Skip to comments.I'm A Conservative And They Lied When They Said I Hate You
Posted on 07/05/2014 4:21:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
Are you Hispanic, black, Asian, Jewish, gay, young, old, poor, or a woman? Well, then you may have heard that conservatives like me hate you. In fact, I'm sure you've probably heard some version of it a hundred times since it seems to be the standard rap for liberals these days. "Those conservatives are racists! They hate Hispanics! They're homophobes! They're Nazis! They're engaged in a war on women!"
You get the idea.
Well, first off, do you really think you can trust liberals to tell you what motivates conservatives? Can you REALLY trust Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, and your college professor who is railing about American imperialism and white privilege to tell you what people like me are thinking? Do you even believe they know in the first place and if they did, could you really trust them to give you an honest rundown of why conservatives disagree with them about pretty much everything under the sun?
Obviously, they're not exactly the best source about what conservatives really think and most conservatives find it a little insulting to talk about our "motivation" since it's always framed in "when did you stop beating your wife" terms. If you don't beat your wife, that's an offensive question. If you're not racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, etc., etc., it's offensive to be accused of it. Incidentally, while there are always exceptions, the overwhelming majority of conservatives aren't any of those things and, yes, they do get offended when they're falsely accused. Wouldn't you? So, why should they be any different?
While I can't speak for all conservatives about what motivates them, I can speak for myself. I am a Tea Party conservative. I run a website called Right Wing News. In fact, Im so far to the Right that I was blackballed from the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions for being too tough on our last two presidential nominees. I didnt think either of them were particularly good politicians, but I also didnt believe they were conservative enough.
Thats me -- and I dont hate you.
I dont even hate Barack Obama, Chris Matthews, or Harry Reid. Admittedly, I dont like them, I dont think theyre good for the country, and I have big problems with their agenda. But, if one of them was drowning to death in a lake, Id toss him a life preserver. I wouldnt be happy if they got sick or something happened to one of their kids. I wouldnt be celebrating if they died. I even have liberal friends. How good of friends? Good enough to go to dinner with. Good enough to invite them to stay in my home.
I could also add that I have friends that are black, Hispanic, gay, Jewish, etc., etc., but bizarrely, people treat that as some sort of racist dodge these days. So, lets not go there. But, lets do point out the obvious: conservatives tend to get along particularly well with other conservatives while liberals tend to get along with other liberals. Conservatives like Clarence Thomas just as much as liberals like Obama. Is it racist for liberals to dislike Clarence Thomas? If conservatives would love to see Ted Cruz as our next President, does that mean we love Hispanic Americans while liberals hate them because theyd vote against him or does it mean that both conservatives and liberals like people who agree with them?
How many times have you heard someone say that Tea Parties are racist? A zillion, right? Yet, at every Tea Party Ive ever been to, there have always been not many, but a few black or Hispanic Americans there. Theyve always come across as just as relaxed and comfortable as everyone else. Thats because they actually know conservatives, not the funhouse mirror image of conservatives thats presented on the Left.
Heres another little secret: there are openly gay people in the conservative movement. They get invited to events. They go to parties. Just because someones a Christian or is against gay marriage (unapologetically guilty on both counts) doesnt mean hes anti-gay. On a personal note, Ive had gay writers at Right Wing News, I organized a petition to get Alec Baldwin fired from Capitol One for anti-gay slurs, and Ive been to more than one GOProud party. Did some of those people disagree with me 110% on gay marriage? Sure, but that doesnt mean we hate each other.
Also, do you really think conservatives like me are engaged in some sort of misogynistic war on women? Just because we have the same position -- as Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Michele Bachmann, Dana Loesch Laura Ingraham, S.E Cupp, Nikki Haley and Sarah Palin -- on abortion and forcing companies like Hobby Lobby to violate their religious convictions? That doesnt even make any sense and by the way, if you really buy into the idea that conservatives want to keep women barefoot, pregnant, and stuck in the kitchen making them sandwiches -- look at that list of extremely popular conservative women I just mentioned and note that none of them is a, yes, whatever you say, dear Stepford wife. Yet all of them are extremely popular with conservative men.
So, if conservatives arent motivated by hate, what REALLY motivates us?
Personally, I want to see us get our debt in control because I think there is a very real possibility that Social Security and Medicare as we know them are going to end within the next couple of decades because we simply wont have the money to continue those programs any more. If that happens and its more likely than not that it will a lot of good people who worked hard and played by the rules throughout their whole lives are going to get hammered.
