Study finds Democrats exaggerated mental distress after 2016 election

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  1. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    https://www.studyfinds.org/many-democrats-exaggerated-mental-distress-after-2016-election/



    Very interesting.

    "Interestingly, the authors point to a 2016 Gallup poll that shows Republicans seem less interested in partisan cheerleading. That poll found Democrats reported higher levels of stress after the 2016 election, but Republicans didn’t. Yet after the 2008 election of Barack Obama, Republicans similarly showed no increase in stress, despite the election of the young Democrat."

    Can you say Snowflakes.
     
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  2. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    I can say you learn very little from a poll on self-reported feelings from 8 years prior. If you want to see whether Republicans were triggered or not, you don't need to look much farther than the rapid growth of the Tea Party and the birther movement.
     
  3. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Dutch gonna dutch
    #obsessedwiththeleft

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  4. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    #leftderrangementsyndrome
     
  5. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I will say the reactions to the election in 2016 were nothing short of ****ing ridiculous and absurd. Grief counselors, college exams cancelled, work absenteeism due to stress, endless tears. Made me think of when princess Diana died and the people rolling around on the ground, tearing their clothes screaming...in Wisconsin. People who never knew her, had no relationship, but whose lives were apparently completely shattered.

    The Overkill was just so ****ing stupid. There isn't a strong enough word to express how ridiculous the response to Trump's election was.
     
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  6. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    SNL did a funny skit on that with Dave Chappelle.
     
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  7. Stars Fan

    Stars Fan Well-Known Member

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    Right!?
    I can't believe there wasn't more outrage...it was certainly warranted.
     
  8. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Bro, this is Hack.
     
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  9. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Did you spend much time with your grief counselor? Go through lots of boxes of tissues?
     
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  10. Stars Fan

    Stars Fan Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I am a grief counselor!
     
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  11. Red

    Red Well-Known Member

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    The biggest surprise to me was the lack of anger toward seeing our democracy attacked. I thought we would react protectively. That we would show more pride in what we have, that we would want to tell Putin off. But to this day it seems like people don't care. The gut punch of seeing a man of such low character elected, and any resultant depression, that was understandable. I was surprised that so many did not care to stand up for their country. That's the missing outrage that disappointed me.
     
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  12. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    Somebody being elected to office is an attack on democracy ??
     
  13. Stars Fan

    Stars Fan Well-Known Member

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    When Russia (Putin) swung to the right after the fall of of the USSR and the death of the brief Yeltsin incompetent democracy, the Republikans found themselves agreeing more with the global right than with a progressive left here in the US. Putin repackaged the rightist ideology and used it to subvert the legitimate conservatives and push them even further right. I have heard many Rightists say crazy crap like "what's wrong with Russia?" or "how bad can they be?" I'm sure there are posters here that have more admiration for Putin than someone like Bernie or AOC.
     
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  14. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    Lmao

    This might be the funniest coincidence ever.
     
  15. Stars Fan

    Stars Fan Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually a social worker...grief counselling is just one of the many things I do. I also am a PTSD/trauma therapist. Plenty of work for folks in my profession.
     
  16. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    For an election result ??? Lolololol
     
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  17. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    I dont doubt it.

    Can you help out around here? There is so much negativity.
     
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  18. Red

    Red Well-Known Member

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    No, Russia interfering in our democratic institution of free elections was an attack. McCain very early called it an "act of war", and since we are a sovereign nation, I agreed with that opinion.
     
  19. Red

    Red Well-Known Member

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    Depends on whether, and to what degree, one loves one's country. The leader of a mafia state used active measures in an effort they felt would help in their foreign policy goal of weakening the United States and helping spread discord in my country. Of course that ticked me off.
     
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  20. NPC D4617

    NPC D4617 Well-Known Member

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    Does this make you a white nationalist?

    Serious question.
     

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