Pat Schroeder, formerly the teary-eyed liberal Member of Congress from Colorado, is now the head of the American Association of Publishers. She recently said that conservatives aren't really bright enough to understand anything but the simplest of books:
"The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple slogans: 'No, don't raise my taxes, no new taxes,'" Pat Schroeder, president of the American Association of Publishers, said in a recent interview. "It's pretty hard to write a book saying, 'No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes' on every page..."Come on Pat, don't flatter yourself. You only have to go as far as a post today by Markos Moulitsas of the DailyKos to see just how wrong you are. This is what he had to say about a scholarly essay by Bobby Jindal, after distorting the piece massively so his readers wouldn't be forced to 'peel the onion' for themselves:
She said liberals tend to be policy wonks who "can't say anything in less than paragraphs. We really want the whole picture, want to peel the onion."
Summary: My church is big and old and can kick your church's ass.
There's more, but the piece is pretty much unreadable. It looks impressive if you are easily impressed by cites and the such...
'Cites and such.' Those pointy-headed intellectual conservatives sure are annoying!
I may not be smart like Pat Schroeder, but I can only come up with two possibilities: the readers of DailyKos aren't liberal, or not all liberals are the intellectual heavyweights Schroeder seems to think they are.