I worry that the next few generations of Americans arent going to have it as good as we have because were being so irresponsible with our money today. I worry about kids growing up in an amoral society where marriage doesnt matter, God is ignored, and theyre told that if it feels good, its okay to do it.
I oppose illegal immigration because I think we should be more concerned about poor and middle class workers than illegal aliens. Its not fair that there are Americans who cant find jobs because they cant work as cheaply as people who dont pay for medical insurance, dont pay for car insurance, and cheat on their taxes. Im concerned about the potential impact of rewarding tens of millions of people for breaking the law and if you look at the flood of children on our southern border being drawn here by our immigration policies, you should be, too.
I can still remember being poor enough to seriously consider sleeping in my car for a couple of months to save up money; so I can empathize with anyone struggling to make ends meet. But, I believe we can best help people in the position I was in by creating an environment that allows them to help themselves. Offering training and creating a powerful economy that makes it easier for them to get good jobs will do more to really help people than any government welfare program ever could.
Maybe you agree with what I just said and maybe you dont. Well meaning, intelligent people can disagree and lets face it, conservatism isnt for everyone. If you love nothing more than abortion on demand and Obamacare, youre better off voting for the Democrats. However, if you believe in fiscal responsibility, law and order, traditional values, a strong defense, equal opportunity, and small government, then were on the same side. It may true that, "There's a sucker born every minute," but you dont have to be one of them by being scammed into believing that conservatives hate you.
Proof the democrats only tools are hate and socialism.
I too am a Conservative, as outlined above.
He's a better man than I am. If the aforementioned were on fire, I wouldn't p*ss on them to put it out.
You said it.
This guy tried to get Alec Baldwin fired for expressing a nasty opinion? Doesn’t sound conservative to me...
Personally I don’t hate liberals, and that includes that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I despise them.
-——if one of them was drowning to death in a lake, Id toss him a life preserver——
We tossed New York City a life preserver and it is biting us in the butt.
I like your favorite president, and Laura was the last lady to be called the first lady.
Just like with the illegals.
If being a legal immigrant means coming to America, homeschooling and taking back both America and your third world country from socialist hell, it is not legal for liberals. The motto is hate America and love and support emotionaly nd romantically your third world shit hole of “dream from my father”
“If the aforementioned were on fire, I wouldn’t p*ss on them to put it out”
Youre a heartless person because I’d gladly p*ss on him even if he wasnt on fire. ;-)
If they had any brains, they would realize who their real enemies, and who really hates/despised/disdains them.
When I went to the Tea Party gathering at the Alamo several years ago, there were probably more Hispanics attending than any other race. A lot had Sarah Palin tee shirts and hats. Of course, there are a LOT of Hispanics in San Antonio.
I’ve personally found it both amusing and pathetic that liberal scum get away with emphatically stating that no one can “judge” or make “rash generalizations” about any group or individual, yet that is what exactly what they do on a daily basis in describing conservatives. Even more pathetic that the majority of the country doesn’t see it...
Liberals are hypocrites, so what do you expect?
Unlike Moochelle, she was a Lady. Hillary not so much either
And evil.. true; however, the fact that a good portion of the country is either too cowardly, ignorant, or indifferent to see these scum for what they are is truly disheartening.
It sure is and we must pray that they will wake up
Here's how you do it:
I'm A Conservative And They Lied When They Said I Hate You. Why would they lie to you? They're lying to stifle your thought. They don't even want you to think about conservative idea. Doesn't that make you suspicious?
They're afraid you'll learn how conservative ideas will benefit everyone (except for the power-mad politicians, who lie to you). Your life will literally improve with conservative ideas.
Don't be bullied, find out about conservative ideas and decide for yourself. And that's no lie.
My friends husband once said”you can argue with a conservative(politically speaking) and in the end still be friends,you can’t do that with a liberal.”
I'm not sure we have many pols we can trust. Have ANY of our faves come forward with a passionate, engaging statement such as this? It's called leadership.
"Don't be bullied, find out about conservative ideas and decide for yourself. And that's no lie." a little bit to
Don't let yourself be bullied, find out about conservative ideas and decide for yourself. And that's no lie.
Nice article but can the author REALLY expect liberals to read it?
Oh, I would go one better:
I'd throw them an anvil.