Thursday, June 21, 2012

Republicans get facts wrong

I've debated with conservative Republicans. And one thing I've noticed. They often get the facts wrong. Previously I've posted studies showing that conservatives engage in low effort thinking. Then there was a study of Fox News viewers as being the least informed.

Now comes a poll that shows how misinformed or wrong Republicans can be, at least when it comes to foreign policy. This poll done by Dartmouth showed that 63 per cent of Republicans believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded in 2003. Really. After years of war, it was discovered that Iraq did not. Sixty four per cent have doubts of whether Barack Obama is an American citizen. And you think my calling some Republicans racist as liberal rantings.

So are conservative Republicans a bunch of cavemen? Well they don't like facts. They don't like science. See global warming. But I know this. If you get the facts wrong and make policy on your beliefs, people get killed. Women, minorities, liberals, moderates and independents must stop voting Republican.

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