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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    I don't think it's a question of intelligence, but there is a strong anti-intellectual streak on the Republican side. Also a majority of those who take everything on faith vote on that side. I think though, that's a question of gaining votes. Even their hero Bush was an Ivy Leaguer.

    There's also no shortage of idiots on the Democratic side (see "Guam might sink"), and there's a large contingent who choose to "believe" science without any critical thought.

    They're equally unintelligent.


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the old saw is that if you disagree with a liberal, he will think you are immoral, while if you disagree with a conservative, he will think you are stupid.

    Meanwhile, self-congratulation seems to be the basis for much of the lefts' tribalism.


    It seems both sides perceive the other as less intelligent than themselves, but the right makes more allowance for liberals to be "Smart, But Wrong" than the left does in return.
    So the left is very self-congratulatory, and you end your post with being self-congratulatory. Sadly, I expect no less.


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    My irony meter just assploded...
    As I recall, the last time we went over this, I showed you how it was the modern day puritan left that was more likely to try to purge Heresy from our public discourse, and you did not respond.
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So the left is very self-congratulatory, and you end your post with being self-congratulatory.
    Nah. It's hardly self-affirming to recognize that intelligent, well-thought out people disagree with you for good reasons. That is an argument that imposes a certain humility. It's self-affirming to argue that people who disagree with you are stupid, evil or both.
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    As I recall, the last time we went over this, I showed you how it was the modern day puritan left that was more likely to try to purge Heresy from our public discourse, and you did not respond.
    And yet, you call the left more self-congratulatory. Are you really a liberal, or do you just choose not to be as better as you claim to be?


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Nah. It's hardly self-affirming to recognize that intelligent, well-thought out people disagree with you for good reasons. That is an argument that imposes a certain humility. It's self-affirming to argue that people who disagree with you are stupid, evil or both.
    Considering how quickly the anti-semitism card is played in any thread about...well just about anything, I'd hardly say that the left has a monopoly on that. There are plenty of self-congratulatory circle jerks in the gun and religion forums.


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Considering how quickly the anti-semitism card is played in any thread about...well just about anything
    ......what?


    I tell you what. Let's start counting the number of times that public conservatives have accused Democrats of being anti-semitic, and the number of times that public liberals have accused Republicans of being racist. Whatcha think the results are going to be?
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And yet, you call the left more self-congratulatory. Are you really a liberal, or do you just choose not to be as better as you claim to be?
    I was correct in both instances. The left is indeed more self-congratulatory, and they are indeed (partly because of that, because other viewpoints are not only wrong, but uncredible) to seek to stamp out public opposition.
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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ......what?


    I tell you what. Let's start counting the number of times that public conservatives have accused Democrats of being anti-semitic, and the number of times that public liberals have accused Republicans of being racist. Whatcha think the results are going to be?
    About equal. Sorry to not play into your persecution complex, but to say that there's no idiocy or self-congratulation on the right is idiotic and self-congratulatory. Therefore, exploding irony meters.


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    Re: Who? Democrats or Republicans perceived as "Smarter"?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    About equal
    Not even close.

    Sorry to not play into your persecution complex, but to say that there's no idiocy or self-congratulation on the right is idiotic and self-congratulatory.
    You are correct. It would also be a strawman, since no one made that argument
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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