They have to, to live with their conscience

MSNBC echo chamber

MSNBC echo chamber

Study: Liberals drink more alcohol than conservatives.

3X more.

The study by Pavel Yakovlev and Walter P. Guessford of Duquesne University in Pennsylvania shows a direct correlation between political beliefs and the demand for alcohol. The study compares sales of alcoholic beverages against the political leanings of a state’s members of Congress, as ranked by liberal organizations Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) and the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE).

UPDATE: Maybe this will shift the nation right: WSJ reports on artisanal “mocktails – non-alcoholic drinks made with premium ingredients and care. They sound good and, if they catch on with liberals, we can retake the Senate in November.

“We put so much care into our alcoholic drinks, it seems crazy that when someone asks for something soft, we would just hand them a Coke,” said Bryan Dayton, Acorn’s barman and co-owner. He’s been astonished at how many nonalcoholic drinks Acorn sells. “It’s not just pregnant women and teetotalers. It’s people who are health-conscious, who need to work the next day. It’s people ordering nonalcoholic after two drinks because they need to stay sharp at a business dinner.”

Mr. Dayton is one of many bartenders who said they’ve noticed a shift in patrons’ attitudes in recent years. There is the health consideration cited by Mr. Dayton above, and drunk-driving laws are tougher than ever, two factors that may be contributing to a culture of more measured alcohol consumption.

“The whole ‘mixology’ craze has been spurred by people wanting to consume less and be more knowledgeable about what they drink. People just aren’t drinking the way they did years ago,” said Eben Freeman, the noted New York barman who currently runs the extensive bar program at Michael White’s Altamarea Group of restaurants. “People now feel comfortable saying to the bartender, ‘Make me a nonalcoholic cocktail.’ That rarely happened even five or 10 years ago.”

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6 responses to “They have to, to live with their conscience

  1. anony

    And Ted Kennedy was a liberal LION.

    btw, you can thank him for the Immigration Act of 1965.

    … including Senator Ted Kennedy, hastened to reassure the populace that the demographic mix would not be affected; these assertions would later prove wildly inaccurate.[5]…

    HE LIED.
    1965 Immigration Law Changed Face of America
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5391395

  2. Fred2

    No wonder they tax and spend like they are high, and reason like violent drunks.

  3. Rivman

    I would assume this would have something more to do with age. Younger folks tend to binge more and be more liberal.

  4. Libertarian Advocate

    “MSNBC echo chamber” more like a fluids dispenser.