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Liberal Intolerance:
You Believe What?

Breitbart, by Joel B. Pollak

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Posted By:Judy W., 10/8/2013 8:23:07 AM

I was at a dinner recently where I happened to be seated at a table with new acquaintances of the liberal political persuasion. We went around the table introducing ourselves. As I said that I work for a "conservative website," a man at the far end of the table made his displeasure known by booing. He wasn´t kidding. These were professional, accomplished, senior members of the community. They had never met a conservative before. Their first reaction was hostile. No one chided the man who booed, or apologized on his behalf for his rudeness, or laughed to break the tension.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/8/2013 8:27:41 AM     (No. 9555489)

FTA: many other conservatives have had similar. That is fact. More than 10 years ago, the same thing happened to Rush and more than once. And in his own home.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/8/2013 8:30:00 AM     (No. 9555495)

I have found liberal statists in polite society to be among the rudest and most boorish people on the planet. What is so infuriating about them is they have no idea what the don´t know. They just assume they are much smarter than everyone else in the room.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Husker Infidel, 10/8/2013 8:38:47 AM     (No. 9555509)

We´ve all met liberals. They may claim to be the most tolerant and caring, but they are the rudest and meanest people around.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/8/2013 8:39:18 AM     (No. 9555512)

You can bet the booer thought he was backed by numbers. Coulter calls them a mob, I call them a pack. Pollak stands up for himself, the cowards change the subject, their aspersions fouling the air like bad gas.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/8/2013 8:41:12 AM     (No. 9555517)

They live in a bubble and have the demeanor of the "Bubble Boy" in Seinfeld. May they have the same metaphorical run in with Costanzas out there.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/8/2013 8:45:21 AM     (No. 9555526)

Agree with the author´s experience. Especially the racist accusation which always throws me, so off base that it is whenever blurted out.

But, wow, what happened to this article? He starts off well and raises issues that require exploration, theorizing and even solutions, or at least attempted solutions. BUT, the article all too shortly peters out and ends.

What happened, Mr. Pollack?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southron, 10/8/2013 8:48:04 AM     (No. 9555533)

I learned years ago not to try to have a logical discussion with a Liberal - their preset opinions are rigidly fixed - almost a faith.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 10/8/2013 8:48:31 AM     (No. 9555535)

My experience is that it is impossible to have a conversation with a liberal. Even the weather is not a safe subject. Their eyes just glaze over when they find someone that doesn´t spout their line of claptrap.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chillijilli, 10/8/2013 8:48:33 AM     (No. 9555536)

Since they do not respond to reason and logic, the best way to get liberals to back down is to use their own language against them. It´s all they understand. When I use words like shameful, hurtful, discriminatory, biased, mean-spirited, , intolerant, hateful---they usually shut up and often apologize. It´s amazing how well this works.
Sometimes, though, the staunchest radical will launch into what he thinks is his final blow: "You probably get your news from FOX." I pull together my most quizzical look and comment, "I listen to ALL sides of the news so I can make informed decisions, DON´T YOU?" Slam dunk. Every time.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/8/2013 8:50:45 AM     (No. 9555542)

#2 is spot on.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Palmetto Bug, 10/8/2013 8:54:26 AM     (No. 9555550)

When the massed rabble (who have been driven farther into misery by this thug admin.) arrive at their door, the rabble wont care who the heck they are, liberal or conservative...they will just rape, pillage and burn and they wont care..and the libtards will wonder what happened.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/8/2013 8:59:21 AM     (No. 9555559)

Last sentence sums it up: "Worldly as they are, they have no clue."

And there´s so much they don´t have a clue about.

I´m with #7. It´s been at least 20 years since I had a conversation with a Leftist beyond, "Nice weather we´re having." And even that can elicit a rude, vociferous argument from a really entrenched Lefty, if Global Warming is their entrenchment.

