It would explain a lot
Published on March 1, 2008 By Island Dog In Politics

I read this report this morning and found it funny, but intriguing at the same time.

"Republicans are significantly more likely than Democrats or independents to rate their mental health as excellent, according to data from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. Fifty-eight percent of Republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43% of independents and 38% of Democrats."

I saw an analysis of this from Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, who is a psychiatrist and author of a book which claims liberalism is a mental illness.

Reading a bit more into this he makes some excellent and correct points about liberalism which include:

  • creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization
  • satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation
  • augmenting primitive feelings of envy
  • rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government

Those points are spot on with modern liberals. 

 


Comments
on Mar 01, 2008
You've got it all wrong. All Republicans are RICH and can afford excellent therapists. HAHAHA.
on Mar 01, 2008

But I thought all Republicans were delusional? 

on Mar 01, 2008
There was a full-page article in our local rag (customarily very liberal) just a week or 2 ago on the similar subject of happiness - Republicans are far and away more likely to report themselves to be happy than Democrats, same when comparing Conservatives to Liberals. This cuts across all socio-economic & ethnic groups as well. The author, who admits his liberal leanings, encountered some interesting responses when he discussed these findings with some of his liberal friends, these being two examples:

"They just don't get it."
"If they had a clue, they wouldn't be so damn happy."
on Mar 01, 2008
Democrats seek help. Republicans are the help.
on Mar 01, 2008

Democrats seek help. Republicans are the help.

yep, absolutely delusional - ha

on Mar 01, 2008

Republicans are far and away more likely to report themselves to be happy than Democrats, same when comparing Conservatives to Liberals.

Well if you think about, liberals do tend to be miserable and mostly complain about things. 

 

 

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