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  •  24% It's the solid bottom (5+ / 0-)

    that just won't budge. Bush was great. Obama's Kenyan. Earth is flat.

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 04:56:35 PM PDT

    •  18% that approved of Cheney after everything (2+ / 0-)
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      are the really absolutely rock bottom unless they're busy bleaching their robes.

    •  Right-wing authoritarianism (5+ / 0-)

      I first heard about this in an interview John Dean did years ago.  Kinda frightening if you think about it for too long.

      Supposedly around 20% of the population are RWAs.

      Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) is a personality and ideological variable studied in political, social, and personality psychology. Right-wing authoritarians are people who have a high degree of willingness to submit to authorities they perceive as established and legitimate, who adhere to societal conventions and norms, and who are hostile and punitive in their attitudes towards people who don't adhere to them. They value uniformity and are in favour of using group authority, including coercion, to achieve it.

      ...right-wing authoritarians tend to exhibit cognitive errors and symptoms of faulty reasoning. Specifically, they are more likely to make incorrect inferences from evidence and to hold contradictory ideas that result from compartmentalized thinking. They are also more likely to uncritically accept insufficient evidence that supports their beliefs, and they are less likely to acknowledge their own limitations.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Join Essa in a revolt against the gods.

      by rbird on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 05:15:33 PM PDT

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    •  Link in diary/post sayz: (1+ / 0-)
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      24 percent who approve of congressional Republicans, and 36 percent who approve of congressional Democrats.
      Democrats in congress not doing that great either.

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