Originally Posted by woodstock
You may be right but honestly, I think it is just below average intelligence.
While I can agree with you on this point, you have to remember that the left-leaning educational institutions produce MANY "educated idiots".
As Mark Twain once said, "Common sense ain't to common!" (I'm paraphrasing here.)
I've run into some VERY smart lib-progs. In fact, I'll admit that some of them are "smarter" than me in their various field of study.
But, as soon as I throw them a question that falls outside their left-leaning, tree-hugging paradigm, instead of them entertaining it as an intellectual viewpoint, I'm called an idiot, a racist, a cultist, a corporatist, a bigot, a right-winger, a "gun nut", a polluter...and the list goes on.
In fact, there's one chap here who bases his arguments with others on the notion that if WE don't believe HIM, then surely we're a (fill in the blank with one of the terms above).
And, rather than agree to disagree and walk away from the argument in a civil manner, his mission is to decimate the character of others, simply because he hasn't got the muster, energy or persuasiveness to convince others of his views.
Frankly, I see this attitude displayed by most lib-progs. Heck, just turn on MSLSD (aka: MSNBC), you'll find a whole gaggle of numbn^ts there, so consumed with their lib-prog talking points that they wouldn't recognize an original thought, if it came up and bit them in their arse.
So again, I still see it as part of their genetic make-up. But, I'll concede that some of it also has to do with their intellect.