“The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations: When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent. It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent. It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent. What’s more, the impact isn’t fleeting. ‘Surprisingly, the estimates show that the impact on political preferences is permanent, with no evidence of the effects depreciating as individuals become older,’ said the Harvard report.”
Is that not stunning? Or is it stunning? What does this say about the patriotism of liberals? What does this say? Fourth of July parades make people vote Republican. Fourth of July parades turn kids into Republicans. Fourth of July parades do all of this permanently.
“‘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. 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. ‘There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization,’ the two wrote.”
Democrats gather to protest their handouts being cut. That’s their celebration. That’s their parade. The Democrats and the unions, they get together when they think their benefits are being cut, when their handouts are being cut, when their food stamps are about to be shut off, that’s when they get patriotic, that’s when they show up. When they fear the freebies are about to run out, that’s when they parade, except theirs are not celebrations. Theirs are instances of rage. I love this.
By the way, ladies and gentlemen, we have had an overwhelming number of entries at our website TwoIfByTea.com. We’re gonna send a giant semi-truck-trailer load of refrigerated, chilled Two If By Tea iced tea to a community’s Fourth of July celebration. What we did, we opened the website to people to tell us why we should send a truckload of Two If By Tea to their town and their celebration. We are going to announce tomorrow where that location is, by rule. I could tell you now, we’ve made the decision. Well, what are you looking so surprised at in there for, Brian? Yeah, we’ve already made the decision. And folks, you made it tough. The entries that we got, at some point I wanna share some of these. The things that people have written about their communities and about their country melt your heart. It just made me feel good. I’ll do some of that tomorrow on Open Line Friday when we make the announcement. But it’s Monday that we’re sending the tea in there.
We got this giant banner made for both sides of the trailer, me as Rush Revere. (interruption) Do I have the actual get-up? Do I have the wig and the hat? Not as of yet, not as of yet. There’s a additional surprise attached to this. I wonder if I should mention that now or just wait ’til tomorrow. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow, yeah, since we’re gonna make the whole announcement tomorrow.
You know the thing about this Harvard survey, it’s the Fourth of July every day here on the EIB Network. That’s what I’ve learned, every day here is the Fourth of July. This is really, really eye opening. Harvard is basically telling Democrat politicians: Don’t even show up at fourth of July parades; it’s not helping. They are exclusive Republican gatherings. Think of this. Harvard is a gospel to these people. And they’re worried. I guarantee you, a Fourth of July public celebration is gonna be the next target of the left, much as nativity scenes have become a target. You wait. With the release of this information, that Fourth of July parades turn kids into Republicans, can you imagine the panic that’s already setting in out there? Man, are we gonna have fun with this, folks.
RUSH: Yes, I do have the wig, Snerdley, and I do have the Rush Revere cap. I do have this stuff. Of course I’ve got it. I’m the model. I’m the logo. I’m the icon for Two If By Tea. (interruption) Oh, before the end of the year you want to see me in that get-up, in that garb, on the Dittocam? Oh, you’ll see it long before the end of the year. You might see it next week.
RUSH: Now, a couple things here about Harvard. Harvard does what? Harvard socializes people to the left, correct? Harvard converts people to the left, and look what that costs. How many thousands of dollars a year does it take to send your young skull full of mush off to Harvard to be corrupted, indoctrinated into a young skull full of liberalism? Twenty, $30,000? How much does it cost to go to a Fourth of July parade? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. It’s el freebo! The parades are free. All you have to do is show up. Well, there are concessions that you can buy but for the most part you just show up at a Fourth of July parade. You are patriotic.
This is really stunning, folks, really stunning. In fact, from the article: “There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat at a Fourth of July parade, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization.” That’s profound. No evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat. In other words, if you’re a Democrat and you go to a Fourth of July celebration, you’re not inspired. Nothing happens to you.
In fact, you probably get a little ticked off at what you’re seeing. You get ticked off at the flag. You get ticked off at the country groups. You get ticked off at the bands. You get ticked off at all the hicks and hayseeds that you see at the parade. You get mad at all the military people that you see. If you’re a Democrat and you go to a Fourth of July celebration, you get ticked off. You might end up calling the president a “dick,” like Mark Halperin did. Grab audio sound bite number one. If you’re just joining us, today on MSNBC Mark Halperin was with Joe Scarborough and the boys sitting there talking about Obama in his press conference yesterday.
HALPERIN: Are we on the seven-second delay today? I wanted to characterize how I thought the President behaved. … I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday.
RUSH: Yep-siree, Bob. “Dick Obama,” and that’s what you feel like when you’re a Democrat and you go to a Fourth of July parade. Everything about it irritates you, just like during Christmastime the nativity scene irritates you. But what are you proud of? What makes you happy as a Democrat? You go to a museum and you see a crucifix of Christ in a jar of Europe! That’s what you want to celebrate, or some performance artist laid out on a stage nude in chocolate, that’s what you proclaim as your patriotism — or a screaming, squawking Hillary Clinton. So a Democrat shows up at a Fourth of July parade and does nothing but get mad. Other people show up and love the country and become Republican. (laughing) Jeez! (laughing)
And the parades are free, and the Harvard admission is a fortune. It costs a lot to rewire Americans. The natural thing is free. You show up to a Fourth of July parade, you get patriotic and go, “Yeah, America! Proud as I can be.” That costs you nothing, but to convert that to a liberal takes 20 grand a year at an institution of higher learning. That story… I’m gonna tell you something, folks: That Harvard story shows that we Americans are actually hard-wired to love our country. That’s all that means. We are hard-wired to love our country as Americans. Actually it was Ronaldus Magnus who once said, “To Republicans, every day is July 4th. To Democrats, every day is April 15th.” In other words, for Democrats their Fourth of July is a April 15th: Tax collection day.
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