OT: THE 10 DUMBEST STATES IN AMERICA ARE DOMINATED BY REPUBLICANS
Jason Easleymore | PoliticusUSA | May, 24th, 2014
The Street compiled a list of the 10 dumbest states in America, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, states that are run by Republicans dominate the list.
The Street’s LIST WAS BASED ON THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION A PERCENTAGE OF EACH STATE’S POPULATION RECEIVES. This is not a comprehensive list, and it does not mean that there are no intelligent people in that states below, but there is a clear political lean to the list.
Here are the top 10 dumbest states in America:
1). West Virginia
- Only one of the states voted for President Obama in 2012 (Nevada).
- Three of the states have Democratic governors (Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia).
- Those same three states all went for Mitt Romney in 2012.
- Eight of these states have or will have some form of voter ID law in effect (West Virginia and Nevada require no ID).
- Seven of the states have Republican controlled state legislatures.
- One state has split control (Democrats control the House in Kentucky).
- Two states have Democratically controlled legislatures (Nevada and West Virginia).
Since the Republican dominated states are not as smart, it is isn’t a big shock that they send right wing ideologues to Congress. THE LACK OF COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADS TO AN ELECTORATE THAT TENDS TO BASE THEIR POLICIES ON BELIEF INSTEAD OF FACTS. These states are the home of the climate change deniers. They contain the same people who believe that unemployment benefits make people lazy, and Obamacare is socialism.
A LOT OF THE DYSFUNCTION IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE FACT THAT THE REPUBLICAN BASE HAS DUMBED ITSELF DOWN. THE MAJORITY OF THESE STATES ARE BEDROCK REPUBLICAN COUNTRY. THE REASON WHY SO LITTLE IS GETTING DONE IS BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WHEN ONE POLITICAL PARTY REFUSES TO BE GUIDED BY FACTS.
REPUBLICANS ARE GOVERNING OVER A SWATH OF STUPID, AND THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO IS QUARANTINE THE DISEASE TO KEEP IT FROM SPREADING.
Liberals ( actually misnamed, since what they support is command and control, not liberty) almost always think they are the smartest people around. They were so smart they drove the husband out of the black household and thereby increased tremendously black illegitimacy, poverty and crime. They were so smart they squandered billions and billions on the war on poverty and now have more poverty than ever. They were so smart they elected a socialist/communist president whose policies have increased tremendously the number on food stamps, the number of poor trapped in poverty, and the national debt They were so smart they attacked marriage and morals , achieving a great number of single mothers trapped in poverty and the killing of millions of unborn babies at public expense. They were so smart they dumbed down the schools and put God out of them , resulting in more young people unskilled, poorly educated, and without a sound religious and moral foundation on which to base a productive life. Ahhhh yes , they say. We are so smart, in cities where we have taken over like Chicago and New York, we have taken away guns and created an amazing murder and crime rate, particularly among the blacks, that we have spend so much of other people's money to help.
Re: "… They [Liberals] were so smart they squandered billions and billions on the war on poverty and now have more poverty than ever. …"
The war on poverty and many other efforts to improve the quality of life for 95% of Americans would be going a lot better if the RWNJs weren't jamming the engine with sand while carrying the water for the 0.001% authoritarian psychopathic RWNJ leaders who, btw, treat their followers not much better than everyone else.
You complain about $Billions which did do some good and were spent in a genuine effort to improve lives of unempowered poor people without resources. Like Obamacare, that effort certainly can be improved but it won't be done with the help of the RWNJs who, ironically, have no problem with, I daresay even delight in, $Trillions spent on two 10 years wars launched on a solid foundation of lies and which achieved nothing but negative outcomes of the most tragic nature. Figure that one out.