Don’t let your head explode, vote Bush.

23 Oct

I don't think that Bush supporters are dumb, but they sure seem to have a general problem with denying the facts when they challenge their world view. In a sense, Republicans seem to support Bush out of a desire to avoid cognitive dissoance more than any thing else. Some proof:

  • 75% believe Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda.
  • 74% believe Bush favors including labor and environmental standards in agreements on trade.
  • 72% believe Iraq had WMD or a program to develop them.
  • 72% believe Bush supports the treaty banning landmines.
  • 69% believe Bush supports the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
  • 61% believe if Bush knew there were no WMD he would not have gone to war.
  • 60% believe most experts believe Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda.
  • 58% believe the Duelfer report concluded that Iraq had either WMD or a major program to develop them.
  • 57% believe that the majority of people in the world would prefer to see Bush reelected.
  • 56% believe most experts think Iraq had WMD.
  • 55% believe the 9/11 report concluded Iraq was providing substantial support to al Qaeda.
  • 51% believe Bush supports the Kyoto treaty.
  • 20% believe Iraq was directly involved in 9/11.
  • This gives all new meaning to the "reality based community." My colleagues who are into political psychology tell me that some voters won't vote for Kerry because to do so would require a conscience acknowledgment that they were wrong.

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