We’ve heard these things a million times from liberals…Conservatives hate the poor, conservatives hate minorities/are racists, conservatives are bigots, conservatives stereotype, etc. But, liberals are as, if not more, guilty of these things than conservatives are.
A liberal friend once implied that I had no respect for differing points of view.
I turned it on her and said that was the pot calling the kettle black and that it was liberals that had no respect for views that differed from theirs. And it was the liberals that were the real racists, bigots, etc. This friend was taken aback. She obviously thought that since she was an avowed liberal and liberals accuse conservatives of the things I mentioned above, that she couldn’t possibly be any of the things that conservatives are.
Every now and then, the Dixie Chicks are brought up by liberals.
Their fan base, which was mainly comprised by southern conservatives, quit purchasing their CDs, quit going to their concerts, and quite listening to radio stations that played their music. And there were some folks that said mean-spirited things about them. However, President Bush, taking the high road, said that they had their right to express their opinions.
When a couple of liberals brought up the Dixie Chicks a couple of weeks ago on a forum, I indicated that the Dixie Chicks certainly had the right to express their opinions and that their fans also had the right to express themselves in not purchasing their music, going to their concerts, etc. Subsequently, I was told that it was about labeling, exaggeration, and distortion.
I replied that perhaps liberals should look inward. Was it okay to label someone who believed that marriage should be between one man and one woman a homophobe? Was it okay to label someone a racist because they disagreed with the Obama administration’s policies? Was it okay to label someone a bitter clinger because they believed in God and in the second amendment? I was then labeled close-minded and one that thought that Fox News was real news. I think I won that little back and forth. When liberals begin person attacks, it generally means that the conservative has pinned them to the wall.
Several months ago, I was on a liberal forum and suggested that, instead of name calling and insult hurling, that they might want to re-enforce their points of view with facts in hopes that you might be able to win someone over to their side. I then indicated that they probably wouldn’t win someone like me over. Being a political blogger, I’m secure in my political philosophy and am able to refute liberal facts. I guess I shouldn’t have typed in that last sentence. I was then called the usual litany of names. My bad.
Most liberals I know have an air of superiority about them and when their faults are pointed out, they get very angry. Most want God taken out of our society because they think they can establish heaven here on earth. As liberals they are perfect and can make things perfect for everyone. So, who needs God?
I’ve witnessed liberals indicating that conservatives are not Christians and are going to hell. Isn’t that being judgmental? Liberals are supposed to be “free thinkers.” Kind of live and let live and respectful of differences. And they’re anything but…