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Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing (say Dems politicans gains nothing by going)
USNews ^ | Thursday June 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/30/2011 11:45:59 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 4thofjuly; antiamerican; blameamericafirst; democrats; dopeydems; independenceday; liberals; obama
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1 posted on 06/30/2011 11:46:04 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

some people believe the marxocrats shouldnt be allowed to be at a 4th parade.


2 posted on 06/30/2011 11:48:01 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Bigtigermike

The Democrats have their homosexual “pride parades.” That is their substitute for patriotism. No wonder children become Republicans.


3 posted on 06/30/2011 11:50:40 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Bigtigermike
Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend's July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds

Oh good, they got Harvard's permission

4 posted on 06/30/2011 11:50:40 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: kingattax
"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.

or to put it another way; Most Democrats hate America

5 posted on 06/30/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: Bigtigermike
"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.
This is true only because the Democrat Party has chosen to adopt fundamentally un-American principles.

In other words, the problem isn't with the Fourth, it's with the Democrats.

6 posted on 06/30/2011 11:51:18 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Bigtigermike
"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.
This is true only because the Democrat Party has chosen to adopt fundamentally un-American principles.

In other words, the problem isn't with the Fourth, it's with the Democrats.

7 posted on 06/30/2011 11:51:35 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Bigtigermike

And people wonder why we question democrats patriotism.


8 posted on 06/30/2011 11:51:55 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (if there were a little more of me around we'd all be better off.)
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To: Bigtigermike

These freaks are forming our childrens’ minds.


9 posted on 06/30/2011 11:52:16 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Bigtigermike

If you cannot celebrate your nation, its birth, and its ideals, then you are NOT Patriotic. That is pretty close to the textbook definition. How the Left can even pretend to themselves to love their country is beyond me.


10 posted on 06/30/2011 11:54:13 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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To: Bigtigermike

David Yanagizawa-Drott
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David Yanagizawa-Drott is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include economic development and political economy, with special focus on civil conflict, health, information and mass media. He has explored issues such as the impact of hate propaganda on violence during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, the relationship between the government and the mass media, and how price information affects the functioning of agricultural markets in developing countries. He is currently conducting randomized evaluations in Uganda that investigate innovative ways to solve part of the healthcare service delivery problem, as well as the problem of fake and substandard medicines in developing countries. Born in Sweden, he holds a M.Sc in Economics from University of Gothenburg and a PhD in Economics from Stockholm University.

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11 posted on 06/30/2011 11:54:51 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Bigtigermike

Is there something wrong with celebrating the Declaration of Independence? Is the only valid reason for celebrating July 4th is to get something - some political advantage - out of it?


12 posted on 06/30/2011 11:58:18 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Bigtigermike

>> July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day

EVERY day should be Independence Day!


13 posted on 06/30/2011 12:00:51 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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Coming up next: Fireworks cancelled because “some may be offended...”


14 posted on 06/30/2011 12:03:17 PM PDT by Kenton (Trust, but carry a gun...)
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To: Bigtigermike

Independence day energizes conservatives more than dems because independence just isn’t a lefty thing...


15 posted on 06/30/2011 12:03:21 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

To fully appreciate how full of cr@p this article really is, you really must go to the link and read it. You can find the entire article here:

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/dyanagi/Research/FourthOfJuly.pdf

The methods are a total and complete joke, as are the conclusions.

And I thought clinical medicine studies were bad!


16 posted on 06/30/2011 12:05:06 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Bigtigermike
Why is this a surprise? Republicans love America and Leftists hate it. Most Democrats are leaning far to the Left.

Many are happier with Cuba and Venezuela than with the USA.

The message of this article, unbeknownst to the author, is to make sure you take your kid out to celebrate the 4th in a BIG way or he won't have a country left when he grows up.

17 posted on 06/30/2011 12:06:02 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Bigtigermike

But don’t call them unpatriotic.


18 posted on 06/30/2011 12:08:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kingattax

What this is saying is that ‘rats get nothing for going to a 4th parade, so they might as well not go.

I had everyone in my group turn their back on the ‘rat from our district (before we kicked him out in 2010) when he walked by in the parade.


19 posted on 06/30/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Bigtigermike

The actual link to the actual study.

