"When we're confronted with new ideas, we have a strong tendency to retreat to the beliefs we're comfortable with. This cognitive bias keeps us safe but also prevents us from seeing the errors in our own thinking and makes our world smaller than it should be."
Republicans live in a small world.... the earth is flat world... i guess whatever floats your boat...
... the Republican also thinks the EARTH is flat....
Person A and Person B.... know how to tell which one is a Republican?
The one who doesn't want YOU to have good affordable HEALTH CARE is the Republican.
ACA.. here to stay.. enjoy.
You know how to identify a Republican? The Republican is the one rooting for failure.
Rooting for failure.... the republican way.
5 million and counting... enjoy.
comments suggest you are spot on again.....
he who laughs last laughs best... ha!
One of my favorites... worth the price of admission. Clay, wish I was half as thoughtful as you.
Spot on my friend as the comments show.
a good image is worth a thousand words.... Republicans really need to listen to their Jesus.....
A Republican has characterized the Republican Party as the party of NO. I would characterize the Republican Party as the party of
Where are Republican intellectual standards? Where is a personality that represents the Republican intellectual
engine; an intellectual engine that generates governing ideas.
Am I to believe that the words of Ted Nugent, Rush Limabugh, Louie Gohmert, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann represent the
intellectual soul of the Republican Party? There is no intellectual engine that drives constructive ideas in the Republican Party.
Which brings me back to epistemic closure. The engine that drives the Republican Party is religion.
And religion is best described as follows:
“Epistemic closure describes someone who is thoroughly encased in the echo chamber of their own ideology, immune to considering
other viewpoints. The term is derived from the Greek word pistis which means faith or trust. When people live in epistemic closure,
they are immune to integrity because they only trust people who already agree with their ideology. They scan potential sources of
information for the presence of code words that indicate whether or not the speaker can be trusted as a member of their own
There is NO intellectual curiosity. No intellectual honesty in the Republican Party.
“It is never just disagreement but always intellectual dishonesty that is the apologist's worst enemy. And its apprentice is ignorance.”
― Criss Jami
If one could pick ONE word from the American vocabulary to describe the Republican Party, that word is....