Conservatives Accused Of Being Mentally Defective

From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Ernest Istook.

Conservatives are simpletons with a mental defect.

That claim is offensive, odious, obnoxious and downright deranged. But it’s the thesis of a book that liberals are buying up, written by Chris Mooney, called “The Republican Brain.” He claims it’s science, not bias; that Republicans, Tea Partiers and other conservatives have a brain defect that makes us anti-science muddled thinkers, unable to process anything except simplistic ideas. The proof, he claims, is opposition to global warming and refusal to believe that evolution alone accounts for our creation.

The book distorts the very science the author claims to believe in.

And he gives a free pass to the vast number of fringe beliefs on the left.

Don’t expect tolerance. The left is seriously buying this book and its nonsense that conservatives have warped minds.  

How sickening can you get?

From The Heritage Foundation, I’m Ernest Istook.

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Ernest Istook
Ernest Istook shares insights from 25 years in public office, including 14 years as a U.S. Congressman, plus raising five children. He now writes for The Washington Times, hosts a talk radio show, and his daily commentaries are heard on over 100 radio stations. To receive Ernest's free newsletter, simply subscribe at Ernest also delved into issues as a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics. As a former news reporter and courtroom attorney, he enjoys gathering and sharing ideas and information in an entertaining way. Follow Ernest on Twitter @Istook and on his website,

2 Responses to “Conservatives Accused Of Being Mentally Defective” Subscribe

  1. Paul May 9, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    They have to believe that. A “defect” can be the only defense to their fear and dependence based strategy. Thank you.

  2. Anonymous June 1, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Either Istook didn’t read it which makes him a fraud, a liar and a hypocrite, or he did in which case he’s an irredeemable idiot.  

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