JLF head John Hood’s column today is about the silliness of claiming that your side is just smarter than your political adversaries. John’s piece begins:

One of the cheapest shots in politics is to claim that only the unschooled and ignorant could possibly side with the other team. Both Democrats and Republicans make the claim about the other party. Democrats ridicule Republican-leaning voters for being dumb rednecks and undereducated boobs. Republicans ridicule Democratic-leaning voters for being empty-headed kids and school dropouts. Fox News viewers think MSNBC viewers are sheep. MSNBC viewers think Fox viewers are fools.

The real fools are those who think electoral politics is an intelligence test.

You can read more of the column here.