In today's first post, I wrote about how hate and anger are greater motivators in politics than love. In view of that fact (let's suppose it is a fact), I thought it might be interesting to measure my own anger level and invite you to do likewise.
Below is a list of eighteen names. On the left, nine well-known progressives. On the right, nine well-known conservatives.
Treat each person in the names listed below individually and on a scale of 0 to 10. Register your level of anger or disapproval toward that person. If you really like someone and have no anger toward them, they get a 0. If you can't stand them, they get 10. It's like golf. Low scores are good, high scores are bad.
Add up the scores of the people on the left, and repeat the process for those on the right. If you have a really low score on the left and a very high score on the right, you're a serious liberal. Vice versa, and you're a serious conservative.
Nancy Pelosi Rick Santorum
Bill Maher Rush Limbaugh
Rachel Maddow Sean Hannity
Al Sharpton Clarence Thomas
Bill Clinton Dick Cheney
Elizabeth Warren Eric Cantor
Barack Obama Binyamin Netanyahu
Hillary Clinton Sarah Palin
Michael Moore Sheriff Joe Arpaio
I had 14 left, and 75 right. I guess that makes me a liberal. Strange, I don't feel that liberal.
If I substituted Ron Paul and Mitt Romney for a couple of the bozos in the right column, I would have been quite a bit lower than 75 over there.
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