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Test your Political Quotient


Here’s the test. Once you’ve taken the test, see where I found it! Watch the video, listen to the interview.

My score was 5.4.

Right next door to Michelle Bachmann and Jim DeMint.

  1. 08/03/2011 03:40

    I scored a 3. I was actually reading and being careful for the first half of the questions. I realized right quick that you’d get a perfect score by picking the bottom answer; but I thought there might be a trick switch-up in the later questions. There wasn’t.

    The funny thing is that you couldn’t make a quiz that did things the other way around. That is, where you’d get a perfect score by voting FOR all the various and sundry bills and amendments proposed or favored by conservatives. A conservative doesn’t want a spate of new laws.

  2. 08/03/2011 03:44

    I saw news of this guy’s study on another site. I commented: “In other news, UCLA political science professor Dr. Groseclose has been sacked.”

    I don’t think tenure applies to conservatives.

  3. 08/03/2011 08:02

    My “high score” was from not having said God Damnit, the government shouldn’t be involved in ANY of this crap, it was more from “Well they’ve already done it, where should it have gone”.

  4. 08/03/2011 19:47

    FX, Yeah, I was just funnin’. But who would be surprised?

    This is generally not a problem as it has been shown that they won’t hire anyone of a conservative bent in the first place.

    Good point. You know, I said in another comment that liberals are (or were) unlikely to have taken a college economics course. I edited immediately by saying that it may no longer be the case as the new leftist economics professorship provides may not provide the innoculation against liberalism that Microeconomics classes used to provide. What will happen when neoclassical economics is no longer taught …. anywhere? When Keynesian macroeconomics becomes the only economics that any one knows, or is allowed to learn?

    I also ignored those who have never attended college because they never faced the same lefitst indoctrination, and so the intuitive truths of basic economics are already apparent to them — they need no classes.

  5. 08/03/2011 19:55

    I tried to put on my “reasonable” cap when taking the quiz and be as objective on each question as I could. This steered me wrong. I actually answered that I would have voted “for” on the first cloture vote question. All I meant was that the first cloture vote seemed a legitimate procedural vote; that it was not crooked or glaringly illegitimate for Dems to vote for it. I didn’t mean to say that I would have actually voted yes on cloture, I wouldn’t — but that’s the answer I clicked on.

    I stopped paying attention to the questions shortly afterward and just kept clicking on the bottommost choice. I think I could have had a “perfect” score but for that.

  6. 08/04/2011 13:57

    Understood. Basically, me too.

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