do what they wanted.
  4. Funny you Quote a professor from shittown Berkeley. A study that knocks conservatives:eek: :eek: I'm truely shocked. You should look for studies that went on to say liberals were abused in their youth:p :p :p
  5. The vast majority of men serving our nation in the armed forces, playing professional athletics, trading in the pits, farming, drilling-the list could go on and on- are Republicans.

    Democrats can fund as many bullshit studies as they want but even chicks who are Dem's know Dem white guys are pussies. I mean c'mon. Homos, actors, dudes wearing Birkenstock's, coffee house clowns with furrowed looks of concerned angst-the Democrat party is a fag fest.

    Idea. I'm a Chicaaaago guy. Maybe I too can get in on the funding bonanza for one of these.....
  6. You mean guys like Bush? He sure did work hard in school to get those Cs. But I don't think he was a quarterback, I believe he was a cheerleader--which is pretty cool too, I guess. And I don't think he got stoned, I believe coke was his drug of choice. But other than that, you got it! You did it! You nailed it!
  7. [Citation needed]
    I know you fucknuts don't live in a fact based environment-- but you can't just make shit up and expect everyone to believe you. If you say things like the vast majority of so and so, please back it up with fact.
    Its like if I said "My trading system returns 95% per year over the last 10 years" You would certainly ask for supporting documentation. Backing you opinions here is no different.
  8. Mercor


    Bush is gone in 8 weeks.

    To be replaced by an admitted heavy Coke user and alleged coke dealer. Replaced by someone who credits not grades but affirmitive action for being able to go to Harvard
  9. To the credit of Bush, he didn't use Affirmative Actions to get to whhere he is, and that's coming from a minority LOL

  10. hahahah, you beat me to it.
    #10     Nov 7, 2008