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Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one.

If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent.

TED, Moonbattery 61 Comments [10/24/2009 8:08:12 PM]
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freako104

Funny, I don't own a gun and yet most liberals tell me it is fine if I choose to.



Many conservatives whine and bitch when they don't get their way. Not unlike many liberals.


Many conservatives are racist. Most liberals are not.


Understanding your enemy is one of the best methods of fighting. Why? You use their tactics against them. Conservatives do not get this.


So then why are conservatives the ones bashing homosexuals and yelling at them?

10/24/2009 8:25:46 PM

TB Tabby

Responses from a non-straw liberal:

"If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one."

Actually, we're the same.

"If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good. "

That depends on the threat. No need to use guns and bombs when diplomacy works just as well without putting millions of lives at risk. Yes, Virginia, there ARE international disputes that aren't worth going to war over. When will right-wingers learn that diplomacy is not the same as surrender?

"If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect."

It's much wasier to quietly enjoy life when you're not losing your job, being denied the right to marry the one you love, or being tied to a tree and beaten to death with barbed wire.

"If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection."

Like those independently successful corporations and banks, right?

"If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him."

Liberals think that way too. But we're not ashamed to admit it when we need help and ask for it when we do. Also, when we see others who need help, we have this crazy idea that we should, y'know, HELP THEM. We also understand the difference between teaching a man to fish and telling him, "GET A JOB, YA BUM!"

"If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced."

No. No. WRONG. WRONG. Not allowing the Religious Right to violate the Establishment Clause is not the same as "silencing" them. When you bitch about Christians being "silenced" when they're not allowed to endorse religion on government property, ask yourself how you would feel if symbols of another religion were being displayed. Would you be fine with that, or would you try to "silence" them?

"If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his."

OH, WHY DIDN'T *I* THINK OF THAT?! If it was that easy for every single person to get the health care they need, we wouldn't have a problem. There are millions of Americans who worked and saved and shopped around, but STILL couldn't afford any decent insurance because the greedy companies can set and change the premioums on a whim.

"If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent."

Yeah, liberals NEVER got chewed out for disagreeing with Bush. And we don't call everyone who disagrees with Barack Obama a racist. Only the ones who make up songs like "Barack the Magic Negro" and tell jokes about "a coon infestation in the White House."

10/24/2009 8:30:57 PM

Eden

When a conservative sees a liberal disagreeing with a conservative president (who used lies to start a war) he calls him a commie or unpatriotic person, which should be forced out of the US of A.
If by chance a liberal president wins the election, conservatives call him the antichrist and try to persuade people that the president wasn´t born as a citizen of the united states, is a muslim and/or is a communist. This behavior is then called by conservatives to be patriotic dissent.

If a conservatives is part of the majority in terms of religion, he stills sees himself to be a persecuted minotiry, if the government doesn´t allow him to bash gays or unbelievers or to force schools to teach then creation myth of his religion alongside respected theories in science classes.

If a conservative has homosexual kids, he either castst them out ofthe family or forces them to go to Jesus camps, to be brainwashed into becoming "good heterosexual christians"

If a conservative government sees another nation, it first asks whether this nation will be useful or not useful for the supporters of their conservative government. If the nation is seen as seful the conservative american government will be the best friend of the other nation, even if trhe other nation commits human right violations on a large scale or even uses WMDs against the own population. The conservative american government will not even shy from suppyling said WMDs (or mens to produce them) to the other nation.
If the conservative american government however decides that a war would be the best method to satisfy its supporters (for xample because of oil or because of a planned pipeline) it willdo anything to convince its population of the inevitability of war. Theywill not even shy away from using lies on a large scale against their own popualtion and to call everyone who disagrees with the war as unpatriotic to get this war.

10/24/2009 8:40:57 PM

lol what

If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life.

o rly?

10/24/2009 8:49:27 PM



"If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect."

HOW DARE THEY!

10/24/2009 9:03:18 PM

Thejebusfire

If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one.

Liberals do not believe that no one should have guns. They believe that people like the VTech killer shouldn't have guns. Understand?

If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

Do we honestly need guns and bombs when a dimplomatic meeting would have just done the job? Not everything requires "defeating your enemy".

If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

It's very difficult to enjoy your life quietly when you could lose your job, your family, your marriage rights..etc.

If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

Then why are conservatives saying that they are minorities?

If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.


Care to explain why the highest amounts of welfare states are conservative red states then?

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

Yeah, because not allowing you to pass shitty laws because of your religion is "silencing" you.

