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Why the left really, really hates us
The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell

Posted on 05/16/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT by TBP

hey do not like conservatives very much. In fact, they come to an immediate boil when we enter their admittedly limited range of perception. It all began back in the 1960s when radical thought gained a footing with American liberals.

By 2012, the left, led by their leader, the improbable president Barack Obama, completely took over the Democratic Party. These people are not like the liberals, who, while condescending to conservatives, did not hate us. These left-wingers really do hate us. That is why not much in the way of compromise can be achieved in Congress.

I know we are very likable people. We do many good works. We are kind to children and to household pets, but the left hates us. That is the way it is today. The left rarely has any dealings with conservatives whatsoever. On a growing list of issues, from guns to affirmative action to whatever militant homosexuals want, the very mention of our side of the issue brings the left to a boil. Talk radio brings the left to a boil. Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin can sally forth into comedic genius. I laugh. You laugh. Even a moderate laughs. Yet the left-wingers see no humor at all, and they have even tried to limit talk radio’s First Amendment rights.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hate; left; liberals; progressives
We know where the real hate resides.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

It’s easy to explain.

Liberals are people that never grew up and detached from being taken care of, to being an independent, responsible adult, that takes care of themselves.

Any attempts to change things so that they have to be more responsible, or make others have to be more responsible for themselves, is a vicious, evil, personal attack on them. Personally.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 3:08:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TBP

We live in an interesting time and it is a good time to be old.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 3:09:10 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: TBP

I admit I hate them, too. They are trying to destroy something I love.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 3:16:47 PM PDT by Flightdeck (IMPEACH and CONVICT)
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To: TBP

“...for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” II Cor. 6:14


5 posted on 05/16/2013 3:18:54 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: TBP
It's Mutual !
6 posted on 05/16/2013 3:19:33 PM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: TBP

I hate them as much as they hate us.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 3:20:17 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: TBP

Government is their religion, we are simpleton heretics and flat earthers to them.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 3:21:17 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Lake Living
Because of this, God sent them the activity of delusion that they would believe lies. 2_thessalonians/2-11
9 posted on 05/16/2013 3:33:01 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: TBP

There are many, many reasons, but mostly it is self-loathing projected onto someone unlike them, someone who they think is standing in the way of their innermost desires.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 3:35:34 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

I fear them; my God does not allow me to hate (for very long)


11 posted on 05/16/2013 3:38:55 PM PDT by rjones42
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To: TBP

The problem with today’s Liberal is that, if they feel a certain way about something, you HAVE to agree with them. There is no such thing as difference of opinion. You either believe as they do, or you’re branded as a racist, bigoted, uncaring, mean-spirited, etc. ,etc. etc.

Compared to the closed-mind mentality of the modern Liberal, a Mosler safe door is like an open window...


12 posted on 05/16/2013 3:39:51 PM PDT by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: TBP

One point I’d like to make, is that we are mostly unable to see the ourselves as they see us. In particular, conservative talk radio. Mark Levin is my favorite. He is the talker who I think is most aligned with how I think on the issues. But when I step back and try to listen to him from a liberal standpoint, he is unlikable.

I am not saying that Mark Levin is doing anything wrong or that he should change. On the contrary, he is a beacon of hope for rational, thinking Americans. We should have more like him.

But we should also have a conservative version of Colbert, Maher, Stewart, and the late night talkers. They win people over with humor. If you were a leftwinger listening to Mark Levin, you would feel like he is yelling at you and be put off by that. When someone tells me I’m all wrong about everything I believe in down to the core, I’m unlikely to listen. I’m much more likely to change the channel and to write him off as a jerk or a nutcase.

When someone makes me laugh, I might listen for a while, even if I disagree with parts of what he says. This is how the left sucks in the young and the impressionable, the low-info, no-info voters, the emotional-not-rational voters. It would be nice if all voters are rational, but there is no rule that prevents idiots from voting. Remember that half of all voters have an IQ below 100. Their votes count just as much as ours do and they vote their emotions. And the one emotion the left is absolutely the best at stirring up in them is hatred and contempt for the right.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 3:44:45 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: TBP; Noumenon
Yet in 1968, Humphrey never would have had to confront talk radio.

Humphrey would have been a welcome guest on Limbaugh's show and would have given as good as he got. The Left had brains then. The passion replaced them.

Oderint dum metuant - Lucius Accius, c 100 BC. "Let them hate so long as they fear."

This came home to me when at last a few years ago a fellow FReeper forced me into serious reconsideration. The formation of a political collective around the insensate hatred of its membership toward another group is a well-established mechanism in human psychology. It confers a dehumanization that leads to incredible levels of violence and brutality - the Nazis and the Jews, for instance, Pol Pot toward his own bourgeoisie, the Russian middle classs toward the Kulaks, the Hutu toward the Tutsi; the Roman middle class toward the Christians in the arena with the beasts - all of these were more or less amicable neighbors before the hatred took hold.

What I'm suggesting is that for radicals the hatred is necessary, and that compassion threatens the solidarity that hatred confers. To be unarmed in its face is suicidal.

