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I've noticed over the years that a primary difference between liberals and conservatives is how they approach dissent. Liberals will typically assume one of two things: either you're faking your beliefs and don't really think what you say you do*, or you're not really all that bright and need them to educate you on the real facts (being their own personal opinion on the issue; the phrase "reality has a liberal bias" will probably come up a lot in this case). Conservatives will typically assume three things: you don't love the United States (since you'd be a conservative if you did), you're a hardcore liberal (even if you're a conservative, libertarian, Socialist, Communist, or any other position that's neither conservative nor liberal), or you're simply mistaken and will inevitably agree with them on every position when you're older.

Just a few observations.

*This is particularly common when the subject is abortion. It's not that pro-lifers are simply mistaken or have a different set of values to them. It's that pro-lifers don't actually believe in their supposed cause at all and they're just faking all of the emotions that crop up around the issue. At best, they'll be considered shit stirrers trying to start an argument over nothing despite really being pro-choice at heart. At worst, they'll be considered possibly violent sociopaths and rapists waiting for an opportunity to force every woman to be their personal baby factory. I've come to regard the latter as a particular perversion on the part of the pro-choicer in question though I could be wrong.
 

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observation;
Republicans lie their ass off regardless.
 

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republicans link to stories that dont support their thread titles a lot too. Its baffling on why link to something that contradicts you but they still do it
 
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observation;Republicans lie their ass off regardless.
I don't really interact much with Republicans. I have noticed libertarians have this weird tendency to claim to believe in both the Bible and Ayn Rand and not see a contradiction.
 

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POSTER A: Congressman Schmuckatelli wears red pants.

POSTER B: Link?

POSTER A: DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!!!!
 

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Do your own research. Liberals are five times as hateful in any web debate as are conservatives.
Yeah, according to 5 times magazine! Do your research...

but Tom cant tell you where he got the 5 times figure from but I can bet it came from the same place he puts his toilet paper...amongst other items
 

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