Cut for content. Read the full post at Cameron Harris Colorado Watchdog recently analyzed the political contributions of employees at 27 publicly supported campuses. What they found was truly astonishing, but one professors explanation is even more surprising. The group found that University of Colorado employees gave Barack Obama $38,335 while only giving $6,550 to the Romney campaign. Colorado State faculty gave $13,175 to Obama while not a cent was given to Mitt Romney. It has long been an accepted fact that academia is glaringly more biased towards liberal politicians and policies. These campaign numbers reinforce that claim, but many wonder why. One professor thinks he has the answer. Drew Westen, professor of Psychology at Emory University, feels that this data confirms his sense that academics are smarter than everyone else. Now I dont think that many of us would take any issue with this claim. Academics devote their entire lives to the quest for knowledge, and they are most likely far superior to the majority of the rest of us in intelligence. The next claim that Dr. Westen makes is the one that is disturbing and quite ridiculous. Dr. Westen goes on to say: That suggests that people who think logically and have been selected for intellect are more convinced by Democrats than Republicans. Perhaps thats not a surprise when you take into consideration that Republicans defy basic math by arguing that you can cut deficits by throwing public employees out of work, which cuts the number of taxpayers (and hence reduces tax revenue), or that you can increase revenue by cutting taxes to the rich. Democrats tend to believe in science, e.g., they dont believe in angels or Satan, but they do believe in evolution.