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Originally posted by RRconservative
How many other President could say that their approval ratings were almost 4 times higher than Congress? 32% to 9%
Bush was elected twice as President of the United States, yet McCain wants nothing to do with him? BIG Mistake!
McCain = Bush is nothing but a huge compliment for McCain, because McCain doesn't even hold a candle to Bush, just being mentioned in the same sentence would be a compliment to McCain.
Once partisans had come to completely biased conclusions -- essentially finding ways to ignore information that could not be rationally discounted -- not only did circuits that mediate negative emotions like sadness and disgust turn off, but subjects got a blast of activation in circuits involved in reward -- similar to what addicts receive when they get their fix, Westen explains.
Political parties harness neural wiring that was probably selected for to encourage tribal solidarity and mutual defense of the tribe. Today it motivates people to defend positions and actions taken by the leaders of their political faction. The human mind was not selected for by evolution to be a perfect reasoning machine.