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Why are liberals so rude to the right?
The Guardian ^ | May 27, 2013 | Leften Wright

Posted on 05/27/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Too many people who lean left would rather crack nasty jokes than actually be liberal and listen to other views.

Why is it that liberals feel no qualms about being rude? Far too many people who are perfectly polite and courteous, otherwise, think nothing of insulting you for not sharing their political opinions. They look at us with disdain, thinking we're unenlightened conservatives and never hesitating to say so.

As the lone conservative at the tennis courts, I cringe at the Sarah Palin jokes and the jabs at Mormons. When news came on 9/11 that planes had struck the World Trade Center, my partner commented that Bush would use it as an excuse to increase military spending. Bush, of course, is dumb – as are all Republicans, and we're epitomized by Dan Quayle, whose spelling of "potatoe" has entered historical canon. (Never mind Obama's telling us there are 57 states, or having a meltdown without a teleprompter) And now it's Marco Rubio, caught drinking water. "Next time he'll forget to zip his fly," joked one of the guys. Mitt Romney changes his mind more often than he changes his underwear. Reagan had Alzheimer's when he made B movies, and Bonzo had to feed him his lines. And would you believe, from a guy with a pathetic serve, this comment about the Clarence Thomas, justice of the supreme court: send him back to the plantation.

Liberals have no shame. A dinner guest in our home stood up at the table, clinked his wine glass and said, "It shows how stupid the American people are, they voted for Bush twice." He turned to me, smirking, and said, "I know you voted for him." A biochemist who had been too busy learning liberal doctrine instead of the basic manners of being a guest....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 57states; becausetheyare; becausetheycan; bush; conservatives; itstheirnature; lackofmanners; leftists; manners; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; rudedems; theycanthelpit
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1 posted on 05/27/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left are haters and unable to embrace and celebrate diversity.


2 posted on 05/27/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

They also think they are morally superior.


3 posted on 05/27/2013 5:09:43 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is why I intentionally do not have any liberal friends. They ALL are arrogant ***holes of very little intelligence, IMHO.


4 posted on 05/27/2013 5:09:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because they have never been smacked down by their moms and dads (or parental units in modern jargon) nor by us on the right.

In other words, they are empowered spoiled pencil dick’d brats. (not that I have an opinion).

I no longer hold my tongue when in public and I hear/over hear libs trashing my people. The war is on, as far as I’m concerned.


5 posted on 05/27/2013 5:09:54 PM PDT by llevrok (I am the "Face Of The Wild, Nasty Hard-Right Fringe")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time to get a new circle of acquaintances.

Step 1 - Stop inviting smirking liberal nincompoops to your own home.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 5:10:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why are liberals so rude to the right?

Remember the fable of the scorpion and the frog?
Same answer.

Find an honest, educated, aware and engaged liberal, and you will get the classic answer...

"It's in our nature!"

7 posted on 05/27/2013 5:10:31 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Internet has helped them connect with other like minded nutjobs, emboldening them to speak like that.

Also, they think arrogance is synonymous with superiority.


8 posted on 05/27/2013 5:11:22 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They believe they know better, but can’t explain why this is. So they insult. They have nothing else.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 5:11:45 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They claim they’re spiritual but their actions prove otherwise.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 5:11:51 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe that it was William Buckley who described liberals professing openness to other views while being surprised to find that there were other views.
11 posted on 05/27/2013 5:11:52 PM PDT by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because we don’t kill them.

Let them go to the mideast and behave toward islam the way they behave toward Christians here and I’ll be impressed.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 5:13:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it that liberals feel no qualms about being rude? Far too many people who are perfectly polite and courteous, otherwise, think nothing of insulting you for not sharing their political opinions. They look at us with disdain, thinking we're unenlightened conservatives and never hesitating to say so.

Thankfully Bill Clinton brought us an end to the politics of personal destruction.

Nancy Pelosi has brought us the most ethical Congress ever, as promised.

And Barack Obama has found a third way to politics, one free of attacks and harsh rhetoric.

< /sarc >

13 posted on 05/27/2013 5:13:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is it that liberals feel no qualms about being rude?

Because they don't get run off by a serious NCO voice correcting them.

All you have to do is punch a bully once. I learned that in 6th grade. I gut punched him who was 2" taller than me and a serious bully.

Took the wind right out of his sails.

As he was gasping he asked "Why did you do that?"

Looking back, the little fellow was probably beat on at home.

Doesn't give him the right to thump on me.

I'll thump back.

Ask a 6th grader that grew up to be a cook.

/johnny

14 posted on 05/27/2013 5:13:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think rudeness and liberalism are related somehow.

I actually have met or known of a few polite ones but they are in the minority.


