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Not even bothering to conceal their animus against conservatives?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 6:00 pm - October 1, 2012.
Filed under: Liberal Intolerance

Writing about experiences similar to those our readers have reported, the gay blogger at ProtoType tells how a friend how has supported “an anti-gay marriage campaign” often welcomes him and his partner into their home, treating them in a friendly manner, then offers:

Pretty much without exception, I have found it markedly easier to be openly gay in conservative social groups, than openly conservative in liberal social groups.

When it becomes known you’re conservative in a liberal social group, faces often go from friendly to neutral and nonplussed. Often, someone will outright challenge you: “How can you possibly…?” The unconcealed emotions are ones of disgust (like at a bad smell) mixed with a sort of bemusement at the bizarre eccentricity of it.

Emphasis added.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?  (Read the whole thing.)

These folks claim to be “tolerant toward everyone”, well, except those they deem “stupid, ignorant, crazy, racist, homophobic, greedy, xenophobic, misogynist, or hateful.”  They do tend to affix those labels to individuals offering a political viewpoint different from their own.

Interesting that blogger’s observation that certain liberals don’t even make an effort to conceal the disgust they feel toward political conservatives.

FROM THE COMMENTS:  Carol observes that “The ones hollering for ‘tolerance’ are always the most intolerant people in the crowd. Hypocrisy on parade.”



  1. that’s what I don’t understand. The ones hollering for *tolerance* are always the most intolerant people in the crowd. Hypocrisy on parade.

    Comment by Carol — October 1, 2012 @ 6:09 pm - October 1, 2012

  2. By the way, lefties, this post isn’t conservatives whining about lefties being rude. This post is conservatives calling you all out on your intolerance and hypocrisy.

    Comment by V the K — October 1, 2012 @ 8:49 pm - October 1, 2012

  3. We were welcomed with open arms at the Beck rally a few years ago. People knew we were a couple. We were invited to lunches and dinners. Several people have kept in touch. Our local state rep (an R) and our local want-to-be state senator (an R) have been at our house several times this campaign season.

    Our former state rep (a D) used to stop by but always made snide comments about our lawn signs. The current state senator (a D) has never stopped by our house.

    My partner’s family is full of conservatives who go to a very conservative church. Each year we are invited to the “couples” Valentine’s Day dinner. The first year they had the dinner, they did the “everyone who is married stand up then they called out the those married for 5 years, 10 years, etc please be seated thing”. We are not married so we didn’t stand up. However, the people at the dinner encouraged us to stand up. At that point we had been together for 28 years. We were one of the last couples to take a seat. It was very nice.

    In 2008, we were invited to a friend of a friend’s for a cocktail party hosted by a lesbian couple. We had barely made it passed the front door when we were asked to leave because the “McCain/Palin” and NRA stickers on my partner’s truck made some of their guests “uncomfortable”.

    My partner went over to the table and took back the bottle of wine we brought as a gift. He told the hostesses that leaving the bottle of wine made him feel “uncomfortable”. haha.

    On a cruise last year, we were at a table for 8. The other 6 at the table were 3 married couples from Canada. 5 of the 6 others were conservatives. The 1 liberal among them waited until the 12th night at dinner to “unleash” against us at the table. His wife was mortified. He did not come to dinner on the 13th or 14th night.

    Comment by TnnsNE1 — October 2, 2012 @ 3:05 pm - October 2, 2012

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