Are liberals really condescending to those with whom they disagree?

Are liberals really condescending to those with whom they disagree?

University of Virginia political science professor Gerard Alexander wrote a commentary to that effect in Sunday's Washington Post.

It's pretty interesting and contains a fair amount of support for his theory. Of course, you can hear the liberals now, saying the conservatives are the ones who are condescending. Maybe they're both right.

But, for now at least, all there is to offer on the subject is Alexander's commentary.

So take a look.  You can read, can't you?

Whoops, now I'm being condescending. Sorry.

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jthartke wrote on February 09, 2010 at 8:02 am

I don't know many liberals who go around telling people they "know" what God wants, whose side He is on. That seems the ultimate in arrogant condescension to me.

Also, lots of data shows that liberals are, in general, far more educated than conservatives. Maybe that has something to do with it. Just like when President Obama reamed the Republican House members in the "President's Question Time" -- when Liberals point out the error in conservative policy, they are being arrogant. The Right knows they are right.