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Lizard Brains' Redux: Huffington Repeats Analogy But Gets Exposed by TV Host


“Lizard brains? Is that what Americans did in ‘08...?"

Last month Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington blamed support for Christine O'Donnell on people using their "lizard brains." The insinuation being that only small-minded people would buy into O'Donnell and her ideas.

Now she's at it again.

Appearing on Friday's "Morning Joe," Huffington used the analogy with host Joe Scarborough to describe why people would vote for Republicans next week:

People are operating out of fear and anxiety at the moment. And when they operate out of fear and anxiety, they operate out of what they call their 'lizard brains.' Lizard brains are not susceptible to rationality. That’s why the argument of, ‘you just voted them out and you want to vote them in’ isn’t going to cut it.

Mediaite's Steve Krakauer explains what happened next when Scarborough called out Huffington:

“Lizard brains? Is that what Americans did in ‘08 when they elected a state senator President of the United States?” asked Scarborough. “Was that fear?”

“No, that was hope,” said Huffington, to some chuckles from the panel.

A couple minutes later, Scarborough summed it up: “When democrats win people are using the hope side of their brain, when Republicans win, people are using the lizard side of their brain.”

Did Scarborough just use his lizard brain to expose Huffington's argument? I think so:

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