A lot of FReepers trash progressives as stupid, but the fact is they seized control of new media, just like they took over the education system 2 generations ago.
Generaly stupidity and specific skill sets are not mutually exclusive. Many people with enormous specific talents are dumb as rocks.
Don't forget the military. They've taken that over just within the last decade. Most of us had no idea until the Fort Hood shooting. But it's all coming out every day now.
Libs are unintelligent in the sense that most of them can't see what their policies will lead to. But, they ain't stupid, either. There's a middle place where lots of damage can be done.
This is a fascinating article. I highly recommend going back to the original link and reading the whole thing. We've got a lot to learn and I fear we won't.