This week, Rush gleefully reported on a study which seems to show that, as the headline on his website proclaims, “The Ugly Support Liberal Causes”. Naturally, Rush believes that this is proof that liberal causes attract losers. Since, you know, physical attractiveness is the ultimate measure of one’s worth. Here I thought conservatives touted themselves as the ones who base their lives on deeper spiritual values, but I guess those values go no deeper than the skin.
The study was conducted at Stanford University and the results indicated that those who think of themselves as unattractive were more likely to be willing to give a donation to Occupy Wall Street. Ah, people who support Occupy have lower self-esteem, right? Well, here’s the interesting part of the study Rush didn’t talk about–those who think of themselves as physically attractive also think that they belong to an elite social class–whether or not that’s actually the case. So it might be that those who see themselves as beautiful are in fact…delusional. They might be like the working class schlubs who vote Republican because they have a firm conviction that they, too, will strike it rich one day. Hey, they don’t need to worry about the social problems Occupy wrestles with, because they know they are gorgeous and successful–or at least imagine that they are.
As for Rush, the unattractive have been a topic of his for a long time now. He has often claimed a link between unattractiveness and liberalism, and is quite proud of himself for doing so. Poor Rush–he’s still in middle school. He thinks that if he keeps bashing the other uncool kids, he will become one of the beautiful people himself. Obviously, money and fame can’t buy you a sense of emotional security.
So here goes from the ugly liberal to the ugly conservative–Rush, you’ll always be one of us. You can’t get away from that. Stop picking on your own tribe.