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Dumb & Dumber Redux

Posted by Rick · September 15th, 2004 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, with a post about why Democrats have trouble combating the Republicans, I made disparaging remarks about the intelligence of voters.

I failed to provide the proof.

It was pretty much a slam dunk. There’s no nice way to say this. Dumb people like him. They think his unwavering nature is a positive personality trait. They even venerate him for never admitting mistakes, even when he’s wrong. On the other hand, smart people think he’s a lying bully. I mean, c’mon, you have a deserter accusing a decorated veteran of treason. Who’s going to buy that besides stupid people? Will Durst, Stupid people love Bush: New study shows correlation between decline of IQ and rise of GOP, Working For Change (online), September 9, 2004 (last visited September 15, 2004).

I can’t guarantee that this isn’t spoof or satire, but it certainly fits my experience. And the numbers?

IQ Above 140: Kerry 80% Bush 20%
120-140: Kerry 65% Bush 35%
100-120: Kerry 54% Bush 46%
80-100: Bush 54% Kerry 46%
60-80: Bush 60% Kerry 15%

Oh, yeah, and for that last category? Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25%.

Special thanks to Mark King for pointing me to the original article.

Categories: Politics-In-General


6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nick meyer // Sep 15, 2004 at 8:26 am

    Hey, Leave Jr. out of this.

  • 2 Rick // Sep 15, 2004 at 8:40 am

    Heh…I’m just quoting the story, Nick! 😉

    Thanks for the photo, by the way!

  • 3 Marc // Sep 15, 2004 at 10:34 am

    The article your quoting was written by Will Durst, one of the nation’s leading political satirists. The editorial was a spoof–and a well-conceived satire at that. So well in fact, that it has a ring of truth to those of us who can’t understand how any intelligent person would support Mr. Bush.

  • 4 Marc // Sep 15, 2004 at 10:43 am

    “I can’t guarantee if this isn’t spoof or satire…” Will Durst’s editorial is satire. Go back and read it again. Try to find the prestigious Gluton think tank. Like Dave Barry, Durst is poking fun of all of us.

  • 5 Chepooka // Sep 15, 2004 at 12:36 pm


  • 6 Rick // Sep 15, 2004 at 6:38 pm

    I should have been less tongue-in-cheek with my “I can’t guarantee” comment. The reason I couldn’t guarantee it was that I knew it wasn’t real. (I mean, seriously, “Dale Earnhardt, Jr.”?)

    There are obviously intelligent people in the Republican Party. If there were not, they could not so easily trounce the Democrats. After all, the fact of the matter is that Republicans truly represent the interests of only the most wealthy, or those who are satisfied with their position in life and identify with Republican views on the imposition of “personal” morality by use of the legal system.

    I may not like what the Republican Party has become — that is, after all, the reason I left the Republican Party near the end of Reagan’s first term — but I don’t really think they’re all stupid. You can’t pull off what they’ve pulled off by being stupid.

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