Users on both sites were asked to write in their favorites for a variety of things, including TV shows, books, political leaders and philosophers — and some of the answers were incredibly surprising.
Users on RedStateDate said that their favorite political leaders were Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and George Washington. These users also consider the Bible, Mark Levin’s ‘Liberty and Tyranny’ and George Orwell’s ’1984′ to be their favorite books, and AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ CBS’ ‘NCIS’ and HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ to be their favorite shows.
Users of BlueStateDate, however, said that Barack Obama, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King were among their favorite political leaders, while their favorite books included J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series, Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Their favorite TV shows are Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ and ‘The Colbert Report,’ as well as ABC’s ‘Modern Family.’
None of that seems too out of the ordinary, right? Yeah, we thought so too, until we got to the data that revealed who RSD and BSD users listed as their top political philosophers. For reference, Dictionary.com defines a philosopher as “a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields.”
Here is the top 10 list of political philosophers that conservatives on RedStateDate rated among their favorite:
1. THOMAS JEFFERSONSee the Top 10 list of political philosophers that liberals on BlueStateDate listed as their favorite:....at the link!
2. AYN RAND
3. MILTON FRIEDMAN
4. THOMAS SOWELL
5. ADAM SMITH
6. THOMAS PAINE
7. EDMUND BURKE
8. FREDREICH HAYEK
9. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
10. ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE