You dumb racist conservatives are dumb. And racist.

posted at 12:20 pm on January 27, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

I first caught wind of this story from our good friend Fausta, and it seems like a suitably silly note to help wrap up an already strange and unusual week. We’ve got a brand spanking new, rootin’ tootin’ study, fresh off the press from a distinguished group of scientists. (And I can tell they were scientists because I checked, and most of them were wearing white lab coats.) In it, we find what we already suspected about the party that hates science, clings to their guns and their God, and disapproves of Barack Obama not because of his damaging policies, but because he’s black. Yep… you guessed it. Turns out that conservatives are stupid. And racist.

There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

“Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood,” he said.

But… but… wait a minute here! I thought IQ tests were useless and reflected environmental effects at a far greater level of impact than any inherent capacity to acquire and retain knowledge? I’m almost sure I read that in Gods and Guns Monthly or something. But, as Fausta points out, James Taranto beat me to the punch.

So IQ tests are racist, except when they’re used to “prove” that people with “socially conservative ideologies” are racist and intellectually inferior. has an article arguing that the Republican presidential candidates are racist. It’s about as uninteresting an argument as you can find–but the headline is revealing: “Colorblind Racism: The New Norm.” That Orwellian term, “colorblind racism,” is the pithiest summation we’ve ever encountered of the absurdity of contemporary left-liberal racial dogma.

It also turns out to be a product of academia: The idea of “colorblind racism” was hatched by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, a professor of sociology at Duke University, a decade ago. Here’s a paper on the subject from the journal Critical Sociology.

Taranto goes on to posit that some of these completely unbiased, intellectually curious academic institutions may have something of a vested interest in proving their point. You see, as the economy continues to falter and conservative, austerity leaning measures begin to take hold and spread at both the state and federal levels, the wellspring of cash which fuels the universities begins to dry up as well. And not to cast aspersions on anyone’s intellectual honesty here, but coming up with a result that casts doubt on the people threatening to dry up your grant money might not be the worst outcome in the world.

But don’t take my word for it. Click through and read both the results of the study and Taranto’s rebuttal. (And for you conservatives in the audience, that would be the left button on your mouse. Frankly, I’m amazed you figured out how to turn the computer on in the first place.)

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Liberal4Life, let me tell you a little secret. If you don’t speak or write your idiotic opinions, then when you accuse others of being stupid and racist, you might deceive someone into thinking you are relevant. When you expose the lack of intelligence and babble like an illiterate, it doesn’t seem to have the meaning you are trying to present. The definition of a bigot is those who are intolerant of other’s beliefs. For a visual example of bigotry check out the nearest mirror. You are the epitome of those who have single digit IQs, as they should be seen, not heard.

volsense on January 27, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Right wing nuts oppose a black man who implemented healthcare with mandates only to support a white man who implemented healthcare with mandates….
just saying…
liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

If that’s your total grasp on the issue “just saying” is a high achievement for you.
In case you haven’t noticed this primary has been the ABM “Anyone But Mitt”. You also have failed to comprehend the basic difference tween one state and the United states, you need to go back to the 8th grade and actually pass the civics/US government course.
Left wing nuts support a black man because and only because he’s a black man.
The soft bigotry of low expectations, fits you to a tee!

DSchoen on January 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

DSchoen on January 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

They didn’t teach me federalism in my 9th grade civics class. I doubt mentallychallenged4life was taught it in his civics class.

NotCoach on January 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

So, I gather this one particular moonbat flocks here for the attention and nothing more. It only wants to post foolish things here for the bragging rights back at dkos.

Never seen that here before.


Roy Rogers on January 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Apropos of nothing:

The “Fear Factor” donkey semen challenge isn’t only gross for the contestants … it’s also really bad PR for donkeys everywhere — that’s according to the preeminent donkey advocacy group.TMZ broke the story … FF producers are serving up giant steins full of donkey semen — with a urine chaser — to contestants on their next episode.Like most people who read our post … the American Donkey & Mule Society had a visceral reaction to the news. The ADMS President tells us they don’t “condone use of the animals in such a manner.”She added, “We feel this is a negative event and was not well thought out by the producers.”For the record, we’ve spoken with other sources in the donkey community … who tell us no one should try this stunt at home because the “long term effects of drinking donkey sperm are unknown.”Short-term effects? We’re guessing loss of friends and uncontrollable vomiting — or maybe that’s just us.

Can you spot the most unbelievable thing of this whole article?

American Donkey & Mule Society…..American Donkey & Mule Society

Geesh I want my own society.

Huckabye-Romney on January 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

So, I’m reading through preceding posts on this thread, and I come upon this:

MLK weeps violently in his grave, for shame.
Schadenfreude on January 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM

MLK will not be on your side if he were alive. He was a hardcore socialist who believed in reparation and big government for leveling the playing field between the rich and the poor
liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

There is no way you (liberal4life) even believe that.

Never mind the rest of us not believing it.

listens2glenn on January 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM

This conservative is so dumb that I somehow managed to design a computer back in the early 80s. Yeah, we’re really dumb.

