I wasn't talking about politicians. I was talking about the "true believers."
Politicians may or may not believe what they preach; They are in it for the power and/or money. They will say anything, even if they know it isn't true, in order to build their power and/or wealth.
It is the average joe who buys into the demagoguery who believes this way. Liberals believe that they are morally superior, and that people who want to interfere with their peace, love, and understanding are evil. They are not willing to accept that there is more than one path to peace, love and understanding.
Conservatives believe that these people are misguided. You can fix ignorance, but an inability or refusal to learn is stupidity, and you can't fix stupid