So it´s best just to avoid them altogether, and if avoidance is not an option, ear plugs are. Ear plugs or a .38 Smith and Wesson.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/8/2013 9:04:58 AM     (No. 9555571)

Man oh man, is this the TRUTH! The Liberals I know either believe or CHOOSE to believe every Dem talking point, and they happily put all rationality aside. We have one friend in particular, especially rabid, who brings up point after point and when we start to shoot him down with facts, he doesn´t bother to contest them but just moves on to the next subject. And every subject is Republicans are evil, Obama is a sweetheart (when anyone with eyes and ears has watched the nasty things he has pulled, the latest being embarrassing Bernake in public with news of his replacement) and honest as the day is long. I don´t know if these Brian Williams and NYTImes fans actually have never WATCHED Obama´s pre-election promises and speeches, or if they just figure the end (for him) justifies the means, but they are STEADFAST. I think it MAY be a question of the end justifies the means for them.!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 10/8/2013 9:07:05 AM     (No. 9555577)

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Stupid people are too stupid to realize they´re stupid.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nycvoter, 10/8/2013 9:10:04 AM     (No. 9555581)

You cannot win against a liberal because it´s like chasing a rabbit around a tree. You can´t argue a point to the end because they quickly dart off in another direction. The racism ploy is one example, another is the spagetti routine where they throw every madcow matthew´s type acusation against the wall to see what sticks. So when someone throws out 5-10 accusations when each one would take 10 minutes to disprove, you have no chance. While many of these people are very smart ( I know a lot of them), they are only booksmart from k-12 and college. They have not learned anything since. Many of these people are so impressed with their vocubulary and natural intelligence that they have not fed their brain since the college brainwashing; they remain under the influence of university Stockholm syndrome. And they are smart enough to fool themselves into ignoring inconvenient facts. The only thing that will pour cold water on these miserable cretins is when reality invades their cocoon, ala hurricane Sandy or 9/11...but after a week they have already forgotten.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mws50, 10/8/2013 9:13:03 AM     (No. 9555589)

Liberals have never matured beyond the spoiled child stage of life. That is why they never acquired the common sense, logic, and analytical abilities that normal people acquire as we mature.

#9 has my take on liberals, but I rarely use that suggestion. (It is not my fault I don´t use it, I was born and raised in Texas.)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 10/8/2013 9:15:03 AM     (No. 9555593)

When I´ve been accused of being racist because I disagree with Obama, I ask them to explain how my disagreement with a policy is related to racism and I always add that if they can´t show the relationship that would indicate they are racialist. Then I just sit back.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rather Read, 10/8/2013 9:15:04 AM     (No. 9555594)

I read news from lots of sources. Most liberals I know get news from NPR only. And they think I am closed minded.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 10/8/2013 9:23:00 AM     (No. 9555603)

This same thing was one of the major factors in the lead up to the Civil War--look it up.

The "educated" Northerners looked down their noses at their Southern bretheren and continued to pass legislation in the Congress that dictated major changes to the South.

Without giving a whole history lesson here, it suffices to say the South had enough of the snobby-elite trying to tell them what to do and how to do it.

The rest as they say is history.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/8/2013 9:24:27 AM     (No. 9555608)

When you are smarter and morally superior to your dinner partner, bad manners are not only justified, they are required.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/8/2013 9:26:07 AM     (No. 9555610)

We conservatives argue on the merits, the facts; not emotions like liberals or name calling - and we´re usually outnumbered. We are the adults trying to have an adult discussion with a bunch of children.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: maryc, 10/8/2013 9:30:21 AM     (No. 9555617)

What they don´t know, and this article only touched on how little that is, can kill them. They take our freedom for granted and look down on those, particularly our fighting men and women, who make all their parroted emotional rudeness possible. All the while the selfless protect them and their rudeness , arrogance and ignorance.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/8/2013 9:40:40 AM     (No. 9555630)

Six months ago, I made the mistake of trying to discuss politics with a rabid liberal Brit who was the rudest, most abusive old hag I´ve ever met. I learned my lesson for good.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/8/2013 9:43:20 AM     (No. 9555637)

