Today lefty website Politico has a headline story entitled, "Is Rick Perry Dumb?" It elaborates on the theory that the Texas Governor isn't too bright and not at all intellectually curious. He's just a dope who follows the instructions of his much smarter advisers.
Sound familiar? Gosh these leftists are predictable.
Ronald Reagan, Dan Quayle, George W. Bush, and Sarah Palin were all painted as dunces, great big dummies who didn't know much about anything. The so-called "intellectual elite" held them in deep contempt and ridiculed them at every turn.
Serious, charismatic conservatives always inspire this kind of attack from leftists, because those conservatives represent ideas that are so powerful that they have the ability to destroy liberalism for good. Therefore, those conservatives must be destroyed before they can gain any traction. And the leftists try to do that by first discrediting them as dumb.
Of course, all of their candidates are brilliant: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were cast as genius boy wonders, and even losers like John Kerry, Al Gore, and Jimmy Carter were described as "thoughtful," "deliberative," and "intellectual."
If they're so smart, why are their ideas so catastrophically bad?
Perry should take this latest assault as a badge of honor. Let them think he's dumb. And then he'll show 'em how dumb he really is by wiping the floor with them.