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Do Conservatives Lack Critical Thinking Skills?

In my opinion, yes.  In an unscientific study (conducted by yours truly),  it has been theorized that the farther right one leans, the more one loses their critical thinking abilities. On numerous occasions I have  attempted to have a debate with a conservative. The following is the most recent example of an attempted debate with a  tea party member from my home town, Rockford, IL.  I should have realized it was very unfair of me to have a battle of wits with an unarmed individual.
 
While on a social network site, a friend of mine posted a comment made by her Rockford Tea group.  The comment, in it's entirety read:
 

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Don Manzullo: Did You Forget Who You Represent?

I live in Rockford, IL.  It carries the title of ninth most dangerous city in the USA.  We have over 150,000 citizens and is one of the poorest cities in the state.  Our taxes are high, education low and getting worse, the city is crumbling, there are no jobs, corruption runs wild, and the crime rate soars.  

Rockford has an unemployment rate that hovers around 14%, a graduation rate of 79.9% (as of 2010), and 75% of our students live in low income homes. Our crime statistics break down like this: (as of 2009)

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The Birthers Can't Cope With Reality

Obama released his “long form” birth certificate yesterday (4/27/11). You would think that’s great, making the birthers look like crazed lunatics right? Wrong. Immediately they have jumped on the “it’s a hoax!” bandwagon. Here are some of the loudest denials I have heard so far:

“Obama’s father is listed as “African”. During that time we listed African Americans as “Negro”. “
While it’s true that the term “negro” was used for African Americans, it was not used for all people who were black. Obama’s father was indeed African, hence the reason he was listed as “African”.

“His certificate number is higher than a set of twins born at the same hospital a day later.”

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