Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter, recently published If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, and as is typical, she continues her vitriolic blather.

A Republican site, using the General Social Survey, thought it had proven the idea that liberals were less intelligent, using the verbal test from the survey, and on average, this might be true. But then, the author looked further.

The test is divided into three (3) score groups, high, medium and low, and the results showed that Democrats are dominant in the high and low scorers - this is similar to the dichotomy of voting preferences, where cities composed of the educated and poor are Democrat, and suburban/rural voters are Republican. Aside from party affiliation liberals dominate the high scores, while middle of the road and conservative voters dominate the other, lower-scoring groups. Among the intelligent, Republicans are usually the least represented.

The group with the largest representation in the high verbal scorers are Independents, followed by Democrats, and lastly Republicans. If one looked around for scholarly proof, without much equivocation, one would find that liberals are more intelligent than conservatives.

As for Coulter's book, isn't this just more of the same Republican/Conservative double-think? Isn't this tripe more of the same conservative media machine that allows the absurd, obscene, and wrong to trump intelligent discussion?
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