February 10, 2018

Are Conservatives Really Better Looking?

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Recently, a provocative article went viral positing that conservatives may be better looking than their liberal counterparts.

Based on a study in the Cambridge University Press journal, Politics and the Life Sciences, the article floats the notion that more attractive individuals are likely to report higher levels of political efficacy as conservatives or Republicans.

I tend to find conservatives better looking than liberals. And perhaps that's the "halo effect" discussed in the study's findings. Birds of a feather flock together.

But actually, my opinion is based on the fact that I believe the traits beneath our skin hold more value than what's on the surface. If the most good looking man on the planet were a leftist, I'd probably look at him more like durian fruit: intriguing on the outside but repugnant underneath. I find it quite difficult to separate a person's physical attractiveness from their political beliefs, because often those beliefs comport with a person's morals and value-set.

For instance, when I think of some of the most prominent liberal media commentators, Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, I don't have warm, fuzzy feelings about them. On the contrary, some of my favorite conservative commentators, Maria Bartiromo, Harris Faulkner, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bill Hemmer, Bret Baier, Brian Kilmeade (see how my list is longer...) stand out to me.

But it's not just about how they look. It's the words they speak, the intellect behind those words, and the ideology they carry in their hearts and daily lives that stands out.

It's true that there are intelligent people on both sides of the aisle. I found Alan Colmes to be an intellectually brilliant, on top of the fact that he was truly a kind person. I've also heard, and not just from liberals, that Rachel Maddow is in fact a really likable human being. I'll wait until I can personally vouch for that to solidify that opinion.

Bottom line is, I think many of us are a lot deeper than we might think. As conservatives, we find conservatives better looking because we associate feelings of attraction with their political beliefs, which often extends to our view of their morals. The same applies to liberals.

So maybe this study, at the end of the day, shows that we are a little less superficial than we think and don't place emphasis on awarding "good looks" based on just "looks" alone.

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commented 2018-03-10 14:54:48 -0500
Generally cons are more truthful and ethical. There is a quote somewhere in the bible that people who are liars and indulge in sin have minds that become clouded. Just look at James Crockett for example.
commented 2018-02-25 07:33:40 -0500
Conservatives care more about freedom.
commented 2018-02-19 17:56:02 -0500
Sorry about the multiple post, i clicked “post your comment” and it just said saving or whatever it says and did not post , i clicked it a few more times and nothing , finally i decided to refresh the page and all 4 were posted
commented 2018-02-19 17:53:29 -0500
I copied this from another article but it is relevant to the discussion

“There was a scientific paper awhile back that purported to show that conservatives’ brains had a larger amygdala than liberals, on average. The amygdala is responsible in part for perceving threats and danger.

The liberal press editorialized this to mean conservatives were prone to paranoia, seeing danger everywhere.

Of course the fact that, universally and across all species, a larger brain area invariably correlates with higher functioning, and a greater ability to process reality was not mentioned.

The left has only, what should we call them, fairy tales? Confirmatory narratives? Delusions? They have no capacity for perceiving unpleasant aspects of reality. They can’t conceptualize the mind of anyone who is not like them. They especially can’t perceive danger."
commented 2018-02-19 17:53:28 -0500
I copied this from another article but it is relevant to the discussion

“There was a scientific paper awhile back that purported to show that conservatives’ brains had a larger amygdala than liberals, on average. The amygdala is responsible in part for perceving threats and danger.

The liberal press editorialized this to mean conservatives were prone to paranoia, seeing danger everywhere.

Of course the fact that, universally and across all species, a larger brain area invariably correlates with higher functioning, and a greater ability to process reality was not mentioned.

The left has only, what should we call them, fairy tales? Confirmatory narratives? Delusions? They have no capacity for perceiving unpleasant aspects of reality. They can’t conceptualize the mind of anyone who is not like them. They especially can’t perceive danger."
commented 2018-02-19 17:53:27 -0500
I copied this from another article but it is relevant to the discussion

“There was a scientific paper awhile back that purported to show that conservatives’ brains had a larger amygdala than liberals, on average. The amygdala is responsible in part for perceving threats and danger.

The liberal press editorialized this to mean conservatives were prone to paranoia, seeing danger everywhere.

Of course the fact that, universally and across all species, a larger brain area invariably correlates with higher functioning, and a greater ability to process reality was not mentioned.

The left has only, what should we call them, fairy tales? Confirmatory narratives? Delusions? They have no capacity for perceiving unpleasant aspects of reality. They can’t conceptualize the mind of anyone who is not like them. They especially can’t perceive danger."
commented 2018-02-19 17:51:43 -0500
I copied this from another article but it is relevant to the discussion

“There was a scientific paper awhile back that purported to show that conservatives’ brains had a larger amygdala than liberals, on average. The amygdala is responsible in part for perceving threats and danger.

The liberal press editorialized this to mean conservatives were prone to paranoia, seeing danger everywhere.

Of course the fact that, universally and across all species, a larger brain area invariably correlates with higher functioning, and a greater ability to process reality was not mentioned.

