Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives

by Ben Hoffman

Just thought I’d repost my “differences” blog entry… 🙂

A liberal is willing to fight for liberty.
A conservative is willing to give up liberty for security.

If a liberal doesn’t believe that abortion is morally acceptable, she doesn’t have one.
If a conservative doesn’t believe that abortion is morally acceptable, he or she wants to prevent anyone from having one.

When a liberal asks where he gets his news, he’ll give legitimate sources such as the N.Y. Times or Washington Post.
When a conservative asks where he gets his news, he won’t usually answer because it’s not from legitimate news sources.

A liberal sees wrong and tries to right it.
A conservative sees wrong and if it involves another conservative, he claims it’s biased.

A liberal believes most foreign policy issues are best dealt with by taking diplomatic measures.
A conservative believes we should bomb first and ask questions later.

A liberal doesn’t mind his hard earned money going to legitimate government programs.
A conservative hates all things government, but doesn’t mind his hard earned money going towards multi-million dollar bonuses for CEOs.

When a liberal thinks about education, he thinks about college.
When a conservative thinks about education, he thinks about grade school and high school.

A liberal knows that a fact is information that is verifiable.
A conservative thinks a fact is something you can link to. It might be just somebody’s opinion, but if you can link to it, he believes it’s acceptable to use it as a “fact.”

A liberal debates with facts.
A conservative debates by insulting the other person.

A liberal evaluates information and forms an opinion.
A conservative gets his opinions from right-wing pundits.

A liberal debates by siting events that have occurred.
A conservative debates by predicting events he believes will occur.

A liberal debates using facts.
A conservative debates the facts.

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30 Comments to “Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives”

  1. Conservative vs Liberal

    If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
    If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

    If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
    If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

    If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
    A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

    If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

    If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

    If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
    Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

    If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
    A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

    If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels..
    Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

    If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
    A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)

    If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
    A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

    If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
    If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he’s in labor and then sues.

    • The problem with that is, there’s not a lot of truth to it.

      • Hi Ben,
        I believe the comment holds as much water as the post. The great thing is that we can still respectfully disagree. Hopefully we will get some further comments and see where it takes us. I would say on your site probably more in favor of the post but let’s see.
        Bob A.

  2. The problem with the original post is there’s NO truth to it.

    “A liberal debates with facts.
    A conservative debates by insulting the other person.”

    Ben, you must be a conservative. Your comments sections are full of insults and name calling by you when your argument runs out. Anyone can go to just about any post you have here where there are comments and your insults are blatant.

    I referred your blog to a ‘gentleman’ and told him you two would get along well. Hopefully, he’ll be visiting your blog soon.

    • Steve, you consider any criticism of the GOP a personal insult. The Republican party is like a religion and right-wingers are the flock, following blindly.

      I’ve had to delete most of your posts because they contain nothing but insults.

    • Steve, I know you referred Dave here, but I couldn’t resist myself.

      Steve, when I first posted on your site, the first thing you did was call me an A$$. Actually, in my experience there is some truth to Ben’s assertion about insults.

      Regarding:
      A liberal knows that a fact is information that is verifiable.
      A conservative thinks a fact is something you can link to. It might be just somebody’s opinion, but if you can link to it, he believes it’s acceptable to use it as a “fact.”

      Steve, from your own post today, you posted an opinion from a local news source and presented it as news. You’ve since at least posted the author of the opinion. Good man. However, in fact, it turned out to be satire, and not accurate at all. The writer of the opinion was taken in by a satirical piece himself. http://stevex09.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/communist-party-sues-democrats/

  3. It will be fun if you leave this up:

    A Condensed Version of History

    For those who slept through World History 101…… here is a condensed
    version.

    [The remainder of this post was deleted…]

  4. Didn’t think you would leave that truthful summary up. Too embarrassing to you libs. Of course I never claimed to have written it.

    Question: Is your post your own original thought? Did you write it from scratch?

  5. Hi Les,
    I had gotten it in an e-mail quite a while ago and forgot about it until now.
    Bob A.

  6. Hi Steve,
    Here is a link to where Ben and the liberals would blindly have us go. Once over the edge it’s to late.

    http://boudicabpi.boudica.us/?p=2117

    Bob A.

    • Ha haaa! Good one Bob. I hope you’re doing okay. Good to ‘see’ you back.

      • Steve, do you just ignore things when you’re painted into a corner?

        From above when you claim that you don’t call names:

        Steve, when I first posted on your site, the first thing you did was call me an A$$. Actually, in my experience there is some truth to Ben’s assertion about insults.

        Regarding:
        A liberal knows that a fact is information that is verifiable.
        A conservative thinks a fact is something you can link to. It might be just somebody’s opinion, but if you can link to it, he believes it’s acceptable to use it as a “fact.”

        Steve, from your own post today, you posted an opinion from a local news source and presented it as news. You’ve since at least posted the author of the opinion. Good man. However, in fact, it turned out to be satire, and not accurate at all. The writer of the opinion was taken in by a satirical piece himself. http://stevex09.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/communist-party-sues-democrats/

      • It looks like Steve has since deleted that post. Right-wingers can’t tell the difference between satire and the right-wing propaganda. A lot of them think the Colbert Report is really a conservative program. 🙂

      • Ben, as usual you don’t know what you’re talking about. I simply deleted the post, as the badgering from Rick was relentless, and most had nothing to do with the actual content of the post. Exactly what I said to brother Rick was don’t be a a$$ when commenting on my blog. You see, Rick who is intellectually above all, like most liberals, struggles with the English language and the context of what’s being said.
        Just like his comment today he states that I posted something as “news”. Not exactly accurate. However, I know that I’m on your blog and the insults freely flow. Ben can take something mouthed by Keith Olbermann (a real stand up guy) and sing praises to the heavens. Funny sh#t!

      • [I simply deleted the post, as the badgering from Rick was relentless]

        You wuss. 🙂

  7. Steve, It had EVERYTHING to do with the post! The post was Fiction! Nothing to do with the post?

    Let me get this straight. You stand behind the post, but due to my relentlessness, you pulled it? Do you or do you not acknowledge that it was a hoax? Simple question. If not, why did you pull it. Maybe Ben is right? Wuss? 🙂

    And, again, you love to characterize people and use the word “liberal” as a pejorative. Do you even understand what your own definition of the word is? I assume you think Ben a “liberal”. Ben and I disagree on our involvement in Afghanistan. Does that make him or me more “liberal”? I hope that’s not too tough a question to ponder.

    • Rick seems to think that if alot of people laugh at something it must be false. To be honest, I don’t know if the post was a satire, hoax, or truthful. To be perfectly honest the ‘content’ (c o n t e n t) or point of the piece was right on. The Democrats are exactly in line with the Communist Party platform.
      So, ‘tap’ the brakes Rick and don’t get your panties in wad over nothing. Let’s just a move along and get along.

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