tol·er·ance [ tóllərənss ]
- acceptance of different views: the acceptance of the differing views of other people, e.g. in religious or political matters, and fairness toward the people who hold these different views
- tolerating of somebody or something: the act of putting up with somebody or something irritating or otherwise unpleasant
- ability to endure hardship: the ability to put up with harsh or difficult conditions
Synonyms: broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, lenience, acceptance, forbearance, charity, patience
Recently MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz called Conservative radio host and author Laura Ingraham a ‘slut’:
“President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name? Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”
I think everyone knows that if someone like Bill O’Reilly had called Joy Behar one of those the entire planet would be upside-down by now.
Schultz apologized and like the decent Conservative lady she is, Ingraham accepted gracefully.
But this entire farce reminded me once again how much I dislike the world ‘tolerance’ these days. The left screams that word constantly at Conservatives; they protest when they think we’re not tolerant enough to their beliefs and yet when it comes to Conservative beliefs? Crickets.
Thanks to a wonderful website called ‘What Liberals Say’, I’ve compiled some very IN-tolerant quotes from the very Leftist people who demand ‘tolerance’ from the Right.
In their own words and going alphabetically, Part 1 will cover the A’s and B’s (there were a lot of ‘Barack’ quotes).
(Note: Joe Biden’s comments aren’t as much about his ‘tolerance or intolerance’ but rather show some of his true colors—especially when he’s describing someone else’s color…)
Joe Biden’s racist statement about Indian-Americans: “I’ve had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
Joe Biden’s racist statement about Barack Obama: “I mean you’ve got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Alec Bladwin’s intolerant words to his then-11-year old daughter: “You are a rude, thoughtless little pig.”
Alec Baldwin’s intolerant words about Rep. Henry Hyde: “I’m thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all, right now, all of us together . . . would go down to Washington and we would stone [Republican U.S. Representative] Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! Wait! . . . Shut up! No, shut up! I’m not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death, and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.”
Alicia Silverstone’s intolerance of non-vegetarians: “[The] treatment of animals is outrageous. [It’s as] bad as slavery or the Holocaust.”
Andy Rooney’s intolerance of our military: “If it’s an all-volunteer Army, you get people who join up because of some problem in their own lives. They don’t have anything else to do, they don’t have a job, or they can’t find what they want to do, so they join the Army. And it doesn’t produce the best Army.”
Andy Rooney on his intolerance of God: “No, of course I don’t [believe in God], and anyone who tells you that there is a God who makes His or Her presence known to him or her is hallucinating or not telling the truth.”
Barack Obama on his intolerance during his college days: “When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling conventions. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated. But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so- called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
Barack Obama on his intolerance for flag lapel pins: “You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a [flag] pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest.”
Barack Obama speaking at a Planned Parenthood conference about his intolerance toward choosing UN-biased Supreme Court judges: “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old – and that’s the criterion by which I’ll be selecting my judges.”
Barack Obama regarding his intolerance for American families being too comfortable: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”
Barack Obama’s intolerance toward small-town Southern folks: “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Barbara Walters’ tolerance for dictator/murdered Hugo Chavez: “He was not what I expected. He was very dignified. He was warm, friendly. He likes the U.S. It’s George Bush that he doesn’t like. He also was very personal. He talked about how hard his life was, that he wished he could be in love but you can’t be when you are heading a country.”
Barney Frank’s intolerance for small government: “Our problem today is too little government.”
Bill Ayers (Obama’s terrorist mentor pal), the day after 9/11: “I don’t regret setting bombs [while a member of the Weathermen]. I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Bill Ayers’ intolerance of life: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution borne, kill your parents.”
Bill Clinton’s intolerance of the TRUTH: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not, that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely , true statement [. . .] Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having sexual relations with M. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”
Bill Clinton’s intolerance of President Bush and the Iraq war, yet…: “It is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons [in Iraq].”
Bill Clinton’s intolerance toward a journalist who called him a ‘two-bit politician’: “Write down the name of that motherf***er. When I’m back in office, he’s a dead man.”
Bill Maher’s intolerance of religion: “You can’t be a rational person six days a week and on one day of the week, go to a building, and think you are drinking the blood of a two thousand year old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…that makes you a schizophrenic.”
Bryant Gumbel’s intolerance of truth in journalism: “[W]hen the truth collides with a legend, print the legend.”