Ohhhhhhh boy. Prepare to roll your eyeballs right out of head over this Pravda-level right-wing propaganda courtesy of The Oregonian.
There’s #FakeNews and then theres THIS:
Trump’s success at winning votes — and the same success of his fellow Republican politicians, who control both houses of Congress — just might be due to their physical attractiveness.hot guys,
Jan-Erik Lonnqvist, a professor of social psychology at the University of Helsinki, published a study last month that concludes conservative voters in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere value good looks in political candidates more than liberal voters. The study falls into line with a plethora of earlier research that shows good-looking people tend to earn more money and achieve greater success than those of average looks.
Trump, often described by journalists as good looking and even “dashing” when he was an up-and-coming real-estate developer in the 1970s, has long understood the power of beauty. “The bathing suits got smaller and the heels got higher and the ratings went up,” he once said of his revamping of the Miss Universe pageant.
But beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder — and even more so in politics than in beauty pageants. So what some voters consider physical attractiveness is simply better grooming, Lonnqvist concludes. A typical “right-leaning” political candidate, it seems, tends to excel at combing their hair, while a typical left-leaning one tends to be Bernie Sanders.
Lonnqvist finds it “worrying” that conservative voters attach a “high degree of importance … to looks in political elections.” And, perhaps giving away his own political viewpoint, he theorizes that it’s because they are “less sophisticated.” He titled his study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, “Just Because You Look Good Doesn’t Mean You’re Right.”
“One possible reason for the greater influence of looks on right-wing constituents could be that they are less informed,” he said. “Previous research has also shown that conservative voters have a more concrete, perhaps less sophisticated way of thinking.”
Commenters couldn’t agree more.
I’ve often thought to myself, “This is probably the most handsome president in American history, right ahead of JFK.” At 70 years of age, he looks great. I believe that if he was a Democrat, those Obama worshipping feminists would probably melt like an army of of squealing cheerleaders. However, since he is a conservative republican, he is portrayed by the liberal community as a hideously ugly man. Sure, Trump is a symmetric, tall, white, Nordic type of male, who is both intelligent and successful, but that is what has been the traditionally classic model of human attractiveness throughout history. As for the physicality of natural beauty, natural appearances will always trump ideology.
To each his own, I guess.