Cognitive Dissonance And The Conservative Hatred Of President Obama

Whenever gas prices go up, or the stock market goes down, or unemployment claims go up, you can be sure that you’ll hear someone blame President Obama. One of the most commonly used talking points is claiming that the average cost of gasoline was well below $2 a gallon when he took office, but now […]

Why Do So Many Conservative Voters Choose to Reject Reality?

I’ll never quite understand why people vote for Republicans.  Sure, I get the brilliant Republican strategy to tie faith in with politics, but is it really just an opposition to abortion and homosexuals that makes these people so gullible? I just don’t get it.  I’ve called it cognitive dissonance.  I’ve called it a cult.  But […]

Cognitive Dissonance and the Republican Denial of Reality

There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t walk away from reading some of the comments I get on Forward Progressives  or Right Off A Cliff and wonder to myself, “What must reality be like on whatever planet Republicans seem to live on?” Because it damn sure isn’t the same planet, or in the same reality, where […]

How Right Wing Propaganda Causes Cognitive Dissonance in the Conservative Brain

For me, running a political Facebook page often has the consequence of getting into long drawn out debates with people. I feel obligated to stand behind what I personally post on Politically Preposterous, to interact and debate with fans (time permitting), and to make corrections if I get something factually wrong. I know this may […]