Your last paragraph is gold. Just as certain libs are reputed to have high IQs, a certain President is thought to have gone to Harvard law school. But in listening to him these last years, he has demonstrated a profound lack of knowledge about laws or the constitution ( U.S., that is ).
Certain Nobel Prize winning libs that are considered intellectuals because they are on the right ( left ) side of an issue are generally useless thinkers. People like Dr. Sowell who rely on facts and reasoning don't always come up with the most fashionable solutions and miss out on parties with Beyonce.