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  •  Come now. (1+ / 0-)
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    I know plenty of intelligent republicans.  Some are disgusted by the new flavor of the party, some are intelligent but are not well informed about the nature of the GOP these days (hard to believe but tend to think the blame for gridlock goes to both parties) and others are just flat out greedy.

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:53:23 AM PST

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    •  I'm afraid most intelligent Republicans are (1+ / 0-)
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      in blue states where they're not doing any harm if they vote Republican.  I question that there are many intelligent people of any persuasion in the red states ;)  It's whole states I was discussing, not individuals.  There are certainly plenty of uneducated Democrats too.
      BTW I love your tag line - but in the grand scheme of things, isn't ignorance just as dangerous to everyone else as malevolence?  And isn't ignorance self-imposed in many if not most cases?  I'm not really speaking of IQ but openness to learning - even people with very low measured intelligence can be (and often are) morally superior because they have good emotional intelligence.  That's what I think conservatives lack rather than intellect.  

      •  I would concur. (1+ / 0-)
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        And my agnostic children have far better developed moral sense than many "good" Christians I know.

        I know far too many Republicans (in this blue State) who are disengaged with politics due to lack of interest.  I think that this can be more harmful than malevolence because they have the capacity to know better but do not have the initiative to learn.  

        "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

        by newfie on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:52:56 AM PST

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