America’s left, sotted as it is with Urban Progressive Privilege, has little doubt that it is the the smart crowd.

Of course, you don’t have to be a conservative in Saint Paul, or on social media, to know that that’s just not so. This has been bouncing around for a while, but it’s worth a read.


In the 2018 GSS, respondents were asked for whom they voted in 2016 (PRES16) or for whom they would have voted if they had voted (IF16WHO): Clinton, Trump, someone else, or no one.

On the verbal ability test (WORDSUM), not surprisingly the median number of vocabulary questions correct was the same for both Clinton and Trump supporters: 6 out of 10 words correct.  The mean verbal ability score for Trump supporters was 6.15 words correct, while the mean verbal ability score for Clinton supporters was 5.69 correct, a difference of nearly a half a question on a 10-question test.  This moderate difference is statistically significant at p<.0005.

Further, Trump supporters score significantly higher on verbal ability (6.15 correct) than the rest of the public combined (5.70 correct), whereas Clinton supporters score significantly lower on verbal ability (5.69 correct) than the rest of the public combined (5.98 correct).

I know, I know – another self-service social science survey that makes one side feel good and jabs at the other. Notify the media.

Wait. I am the media.

Big Left’s smug superior self-image is…irrationally exuberant.

16 thoughts on “Unwarranted

  1. Today’s Democrats are what political scientists call a low-high coalition. On the high end you have academics & people with graduate degrees. On the low end you have the least educated communities in the US: Blacks, Hispanics, and immigrants from non-English speaking countries.

  2. Leftist degenerates rely on having high rates of college grads among their herd, but they never speak of IQ.

    Low IQ Emery could graduate Summa Cum Laud from just about any Uni in the US today.

  3. MP, have you ever watched video from College Reform? There is little difference between the outward cognitive abilities of many of the students they interview and an average Negro high school drop out.

    It’s not just that they are taking crap coursework, or their nutcase professors, they’re just flat out dumb.

  4. Swiftee;
    To your point, if anyone has ever watched “Watters’ World”, they can see just how dumb liberal college students actually are. If you aren’t already scared about the next generations taking over, you will be after watching a couple of those segments.

    This clip is from 2016, but it’s a great illustration of my point.


  5. You have three stake-holding parties in higher and lower education: the students who pay tuition, the taxpayers who subsidize it with tax money, grants, and student loans, and the people on the education payroll.
    The three stake-holders have different ideas about what the purpose of education should be. The people on the education payroll have the best information about what education policy is (they implement it), and they are far, far to the left of the people who pay for it.
    And the people on the education payroll think that students and taxpayers have too much control over education policy.

  6. I hope this further hastens the acceptance of home study for college degrees, via Khan Academy and the like, but also online college courses provided by the universities. They’ll hate doing it, especially if they have to compete on price (which will be easier in this format), but it is ultimately where things will end up. The bloated tuition and building costs, plus paying professors that barely teach, is ripe for disruption. The life insurance industry was wedded to the agent system and thought it would be impossible to cut out their distribution channel (and the agents agreed with them), but Direct-to-Customer is now the model for insurance in Europe. I see no reason it can’t take over for college educations once the institutions realize their “brand” is failing in its current version.

  7. So Berg’s 8th goes into when they call us dumb hillbillies, who knew?

  8. I still say flunking out of the U was the best thing that ever happened to me. I still have a lot of friends/aquaintenences that have BS/BAs, Masters and further and I can debate and talk circles around them. Its amazing to me that people automatically think people with college degrees are automatically smarter and more well read than those without, it just simply isnt true.

  9. At my previous employer, several staff members completed their Master’s through a graduate program at a well known and ‘respected’ institution located in St. Paul. Their tuition, books and fees were all paid for through an education reimbursement program that was part of our benefits package at the time. It amazed me how lacking the graduates were in both writing skills and ability to engage in cogent analysis. I kept telling our directors that we should demand our money back because the evidence was pretty clear that the U. of S*. T***** was little better than a diploma mill (at least for that particular program).

  10. Swiftee, I challenged professors and TAs on a regular basis. Imagine my shock when they took it out on me with grades. The worst part for them was I didn’t care. I always got see me after class notes, I never did because I had nappy time.

  11. BTW, articles like this about science are why I stopped subscribing to Scientific American” several decades ago: “The Coronavirus and Right-Wing Postmodernism; Does right-wing skepticism toward the coronavirus have anything to do with the postmodern philosophy of Thomas Kuhn?”
    This is crazy. this article has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with radical, left-wing propaganda. It’s like they hired a radical feminist with an eng lit degree to edit their sad excuse for a magazine.

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  13. MP, as with glerbal warming, leftist degenerates are resorting to twisting reality to fit their narrative.

    Right wingers, at least the ones I know, are not skeptical of Coronavirus; we’re well aware of what it is. We know its a respiratory disease. We know it can result in pneumonia, and for that reason, it can kill old and infirm people.

    Our skepticism surrounds the degenerates reaction to it. We’re skeptical of the fear mongering we see in the fake media. We reject the panic degenerate politicians are sewing for their own political profit.

    During the work day, conversations among my peers surrounding Chinkypox are almost exclusively limited to expressing our amazement at the power the media has over so many people; how easily they are stampeded. Then we get back to work.

  14. Swiftee, I personally am refusing to call it coronavirus anymore. I am calling it what it is, the Chinese Flu. I saw you did something similar but calling it the chink flu and now Chinkypox would probably get my ass fired so I’m not doing that. Also people in groups are dumb, panicky, animals.

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