Going back to Robert Byrd (D) West Virginia (KKK), he played a Confederate General. Then you had Algore, probably an even better actor than Byrd, but screwed the pooch on any integrity he had at all when he made that global warming hoax movie. Sheila Jackson Lee once claimed that we planted a flag on Mars. Then there are cable hosts Bill Mahr and John Stewart whom Liberals depend upon for their serious news, "comedy shows" with writers. When I see Democrats, I think of these as the "intellectual heavy hitters". If not them, then who?