In political circles, progressives pride themselves on being “the adult in the room.” This stems from their belief in the intellectual superiority of progressivism over conservatism. The progressive stranglehold on mainstream media reflects this most often when a Republican occupies the White House. Before the “unstable” Trump there was Bush the “idiot.” The defeat of Bush senior was with the slogan “The Economy, Stupid” while his predecessor, Ronald Reagan, was “senile.” Gerald Ford was a bumbling fool in the eyes of leftists and Nixon was paranoid.
Since conservatism is more inclined to keep things as they are, implying a reluctance to consider new ideas, it’s not a stretch to assert backwardness, ignorance, or stupidity. However, conservatives are no more likely to be ignorant or close-minded than are progressives. History is awash in the blood spilled by communism yet this remains the ultimate goal of progressive ideology. Logic refutes central planning yet the state remains infallible to progressive stalwarts. Ever moving goal posts for equality may require adept mental agility but this is hardly indicative of anything more than blind obedience.
Sure, The Donald does some wacky things, but he continues the same policies that his two predecessors perpetuated, if only with a politically incorrect bravado. When Obama doubled the national debt, he was no more brilliant than Bush’s doubling of the national debt except for the scale of spending required to achieve it. Those who died under the drone attacks of Obama are no better off than those who will die under Himself regardless of their respective intellects. Republicans and Democrats share, among many other things, the propensity to be stupid on an ever increasing scale.