Very true. There are simply very few thinking liberals.
Patrick Moynihan, Joe Lieberman and Alan Dershowitz are about the only ones I can think of.
They were wrong but knew why they believed what they believed.
As a Christian, I despise atheism, however, I have grudging respect for solid Atheists like Penn Gillette, Richard Dawkins etc. It takes a great amount of faith to believe in nothing.
I call Penn my evil twin. He and I even bring up the same points, but I do it from a Christian perspective while he does it from an atheist one. I wonder what he’d think of Christianity if he was presented the CI or Universalist perspective. That ECT thing is a deal killer for any atheist with a brain.