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

Judging by this, I'm going to say that you either live with your parents, or that you're lucky enough to be from a well off family. Even if someone does shop for insurance, or has a good job, the greedy insurance agencies will just raise the rates.

If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent.

Are you kidding me? I got called names by conservatives all the time for not liking Bush.


10/24/2009 9:39:31 PM

Jack D

If a Conservative inherits an economic depression, he rebounds the country and expands its borders and silences all the naysayers. A Liberal compares him to "Adolf Hitler"...oh, wait.

10/24/2009 10:00:10 PM

iflurry

Real Conservatives

If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he makes sure he's the only one who owns them.

If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he declares war on a completely different country.

If a Conservative is homosexual, he militantly supports legislation to discriminate against others like him.

If a Conservative is a minority , he is self-loathing and blames others of his color for the bigotry of the majority.

If a Conservative is down-and-out, he blames Liberals.

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he pretends otherwise while calling other non-believers Satanic and un-American in order to win over the votes of gullible bigots.

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he pays lip service to reform (unless the president is colored, in which case health care becomes as unnecessary as a bicycle is to a fish).

If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he shows up to a town hall meeting to make assassination threats.

10/24/2009 10:12:30 PM

Mudak

Just so that we're clear, if the churches weren't so loudly demanding that I repent and telling me that I'm going to hell, I wouldn't care what they say or do. But when they encroach on my freedom, I'll start by politely asking them to be quiet. When that doesn't work (and we all know it doesn't), that's when they NEED to be silenced.

What was that about guns again?

10/24/2009 10:18:55 PM

PWEOTWEB

Since those pussies at Moonbattery disabled comments:

You forgot a few, TED.

If a Liberal dislikes pornography, he doesn't use it. If a Conservative dislikes pornography, he lobbies for it to be made illegal.

If a Liberal disagrees with a conservative president, he's considered a traitor. If a Conservative disagrees with a liberal president, he's considered to be standing up for democracy.

If a Liberal is a believer, he quietly enjoys his beliefs and lets others live life according to their beliefs. If a Conservative is a believer, he tries to get everyone else to live life according to his beliefs.

If a Liberal has an abortion and it traumatises her, she seeks psychological help to try to cope. If a Conservative has an abortion and it traumatises her, she tries to make sure other women feel the same way she does when they have abortions.

Liberal parents support and still love their children if they turn out to be gay or bisexual. Conservative parents disown their gay and bisexual children and try to turn them straight.

If a Liberal teaches his children the theory of evolution, it's called brainwashing. If a Conservative teaches his children about creationism, it's called critical thinking.

If a Liberal president lies about an extramarital affair, people call for him to be impeached. If a Conservative president lies to get his country into a war, he's considered to be fighting in the name of freedom and democracy.

Liberals try to get drug addicts into rehab and turn them into successful people. Conservatives prefer to throw them in jail and let them rot.

10/24/2009 11:17:10 PM

Orion

"
If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one."


I could let that one slide, that is true in a lot of cases (in Aus at least where being a lefty is actually being lefty).

If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

God forbid we should try to solve our problems through talking like civilized people rather than clusterfucking them first and investigating the remains later.

"If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

Lemme fix this one:
If a Liberal is a Christian, he mentions it only when asked. If a Conservative is Christian he demands not just respect in legislation, but total slavering worship in legislation.

"if a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection."

If a Liberal is a majority he sees it as a duty to help and respect minorities. If a Conservative is a majority he insists he is a minority and is being persecuted and therefore has the right to persecute everyone else.

"If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him."

When a Conservative is down and out he thinks about who he can stab in the back, betray, rob, lie to, steal from or exploit to better their situation. A Liberal is ready to admit when they need help.

"If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced."

There's a difference between telling someone to shut up and having them silenced, Liberal Atheists are big fans of the former.

"If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

If a Conservative needs healthcare he asks daddy for some money or embezzles a bit. If a Liberal needs healthcare he goes to Canada :P.

"If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent."

Short-term memory loss award of the year. Who said "we must always support the President",
"Unitary Executive Theory", "dissent is treasonous"? (OK I made that last one up). Seriously when a Liberal disagrees with a conservative president it's called unpatriotic.

Oh and I wouldn't have said racist, I've heard that once in mainstream news (maybe cos I'm in AUS but whatever). The prevailing international opinion of American conservatives disagreeing with Obama is "Dumb-asses".

10/24/2009 11:47:13 PM

aaa

Crybaby.

10/25/2009 12:34:01 AM

SleepNeed

If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one.

