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    Study: Many Democrats Exaggerated Mental Distress After 2016 Election

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    STANFORD, Calif. — Many registered Democrats who claimed they were suffering from mental distress after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election may have been embellishing a bit. A new study comparing online searches to public surveys show that a significant portion of Democrats were likely over-reporting their stress or mental health issues, but doing so as a means to back their party.

    “Our research suggests that for many Democrats, expressing mental distress after the election was a form of partisan cheerleading,” write researchers Masha Krupenkin, David Rothschild, Shawndra Hill and Elad Yom-Tov in their findings. “Clearly, many Democrats were, and are, upset about the Republican victory in 2016; these findings do not invalidate those feelings but put their depth and related actions into perspective.”

    This so-called “reverse” cheerleading occurs when a person misreports or exaggerates a condition publicly in order to show support for their affiliated group, or in this case, their political party. The authors say that a person’s actions in private reveal their true condition, however, and for the study, that can be determined by evaluating private search terms. In other words, a person who might describe suffering psychological distress on social media or to their friends, but doesn’t search for any type of help or relief, is more likely showing a form of reverse cheerleading.

    For the study, the authors looked at more than 1 million Bing searches by Democrats, Republicans, and Spanish-Speaking Latinos from before and after the election. The searches were grouped based on previously answered questions by users who’d revealed their political affiliation, and by those who searched in Spanish. In particular, the authors looked for specific mental health-related search terms: depression, anxiety, stress, suicide/suicidal, and therapy. They also sought out searches for antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.
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    https://www.studyfinds.org/many-demo...2016-election/
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    Democrats are complete liars. That's all anyone needs to say.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Well one thing to note is the left is known via studies to dumb down their speech (using less sophisticated language) when talking to "minorities" then to their counterparts. This is something the right dose not due.
      Likewise the Left also thinks the Right is Evil in their opinions, on the other hand the Right thinks the Left is wrong in regards to their opinions. In addtion to the fact that the Right is far more able to think like a lefty than a lefty can think like a rightie.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nebfer View Post
        Well one thing to note is the left is known via studies to dumb down their speech (using less sophisticated language) when talking to "minorities" then to their counterparts. This is something the right dose not due.
        Likewise the Left also thinks the Right is Evil in their opinions, on the other hand the Right thinks the Left is wrong in regards to their opinions. In addtion to the fact that the Right is far more able to think like a lefty than a lefty can think like a rightie.
        True!
        Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nebfer View Post
          Well one thing to note is the left is known via studies to dumb down their speech (using less sophisticated language) when talking to "minorities" then to their counterparts. This is something the right dose not due.
          Likewise the Left also thinks the Right is Evil in their opinions, on the other hand the Right thinks the Left is wrong in regards to their opinions. In addtion to the fact that the Right is far more able to think.
          Fixed that for you.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

            Fixed that for you.
            Heh.
            In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill.

            Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.
            "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces.

            "The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It's an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain yourselves."

            The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?"

            The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a Liberal brain, and $200 for a Conservative brain."

            The moment turned awkward. Liberals in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the Conservatives, but some actually smirked.

            A Liberal unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the Liberal brain so much more?"

            The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the Conservative brains, because they've actually been used."
            Credo quia absurdum.


            Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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