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/fs/dyanagi/Research/FourthOfJuly.pdf


20 posted on 06/30/2011 12:08:52 PM PDT by Excellence
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
*Coming up next: Fireworks cancelled because “some may be offended...”*

The fireworks are bright, and the Left would like to keep and make you dull and stupid, therefore anything bright should be banned.

21 posted on 06/30/2011 12:09:06 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: MrB

excellent....hat tip to your group


22 posted on 06/30/2011 12:10:05 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Are they questioning my patriotism?” said the leftist progressive liberal about the Fourth of July celebrants.

“What patriotism have you ever shown?” asked America.


23 posted on 06/30/2011 12:10:16 PM PDT by Richard Axtell (Take that... Statist Slime!)
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To: paterfamilias

Is parody, no?

24 posted on 06/30/2011 12:16:05 PM PDT by x
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To: Bigtigermike

Seeing as democrats political stand against everything that happened on July the 4th 235 years ago. This is not surprising.

The Democrats want men to be slaves to the Government, they deny their right to assert their Independence either individually nor in regional groups. They instead support the government’s ability to impose what it wants upon the people.

July the 4th 1776 is certainly not a holiday for those who admire socialism or any form of statism. July the 4th 1776 is about the individual, Independence and freedom. Concepts at war with the needs of socialism and what liberals define as “equality” of outcomes.


25 posted on 06/30/2011 12:16:32 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Bigtigermike

I love hyphenated names on men...it’s so...manly./s

Remarkable. Harvard has turned into a petri dish for people who put up with their country, not love it.

Well, I hope all of these academic swells enjoy the Cape and the islandsthis weekend. They will do so because of men and women who had the guts to defend freedom, instead of criticizing the most important moment of our republic.


26 posted on 06/30/2011 12:22:44 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: x

“Is parody, no?”

Apparently not.


27 posted on 06/30/2011 12:24:20 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Bigtigermike

Effectively, this Scandanvian-born Socialist/Leftist is allowed to tee off on the country that employs him.

He has confirmed what we now know, Democrats (the Progressives) hate the Constitution, our Founders, Christianity and our culture and history.

A male with a hypenated last name, we know he hates the USA.


28 posted on 06/30/2011 12:25:06 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: NativeSon
...or to put it another way; Most Democrats hate America

No, they don't hate America.

It has been very useful to them over the decades.

29 posted on 06/30/2011 12:25:40 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Bigtigermike

As the saying goes, “The Truth Shall Set You Free.” In other words, to be patriotic is a Republican notion. The Democrat notion is to not be patriotic. Got it!


30 posted on 06/30/2011 12:28:31 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Bigtigermike
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.

A self-fulfilling prophecy if there ever was one.

31 posted on 06/30/2011 12:28:35 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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no, they still hate America, as they suck from Americans and pull our nation down, they hate it


32 posted on 06/30/2011 12:29:25 PM PDT by NativeSon
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To: Bigtigermike

Gay pride parades, in contrast, turn participants into Democrats. I think there may be a lesson here.


33 posted on 06/30/2011 12:29:59 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Bigtigermike

>> “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.

Indeed!

Now tell us what homosexual marriage laws engender.


34 posted on 06/30/2011 12:32:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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*Coming up next: Fireworks cancelled because “some may be offended...”*

And that's not even to mention other aspects of Independence day...

I can see it now...

Cookouts forbidden because they will worsen Global warming.

Flying flags forbidden because America is a mean country.

Wishing folks a happy independence day forbidden because it might offend some minorities who feel like they are being oppressed (perhaps by things like immigration laws)

No Independence day parades unless gays are also allowed to march for gay rights and illegal aliens are allowed to march for Aztlan independence as part of said parade.

People are forbidden from dressing in colonial attire to celebrate the day because some colonists were slave owners and some blacks may be offended by this.

People are forbidden to publicly read the Declaration of Independence, because said declaration proclaimed independence but did not free the slaves.

The list can go on and on...

35 posted on 06/30/2011 12:33:17 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Some California judge decided that fireworks displays require and environmental impact report to be filed and a permit issued before they can be held.

I kid you not.

In the Land of the free, home of the brave...


