Teabagging and the growth of assholes–white, black, and brown.

Proportion of assholes by year and race: GSS

Proportion of assholes by year and race: GSS

The Tea Bagging movement’s crowning achievement has been to resurrect virulent anti-communism into the American political discourse. Now, many real white Americans think that inequality is just fine and dandy, and they strongly disagree that the Gubmint should try to mitigate inequalities. Now, some might argue that this clueless mentality can only be sustained by smirking frat boys and sorority girls, however we should remember that fraternities recruit–and that it’s really easy to be an asshole when you are not suffering.

Above I chart the most virulent sentiment—strongly disagreeing that the gubmint should do something to reduce inequality. Given that inequality is at a historic high in the United States, such a sentiment is a valid measure of being an asshole. And, if the Tea Bagging Movement had an actual impact on the growth of assholes, then we should see this sentiment increase between 2008 and 2010. The question is whether or not being an asshole is restricted to real white Americans, or if blacks and browns can also be assholes!

Low and behold, data from our last surviving scientific public opinion poll (the GSS, duh) show that while about 15% of white Americans have always been assholes, in 2010 with the tea bagger movement confronting the communist Kenyan Muslim Homosexual Usurper this caused a 66% increase in the proportion of white assholes. Being an asshole is far less common among African Americans, but Herman Cain and the 9 9 9’s nearly doubled their numbers to 5%. The Browns also got into the tea bagging act, what with Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley and all, brown assholes increased from only 2.4% to over 8% of brown (not real) Americans.  Still, white assholes are five times as prevalent as black assholes, and whites are three times as likely to be assholes compared to brown assholes—proportionately, of course. And, since whites are the majority, that’ s a lot of white assholes!  Just not enough to elect Newt Romney to be our first non-Christian President.

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One Response to “Teabagging and the growth of assholes–white, black, and brown.”

  1. schmielt Says:

    We hope.

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