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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Political ‘Girly Men’



I never thought I’d actually say this, but I’m beginning to feel just a trace of sympathy for Republicans.

Bad news seems to be sweeping over the wingnuts like a tsunami. Only a few days ago the new ABC/Washington Post showed only 20% of Americans now say they are Republicans, the lowest number since they started taking the poll in 1983. It’s hard to be much of a national factor when 80% of Americans claim their affiliation to anything but your party. Now there is a new scientific study from Duke University and the University of Michigan that not only is really bad news for the wingnuts, it’s stunningly embarrassing.

It seems the men in the Republican Party have clinically been proven to be girly men – they experienced an immediate drop in testosterone levels when the 2008 election results were announced. Testosterone levels in males who supported Barack Obama didn’t drop.

It would be very challenging to recruit new members if the stigma of being a wussy came with your new membership.

Oh, by the way, I’m now completely recovered from my temporary feeling of sympathy for the wingnuts.

Kenny Belford lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
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