I dunno...I don't really believe that. MOST people I've met that are liberals (and I live in Austin, TX, which is libbie central) are just ignorant, and don't really think about things that much. They're just intellectually lazy and go with whatever feels right to them.
Try to get one to think. Try to get one to argue - to actually answer questions as to Why the believe what they believe and how they came to those conclusions. Not one will be capable of it. Sure there are some sleeper conservatives in there somewhere- but if you wake them up, they will tell you ( eventually) that one day they realized that they were never "one of them" - that they went along to get along. And they are easy to spot, because they will listen to arguments, make some of their own, and and then change their thinking based upon your discussions. With a Liberal you will be back to square one the next day, as if your conversation never happened. If its "intellectual laziness" then its willful and persistent, and like IDP, I suspect many know exactly what they are doing and its some sort of game to them - a sort of self-affirmation that if they can be clever with words or lies, then they have proven they are better than you - superior. Part of the master race. They have to believe that- because you are proving that they can't engage in this "conservative magic" called reasoning. They just aren't human enough to ever comprehend the modern world - like cavemen they learn to emulate the motions of the rest of the herd, but they don't understand any of the reasons why, they feel their inferiority and stupidty, and respond is the predictable fashion - by bullying and trying to dominate their demons.
Eric Hoffer probably wrote the most definitive work on the psychology involved.
Point is, they cannot be "fixed" I have spent the last 12 years trying, with my own Mother, Father, Sister, Grade School friends, in countless forums, and venues. Not once. Never. Have I ever gotten through to them and gotten them to do anything other than repeat the same platitudes,fallacies and lies. - no matter how many times I challenge them, no matter how many different tones I adopt, or methods I use, including the words and methods of others. My mother has chosen to not see her grand kids rather than to justify herself. (Not agree with me mind you - simply defend her own beliefs with logic/reasoning and facts) You can't get them to read or discuss a book. THEY CAN'T (or WON'T) THINK. The difference between can't and won't is irrelevant. The only way to change a liberal's mind is with a rock, and they will never stop bullying others until that rock is used. Its not the conclusion I had hoped for, but there it is, and soon, very soon, the coming and inevitable Civil war will decide who wins. We have reached a point where we can no longer submit and face our children with heads held high. Liberty or Death.