I don't know how many times I've been called a backward-assed hillbilly for merely being, well, Republican. In fact, in all the debates I've had with liberals, there's usually one overriding, unspoken companion to said debate - and that's condescension. You see, liberals would like you to believe that they're smarter than you. They have that whole "intellectual superiority" thing going on, and the lamestream media perpetuates it on a daily basis.
If you're conservative, then you must be an uneducated hillbilly, yes?
Well, those of us with Actual Brains know that this isn't the case. And wouldn't you know it - even data shows that it's definitely not the case. When the data happens to come from a left-leaning research center like Pew, it's even more delicious.
"In a scientific survey of 1,168 adults conducted during September and October of last year, respondents were asked not only multiple-choice questions, but also queries using maps, photographs and symbols. Among other subjects, participants identified international leaders, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, nations on a world map, the current unemployment and poverty rates and war casualty totals."
And - go figure - Republicans outperformed Democrats on every single one of 19 questions.
Wow. Those are some well-informed hilljacks, huh?
Of course, left-leaning Pew had to downplay the fact that Republicans spanked Democrats:
"Republicans generally outperformed Democrats on the current quiz. On 13 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."
Way to soften the FAIL there, Pew. Good job.
Of course, we must remember that Democrats are the ones who blindly follow a President who thinks there are 57 states, and a Vice President who believes that Iran and Afghanistan are the same thing. But, man - that George W. dude is a moron, huh?
You know what this self-imposed intellectual superiority reminds me of? James Carville - one of the most highly sought-after Democrat political strategists/consultants - and his alleged commentary on the brainiac-elite band of Democrats he works for. Of course, all Democrats will tell you that he didn't say this. Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. I don't know. It depends on the day, the source, and in which direction the wind is blowing. But the words still hold some meaning, regardless of who flippin' said it.
"Ideologies aren't all that important. What's important is psychology.
The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That's why I became an operative with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd."
Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don't have a clue as to political reality. What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.
The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn't have a clue than there were Republicans.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you're smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That's why I'm a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to."
Moo, Democrat McSmarties. Moooo.