The most intelligent, educated, and informed people are almost never Republicans

Think that headline is a little too strong?  Well consider this: Only 6% of scientists are registered republicans.  Or this: Only 7% of journalists are registered republicans.  We can agree, can’t we, that becoming a scientist requires a remarkable dedication to scholarship, education, and to the truth?  We can agree, can’t we, that nobody knows more about the working of our “democracy” than journalists?  So, why have well over 90% of those who have followed a scientific or journalistic path rejected the Republican party?  Could the answer be more obvious?  The Republican war on science fought on behalf of the wealthiest and most powerful and the utter contempt which Congressional Republicans hold for the democratic process have completely alienated our brightest, most informed, and most curious.

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