Seriously, I can not make this stuff up! While in the process of working on another blog story, "Occupied Nation ~ By Patrice Lewis," on Sunday morning, a subject came up on Fox & Friends Sunday that took me by surprise. I had not heard about this before Sunday. Isn't it interesting that it came out right before the July 4th holiday weekend? Surely, it was just ironic coincidence. Here is that great segment from Fox & Friends:
From U.S. News, on June 30, 2011, "Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing" by Paul Bedard:
"The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans," write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam.How long did U.S. News hang on to this story before they published it? And we must also ask, was it held until a Thursday, just before a long holiday weekend, for a reason? I realized right off the bat that the answer would be yes. The best way to make sure a story doesn't get much coverage is to be putting it out just before a holiday weekend, and during the conclusion of the Casey Anderson trial! Who in their right mind would want those Harvard professors to undergo a lot of well deserved ridicule for such a lame study of something that would only take common sense to figure out, leading to such an idiotic analysis of the survey results? DUH!
The obvious facts are that seriously liberal Americans do not celebrate America's independence, and patriotism is a dirty word to them. Therefor, it could be reasonably concluded that the two Hawvawd professors were only looking for a way to denigrate the part of the population that celebrates the Fourth of July with parades and fireworks. That isn't even shocking news, is it? DUH!
The most ironic part of this story is that those professors that are paid the big money for being so "smart" don't even get it! Do they not realize that many of the people in the Democratic Party also celebrate on July 4? When those pinheads say, "How dare you Democrats be so patriotic?", this has to make the majority of the Democrats feel really happy to be categorized in such a derogatory way so that the liberal leadership could complain about the divisive activities during the Independence Day festivities! I would call it alienation on steroids. DUH!
Here is my answer to the "Hawvawd" study! Are you ready for this?
~ The above video is from the finale to the fireworks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 4, 2011. ~
To the patriots throughout this country, from sea to shining sea, whether Democrats or Independents, welcome to the GOP! If you got the chills running through your spine while watching the above video, I'll see you at the next Tea Party rally. I'm just sayin'...