14 posted on 05/16/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: generally
One point I’d like to make, is that we are mostly unable to see the ourselves as they see us. In particular, conservative talk radio. Mark Levin is my favorite. He is the talker who I think is most aligned with how I think on the issues. But when I step back and try to listen to him from a liberal standpoint, he is unlikable.

Good point. Once you disagree with somebody, his or her every mannerism can set you off. The same things that people applaud in those they agree with set their teeth on edge in people they disagree with. It's the "I have a healthy self-respect. You are proud. He is arrogant" thing.

But we should also have a conservative version of Colbert, Maher, Stewart, and the late night talkers. They win people over with humor.

Like Red Eye. It's on at about 3 AM, though.

When someone makes me laugh, I might listen for a while, even if I disagree with parts of what he says.

Maybe, maybe not. Rush Limbaugh can be very funny, but there are people who wouldn't be caught dead listening to him.

You've also got a divide between somebody who gives a marked political spin and somebody who's less ideological. It can be hard to find a balance. Personalities who can downplay the ideology get more of the uncommitted listeners or viewers. So more Jon Stewart and less Maher or Colbert. Maybe less Dennis Miller and more Norm MacDonald (though it's not quite the same thing).

15 posted on 05/16/2013 4:04:20 PM PDT by x
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To: TBP

“Let them hate us, so long as they fear us.” (see tag line)


16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:06:02 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Turns out liberal men are wimps too. Newest study... it’s also why they hate Sarah so much.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 5:31:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Flightdeck

The ‘charm’ of thuggy liars is lost on me... so I guess I don’t like liberals either.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 5:37:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Flightdeck
I agree.

Whats interesting is, I think IF it could be done, if we could split the country down the middle, and have conservatives live in one half and liberals in the other, conservatives would be fine with liberals over on their side. Meanwhile, liberals would despise the fact that conservatives had their own side.

19 posted on 05/16/2013 5:59:50 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: generally
But we should also have a conservative version of Colbert, Maher, Stewart, and the late night talkers. They win people over with humor.

Limbaugh is far more inventive and humorous than any of those guys.

I mean, really, there's no comparison.

20 posted on 05/16/2013 6:03:23 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: TBP
"These people are not like the liberals, who, while condescending to conservatives, did not hate us. These left-wingers really do hate us."

Leftists, liberals, moonbats, Marxists, Communists, pinkos, hippies, low-info-voters, gimmedats, Obots, gubmint woikas, academics, actors, Democrats ----

What the hell's the difference???

They're all on the same team, and they all hate our guts.

21 posted on 05/16/2013 6:17:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: generally
Mark Levin is my favorite. He is the talker who I think is most aligned with how I think on the issues. But when I step back and try to listen to him from a liberal standpoint, he is unlikable.

Ever taken ten minutes to listen to (or watch) Chris Matthews, Ed Shultz, Keith Olbermann, or Rachel Maddow?

You wanna talk about vein bursting hatred and putrid frothings of the mouth - they're the very definition. Sorry, but there's more hate and mindless screeching coming from those few liberals than from all of our talkers put together.

22 posted on 05/16/2013 6:26:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TBP

Psalm 94

1 The Lord is a God who avenges.
O God who avenges, shine forth.
2 Rise up, Judge of the earth;
pay back to the proud what they deserve.
3 How long, Lord, will the wicked,
how long will the wicked be jubilant?

4 They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers are full of boasting.
5 They crush your people, Lord;
they oppress your inheritance.
6 They slay the widow and the foreigner;
they murder the fatherless.
7 They say, “The Lord does not see;
the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

8 Take notice, you senseless ones among the people;
you fools, when will you become wise?
9 Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?
Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
11 The Lord knows all human plans;
he knows that they are futile.

12 Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord,
the one you teach from your law;
13 you grant them relief from days of trouble,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not reject his people;
he will never forsake his inheritance.
15 Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17 Unless the Lord had given me help,
I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.

20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—
a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
21 The wicked band together against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord has become my fortress,
and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23 He will repay them for their sins
and destroy them for their wickedness;
the Lord our God will destroy them.

That’s why they hate us. Their master hates all things of God.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 7:03:14 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: TBP

They embraced Islam with open arms.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: Spartan302

That’s because they have the same enemy - America.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 7:46:32 PM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: rjones42

Does He allow you to fear?


26 posted on 05/17/2013 2:35:28 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: TBP

I am not afraid of what the radicals will do/want to do to us... I am afraid that nobody will care


27 posted on 05/17/2013 2:44:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Billthedrill

Armed citizens only have power during a revolt; that’s warfare.

What we’re facing now is lawfare. For now, the liberals have NO fear of conservatives.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 3:06:03 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: Windflier

I agree. I’ve only seen them each briefly, but it was enough to gag me completely. I think they serve a purpose, too. I guess the point I was trying to get at is that most of the people on our side look like Matthews, Shultz, etc. to the liberals. But we have very few who have the softer or more humorous touch that might draw them in.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 3:25:28 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: TBP

I revel in their hate.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 3:56:16 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Exeter

Are you saying they’re so narrow minded that their scratch pads are a half inch wide?


31 posted on 05/21/2013 8:12:36 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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