The left has only, what should we call them, fairy tales? Confirmatory narratives? Delusions? They have no capacity for perceiving unpleasant aspects of reality. They can’t conceptualize the mind of anyone who is not like them. They especially can’t perceive danger."
commented 2018-02-12 18:05:00 -0500
Good to see some humor on this post. Obviously all of it true! Again the right comes out on top! Better off, better looking,better values, we’re just great for all peoplekind!
commented 2018-02-12 13:37:16 -0500
Yes, Conservatives are better looking and that’s becau what’s inside a Leftist is so hateful, ugly and they spew so much toxicity and that affects the outside…..❤️
commented 2018-02-12 13:37:06 -0500
Yes, Conservatives are better looking and that’s becau what’s inside a Leftist is so hateful, ugly and they spew so much toxicity and that affects the outside…..❤️
commented 2018-02-12 05:11:15 -0500
And to re-state my original post about lefties having a propensity to maim and disfigure themselves, as being an indicator of their mental status, can you name even one animal species that disfigures itself??… Elephants may roll in mud baths to cool their body temperature, but they sure as hell don’t pierce each other to “make a statement”.. That’s left to some of the human species who put a ring through their nose…
commented 2018-02-11 12:23:45 -0500
I don`t know about better looking but PC`s are smarter than Lieberals.

Just look at who the Lieberals anointed as their fearless leader and they still defend the useless cuck today. If this example doesn`t support my theory I don`t know what does.

To Crime Minister Trudeau; step down, run away, fade into the sunset, just go away. You aren’t wanted.
commented 2018-02-11 02:17:39 -0500
James Crockett, even if they were (which they aren’t), you are not. Nor are you among my family and friends, so keep your advise to yourself.
commented 2018-02-11 00:16:31 -0500
Keith Barnes:
Excellent ‘Imagine’ video.
Better than the Lennon’s commie version. Note the irony of his name.
commented 2018-02-10 23:46:40 -0500
Maurice Potvin,

You should listen to your family and friends more – they are smarter than you.
commented 2018-02-10 23:40:36 -0500
It’s probably because most of these liberals have the depth of a street puddle. See ‘Justin Trudeau’ for example.
Conservatives generally have some faith base to their principles and practices, which gives a sense of trust about them. That is a natural attraction and almost feels like a biological attraction making one feel comfortable with that person.
Also, Conservatives are simply right. Who doesn’t want to be on the winning side or the side of truth?
commented 2018-02-10 23:18:00 -0500
Probably a true statement. Liberals don’t even know what gender they are
commented 2018-02-10 21:42:33 -0500
By the way, I forgot to mention. Most of my friends and half my family don’t get it. They get their news from CBC, CTV and Global and all seem to have Trump derangement syndrome. But guess what. They’re still my friends and family, and I still like them…. because they’re good people. However, we don’t talk politics much.
commented 2018-02-10 19:49:55 -0500
Cambridge study is right on, I back it up with my own (personal) study. Who’s more watchable? The “all over the spectrum gender, fluidity, people” working at the State Broadcaster, Constant Trudeau Vision, CNN, MSNBC and the like, or the women at FOX, Info-Wars, MRCTV, The Rebel etc, etc. Rachal Maddow, Lisa laPhelgm, Chris (tingles) Mathews, and the other lefty, hairy arm pit skanks,or Shelia Gunn Reid, Ashley Ainsley, Brittany Hughes, Harris Faulkner, Lee Ann McAdoo. In the HOC, Conservative vs the rest? Hedy Fry, Climate Barbie & Elisabeth May or Rona Ambrose & Michelle Rempel,& Leona Agukkaq. Conservatives vs Lefty’s ? No contest.
commented 2018-02-10 19:04:50 -0500
Well, if you look at the three parties, one has to admit there are far more good looking people on the Conservative side. I remember Chuck Adler remarking on the looks of NDP Members & that they certainly weren’t in the best looking category(I am paraphrasing ). The other day I switched to CBC! Can’t believe I did that, but was looking to see if they were carrying the Olympics, & my God, sorry, but I don’t think that most of the reporters there (Wpg) are going to win a beauty contest, but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it. If you compare Tne National reporters (CBC) with the Fox Channel it’s like comparing apples to oranges & nobody can deny that & it’s like if you don’t fit the movie star look, then don’t bother applying at Fox, which I think is wrong. Not everybody can be good looking & that shouldn’t stop anyone from acquiring a good job if they have the qualifications.
commented 2018-02-10 17:43:29 -0500
On the inside and on the outside.
commented 2018-02-10 16:53:17 -0500
It’s been my experience during my 70 + years on this planet that people tend to end up looking like their character. I believe when we meet members of the opposite sex for the first time(there’s only two sexes, by the way), men are generally more superficial than women. In other words men are initially more impressed by physical beauty while women are more sensible in that area. Of course, judging by the number of women who end up with losers, they’ve obviously got their serious blind spots as well. However, it’s still a general principle, regardless of which gender you are, that once you know a person they end up looking like their character. A good decent human being that’s fun to be with will look pleasant and inviting, regardless of physical characteristics, while and unpleasant jerk will look hideous. Of course, sexual attraction is another topic altogether.
commented 2018-02-10 16:30:31 -0500
And don’t get me started on leftie hairdos…
commented 2018-02-10 16:28:12 -0500
Now that whole contention would need a lot more statistical study before being put forward as a valid theory… BUT, on a parallel track to that debate would be the issue of which group tends to “maim” and disfigure themselves more… That I think is more easily proven just from simple observation… I for one haven’t seen too many nose rings, pierced lips, or rows of jewels in ears at conservative events – except perhaps for the leftie protesters trying to disrupt them!…
commented 2018-02-10 14:35:38 -0500
Whoops, I seem to have hit the wrong URL, again. This one contains foul language. Sorry.
commented 2018-02-10 14:21:52 -0500
Welcome aboard, Amanda. You are correct, One only has to look at Trudeau’s Socks, never mind his chubby jowls, to see the truth in Your words.
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