For years, I have been treated shabbily by liberals. I haven’t been called a racist much because anyone who knows me knows that just isn’t true. This conservative has more black friends than all of my liberal friends combined have. However, I have been called a disgrace to my gender and have been accused of not caring about public education.
Shortly after starting the Wing Nut Gal blog, I had the fortunate, yes, fortunate experience of drawing the wrath of a prominent local liberal. She went into full attack mode after I made a comment to one of her Facebook posts that she didn’t like. First she changed the subject and then started hurling accusations at me and called my comments hateful. They weren’t. Looking back on it now, her reaction was comical and obviously scripted. I’m thinking that she must have attended some Democrat leadership conference and was schooled on how to beat down a conservative. Because she couldn’t have an honest debate with me on facts and statistics, she had to resort to changing the subject and hurling insults at me in order to shake me up.
While I was upset and stayed upset for several hours, I realized that if I was going to “put myself out there,” I had to accept that what this locally prominent liberal did to me would often happen. If I couldn’t take the heat, then I needed to get out of the kitchen. This is the reason I consider this experience to be a fortunate experience.
A couple of months later, I had a similar experience, again on Facebook. The liberal changed the subject and became emotional and accusatory.
Then about a month ago, a liberal friend of mine, a school teacher, and she is a friend, interjected herself into a Facebook post after I mentioned something about Alabama’s new Charter Schools’ bill that had just been signed into law. I was not advocating charter schools, I just mentioned the law. This school teacher friend, with the cap locks on, angrily indicated her opposition to the bill. Her interjection was inappropriate with regard to my comment and the subject of the original poster. I called her down on it and haven’t heard from her since, but we don’t live in the same town.
The point I’m trying to make is that the school teacher failed to read what I said and failed to grasp the subject of the post. When she saw the phrase, “Charter Schools,” she went ballistic and, in my opinion, made an ass out of herself. That’s typical liberal behavior.
Liberals also don’t care about facts. You can cite statistics until you’re blue in the face and they just won’t grasp them. “Hands up, don’t shoot,” is a classic example. It was proven time and time again that Michael Brown, the black teenager shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by a white policeman, did not have his hands up and was not begging the policeman not to shoot him. Because liberals continued to use the “hands up, don’t shoot” mantra, it’s obvious that they don’t care about facts.
Liberals lie and get away with it. Prior to the 2012 presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on the Senate floor, accused Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, of not paying his taxes. Reid made the accusations on the Senate floor because he could not be held for libel or slander while on the Senate floor. Mitt Romney did pay his taxes and Harry Reid lied. However, it was up to Mitt Romney to prove that he, indeed, paid his taxes. When later approached about his lies, Reid was no repentant. Instead, he said, “He didn’t get elected.”
Liberal can and do lie about conservatives and it’s up to the conservative who’s being lied about to disprove the lie. A lot of this is due, though, to a left leaning mainstream media that will not hold liberals accountable for their statements.
Bill O’Reilly summed it up on his Fox Cable News show on 5/11. Bill said that the lie would start on a second tier website, then a more prominent website would pick it up. Next, it would get picked up by the mainstream media and would be in the newspapers and on the network news. Of course, no one would bother to fact check. Mr. and Mrs. Low Information Voter hears it and accepts it as fact. The Mr. and Mrs. Low Information Voter vote. A few weeks ago, a low information voter friend of mine indicated that she thought our relations with Iran and Cuba were “all good.” In fact, she want to go to Cuba because she thinks their fifties style of living is just so quaint. I invited her to read this blog and she refused saying she wanted nothing to do with politics. My thought: “Okay, look and sound stupid.”
Conservative talking heads are now verifying that liberals don’t care about facts and statistics. They are also verifying that liberals are refusing to engage in honest debate on the issues. Instead they change the subject and start hurling insults and accusations at their conservative counterpart.
Fox News Contributor and also an acknowledged liberal has written a book called “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.” I downloaded it to my Kindle on Monday and can’t wait to read it from cover to cover because from the excerpts that I’ve read, Ms. Powers is saying everything that I’ve been saying about liberals for over a year.