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Many Liberals are
Naifs and Innocents

American Thinker, by Christopher Chantrill

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Posted By:magnante, 1/21/2014 11:02:04 AM

We conservatives, crouching in the trenches of the political wars, experience liberals as haters and culture warriors. When we think of liberals we think of the Kos Kidz over at DailyKos and the execrable hosts on MSNBC. We think of the liberal journalists that sneer "who me?" to the charge of journalistic bias. But I was reminded this last week that many liberals are naifs and innocents. They don´t see feminists as the professional class making a virtue out of poor women raising their children; they think of career women and two-income families as a simple natural progress from darkness to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/21/2014 11:25:15 AM     (No. 9700019)

This is a nice way of saying that they are clueless and out of touch with the real world. I run into people like this all the time. They get all of their news from NPR and proudly admit it. They don´t like it when you point out that they are slurping up what the government spoons into their mouths and that it´s far from the truth. Ask an 0bama voter what, exactly, they know about him and watch them stammer, stutter and change the subject.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Butch, 1/21/2014 11:39:17 AM     (No. 9700033)

The author calls for patience with naïve liberals, but most of them are so smug and rude that having much patience with them is a mighty tall order. Liberals are downright mean.

Need proof? Just read the comments on NRO in response to Michael Barone´s recent article about why Texas is growing. The conservatives make arguments based on observable phenomena. The lefties spew insults and canards; I wonder how many of them are paid to bait sincere conservatives on websites. Lefties may be naïve and innocent - willfully dumb seems more like it - but they´re so smug and uncivil and destructive that it´s difficult to see any naïvete or innocence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/21/2014 11:46:46 AM     (No. 9700045)

I watched Watters at Sundance last night, and it is SO obvious that the actors who ran away as fast Seymour Hoffman et al) as they could are pretty clueless. And then there is fellow Wisconsinite Mark Ruffulo, a really decent actor, who said "Hey man, we both agree that BeGhazi is a phony issue, right?" And meant it! They all also listed inequality of income as THE issue---talking point #1 right now in a desire to change the Obamacare subject, and these guys bought it without question, even though they are largely high high income. I live in the same town as the fabled Brian Williams and hate to think what I would do if I met the man on the street........he and others like him are a good reason why we have Obama without question---and Mark Ruffulo.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/21/2014 11:46:49 AM     (No. 9700046)

But they vote.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: alloysteel, 1/21/2014 12:06:29 PM     (No. 9700068)

Self-imposed ignorance and willful tantrums are not the signs of "naïfs and innocents".

These are the signs of a childish mind and a total lack of critical thinking.

One can grow old, but there is no requirement that one should grow up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/21/2014 12:09:03 PM     (No. 9700071)

"Many Liberals are Naifs and Innocents"

But that doesn´t stop even one from being an arrogant Know-It-All full of hate.

They strongly support diverstity except for people who don´t think like them and don´t believe what they believe.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Distorted, 1/21/2014 12:15:05 PM     (No. 9700076)

Someone has to occupy Lincoln´s "Some-Are-Fooled-All-The-Time" group. These are it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 1/21/2014 12:39:01 PM     (No. 9700095)

I view liberals/progressives/socialists pretty much as "ants"...IgnorANT and and ArrogANT.
They can´t help themselves. They possess a herd mentality and are misguided lemmings. Its just that they know so much about things that are just not so.
liberalism/progressive-ism/socialism are mental diseases.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/21/2014 12:44:05 PM     (No. 9700101)

Cut to the chase dude...´USEFUL IDIOTS´.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hammock, 1/21/2014 2:22:14 PM     (No. 9700189)

This article doesn´t cover the need to bond by sneering and attempting witty cuts. Social approval is a powerful thing. Leftists know at a visceral level that the pack will take them down if they change.

I´ve met leftists who will discuss, but the problems arise in what evidence they allow. Prejudice and bigotry are hard to dent.

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