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Old 03-15-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Why do you think this is?

Not only are Republicans known to be more
attractive and comely, but why are they more happy ?

See article below:

The Pew Research Center recently updated a question about happiness that the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago has been asking since 1972.

In every asking of the question, ROLL CALL reports, Republicans have been happier than Democrats.

Republicans tend to be better off than Democrats, and that is one explanation for the happiness gap. But when the researchers controlled for household income, Republicans at all income levels were happier than Democrats at those same income levels.

As for ideology, conservative Republicans were happier than conservative Democrats, and moderate to liberal Republicans were happier than comparable Democrats.

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Republicans tend not to be bothered by things like war, lack of health care, gross income inequality, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, the wanton consumption of natural resources, the destruction of the environment, the homogenization of culture, global AIDS, torture, and other such things.

indeed, you miss too much these days if you stop to think.
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Republicans tend not to be bothered by things like war, lack of health care, gross income inequality, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, the wanton consumption of natural resources, the destruction of the environment, the homogenization of culture, global AIDS, torture, and other such things.
Also, Karl Rove has been spiking their Kool-Aid with happy drugs for over five years now.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:55 AM   #4
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gross income inequality,

indeed, you miss too much these days if you stop to think.
Republicans are happier than Democrats at those same income levels.

When you look at the world what is it that you see?

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When you look at the world what is it that you see?


actually, on a serious note, i'd say the difference between my friends (all of whom are at generally similar education and income levels) is that the Republicans seem to be very happy and self-satisfied because they tend to think that they have earned their place in the world, that they are all self-made men who have worked hard and deserved every accolade they receive.

the Democrats, on the other hand, look around and see just how much they have had handed to them by the system and by their parents, two things they have no control over. they tend to believe that there are no individual accomplishments, that when someone gains a bigger piece of the pie someone else loses a bit of their pie, and that most inequality is due to massive social structures rooted in the past that stack the system in their favor, so it's difficult to take too much pride in their accomplishments because they know that, in the grand scheme of things, they're really not so special and they've been dealt a really good hand.
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While I tend to hate the simplistic divisions set forth in this thread, it seems that you are suggesting that Democrats tend to promote the victim mentality.
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While I tend to hate the simplistic divisions set forth in this thread, it seems that you are suggesting that Democrats tend to promote the victim mentality.
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While I tend to hate the simplistic divisions set forth in this thread, it seems that you are suggesting that Democrats tend to promote the victim mentality.


that's probably how a Republican would see it.

after all, Republicans hate the victim mentality, except when it comes to the press and the media ...
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i'm still trying to figure out how one objectively measures something as intangible as happiness.
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i'm still trying to figure out how one objectively measures something as intangible as happiness.


it's self reported. someone says, "are you happy?" and you say yes or no.

you see, a Demcrat/liberal would take the time to evaluate the content of the question, where as a Republican/conservative would give the answer that would most make him feel good.
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While I tend to hate the simplistic divisions set forth in this thread, it seems that you are suggesting that Democrats tend to promote the victim mentality.
Or maybe just experiencing good ole white guilt.
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