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    "Cool dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States" - ScienceDirect - Global Environmental Change : Cool dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States

    And this should not be viewed as a "one off" attempt at scurrilous politics sheathed in science, it is supported and boistered by a plethora of recent studies and similar considerations:

    "Fixing the communications failure" - Access : Fixing the communications failure : Nature
    And then we have leading Conservatives noting the same problems amongst their ranks.
    "Epistemic Closure’? Those Are Fighting Words - ‘Epistemic Closure?’ Those Are Fighting Words for Conservatives - NYTimes.com
     
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    For the extreme conservative white male, "profit" is their god. Thats what Club for Growth, Koch industries, AEI, and Heritage tell them. Short-term gain= long-term pain. Basically telling future generations to F- off.
     
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    Been practicing for your strawman building class, have ya? :lol:
     
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    Soon, we will have enough for one of these!

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    If you little people didn't notice, it was conservatives calling-out their own for their ideological lock-step aversion to facts:

    They will, no doubt, get thrown under the bus as heretics LOL
     
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    Neocons and squish jobs like Frum aren't old-school conservatives.

    Nonetheless, it wasn't any of them who proffered, not one but two, entirely preposterous space alien theories in the same week.

    Talk about your aversion to facts.
     
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    Sounds like a ‘No True Scotsman’ Fallacy
    Logical Fallacies» ‘No True Scotsman’ Fallacy

    How about:

    Bruce Bartlett - Bruce Bartlett is a former senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis of Dallas, Texas. Before joining the NCPA, he was deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he served from September 1988 to January 1993. In 1987 and 1988, Bartlett was a senior policy analyst in the Office of Policy Development at the White House. (Reagan - Bush adminsitrations)

    Julian Sanchez - Currently a research fellow at the Cato Institute, In 2003, Sanchez was hired as an assistant editor at Reason magazine, where he is now a contributing editor.

    Is there a guide book or program of who is, and is not, a "real" conservative?
     
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    Please....What's fallacious is debasing the language to the point that "conservative" means anyone who isn't a far leftist wackaloon, which pretty much describes the entire DNC.

    Neocon chumps like Chimpy McShrub and David Frum would've been run out of Robert Taft's GOP, on a rail.
     
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    Already this years bill from climate disasters exceeds 35 billion dollars, and hundreds dead.

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    I don't suspect this trend will change in the next year ESPECIALLY if conservative- basers keep watching that one TeeVee channel. ;) :booze: :eusa_whistle:

     
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