I was the only conservative participant on a liberal thread that lasted for approximately three days. And yes, I was piled upon. But what else is new? One of entries read as follows:
“This whole thread is one of the best examples I could show of the stubborn, stick-your-head-in-the-sand, I’m going to stick to my rhetoric even though it hurts me mindset of the average conservative. They will blindly follow a leader who will pass legislation that is against their economic and social interests—and praise him for doing so. They will apply a double-standard and call it even-handed. They will listen to complete idiots, regurgitate what they hear, and refuse to think for themselves. They will tie themselves in knots trying to make things sound like equivalencies when there are, in fact, no parallels. And then they will call it God’s will.”
Typical liberal rant? I’d say so.
Of course, this person was referring to me. I was called stubborn and accused of sticking my head in the sand. In other words, I have my belief system and convictions in place. Because, I’m a bit mystified by the next phrase, “I’m going to stick to my rhetoric even though it hurts me mindset,” I’m going to skip over it and assume it has something to do with my stubbornness and sticking my head in the sand.
The author of this liberal rant further says that conservatives will blindly follow a leader who will pass legislation that it against their economic and social interests and then praise them for doing so. If I recall, candidate Donald Trump was a joke to many Republicans upon announcing his run for the presidency. In fact, he was to me. He wasn’t my first choice as the Republican nominee.
Upon his winning of the nomination, I supported him. No way was I going to support Hillary Clinton. As I’ve written many times, I had concerns about Donald Trump because Trump was a businessman who had never worked in the public sector. The public and private sectors are two “different animals.” I wasn’t sure that businessman, Donald Trump, who always got what he wanted within the confines of his business, would adapt to the public sector where getting things done takes time and opposition is forever present. While most Republicans by election day had boarded the “Trump train,” there were holdouts. In summary, some people supported Donald Trump from the day he announced his run. As candidate Trump campaigned, more and more Republicans cast their fates with Donald Trump. The author of the subject liberal rant said conservatives blindly follow. Doesn’t sound like blind following to me. In fact, Republicans often disagree on issues. It’s the Democrats who blindly follow their leaders, especially Barack Hussein Obama, like sheep being led to the slaughter house. I labeled Obama supporters, “Obama zombies” because of their blind loyalty in supporting everything he did and their attitude that Barack Obama could do no wrong.
This commenter didn’t stop there, he/she extended the “blindly follow a leader” sentence to insinuate that even though legislation passed by the leader they follow blindly is not in their best interests, they follow that leader anyway. A common characteristic of most liberals is that think they know what’s better for you than you do. Excuse me, but I don’t think you do.
“They will apply a double-standard and call it even-handed:” The commenter is probably referring to my citing that after the Obama wins, liberals were saying, “Get over it, you lost, we don’t care what you think, we’re going to do what we’re going to do.” I don’t think I’ve uttered this directly to any liberals, but I have not hesitated to remind them of what they said to us following the 2008 and 2012 elections. I’ve also reminded liberals that they called people who were not Obama supporters and did not support his policies racists. Fast-forward to 2016 and they’re now saying that descent is okay. And of course, it is. But when Republicans do it, it is somehow racists or un-American, but when Democrats do it, it’s okay.
Indicating that conservatives will listen to complete idiots and regurgitate what they hear, refusing to think for themselves is utter nonsense. I already touched on this portion of this liberal rant. Conservatives/Republicans often have differences because they are thinking for themselves.
“They will tie themselves in knots trying to make things sound like equivalencies when there are, in fact, no parallels.” What things?
“And then they call it God’s will.” As those of you who regularly read my articles, I’m often mention God, along with my Christian faith. On this thread, I did indicate, that while I was disturbed at the path the United States seemed to be taking, I knew that God was in control. The mention of God to many liberals throws them into all sorts of conniptions.
I chose this liberal rant because it is vicious, but doesn’t use foul language. While I hope it amuses you, I also hope it will serve to give you fodder if you find yourself in a “discussion” with a liberal.