Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alternet's Amanda Marcotte: The Tea Party Demographic Characterized by Fundamentalism and "Magical Thinking"

The Tea Party

Amanda Marcotte's article at Alternet is linked below.

Amanda Marcotte: The Magical Thinking of Tea Party Fundamentalists

"Fundamentalist religion is extremely good at convincing its followers to be more afraid of imaginary threats than real ones, and to engage in downright magical thinking about the possibility that their own choices could work out very badly. When you believe that forcing the government into default in an attempt to derail Obamacare is the Lord’s work, it’s very difficult for you to see that it could have very real, negative effects."

Amanda Marcotte, Alternet 

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