Peter Schweizer, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, has a new book out that is sure to drive the loony left, well, even loonier. In the new book Makers and Takers, Schweizer tells us “why conservatives work harder, feel happier, have closer families, take fewer drugs, give more generously, value honesty more, are less materialistic” than lefties in America.
This from his website:
*Seventy-one percent of conservatives say you have an obligation to care for a seriously injured spouse or parent versus less than half (46 percent) of liberals.
*Conservatives have a better work ethic and are much less likely to call in sick than their liberal counterparts.
*Liberals are 2_ times more likely to be resentful of others’ success and 50 percent more likely to be jealous of other people’s good luck.
*Liberals are 2 times more likely to say it is okay to cheat the government out of welfare money you don’t deserve.
*Conservatives are more likely than liberals to hug their children and “significantly more likely” to display positive nurturing emotions.
*Liberals are less trusting of family members and much less likely to stay in touch with their parents.
*Do you get satisfaction from putting someone else’s happiness ahead of your own? Fifty-five percent of conservatives said yes versus only 20 percent of liberals.
Rush Limbaugh, Ronald Reagan, Bill O’Reilly and Dick Cheney have given large sums of money to people in need, while Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Moore, and Al Gore have not.
*Those who are “very liberal” are 3 times more likely than conservatives to throw things when they get angry.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
OK, now tell me something I didn't know.
Posted by traderrob at 9:12 AM