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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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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/4/2014 9:34:34 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

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