True Patriotism

Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don’t believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science…

For some reason, this comes as a surprise to a lot of people. Republicans have used patriotic symbolism for a long, long time, and their advertising strategy has worked quite well. Disagree with Bush, a Republican President, and you’re un-American. Disagree with Obama, a Democratic President, and you’re a patriot.

Many cite this study as proof democrats hate America. That’s the point. Democrats vote, serve, pay taxes, pledge allegiance; everything republicans do. They love their country every bit as much as republicans. But advertising works. We all know this. Hell, it’s the American way…

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3 thoughts on “True Patriotism

  1. Don in Mass says:

    The Republican Party thinks that everything they do is right, but the Democrats do it wrong. Its been their mindset ever since Reagan was president, and it hasn’t stopped since.

  2. […] Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don't believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science… For some reason, this comes as a surprise to a lot of people. Republicans have used patriotic symbolism for a long, long time, and their advertising strategy … Read More […]

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