I came across a blog - theconservativepost.com with the post title of "Study: Liberals Read More Than Conservatives… and They’re Still Stupid"
Big story in the socialist media this week…WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals read more books than conservatives. The head of the book publishing industry’s trade group says she knows why — and there’s little flattering about conservative readers in her explanation.”
The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple slogans: ‘No, don’t raise my taxes, no new taxes,”‘ Pat Schroeder, president of the American Association of Publishers, said in a recent interview. “It’s pretty hard to write a book saying, ‘No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes’ on every page.”
So it turns out that self described liberals read on average 8 books a year vs. 7 for self described conservatives… and this is passes for news. The fact that a polling group wasted their time and resources try to make some sort of correlation to anything, amazes me. The not-so subtle message here is that conservatives are stupid because they don’t read as many books as libs… well, I actually think it proves just the exact opposite. Have the researchers considered the following alternate explanations for the difference:
- that it is well established that liberals are prone to stretching the truth… how do we know they really read as many books as they claim?
- because conservatives actually have work to do, as productive members of society, versus your typical pot-smoking, tree-huggin, hippie lib type out there mooching of us capitalists
- because we conservatives are family values types who would rather spend our free time playing with our kids, versus your typical limousine lib that has their nanny raising their family
Amazing how someone can turn this research around to their benefit. The conversatives need review video of speeches by not only GWB, but many of the Republican legislators. Rhetoric and repitition of Republican coined phrases. They have a hard time creating an original thought, especially GWB.