Harvard Study: 4th of July Events ONLY Help Republicans (Video)

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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  • Rock

    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.

  • martha

    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

  • a former dem

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

  • MrGoodWench

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

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

  • FurryGuyJeans

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

  • Rock

    #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.

  • Wm T Sherman

    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.

  • bobdog

    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.

  • bobbi85710

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

  • DeeDee

    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.

  • Fuzzlenutter

    OH NOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


  • bg


    Harvard Study:


    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..


  • Kathy

    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.

  • Iconoclast

    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.

  • 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.


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

  • Rock

    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.

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


    Their newest commemoration …”Cinco de Quatro.”

  • Auntie Em

    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.

  • KR

    Their newest commemoration …”Cinco de Quatro.”

    Is that Austrian for wheelin’ ‘n dealin’?

  • Valerie

    “The Bell Curve” came out of Harvard, too. That’s the book that argued that a thesis 180 degrees off its data. That is, it argued that blacks really are less intelligent than whites, as shown by an alleged, cumulated set of IQ scores less than the margin of error for the test.

    Experimental scientists know that, when the difference between two values is less than the margin of error, then the values are THE SAME.

    The data really demonstrated that black Americans have the same IQ as white Americans. This is quite reasonable, because most “black” Americans are at least half-white, genetically speaking.

  • Stuffy

    So Republican is the American party, Democrat is the Mexican party. I guess there is some data to back that up.

  • StrangernFiction

    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 Republicans are too patriotic.

    Liberals. Are. The. Enemy.

  • Bob H.

    Those people need to find another place to live because they are definitely not Americans.
    Seriuosly, why do they stay here if they hate the rest of us so much? It’s our national holiday and we don’t have to apologize for it. Maybe they’d prefer to live in North Korea where you are forced to bow down to the state every day of your life. Refusal, of course, means 10 years hard labor in a gulag. I have yet to see an American beaten up and thrown in jail because he didn’t attend a fireworks display. These people have no idea how good they have it.

  • gus

    Opie McFlap-ears, loves the United States (all 57 of them) exactly as much as he loves Israel.

  • mg4us

    Every American SHOULD CELEBRATE the Fourth of July – – Proudly and Thankful to those ordinary folks who took on the strongest military power at that time to ensure they and their posterity would secure the rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. . .

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,. .

    True Patriotic Americans know this. . what UNITES us is not nationality, religion, race or gene pool. . . rather numerous nationalities, religions, races and genes are united by their COMMON belief in OUR Constitution for a limited government to ensure Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    Now it is OUR turn to guard these rights and to vote the RATs (DemocRATs) and RINOs out in 2012 and restore OUR country. . including minimizing those that are against us like the main stream media and liberal elitists.

    Happy Fourth of July!!!!

  • rickperry2012

    Where does the sanity of Berkley stand in all of this? (sarc)

    We are all being sold out by both parties. They will be coming after your pensions, 401s, and property soon, in the guise of trying to solve the debt.

  • Robert

    Democrats are NOT patriotic. They cannot be considered patriotic
    if they are trying to transform the country into something that it is not.

    Every Democrat politician should be asked this Fourth of July why they consider
    themselves patriotic if they are trying to transform the country into something else.

  • #21 July 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    KR commented:
    Their newest commemoration …”Cinco de Quatro.”

    Is that Austrian for wheelin’ ‘n dealin’?

    We’e now “Etazini,” too.

    “One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpsman Christian Brossard,” Obama said. “Lying on a gurney aboard the USNS Comfort, a woman asked Christopher: ‘Where do you come from? What country? After my operation,’ she said, ‘I will pray for that country.’ And in Creole, Corpsman Brossard responded, ‘Etazini.’ The United States of America.


    4th of July, Birth of the Etazini.

    Gads. He made us all sound like zucchini wielded by a zombie.

  • Molon Labe

    Dhimmierats abandoned patriotism and love of country decades ago. They are now the party of e4arth day, gay pride day, and May Day.

  • RS

    Democrats have riots and looting, Republicans have 4th of July parades.

    What could be simpler?

  • bg



    America’s Birth Certificate


  • bg


    Happy Fourth! But Beef Is an ‘Environmental Disaster,’
    Potato Salad is ‘Always Wasteful,’ and ‘Skip the Pie’

    [What’s apparently sacred to Palmer and The New York Times is the Global Warming Science/Theology. Repent from thy grilling ways and your baking in residential ovens! Repent from beef, that environmental disaster! They are the ecological version of Mencken’s Puritans: worried that someone, somewhere is enjoying a dangerously charred piece of disastrous cow with wastefully boiled potato salad and pie.]

    But communists could not be wrong.

    [After all, their knowledge was scientific, based on historical materialism, an understanding of the dialectical process in nature and human society, and a materialist (and thus realistic) view of nature. Marx has shown empirically where society has been and why, and he and his interpreters proved that it was destined for a communist end. No one could prevent this, but only stand in the way and delay it at the cost of more human misery. Those who disagreed with this world view and even with some of the proper interpretations of Marx and Lenin were, without a scintilla of doubt, wrong. After all, did not Marx or Lenin or Stalin or Mao say that. . . . In other words, communism was like a fanatical religion. It had its revealed text and chief interpreters. It had its priests and their ritualistic prose with all the answers. It had a heaven, and the proper behavior to reach it. It had its appeal to faith. And it had its crusade against nonbelievers.