15 posted on 05/27/2013 5:13:58 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author is addressing an audience who have no concept of their rude manners, mistaking it for cultural wit.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They hate our morality.
We must like homosexuals because some of their friends are gay.
We must agree with their views because their favorite celebrity tells them what to think.
We love the Lord which makes us Bible beaters and nut cases in their eyes.
They are shocked we are fighting back. According to their world view we are to lay down and let them walk on us.
According to them we hate abortion, so therefore we hate women. Not a care from them that they are committing murder.
We refuse to supply them with birth control so they can be as immoral as they want to be.

I could care less what these liberal fools think. I don’t waste my time arguing with ignorant hypocrits.


17 posted on 05/27/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because they’re not liberals. They just claim to be to guilt-trip others into tolerating their intolerable behavior.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 5:17:01 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals are rude because they do not hold those
on the “right” to be their intellectual equals.

Yes, it’s that simple.


19 posted on 05/27/2013 5:17:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Iron Munro

Indeed. Of course, this being the UK, perhaps he should take his “chums” on a road trip and drop them off in a nice Mohammadan neighborhood with just their PC-Stalinist moral superiority for an umbrella.


20 posted on 05/27/2013 5:19:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have never found a liberal who can defend their ideology without being rude. But these very liberals will be outraged if a Conservative is even slightly rude.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 5:20:31 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being a liberal is like being a Muslim. No one with an ounce of common sense and decency buys their crap. Therefore, lashing out is a norm for both.


22 posted on 05/27/2013 5:21:04 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many comments spot on.

Liberals, in general, lack good character in almost every area:

personal charity (they insist that you give, but they don’t), honesty, morality, lying, cheating, lack of civility. And why not? Most rejecting all religious and moral standards, believe anything they do is good because they are morally superior to we conservatives.

Their arrogance is no less than that of the Pharisees of Jesus day, because their liberalism/progressivism is in reality to them their religion, even though it has no god or savior. They are their own saviors - they need no other. They are every bit as self-righteous as the Pharisees, looking down on others with contempt.

In the next life, they will receive their due judgment.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 5:23:03 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IT’s genetic. Mengele succeeded.


24 posted on 05/27/2013 5:24:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: mardi59

If you really want to see a lib get angry...just tell them that the only reason they exist at all in the US is because Christians are more gracious hosts than Muslims....you can get them to twitch if you practice your delivery ahead of time and can deliver the line in a matter of fact manner.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 5:24:40 PM PDT by willyd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

careful,boys and girls...this is The Guardian we’re talking about here.Rest assured that they’ll conclude that it’s “because they deserve it,the filthy racist,sexist homophobic knuckledraggers”.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 5:25:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: llevrok
I no longer hold my tongue when in public and I hear/over hear libs trashing my people

same here.

While avoiding politics at the local watering hole, some topic came up, and before I knew it, 90% of the patrons were spouting things against Obama that I have never heard any of them say in 5 years.

the other 10% just smiled and shut up, like conservatives usually do.

It was quite enlightening and exhilarating

27 posted on 05/27/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mental illness, lack of love from parents... given ‘material things’ instead, in denial re: communism, utopia. They’ve never been told NO and why. A total lack of common sense and critical thinking. They only see now, not the future. They, as Thatcher said, think they’ll never run out of other peoples money.

Since their life is a shambles, they want to run yours: To tell you you’re lower to make themselves feel superior and ‘bright’. It’s self-hate taken out on others.

I call for an immersion program. Drop them across the country with no cell phone, IPad or dough. Let them work for a living and figure it out... from the bottom up.

Then again, it’s nothing a good beating wouldn’t help... since they like being victims. I find that months in a body cast helps you sort out priorities and re-think a lot of things.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 5:25:56 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: publius911
It is instilled in them by the schools they go to and reinforced daily by the news they read and the shows they watch. They have been conditioned by years of training that their liberal views and opinions are worthy of praise regardless of how easy it would be to shoot gaping holes through them with the slightest bit of truth and logic.

They see things differently because they have been programmed to not think about the lies they are being fed and to just accept them as truth.

29 posted on 05/27/2013 5:27:01 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: whitedog57

I use to think they thought they were morally superior, but I don’t think so today.

They think they are intellectually superior, they don’t really care about morals. To them, the ends justify the means.

They are negative, dark, and favor death over life in abortion and the elderly if they are inconvenient. Facts, truth and reality are just tools to be used when it advances their cause, or can be twisted to advance their cause,, but not adhered to as a principle.

I would say they are technically AMORAL, which is IMORAL in application.


30 posted on 05/27/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: a fool in paradise

And transparency.

And jobs.

And plenty of green energy (via money laundering).

