A new Harvard Study found that 4th of July events ONLY helped Republicans.
And, 4th of July parades turn kids into Republicans.
Via Special Report:

In fact, democrats might as well stay home from the parade.
Washington Whispers
reported on the study:

Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

“Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” said the report from Harvard.

The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans,” write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam. [Enjoy political cartoons about President Obama.]

Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them.

Oh well… Democrats always have May Day.

More… MrGoodWench added:

“Oh well… Democrats always have May Day.
….and Cinco de Mayo.”

 

 

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  1. How about that Dems view Patriotism as a bad thing, pretty well tells you their agenda. Which would also explain why Democraps try so hard to attack those who show Patriotism.

  2. Watch, this is but the first baby step in banning 4th of July Parades.
    Hope I’m wrong, but that’s the way it looks to me, it’s a shot across the bow, be ready

  3. anyone wanna bet they used stimulus money to do this stupid study?

  4. Oh well… Democrats always have May Day.
    ….and cinco de mayo
    ;)

  5. Yah, cause communist democrats really aren’t that into the whole ‘liberty’ thingy…

  6. Another highly educated fart sniffer, proclaiming his own gas is a fine French perfume.

  7. #4 July 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    MrGoodWench commented:

    Oh well… Democrats always have May Day.
    ….and cinco de mayo
    ;)
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    And of course any number of Commie Pinko events world wide.

  8. The study claims attending 4th of July parades makes children 2% more likely to be Republican. No way is a 2% difference statistically significant.

    As described, the study also appears to ignore the phenomenon of self-selection, i.e. people are not made patriotic by attending; patriotism is the reason they attend in the first place.

    This is not science. It just isn’t.

  9. If Democrats didn’t spend so damned much energy trying to undermine our military, our history as a nation, our economy and our freedom, this study might have turned out differently.

    But that’s just me. Personally, I don’t think Democrats have much to be proud of.

  10. What do 2 Swedes know about U.S. Patriotism?

  11. I guess that loving your country is a BAD thing. Meanwhile everyone and their cousin is trying to get into this horrble country. If being republican means that you love and stand up for the USA then it is a good thing for normal people. Leftist liberals, that is another matter.

  12. OH NOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The 4th of July causes gorebull warming AND Republicans? It must be banned immediately!

    BANNED IMMEDIATELY, I TELLS YA!!

  13. ++

    Harvard Study:

    “BECAUSE PREFERENCES ONLY SHIFT TO THE RIGHT”

    we always, knew that, now they know it..

    wonder how much that waste of brainpower cost US..

    what they need to study is COMMON SENSE..

    ==

  14. When I was a kid my grandmother always celebrated the 4th of July as a birthday party. We were wishing America Happy Birthday. Children do not give a rats ass about politics they do however recognize a birthday and I have fond memories of America’s birthday parties.

    We also celebrated Jesus birthday on Christmas but that is more than the PC crowd could understand.

  15. Since the early days of the Republic, association with Harvard, or indeed any of the “Ivy League,” was considered a good thing. That changed maybe 50 years ago. Now they are merely finishing schools for pathological liars (a.k.a. liberals). Not only is liberalism a mental disorder, it should be a capital crime punishable by summary execution.

  16. And Harvard ONLY serves to promote the LEFT.

    A student goes into Harvard uncommitted, no matter WHAT the family politics, four years of indoctrination later, ya come out DEMOCRAT. A diploma’ed Democrat with a BIG, elitist ego.

    But it’s the 4th of July that’s the problem, not them.

  17. that’s because there is not an official ” I hate america I’m a marxist” day….YET

  18. Harvard Liberals of course are of the opinion that they will be part of the ruling elite, and those who vote for them are the lazy cattle that believes their lies. Little do they know their chosen one is nothing but a errand boy for George Soros. Who was smart enough to put strong women around WTF to keep him in line. Pelosi carried the water for him, and the others keep a tight rein on him. Bought and payed for in a suite.

  19. MrGoodWench commented:
    Oh well… Democrats always have May Day.
    ….and cinco de mayo

    ………………………..

    Their newest commemoration …”Cinco de Quatro.”

  20. Let’s not forget June is National Gay Pride Month. And extremely ironic, it is also National Men’s Health Awareness Month.

    Basically, June is a declared month of dichotomy and contradiction interspersed with hedonism, which perfectly recruits those with forked tongues, double vision, appetites of immorality, and a penchant for hypocriticism….in a word, Obamas.

    We get a day…they get a month. You can never please demon mobs. They always want what someone else has.



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