I’m sure many would think that by the title, this article should be about conservatives because so often we are accused of being mean and cold, while liberals are the bleeding hearts who cry at the mere mention of Bambi’s mom and love everyone. Right? They are the party of tolerance and acceptance… unless you disagree with them of course, and then look out.
Many liberals are mean, period. Trust me, as a slightly outspoken conservative woman I speak from experience. Their agenda is so emotionally charged and based on “feelings” that the moment you disagree with them they take it as a personal affront and attack you personally. If I had a nickel for every time a liberal attacked me based on my looks alone, the government would surely tax me at a higher rate…
Liberals seem to be especially cruel in social media where they can hide their identities behind some clever Che or blue fisted avatar. For example, I follow a lovely, intelligent and upfront black conservative woman on Twitter, and she is ruthlessly attacked every day by liberal men, accusing her of selling out, questioning her parenting skills and making horrible racial slurs, all based on her political views. However no matter how “loudly” they yell insults at her, she remains calm and defends her stance with facts and logic, which of course causes her liberal haters’ heads to explode. While I take a great deal of flack myself, I am not sure I would have the courage to continue to be as outspoken if I was personally and racially attacked daily, like she is.
When you’re dealing with a group of people who base everything they do and believe on “feelings” you have to expect them to behave in this way – almost like children. Often times, when I’m debating a liberal I end up wondering if I’m talking to my five year old. The louder they yell, the calmer I become – and I only wish I could put some of them in timeout.
And right now, they are going insane regarding in light of the multiple scandals plaguing Obama. Their first and most common response is that conservatives are making these things up out of desperation because we just hate him that much. It doesn’t seem to matter to them that there are facts stating otherwise, such as the IRS admitting they did target conservatives and are apologizing for it. Oh no, we’re just so hateful and racist that we will do whatever we can to hurt their president. Right.
The second response you get is a comparison of wrongdoings by Obama to any and all Republican presidents before him. “Bush kicked small puppies and laughed about it, so take that conservatives!” Of course President Bush never kicked small puppies, but their accusations are nearly that outlandish.
Their last response, and one that typically ends the debate, is the insults and personal attacks that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. A conservative may be arguing against Obamacare and stating facts about how the legislation will absolutely destroy Medicaid (and it will, but that’s another blog). Out of the blue a liberal will start in on the conservative’s appearance and completely disregard the topic on hand. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been called a bimbo, dumb blonde or other misogynist terms from the “tolerant party” who claims to be fighting the so-called war on women.
Regardless, I always try to debate liberals like an adult and every once in a while I have come across one who can eventually agree to disagree without trying to hurt me–but they are a rare breed.
To help me from wasting too much of my time and energy, I’ve developed a “three-strikes and you’re out” rule when talking to those on the other side of the aisle. I can typically deal with the denial and deflection (strikes one and two), but once they start in on the personal attacks, I’m finished because at that point I realize there’s no hope.
The greatest irony in all of this is that the liberal’s main talking point about conservatives is that we are intolerant of others. Clearly they should look in the mirror.