Don’t forget the hope and change.


31 posted on 05/27/2013 5:27:33 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They think that they are smarter than conservatives, especially those of us in the south.
32 posted on 05/27/2013 5:28:36 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: willyd

Or, you can tell them that Christians don’t kill homosexuals but muslims will.


33 posted on 05/27/2013 5:29:26 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: whitedog57

Exactly!


34 posted on 05/27/2013 5:30:10 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Miserable people who feel better by inflicting misery on life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness. A religion built on lies.


35 posted on 05/27/2013 5:30:27 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I avoid liberals when possible. But when it isn’t and they get stupid and rude I ask, “Does your mother know you talk that way?” “Or is she a arrogant a.. too?”


36 posted on 05/27/2013 5:30:43 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘A dinner guest in our home stood up at the table, clinked his wine glass and said, “It shows how stupid the American people are, they voted for Bush twice.” He turned to me, smirking, and said, “I know you voted for him.” ‘

A dinner guest who acted that way to me on my personal property would not be invited back. Most likely, he would not even have been invited in the first place.


37 posted on 05/27/2013 5:31:25 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They think that being rude is a means of “speaking truth to power”. Really. Also, they tend to see manners as arbitrary constructs of our racist, sexist, homophobic, patriarchal society. Really.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 5:35:05 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a dodge to keep from having to defend their position on the merits. Plus, if they demonize conservatives and conservatism effectively it keeps the undecideds in the middle from listening to those on the right.


39 posted on 05/27/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Two reasons: 1, they’re a-holes, and 2, it’s illegal to shoot them dead. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


40 posted on 05/27/2013 5:37:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: sauropod

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41 posted on 05/27/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Wildbill22

They’re progressive chauvinists-

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/the-book-of-progressive-chauvinism-rules-for-usurpers-t11145.html


42 posted on 05/27/2013 5:39:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think there is an easy answer:

Liberalism is “easy morality” - it embraces whatever the quick, short term solution is.

Conservatism is more like “tough love” - it embraces the common sense long term solution.

Liberalism instantly wants gay marriage without having to think about it’s effect on society. Liberalism will never take responsibility for the “quick fix” of the welfare state or laxness on illegal immigration (though some conservatives are responsible)

The rudeness is best explained in Ann Coulter’s book “Demonic”. The left loves images, the right loves analysis. The image of Sarah Palin was created by SNL and promulgated by the leftist media and is completely different from any analysis of who Palin truly is (a graft-killing, intelligent woman).

The best way I’ve found to kill rudeness is to call them out on it and make them the bad guy.

Watch this video from 6:00. This guy nails Suze Orman after making a good case against gay marriage and Suze insults him. He calls her out for being rude and indubitably the audience realized that Suze was on the wrong side. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A892bj1anME


43 posted on 05/27/2013 5:39:43 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Arlis

Correct assessment.


44 posted on 05/27/2013 5:40:21 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: digger48
It was quite enlightening and exhilarating

Good for you !!!!!!!

I am 62 and figure I've got 10 or so "good" years left. So I am willing to take them on in public. I mean, what's the worst could they do to me? Slap me with their man purse? And in 10 years, I am putting them away (enjoy the prison showers, boys) for elder abuse.

45 posted on 05/27/2013 5:41:32 PM PDT by llevrok (I am the "Face Of The Wild, Nasty Hard-Right Fringe")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wouldn't it be better for America if liberals really were liberal, and listened to other points of view?

The only "liberals" remaining in American politics are Republicans today. The Democrat Party has been hijacked lock, stock and barrel by the hard left, and they don't play by antiquated Western values such as civility and reasoned debate.

Read Rules for Radicals to understand how they operate. They are uninterested in debate or discussion. They don't want to win hearts and minds. They want to totally destroy any opposition by any means necessary and intimidate through government power any who might oppose them.

47 posted on 05/27/2013 5:41:52 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: vietvet67
They claim they’re spiritual

WTF is spiritual? It's the same answer I give to my wife when she says she is an independent. "Oh. You mean you don't have principles?"

I do a bit of couch sleeping these days.

48 posted on 05/27/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by llevrok (I am the "Face Of The Wild, Nasty Hard-Right Fringe")
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To: mardi59
Liberals "like" everything that Conservatives fight against. But do they really "like"? Liberals don't like Jihadis, they really don't like fudge packers either but since both are things conservatives openly profess we are against they promote them to spite us. They are children.

Liberals are racist also, dont let them fool you.

49 posted on 05/27/2013 5:48:23 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mardi59

Because the left is at war and knows it.....unlike Republicans.


50 posted on 05/27/2013 5:51:29 PM PDT by sheana
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