There are liberal and conservatives on these threads. Moderates to flaming on both sides. It seems to me that the term "liberal" is used more by the right as a dirty word, a denigration, a putt-down, etc that the term "conservative" is by the left. First am I right or just reading what I want. If I am right, what's the party line about equating liberalism with: communism, socialism, treasonism, child molesting and goat fucking to mention a few? I know that certain elements in the conservative party have been trying to make it a dirty word for a long time. I guess in their mind they have succeeded. Now again there is the term "compassionate conservative" Anyone who has to describe themself or their philosophy as compassionate, isn't. So tell me all the terrible things that liberals have done beside found this country.