There is in my town a woman in her early middle-age I have known for about ten years. She is a small businesswoman. She thinks the current high price of gas indirectly affects her income plus, she lives far from her business and has to drive there daily. She says she is hurting.
She is convinced the “oil companies” are behind the recent quick rise in gasoline prices at the pump. I ask her who is responsible when prices eventually go down. She mutters that the oil companies are “made to” lower their prices. She is obviously not interested in the paradox.
Who do you think she voted for? Is going to vote for? I know because she told me.
I know many liberals who sound stupid. Most are simply poorly educated and lacking in intellectual curiosity, I mean in curiosity. I have a problem with the fact that the many highly educated liberals I know are not very different from my local small business acquaintance lady. Their IQs seem to drop forty points when they speak about politics.
I worry that I may have the same blind spots, the same occasional shortage of gray matter. I don’t think so though because I often detect the stubborn unwillingness to think things through in my fellow conservatives.
See, for example, my recent essay: