Monday, April 25, 2016

Drum: Are Liberals Too Smug? No, They're Too Condescending

He's right, as usual.


Blogger Aa said...

Are conservatives self centered jackasses who claim to know everything while really knowing very little (e.g., climate change)? Yes, yes they are.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Are conservatives self-centered? I don't think I've ever had that impression. Just the opposite, if anything.

As for knowing less than they think they do, are they worse than liberals?

I always thought that the characteristic conservative intellectual vice was dogmatism... Liberals can be pretty dogmatic on some issues, but, on the whole, I do kinda think they're a bit better on that score.

Conservatives seem to me to be on average really bad at even *trying* to understand the good points on the other side.

This is largely an empirical question...though I'm not sure to what extent we can trust social psych to give us the straight dope on it.

Surely Fox News has to tell us *something*. What percentage of conservatives live in the Fox News fantasy world?

The demonization of political opponents seems worse on the right. They freaking hated both Clinton and Obama with fiery passion before they were even in office. We hated Bush...but he *did* try to steal the election of 2000...and the widespread hatred didn't kick in until after he lied us into Iraq...

9:47 PM  

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