The Conservative Curse of Gullibility

Y’know, folks, I really think Republicans should have to wear tinfoil hats so we can identify them and keep our distance! Jeff shares a post by Jerry, aka Grumpy, that will either make you laugh, growl, or at the very least shake your head! Thanks, Jeff & Jerry!!!

On The Fence Voters

Our good friend Jerry over at Grumpy’s Grumblings has a post that I’d like to share with you. I’ve included a link at the end to continue reading on his site. Thanks Jerry!

Ronald Reagan said, “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” When he said that I absolutely agreed with him. Liberals live in a fantasyland where beliefs supersede facts, I believed. What my bias prevented me from seeing at the time was that what might be true, to some degree, of liberals was to a much greater degree true of me and my conservative compatriots.

Sure, every human tends to succumb to confirmation bias, but I’ve come to see that it’s also true that we can overcome those biased beliefs through open-mindedness and objective, fact-based education. And, as I’ve increasingly observed, liberals—generally being better…

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  1. Left this comment on Grumpy’s Grumblings:
    Thank you, Jerry, for the word i have been looking for since 2017 — projection. I noticed early on that everything Trump accused someone else of could be traced back to something he himself was already doing. He was able to talk about such things in detail because of his first-hand experience in doing it himself. Over the past 5 years I have written about this many times on many blogs, but hardly anyone has listened. They don’t understand how Trump works. Certainly a lot of Republicans are doing this now, projecting their misdeeds onto their opponents. They know of what they are speaking — because they did it already. I just never realized Repughs have been doing this since at least Reagan’s reign!

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