This is the front line in the fight to get our country back. I doubt that the folks around that table wanted to be slave masters who live the good life while government confiscates from the working class to fulfill their every need. But their buy-in to the left propaganda has the same net effect. We all need to figure them out. Winning an argument pummeling them with facts eliciting little more than the right wing wacko poopy head racist response, may feel like a victory bit it´s hollow if we don´t affect a change. We have much work to do!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/8/2013 9:47:41 AM     (No. 9555649)

Bullying works... for them.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: h24015, 10/8/2013 9:52:29 AM     (No. 9555659)

Here´s some hope for you. My wife is from NYC and was a liberal for the first years of our marriage. Since she has lived in VA and been exposed to something other than the NYT and Newsday, she has made a dramatic conversion. Also, we´ve had several recent conversations with her liberal friends who now have nothing good to say about the current regime.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/8/2013 9:55:38 AM     (No. 9555665)

Liberal progressives just can´t help it. They don´t know what they don´t know, and they just don´t care.

Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/8/2013 10:34:45 AM     (No. 9555743)

As far back as I can remember - - I´ve known every detail of what leftists believed - - but they´ve known absolutely nothing about what I believed.

When I make my right-wing arguments - - they always have the astonished look which comes with hearing something never heard before.

Leftists are not curious or open people. They exist only to be part of a herd - - all saying, doing, believing, dressing, and acting the same.

Really, really ignorant people.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Shmowry1, 10/8/2013 10:40:32 AM     (No. 9555760)

So typical, I rarely ever announce or talk about my political beliefs. Of course, I live in the SF Bay Area, so it comes with the territory. I just would rather enjoy my meal in peace without being berated as though I´m a second class citizen with no real thought process.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dwa, 10/8/2013 10:56:09 AM     (No. 9555792)

I agree with everyone´s comments about trying to discuss anything with liberals. I avoid it whenever possible, but if I ever do get into it with a lib I always know I´ve won the discussion when they say "well, they all do it". Their talking points don´t cover responses to examples of libs doing whatever evil they accuse Repubs and conservatives of or worse.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: susieq1, 10/8/2013 11:03:17 AM     (No. 9555809)

#30, I don´t live in your area and like you I do not bring up political subjects. But if a liberal wants to bring it up I don´t back down and let them have it with all barrels. As President Reagan said they know so much that is not true.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/8/2013 11:30:29 AM     (No. 9555865)

#31 is close. Reagan said it best. "Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: web, 10/8/2013 11:42:55 AM     (No. 9555897)

The most prominent characteristics of liberals are Projection, Hypocrisy, Ignorance, and Intolerance. They don´t know any conservatives, refuse to have any discussions with them, yet believe they know all there is to know about them.
For conservatives, Race doesn´t even factor in to it. We could care less about race, since we believe in equality for all, without preferences for any. It is OUR philosophy that championed the end of slavery and equal rights for all Americans.
Liberals don´t have discussions or present arguments, since they don´t have any. They simply reinforce each others prejudices, while telling themselves how compassionate and tolerant they are. They destroy the economy and employment with their policies, and have never created a job, yet know all about how to distribute our wealth to those who won´t work. What happens when there is no more wealth left to distribute?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 10/8/2013 12:04:27 PM     (No. 9555935)

I have learned with the rabid libs in my family that you have to let them have it with both barrels EVERY time & you have to make them back down by MAKING them analyze their own silly arguments. Example: They love calling conservatives racists. Turn it around on them & accuse them of name-calling. They´ll deny it & then you tell them that they just called you what they consider the worst name in the book. Then surprise them & say: All right what if I am? SO what? Do you want to see me jailed or fined - what is it you WANT from me? (Usually what they really want is your respect - because they know they don´t have it. They think that their liberalism is a cheap ticket to relevancy & respect). They usually start sputtering about how you aren´t a nice person & again you say - SO what? I´m not trying to win a popularity contest. Are YOU a nice person with your name-calling & accusations? Pretty soon they will be avoiding you because you don´t hesitate to make them look like fools. Also, I don´t accept invitations from libs.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: janjan, 10/8/2013 12:50:33 PM     (No. 9556033)

My Dad always said ´never argue with fools or children´ and I don´t.

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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