Go ahead and buy one if you aren't a sex offender or committed a violent crime or felony. It's just the folks that drunk having a gun in every drawer like the neighbor who is moving out tomorrow.

If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

Depends on who's doing the threating and how serious it is. For example if Nauru was threatening to invade New Zealand (totally hypothetical, does Nauru even have an army/navy?,) would it make sense for us or New Zealand just to bomb them into the ground? No, it would make sense to talk with Nauru and see what it is wrong. Peaceful diplomacy is NOT surrendering.

If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

Really? The Log Cabin Republicans want a word with you on that one.

If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

Because businesses never exploited minorities and African Americans where always on par with white Americans, right? Oh wait the businesses did and it was less than 50 years ago that the the Jim Crow laws where ruled illegal.

If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

No I ask for help if it's beyond my control and if it's within my control I dig myself out. Also the states with the most welfare, they are more Republican!

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

Wrong! I want churches to stay out of the government, I don't give a rat's ass if you want to worship some imaginary sky daddy. Just keep him out of my government.

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

Oh yes because the fiancee and I can afford healthcare right now as we juggle school and part time jobs. We're glad our parents are able to afford it for us, but not everybody is so lucky. Also, by paying taxes your paying for some healthcare which your representatives don't have the guts to touch because they know they will lose if they do, Medicare!

If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent.

You can disagree with him if your doing it against his polices. I do at the snail's pace he's going about repealing Defense of Marriage Act or Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the like. But when you go about singing songs like "Barack the Magic Negro" or holding signs that look like this:



Then that is just crossing the line. Disagree with his policys all you want, but doing shit like that is horrible. Also you fucking kidding me about how nice you where when Bushie was in office? Conservatives called me unpatriotic, commie, Nazi, and various other slurs, hell one even told me to "if you don't love it, then leave it!" How funny is it that he is now protesting Obama, and calling him various ethnic slurs...

10/25/2009 1:09:40 AM

Semi-Christian

A stereotype is a stereotype. This quote seems to barely be fundie. I must be becoming desensitized...Or I'm not American. (Hint< the second one)

I wounder if the actual names relate to what they are "Conservative", "Liberal". Meh, i wouldn't know, both of the main political parties in my country and just cheap copies of your republican party (or some crap like that)...oookay, slightly off track there

10/25/2009 1:31:43 AM

Haseen

If a conservative is president, the right will label anyone who dissents as traitors. If a liberal is president, the right will compare him to Hitler.

If a conservative's religion believes you should punch nonbelievers in the face, that's obviously protected as free expression. If a liberal claims the right to not get punched in the face, that's persecution.

If a conservative sees a company polluting, it can be cleaned up at the public's expense. If a liberal sees it, he makes the company pay for cleanup (or prevents it in the first place).

10/25/2009 2:21:46 AM

HoJuSimpson


10/25/2009 2:27:09 AM

Clown

This one is the worst of the bunch, IMO:

"If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his."


If someone is so sick that (s)he cannot work, how to fuck (s)he can do that? That's the whole problem with the current system. It's all working OK while you don't get sick and can pay for it. When you or your family get sick, its a disaster.

10/25/2009 2:32:43 AM

LDM

"If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one."

Liberals just want an explanation as to why a regular citizen needs to own 40 AK-47s. Most of us see nothing wrong with owning a hunting rifle or two, but it's been proven that guns do more harm than good in self defense situations. And I don't see anything wrong with requiring a safety course and certification for gun owners.

"If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good."

No, a liberal believes in diplomacy and getting your facts straight before invading a country with guns blazing.

"If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect."

That's because a conservative homosexual is scared to death to come out of the closet.

"If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection."

So why is it always the conservatives whining the loudest when they lose elections?

"If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him."

You want to tell that to all those conservative farmers collecting their government subsidies?

"If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced."

I could give a crap if you go to church or not. I'd rather see you all in church, because we know that's at least one hour a week that you're not out bullying and harassing people for choosing to have different beliefs than you.

"If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his."

Yeah, that's a real easy thing to do when a nation's at 16% unemployment. I've been trying since June to find a job with better benefits than what I have now, with no luck at all. Even then the cost of family plans is so ridiculous right now that it's taking up half of parents' paychecks.

"If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent."

When liberals disagree with a president, they usually form a clear, concise, valid argument as to why they disagree. When a conservative disagrees with a president they resort to derogatory name calling and attacks on his personal life.

10/25/2009 2:49:35 AM

Deep Search

lol Wow. Misinformation, much?

