I don't think this has much to do with the true state of their mental health. One thing I've noticed is that, generally speaking, republicans tend to be optimist, while democrats are pessimists. That's why republicans generally think Ayn Rand had some really neat views, while Democrats think she's the devil. It's why we believe that most people are capable of being productive, and have a responsibility to provide for themselves, while Democrats believe that most people are helpless, and must be "cared for" by society.
Posted by: Alex | November 30, 2007 at 03:52 PM
Thank you Alex! I wanted to say just that, but was having writer's block and couldn't figure out the best way to word it.
You are exactly right. I would also point out that we see this in the differing tone of left-wing vs. right-wing blogs.
Consider Kos, the biggest left-wing blog, and biggest blog period. It's very angry, abusive, and crude as are most left-wing blogs.
Posted by: Bill Crawford | November 30, 2007 at 04:58 PM
Monday, December 3, 2007
Yeah, we lefties are "angry, abusive, and crude" but righties have Teh Stupid on their side!
Angry, Abusive, and Crude - Oh My! (On a side note, did anyone else watch The Tin Man last night? We were underwhelmed.)