Quartermaster on January 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM

This whole debate has more than ever convinced me the tea partiers are racist

liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Oh yes, us crazy tea partiers won’t be satisfied until each and every one of those black folk are hanging from trees…

Were you only 98% sure we were all racist prior to this debate, and now you’re 100% sure?

RWNM on January 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Right wing nuts oppose a black man who implemented healthcare with mandates only to support a white man who implemented healthcare with mandates….
just saying…
liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Hey retard4life—

The black man passed a version of ‘healthcare’ which requires you to flee the country in order to get away from it, and he is not going to be their candidate for POTUS.

Oh yes, and the people he keeps company with would have gutted the white man’s career, had he kept friends of a similar mindset. Think the reaming that Ron Paul is getting for a few dusty old letters and multiply that by a billion.

MelonCollie on January 27, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Oh yes, us conservatives are so dumb. I guess that’s why I only have a college degree in computer science, a minor in math, and an IQ over 130. Stupid me. *eyeroll*

ManFromNowhere on January 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Right wing nuts oppose a black man who implemented healthcare with mandates only to support a white man who implemented healthcare with mandates….
just saying…
liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Dang, I support rObamney!?! Man, I am shore one dumb cracker./

Ham Sammich 2012

S. D. on January 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM

The Tea Party was dismissed as such in 2010… let the fools try it again in 2012 and see where it gets them.

Yakko77 on January 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

When they trot out the “racist” name calling we know we’re winning. Because they have nothing else left. Their logic fails, their policies fail, and they see their credibility vanishing before their eyes. So what’s left? Call ’em racists!!

goflyers on January 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

There is a name given to black people who are republicans…

liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM

You guys must not check out all the threads. I do…sometimes hours later. This goof says the exact same thing on different threads…sometimes days at a time,

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Well, of course, nothing new here.

residentblue on January 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The worst thing about this thread isn’t lib4life or whatever the troll call himself. We knew that those ignoramous all think that conservatives are “racist.” The worst thing was the self-described conservative who used Democratic talking point to try to prove that so-cons are racist.

melle1228 on January 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Well, of course, nothing new here.

residentblue on January 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

When you turn 18, come back and read for 4 years minimum.

Until then, every comment you put forth is totally ignorant and merits passing over.

tom daschle concerned on January 28, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Hmph! Mr. Shaw, I’ll have you know that since the mouse is on my right the button to which you refer is my “right of center button.”


herself on January 28, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Wouldn’t this theory cut both ways? Goose/Gander; Pot/Kettle, etc.

Kenz on January 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM

“stress hierarchy and resistance to change” – yup, sure sounds like the Tea Party, NOT!

BobLinMN on January 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Does anyone else feel like their IQ dropped 5 points just reading the term “colorblind racism”? I don’t know if I can bring myself to click on the link to read the explanatory article.

talkingpoints on January 28, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Where can I get me one of them there white lab coats?

wdkeller on January 28, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Hitler was racist.

Hitler was not dumb.

Hitler was a socialist.

Most true racists are socialists.

Most are unlearned but have delusions of intelligence.

Of the Left.



Sherman1864 on January 29, 2012 at 5:16 AM

Respect the office!

ElenaKagan on January 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Oh, give it a rest. Liberals set the precedent for disrespect when George W. Bush was in office. You reap what you sow.

zoyclem on January 30, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Right wing nuts oppose a black man who implemented healthcare with mandates only to support a white man who implemented healthcare with mandates….
just saying…
liberal4life on January 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

You are little more than an ignorant bigot, and your own words demonstrate that.

zoyclem on January 30, 2012 at 7:22 AM

This looks like a methodological mess. If test scores are used to determine the ranking of intelligence (thus to profile what lesser intelligent people do), what is that to someone who regularly scores over 140 or 150 and has passed every Mensa test he’s taken?

He’s already got the scores to prove it (to himself). And in this scheme, the score is the indicator. If he should doubt his decision, his test competency fails as an indicator of his ability to make that decision.

As noted before, this study doesn’t tell liberals much more than what they already think they understand. The rationale touches on “prejudice”, but it doesn’t consider the role of pre-judging anything but race.

Taranto points out one way that the hype conflicts with liberal worldview, but there are many other ways. The only way we can measure intelligence is in relation to RIGHT and WRONG responses to answers on a test. The liberal worldview does not support the idea that there are RIGHT and WRONG answers to political and social questions. So the insistence that this might be applicable is conjecture. Also which worldview has popularized the value of each individual man questioning authority? The liberal worldview. It makes their skepticism against IQ tests a piece with their worldview that there are no answers and that each individual needs to judge their allegiance to “Authority” as if each man were capable of it, even to the point of suggesting some lack of moral character to follow any authority.

Today’s liberals, as they have experienced a taste of power, are not skeptical idealists, they are the opportunists that Saul Alinsky taught them to be. It’s simply because today’s liberal is an amalgam of liberal fluffiness over the top of grinding progressive gears. The strains of hippie ideology wants you to question authoritative answers, the progressive machine wants you to submit to your proven betters.

Funny enough, that didn’t tell me much more than what I already think, either.

Axeman on January 30, 2012 at 12:32 PM