"If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good."
Defeating the enemy, huh? That's a pretty piss poor take on a foreign threat. How about trying to resolve the conflict and understanding that "enemy?" Kinda seems like the more logical approach...

"If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect."
Oh L.O.L. I've run across a few Conservative homosexuals and they certainly want equal rights and legislated respect. Somehow I doubt fellow Conservatives would let them "quietly enjoy life," anyway.

"If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection."
... Yeah, minorities just *see* themselves as victims and the prejudice and bigotry they experience is all in their heads. And if you're a Conservative society treats you differently.

"If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him."
Yeah, and thinking how to better your situation always solves all your problems. A Conservative never reaches the end of their rope and can always pull themselves up by their bootstraps, doncha know!

"If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced."
There's a difference between wanting to silence religion and not wanting religion to dictate what everyone should do. Hard to differentiate, I know.

"If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his."
lololololol Goes about shopping for it. May *choose* a job. Because it's always that easy! If it were, then we wouldn't be pushing for a public option so *everyone* can get health care. It's about a crazy thing called equality.

"If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist. When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent."
They're called a racist if *surprise* they're being racist! Don't Conservatives believe that if they disagree with a president that they're some kind of patriotic hero? And it's not like they've called Obama the Antichrist or Socialist or a Nazi or a baby killer or depicted him as a witch doctor or Hitler or a terrorist...

10/25/2009 2:54:15 AM

Nathan the Wise

And when a Strawman is looking for a home, it goes to Moonbattery.

10/25/2009 2:59:55 AM

Giveitaday

This isn't an issue of difference in political ideology, it's a difference of basic worldview that effects both liberal and conservative alike, albeit one moreso than the other. The difference lies in the fact many people, for whatever reason, either cannot, or will not view the world in any terms other than black and white, all the while rejecting the idea that could be any option other than the two extremes they envision.

The fundamental problem with your list, and in fact your entire worldview is that it is flawed at it's very core, It's basic premise, that on any subject one's opinion must be Extreme A or Extreme Z with no middle ground, is simply untrue. It's like saying that your opinions on the matter are due to A) Willful Ignorance, or B) Outright Lies, while at the same time denying that other possibilities such as, Abject Stupidity, Undereducation, Self Deception, Mental Retardation, or simple Lack of Understanding, or a host of other causes even exist, despite the fact that they do.


If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a Liberal doesn't like guns, they believe no one should have one.

And what of the people, conservative and liberal alike, who favor some measure of gun control, such as a ban on assualt rifles, but do not believe that guns should be banned in general? Do you expect people to believe that those people don't exist just because you said "All conservatives support A and all liberals support B."?

If a Conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A Liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If such hard and fast rules of ideology existed then how do you explain WW 2, initiated and fought entirely under a liberal administration? What of Vietnam, Initiated by a liberal president and ending in a general retreat by a conservative president? How do you explain, under your black or white worldview, the current build up of forces and escalation of hostilities in Afghanistan? Shouldn't Obama be attempting to surrender and save face?

If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life. If a Liberal is homosexual, they loudly demand legislated respect.

The gay rights movement is not in and of itself a partisan movement as it contains a wealth of both liberal and conservative members, despite the attempts of some conservatives to make it partisan by sponsoring legislation to disenfranchise homosexuals and deny them rights enjoyed by the rest of the population, with claims of "anti-religious" and "anti-family" bias on the part of both gays and their supporters, liberal and conservative alike.

If a Conservative is a minority , he sees himself as independently successful. Their Liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

You cannot possibly know that without being privy to the thoughts of every single member of every single minority. More over, why would a minority conservative have to be successful? You seem to be implying that only financially or socially "successful" examples of a minority can become a conservative.

Minorities who do consider themselves in need of government protection are not liberals by default, but rather people who have been given a reason to think that their safety has been threatened simply because they are a member if a minority. It's simply not a black or white issue, or a liberal or conservative issue, despite your attempts to paint it as such. It is demonstrative of the flaws in your worldview, and your own personal biases towards minorities in general.


If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

Once more, this is simply not a black or white, conservative or liberals issue. Neither of the views you present are representative of either ideology. Further more you seem to be implying that it "unconservative" ask for help, and unliberal to better their position wihout help. Those things are not political or ideological positions, they personal choices and are in no way indicative of a persons political leanings.

