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The Obama birth certificate

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This post at settles the argument for those who are not authoritarian. As noted in an earlier post:

The third chapter of The Authoritarians (free copy at the link) covers research findings on how authoritarian followers think:

… Research  reveals that authoritarian followers drive through life under the influence of impaired thinking a lot more than most people do, exhibiting sloppy reasoning, highly compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and—to top it all off—a ferocious dogmatism that makes it unlikely anyone could ever change their minds with evidence or logic.

The author then goes through the research findings that support each of these statements. The unfortunate result is that authoritarians will continue to clamor that the Obama birth certificate is false, in spite of the facts.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 June 2009 at 9:53 am

Posted in Daily life, GOP

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