Much has been written about Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Mike McCabe\’s recent meltdown, in which he portrays conservatives as being simple-minded and gullible.  Rick Esenberg and Patrick McIlheran have done a good job deconstructing McCabe\’s nutty rant, so there\’s no need for me to pile on.

However, McCabe\’s unhinged diatribe does smack of an old story from former Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson, who many believed represented pure liberal intellectualism.  During his run against President Dwight Eisenhower, one of Stevenson\’s supporters approached the candidate and told him that all thinking people supported him.  Stevenson replied, \”Yes, but I need to win a majority.\” 

As for liberal ideologues that purport to care for \”real\” people, they may want to actually go out and meet some.

 (The Stevenson Story can be found in Michael Barone\’s \”Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan.\”)