Sanity Injection

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Are liberals more intelligent than conservatives?

Posted by sanityinjection on March 26, 2009

In the northeastern US where I live, there prevails a general certainty among the liberal intelligentsia that liberals are, both individually and collectively, more intelligent than conservatives. The general image conjured of a conservative involves a white male with a brow ridge, red flannel shirt, pickup truck with gun rack, a Bible that he cites but has not read (and may not be able to read), and who violently despises anyone different from himself.

In fairness, there are places where that stereotype may not be far from the truth, though the great northeastern cities are not likely candidates. Nevertheless, even liberals who can move beyond that stereotype are convinced that conservatives just aren’t as smart or well-educated as they are – otherwise, they’d be enlightened and become liberals.

Thus, it is with this outlook in mind that I feel obligated to present the following object lesson as an invitation for liberals afflicted with this mindset to reconsider:

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5 Responses to “Are liberals more intelligent than conservatives?”

  1. Sister Benedict said

    No idiots were harmed during the writing of this blog entry.

  2. Vergil Keynes said

    It’s been said that “liberal” may be defined as a person so open-minded that their brains fell out. In this case, I would guess that this is a joke some conservative put in the paper. Though, then again…

    More seriously, it’s just best to assume those who hold different opinions might actually be as intelligent as you. You don’t convince people of their errors by being a snob, anyway.

  3. sanityinjection said

    Here’s exhibit B: A left-wing group is running a commercial attacking House Republicans for voting against the Democrats’ budget. That’s par for the course, but the problem is that the ad is only running in the Washington, D.C. area. Somebody want to explain to these numb-nuts that if it’s not running in the Republican members’ districts where their voters can see it, it’s a waste of money?

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/20954.html

  4. Ms. D said

    “The general image conjured of a conservative involves a white male with a brow ridge, red flannel shirt, pickup truck with gun rack, a Bible that he cites but has not read (and may not be able to read), and who violently despises anyone different from himself.”

    Ha ha, and a third ha! This is hilarious. As a Texan, I can tell you that I see this “image” at least once per day, if not more, in our very red state. However, I wholeheartedly agree with you, that this image represents such a tiny portion of conservatives. Just as the image of liberals, which are of course all open with sexuality, hippie-types with no religious values, smoking pot and complaining that the government is trying to take over the world (which we all know it is! ooops 🙂

    On Political Quizzes, I score “very liberal” although I do appear to have a “conservative” image. So well said, sanity, and I don’t think I have heard the term “numb-nuts” used since I went to the nudist beach and sang John Denver songs with my transsexual friends. 😉

  5. sanityinjection said

    Ms. D – You’re going to have to tell me that story in more detail!

    For the record, anybody who can write “Rocky Mountain High” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is great no matter how much pot he smoked 🙂

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