Imagine a news story like this:
Several researchers who have negative views of social conservatives, have found evidence that stupid people are more likely to be prejudiced.
(Alternate headline: “Study show smart people are more skilled at hiding their prejudice.”)
Or how about:
“We also know that when students don’t walk away from their education, more of them walk the stage to get their diploma. When students are not allowed to drop out, they do better. So tonight, I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18. (Applause.)”
Seems like it’s pretty easy to get Congressmen to applaud.
“Gingrich is so confident in his vision in a lunar base that he said if the colony had 13,000 permanent American residents it should be considered for statehood.
He admits the proposal is ‘the weirdest thing [he’s] ever done,'”
Reality is a harsh mistress.