Now the good news for Republicans…

In comments on another post, some of us were discussing how (generalising here) far-Lefties tend to  be a pretty gloomy and angry lot.  Whilst having full sympathy with the families involved in the recent HuffPo murder/suicide, it’s hard to avoid the question Confederate Yankee raises:  “I wonder how much eight years of the self-induced hysteria we know as ‘Bush Derangement Syndrome’ and the requisite feelings of impotent rage and looming oppression fed into her existing problems. ”

Now in my inbox, courtesy of my little sister, comes this article from The Tennessean“Republicans are happier than Democrats, study finds.”

WASHINGTON — Now the good news for Republicans: You are happier than Democrats. You always have been, and you probably always will be.

Never mind that your presidential candidate is sinking in the polls while your president plumbs historic depths of popular scorn and your free market squeals for intervention while your investments evaporate on Wall Street. You are not just happier than the other guys, but more of you are very happy indeed, according to new survey results published last week by the Pew Research Center.

The partisan happiness gap — unbroken for nearly four decades — is impervious to electoral ups and downs. It has something to do with worldview.

Government-funded researchers identified the happiness gap in 1972. Since then, the Democrats have been comparatively more bummed out not just during the tenures of GOP presidents Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush. They were noticeably less joyful than Republicans even during the GOP fiasco of Watergate, and during the Democratic Carter and Clinton administrations.

This year, when things seem so rosy for Democrats, the joy gulch yawns wider than ever. The fraction of very happy Republicans has never been so much larger than the very happy Democrats.

(Full story here.)

The study found that Democrats are more likely to say that success in life is mostly determined by outside forces. Republicans lean toward thinking that success is determined by one’s own efforts.

Those who think they can control their destinies and that they themselves are mostly responsible for their own success are happier; those who think they have to depend on someone or something else outside their control to shape their destinies are less happy?  Sure, it’s somewhat simplistic, but it makes sense to me.

That’s why, even if McCain-Palin don’t get up next week, I don’t think my fellow Republicans will sink into the same kind of mindless seething rage and self-induced hysteria that we saw take over so many Leftists during the Bush years.

Sure, if Obama-Biden are elected and the government starts doing stupid stuff which makes it harder for us to get on with our lives, it’ll be frustrating; but because for the most part we know that we as individuals and families and communities, and not Teh Gubmint, are responsible for making sure we go as well as possible, I think most of us will be putting our time and energy into getting on with things rather than spending the next four years in mindless hysterical BDS-type Obama-Rage.

What really gets me is that “This year, when things seem so rosy for Democrats, the joy gulch yawns wider than ever. The fraction of very happy Republicans has never been so much larger than the very happy Democrats.” Does that mean that even if they get their Messiah into the White House plus control of the House and the Senate and all that that entails, they’re still going to be unhappy, unpleasant grumps?  Judging from the number of still-bitter, still-unpleasant, still-constantly complaining comments I see from Australian Leftists almost a full year after Australia replaced 11-1/2 years of conservative government with Kevin the “progressive Christian Socialist,” I’d say so.

UPDATE: And conservatives girls are prettier, too!

Our girls are prettier, too ;-)

UPDATE: Because this is an older graphic, I need to add Sandra Bernhard (left) to their side and Mary Katharine Ham (right) to ours.  Any more suggestions welcome.

And don’t forget Governor Palin!

UPDATE:  Ash provides more evidence, and it’s not just our girls either.

UPDATE 2:  Not just prettier, but happier too!

UPDATE  3:  And Republicans are not all boring.  From an earlier post by Angus:  “What do Darth Vader, Dirty Harry, John McClain, Magnum PI, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Kid Rock, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Leann Rimes, Richard Petty, Dale Ernhardt Jr., 50 Cent, Karl Malone, The Rock, Kathey Ireland, Heather Locklear, Marie Osmond, and Rachel Hunter all have in common? They are Republicans, along with others totaling 86 in this story.”

That’ snot funny!

Yet another airhead celebrity mistakenly thinks we care about her opinion, and comes out swinging against Sarah Palin:

Jamaican-born disco diva Grace Jones said … she “can’t stand” folksy vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.The 1980s style icon, now 60, told German magazine TV Spielfilm Wednesday that Palin stood for a backward vision of America laden with government restrictions of sexuality and social behaviour.

“I can’t stand Sarah Palin. I bet a woman like that has no sense of humour.

In reporting this on his blog, Andrew Bolt posts the following picture of Grace Jones and opines,

Oh, I don’t know. I’m guessing Palin would laugh as much as anyone to be dissed by a woman trying to look sultry with boogers up her nose.”


Epic LOL! HillBuzz, a Pro-Hillary Site, HATES Obama!

Get a major load of HillBuzz. They really. really hate Obama over there, and they’re all a bunch of Democrat party members. It’s a WordPress blog, so you can share some love if you want.

Obama is in big trouble, but the DemSM and the pollsters they own are covering for him. It’s just so blatently obvious now.

Take a look at this post in particular, which was taken from their comments.

“Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.

I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.

I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.

The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.

We did this the whole primary and it worked.

Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.

This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.

Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.

People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”

Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.

see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.”

Highly anecdotal, but it fits the pattern, doesn’t it?

Via El Rushbo and reader Gramfan.


UPDATE: Another Obama campaigner spills her guts, to RedState this time?  Read it here or here.  (Via reader Gramfan)

Confession Is Good For The Soul

Imagine how hard I laughed when I came across Richard Sharpe’s heartfelt missive about how bad he feels that so many people save up their pocket money (allowance, to you Americans) to buy clothes that he gets free from the taxpayer. How hard he laughed, when they were 1/255th darker/lighter than last years’ fashions.

I can see his point. It’s always cracked me up how people will pay $100 to look like they’re brave enough to wear an army uniform, when they can enlist for free, get paid, and get the uniform for free in return for a bunch of courage and some really, really, really hard work and sacrifice, yet spend between $75 and $100 for a single pair of pants with a camouflage design on them.

Can someone please explain?

Hats off to Richard!

Obama’s Auntie Lives in a Boston Slum

So, his half-brother George lives in a tin shack in a Kenya ghetto, and now we find out, from a paper abroad, naturally, that Obama’s aunt lives in a run down Boston flat.

“Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.”

But wait, there’s even more…

“A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.”

Obama is happy to sell books in which he describes these colorful characters that are part of his family, but when it comes to helping them out financially, no fucking way; he’d much rather have Joe the Plumber, you, and I do it.

What a disgrace Obama is.

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