Tarry for the Nonce

November 10, 2006

They Don’t Add Up to 100%

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 2:50 pm

You Are 16% Democrat


If you have anything in common with the Democrat party, it’s by sheer chance.
You’re a staunch conservative, and nothing is going to change that!
How Democrat Are You?

Hmm. Those Democrat questions were loaded.


You Are 60% Republican


You aren’t a full fledged Republican yet, but it’s probably the party that fits you best.
You probably consider yourself an independent Republican. You usually support the party, but you also think for yourself!
How Republican Are You?

Those Republican questions were loaded. I think the quizzes were created by a Democrat.

(Hat tip to Lori Donlon.)

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6 Comments

  1. You Are 84% Republican

    You are a card carrying Republican, and a pretty far right one at that!
    There’s no chance anyone would ever mistake you for a Democrat.

    Hmm, I’m usually pretty moderate, so I’m thinking this ‘quiz’ is biased!

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 12, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

  2. You Are 12% Democrat

    If you have anything in common with the Democrat party, it’s by sheer chance.
    You’re a staunch conservative, and nothing is going to change that!

    Ha!

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 12, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

  3. You Are 4% Republican

    If you have anything in common with the Republican party, it’s by sheer chance.
    You’re a staunch liberal, and nothing is going to change that!

    How Republican Are You?

    Comment by Howard R — November 16, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

  4. Interesting that shopping at Wal-Mart is considered to be a conservative activity by this quiz.

    Comment by Howard R — November 16, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

  5. A little late to the party, but here you are:

    You Are 40% Republican

    You’re a bit Republican, and probably more conservative than you realize.
    If you’re still voting Democrat, maybe it’s time that you stop.

    [Hmm… well, I’ll certainly consider it!]

    You Are 12% Democrat

    If you have anything in common with the Democrat party, it’s by sheer chance.
    You’re a staunch conservative, and nothing is going to change that!

    So there you have it, folks — I’m less than half Republican and yet a “staunch conservative.” Brilliant!

    Comment by Toly — December 2, 2006 @ 5:36 am

  6. The “how Republican” quiz is so arrogant and so puerile, I have no trouble believing it was written by a hard-core “progressive.” These questions are just awesome:

    You don’t mind suburban soccer moms, in fact you kind of like them.

    Imagine that — you “don’t mind” a large group of people. Note that this makes you more of a Republican; apparently, proper Democrats hate soccer moms. Those loathesome ladies of suburbia, living their lives and taking care of their kids — they’ll be the first ones against the wall when the Democrats take Congress.

    George W. Bush is a righteous man.

    Wow. “Righteous.” St. George II. No space here for “basically decent” or “unfairly maligned.” Nope, either the guy is a criminal, or else he is a prophet of all that is good. With the Democrats, it’s all about tolerance and nuance.

    You don’t have a lot of respect for public school teachers. Those who can’t do, teach.

    More nuance. Since when do Republicans have an issue with putlic school teachers? One can think that the public education system is rife with waste and unable to teach, without thinking that the teachers are reponsible. (Is there really much dispute on the former point?)

    Rush Limbaugh is still right – even if his personal life is a mess.

    You know, no matter how you answer the question, the fact that it’s even asked tells you all you need to know about the quiz author. In what way is Limbaugh’s personal life — “mess” or not — relevant to whether he is right? If Limbaugh lived an exemplary life, would he be more, or less right?

    You are anti-abortion and pro-death penalty.

    This is called “double-barreling.” For the record, I’m not anti-abortion, but definitely in favor of the death penalty. To figure out how to answer this question, I went with the mathematical definition of “and.” But that seems rather more nuanced than the author could manage.

    Driving a huge SUV is your right – screw what the green people think!

    The “green people”?!

    You mostly shop at Wal-Mart.

    As Howard noted above, interesting that the “party of the rich” would be made up of Wal-Mart shoppers. And note once again the arrogant sub-text. I’m guessing the author of that question looks down on all those working-class rubes who want to pay low prices for their Cheerios.

    You think marijuana should be illegal (even if you’ve smoked it).

    Again we have the favored “progressive” tactic of ad-hominem.

    You have no respect for the French, and you’re still boycotting their products.

    Again the double-barreling. Personally, I haven’t had any respect for the French (as a nation) for most of my adult life, but I don’t boycott their products.

    Not only was this test written by a self-styled Democrat, but by a none-too-bright one at that.

    Comment by Toly — December 2, 2006 @ 6:19 am


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