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Saturday, January 21, 2012

What It Means To Be Conservative

Here are some characteristics of American conservatives, based on how a State votes.

Typically more overweight.

More likely to be receiving food stamps.

Less likely to have graduated from high school.

Less likely to have the labor force represented by a union.

More likely to receive federal aid in excess of contributions.

More likely to be violent.

Have higher incarceration rates.

Have far more executions.

Are are much more deeply religious.

In short, the word "conservative" seems to be an apt label for a syndrome--a long list of psychological and cultural maladies--that wreak havoc on both individuals and communities

This is not hyperbole.  Karlo has the facts and the graphs to back up what he just said.  Go check it out.


Jerry Critter said...

Seems about right.

BadTux said...

Thus why conservatives look on Mitt Romney with dismay. Mitt is educated, not fat, his only religion is money, and he's not insane (just venal). Clearly that disqualifies him from being a true conservative...

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

The Arthurian said...

"Typically more overweight."

I knew it! The whole 'overweight American' thing is a liberal ploy to take over the world.

Suzan said...

Oh yeah, Art.

And it's working so well!


Jazzbumpa said...

A liberal ploy to take over the world by NOT being fat.

Damn, that's devious.

Talk about yer 11-dimentional chess . . .