Remember this from a while back?
Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don’t believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science.
What’s more, according to three authors from the University Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, the impact had staying power.
“A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants’ Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months,” the study found. “These results constitute the first evidence that nonconscious priming effects from exposure to a national flag can bias the citizenry toward one political party and can have considerable durability.”
Not only does the American flag create Republicans, but it seems the opposite is true, as well:
This Fourth of July, according to a recent Pew survey, 60% of full-spectrum “Solid Liberals” are not proud to be Americans.
The Pew Research survey found that just 40% of so-called Solid Liberals “often feel proud to be American” while “60% say that characterization does not fit them.”
According to the comprehensive survey, 69% of Solid Liberals are white, and 41% are under 40 years of age. They make up 15% of the general public and 17% of registered voters. Almost unanimously they love President Barack Obama – 84% approve Obama’s job performance, “with 51% approving very strongly.”
The article goes on to prove how liberal its voters are on various issues, but there can be no doubt that they are die hard Obama Kool-Aid drinkers. It’s clear that the liberal worldview is antithetical to true patriotism and positive feelings about being an American. This goes a long way toward explaining why liberals so readily take the side of America’s enemies, or policies that do harm to America’s economy, health, or well-being.
We need to keep this is mind in every encounter with liberals, whether written or spoken. We are not starting from common ground in wanting what’s best for this nation.
There’s my two cents.