    What made this secular religion so utterly lethal was its seizure of all the state’s instrument of force and coercion and their immediate use to destroy or control all independent sources of power, such as the church, the professions, private businesses, schools, and, of course, the family.]


  • burt

    Happy Birthday America

  • eaglewingz08

    Democraps also have Earth Day another commie holiday.

  • greenfairie

    As Ronald Reagan once said, Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July…liberals believe every day is April 15.

  • Spanky

    Dems only celebrate May Day.

  • WillofLa

    I have never heard anything more stupid in my life than this Harvard study. What did they study to come up with this idiotic opinion, alphabet cereal? The celebration of the 4th of July has always been a celebration of America’s birth on the 4th of July 1776. This is not the actual day but close enough, and has always been the day that American’s agree on to be the day we all get together and celebrate our nations birth.
    It has never been a day to be politisized by one party or another. That has been historically November 4th the day we elect our government officials. Maybe that’s where Harvard made their mistake, they confused July 4th, with November 4th. Leave it to liberals to accuse conservatives and GOP’ers of being partisan, because they are always partisan about everything. They try to demonize the things that cause liberals trouble, and they adopt the things that give liberals the edge over their political enemies. They have always operated that way and this is no different. And on top of that, what is Harvard? It’s where the left and Muslims have created their own little hot bed to spread anti-American propaganda and lies. And I have to include the Muslims in this because they have established and huge Islamic Studies funded by millions of Arab oil money at Harvard. And they have ordered Harvard to have removed from the campus any and all programs and studies of Christian nature. Did you know that? And the Koran is against anything that would represent our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. They also want to destroy our nation to, so wouldn’t it follow that they would be against the 4th of July celebrations that are against everything the Koran is?

  • WillofLa

    I look at it this way, if Obama can demonize jet owners and millionaires as who needs to be stripped of their images of their hard work, then we can celebrate the 4th of July as a time that conservatives embrace as a time to be proud of jet owners, tractor owners, big corporation owners, sandwich shop owners, hardware store owners, and anyone who owns a small engine repair shop. Yes, that’s right. When we celebrate the 4th of July we celebrate everything that makes this nation better than any other nation on Earth. We are bertter to. And do you know why? It’s because in America you are FREE to be better. In other countries you have to be like the government wants you to be, and if you’re not they can put you in jail. That’s what the left wants America to become and that is a country where every one is the same, sameness, equal to everyone else. Do you want that? Where no one is any different than anyone else? I don’t. And this nation wasn’t created to be a place where you have to conform or you are done away with by the government. That is like it is where people who came here to be free is like. America’s celebration of it’s “birth” is a time where everyone who wants to can come together and with one mind be happy that America is still like our forefathers meant it to be, that is mostly not entirely anymore like it used to be. I can remember when the 4th of July was a time when every person who was a legal citizen thanked God they were American’s.

    Maybe that’s the real problem here, and that is, liberals aren’t happy that America is still like it was when it was created, and they haven’t done enough deconstruction yet to make it like they want it to be. If it were, then they would have something to celebrate, but not now. They aren’t finished with it yet. Didn’t Obama say he was going to change America “fundementally” ? And that is the source of this so-called “study” and that is how much damage has the left done, compared to how much is left to do until America has changed enough to be able to get rid of ceromonies like the 4th of July, and the celebraters God!

  • WillofLa

    I want to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July and let’s take this opportunity to gurd ourselves for what we have to do in November of next year. It will be a time that will preserver this nation for generations to come. And let’s all remember the sacrifices of our forefathers and the millions of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the preservation of this nation. We stand on the shoulders of those who’ve come before us, who would have never put up with people like liberals who want to take this nation away from us and turn it into a Socialist nation that has no “birth”. The nation that liberals want to create is the abortion of what would have been a nation that didn’t deserve to die. America is the symbol of freedom and liberty for all the nations of the world. Without America there won’t be any freedom except for those liberals want to give it to. That is those who support the liberal agenda and ideology. And what is that? Liberalism is death of freedom and liberty.

    So if you really think about what this day represents, it represents that one thing that liberals can’t ever take away, and that is God. He and He alone gives the gift of freedom and liberty. Freedom doesn’t come from man. Whenever man is in charge of freedom, it becomes slavery! And only the slave master is free. That is who liberals represent, and that is the slave masters of us all. To celebrate the 4th of July means that we are not slaves yet. Let’s keep it that way, and the whole world will know that being free is still possible because American’s are stil free. Once we loose that, so will the entire world.

    That’s what the 4th of July means to me, and that is we live in a land that provides freedom and liberty for everyone who wants it. But it comes with a price, and that price is being responsibility. And the responsibility is to make sure that no one is able to just come in here and take it from us. We have a right to this nation, so let’s not forget who gave it to us to preserve. We have the responsibility to make sure generations in the future of this nation know why we are free. And that is because God gave it to us to protect, preserve, and promote to the rest of the world.

    God Bless America!!