From the Huffington Post:
Conservatives and liberals don't seem to agree about much, and they might
not agree about recent studies linking conservatism to low intelligence and
As The Huffington Post reported in February, a study published in the
journal "Psychological Science" showed that children who score low on
intelligence tests gravitate toward socially conservative political views in
adulthood--perhaps because conservative ideologies stress "structure and
order" that make it easier to understand a complicated world.
And now there's the new study linking conservative ideologies to
"People endorse conservative ideology more when they have
to give a first or fast response," the study's lead author, University of
Arkansas psychologist Dr. Scott Eidelman, said in a written statement released
by the university.
"Low-effort thinking." I suppose that's about the same as "ignorance is bliss." Although, I must confess, I find myself more and more gravitating towards low-effort thinking. Maybe that's why I choose old-west movies, good old boys driving in circles, or golf, to accompany my afternoon nap.
So the good news is, "science" has uncovered facts and statistics to prove that conservative dumb-asses really are as dumb as we have always believed. But the bad news is, there's an overwhelming preponderance of them.
Geez. Can't win for losing.