Hope he doesn't mind....
"In addition to externalizing blame for one's own pitiful situation in life, there is yet another advantage to paranoia and projection: often, a creative distortion of reality can reliably pump up one's own self-esteem. You are righteous, persecuting the true racists and you, yourself, are incapable of any racist thoughts or emotions. Sometimes, it pumps that self-esteem up at the expense of a great deal of fear; but nevertheless, it is comforting to know that someone appreciates your genius or the threat you represent. Clearly if the CIA, FBI, aliens, Jews , POTUS, Republicans [fill in your favorite bogeyman here] are out to get you, you must be special and unique.
In short, paranoia and its little brother projection organize and distort reality in a way that makes it palatable; and, at the same time help the user to avoid recognizing some unpleasant truths about himself.
Psychological projection, which is often not as bizarre as full-blown paranoia, is a particularly good way of doing this, because by projecting one's own feelings onto someone else, you can make yourself appear particularly virtuous.
The con artist does this consciously and deliberately and understands the effectiveness of the psychological maneuver. Con artists come in all sorts of political stripes, of course, but in our day the great examples are pretty much exclusive to the political left, because the vast majority of the left's minions have such an intense need to appear virtuous. In fact, the appearance of virtue in themselves is much more important than any other reality."
Full article here
Gagdad Bob narrows it down:
"For the thoroughly ironicized secular left (which should always
be distinguished from any form of liberalism), there is no truth but no
truth. The con artist thinks everyone “has an angle,” and cannot
imagine someone who is innocently motivated by an agenda-free love of
truth, with no strings attached. This is why you will have noticed that
the left is inherently suspicious and paranoid, and therefore
habitually attributes motives to positions. Since it is
often the case that their positions are actually cynical motives in
disguise, they think this is true of everyone.
Therefore, you can’t possibly be against judges tinkering with the basic unit of
civilization and redefining marriage. Rather, you are simply using this
as a cynical ploy to get more redneck homophobes to go to the polls.
You can’t possibly think that racial quotas are bad for blacks. You
must be a racist. You can’t actually believe that raising the minimum
wage causes unemployment. You just hate poor people. You don’t really
think that global jihad is a genuine threat. You just want to frighten
people so that you can maintain control over them. You can’t possibly
believe that Darwinism is logically self-refuting. You just want to
teach Genesis as science and impose a theocracy. You can’t simply
believe that Roe vs. Wade represents atrocious legal reasoning veering
on judicial tyranny. You just want to “control women’s bodies.” You
don’t want to harshly interrogate known terrorists. You just enjoy
torturing people. You don’t really want to intercept their phone calls
either. You’re just spying on Americans. And of course, if you do not
accept all of the dubious speculations of the global warming theorists,
you hate the earth."