36 posted on 06/30/2011 12:45:57 PM PDT by DB
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“The problem isn’t with the Fourth but with the Democrats”

Actually, Harvard may have a point. Conservatives are much more likely to celebrate an American holiday by showing respect to our military (past and present), our independence, singing our anthem etc.. Democrats hate America and all it stands for. They hate our “violent” past, our military (past and present), our anthem... pretty much everything.


37 posted on 06/30/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by momtothree
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Look for Democrats to sneak a provision into a must pass bill banning 4th of July parades!


38 posted on 06/30/2011 12:51:30 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Bigtigermike; Freee-dame

Wow! What an admission by the Academics at Harvard. Democrats do not relate to the symbols of our country that inspire actual patriotism.


39 posted on 06/30/2011 12:53:04 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: DB
Not surprising really....sad, but not surprising. Oy, liberals....
40 posted on 06/30/2011 12:53:37 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Leftist scum wil find our 4th of July plans absolutely terrifying: We’re going to have an ATF party – alcohol, tobacco and firearms, that is, but not necessarily in that order. Our friends the Manns live on top of Hoodoo Mountain, so we’ll have a sweeping view of the entire valley all the way to Coeur d’Alene – thus we’ll be able to see every town’s fireworks display. We'll start the festivities with a little workout on their local rifle and pistol range (silhouettes, bowling pins, AQT targets, etc), then a fresh-caught salmon BBQ, and as twilight begins, a wee dram or two of single malt and good cigars out on the deck. Can’t ask for more than that.

Hats off to the Mountain Manns! www.idahoknifeworks.com

41 posted on 06/30/2011 12:55:01 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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I’m taking Little Flash 1.0 and 2.0 to the parade, just as I do every year. Last year there was a 90-year old Pearl Harbor Survivor who marched all three miles of parade.

If he is there this year, I am going to stand the kids up, and say, “Look and remember. When you are as old as I am, you’ll be able to say you saw a guy who was at Pearl Harbor when it all went down.”


42 posted on 06/30/2011 1:00:51 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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I was on Harvard campus last fall. It didn't feel like an American school. The majority of students were Asian.
43 posted on 06/30/2011 1:07:50 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Bigtigermike
If July 4th is a Repulican holdiday, then Halloween is the DUmocrat's holiday....

It's when pretending to be something you're not, going door-to-door expecting something you didn't earn, and being a mind-numbed zombie are all perfectly acceptable.

44 posted on 06/30/2011 1:18:17 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t need no stinking Harvard study to tell me that Democrats hate America...


45 posted on 06/30/2011 1:31:04 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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Harvard University must be the nexus of stupid people. Just because a person claims to be a Dem, doesn’t mean that person is any less patriotic than his neighbor. Of course, if they’re going to play politics, all party’s can stay away.


46 posted on 06/30/2011 1:36:05 PM PDT by Sarajevo (The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.)
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Just because a person claims to be a Dem, doesn’t mean that person is any less patriotic than his neighbor.

Well, no, I guess not... but the question would be, "to which country?"

47 posted on 06/30/2011 1:38:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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“Just because a person claims to be a Dem, doesn’t mean that person is any less patriotic than his neighbor.”

Actually, yes it does mean that they are less patriotic. They have spent the last decade making that exact argument. You can’t try to redefine patriotism to mean paying more taxes and then try to tell me that they are partriotic.

Democrats (Every single last one of them) is an enemy to me and an enemy to our Republic. I mean enemy in the strongest terms.


48 posted on 06/30/2011 2:13:03 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Conservatives and Republicans have the 4th of July in order to celebrate the Founding of the United States

and the Progressives and the Democrats have Earth Day to celebrate the birth of the Father of Communism, Valdimir Lenin.

This is the way it is.

Just about every conservative I have ever known is extremely patriotic and the 4th of July is an important holiday for them.

Just about every left-wing progressive I know is a greenie and Earth day is the most important holiday to them. It is also no mistake that earth day is also Valdimir Lenin’s (he Father of commnuism)birthday.

Conservatives celebrate America and Freedom while Progressives celebrate Internationalism and Socialism.


49 posted on 06/30/2011 2:23:16 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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Nice of them to state which party stands for American values, and which does not............


50 posted on 06/30/2011 2:50:57 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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