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

"A Liberal wants all churches to be silenced."? That statement is not only implying, but outright stating that all liberals a non-religious, and that they think that all churches must be silenced, and that is not only untrue, but an outright lie. The vast majority of liberals are religious and the vast majority of liberals religious and non religious do not think, advocate, or desire that churches, the clergy, or other religious institutions should be "silenced". The source of your objection is that you want a single religion, namely yours, to be allowed to legislate and enforce it's beliefs and dictates on the whole of the population, regardless of their own beliefs or lack thereof. And regardless of whether is a liberal or conservative position it is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the 1st Ammendment of the US Constitution. Period.

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

And what about the conservative who cannot afford private health insurance or find a job that provides it? What of the conservatves that may have suffered a severe or crippleing injury in their youth that require constant medical care but are rejected by health insurers because of having a pre-existing condition? Is it the position of all conservatives that people such as that just "suck it up and deal with it"?

Neither of the options you present are universal to either liberals or conservatives. They are just different parts of a wide spectrum of opinion and neither of them is indicative of a single ideology.


If a Conservative disagrees with a Liberal president, he is called a racist.

This is not a black or white issue, this is simply an outright lie. The conservative who are called "racists" are usually the ones making racist statements such as "Barack the Magic Negro", or opining that the president "Has a deep seated hatred of the white race". When conservatives disagreed with former president Clinton were they called racists? What about when they disagreed with former presidents Carter, Johnson, Kennedy, Truman, or Roosevelt? Were they called racists? If your answer is no then it isn't an issue of conservatives disagreeing with liberal presidents, it's and issue of some conservatives making patently racist statements.

When a Liberal disagrees with a Conservative president, it's patriotic dissent.

That's rather funny, because those are the very same ideologues who were labeling those people that disagreed with the previous (conservative) president as "Traitors", "Terrorists", and "Anti-American". The very same people who advocated and openly called for the censoring, wholesale detention, and even the summary execution of people, regardless of political affiliation, who dared to disagree with a president from their own party. The very same people who now feign righteous indignation at being labeld a "racist" after make blatant, intentional, and unambiguous racially biased attacks on a mixed race president. Attacks they would have called treasonous not even a year before.

Writing or voicing disagreement over policy, legislation, and governence is "Patriotic Dissent". Attacks on race, ethnic dissent, upbringing, distant relations, religious belief or lack thereof, past assoctiations, verified and verifiable citizenship, birth certificates, ficticious statements, and imaginary intentions isn't "Patriotic Dissent" no matter what the attackers ideology or political leanings happen to be. It's mudslinging at it's best, it's facetious, malicious, and bitter. It's the Politics of Fear and the Warfare of Cowards, not the actions of a patriot. What follows is what a patriot is and why you are not one.

A patriot defends his countrymen, no matter what positions or opinions they hold.

A patriot understands that the opposition is not the enemy.

A patriot seeks to unite his countrymen rather then trying to further divide them.

A patriot accepts the choice of the voters, even if it differs from his own.

A patriot who seeks change does so in the spotlight and in full view, he does not try to find loopholes and backdoors to force it through.

A patriot doesn't question the loyalty of a countryman based only on ideology of party affiliation.

A patriot puts people before party, individuals before ideology, and truth before talking points.

10/25/2009 3:21:09 AM

EvoPagan

If a conservative has a problem with someone's beliefs or lifestyle, they lie about it and try to figure out ways to force the other person to live by their own standards, even if the other person isn't hurting anyone. When a liberal disagrees with someone else's lifestyle, he or she shrugs and says "Oh well, live and let live."

10/25/2009 4:40:04 AM

EvoPagan

Clown

This one is the worst of the bunch, IMO:

"If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A Liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his."

If someone is so sick that (s)he cannot work, how to fuck (s)he can do that? That's the whole problem with the current system. It's all working OK while you don't get sick and can pay for it. When you or your family get sick, its a disaster.


Yeah, right. They MAY choose a job with healthcare, unless they live in a small, conservative southern town where all the mills have moved overseas and there just aren't any jobs with insurance that hire 45 year old high school dropouts. Then they're just fucked like the rest of us sorry ass Commies.

10/25/2009 4:43:33 AM

The L

"If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys life."

Until he's caught getting handjobs in a men's room and is exposed for his hypocrisy.

10/25/2009 5:09:19 AM

BobsOldSocks

Conservatives are the biggest bunch of whining arseholes you'll ever meet.

As for guns, no one needs one in a supposedly civilised society and any person I've been unfortunate enough to have dealings with who has owned a gun was either a coward or suffered from a serious mental illness.

10/25/2009 5:59:52 AM
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