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So, are lefties jerks? Or just narrow-minded?

HotAir pointed out yesterday that “Consistent liberals” are most likely to block others on social media for disagreeing with them politically.

Hence, my question. I’m honestly divided. In this complicated world, we’ve all known some lefties who are plain jerks, while some other lefties may be fairly nice people – apart from their never wanting to hear or know of any information that could make them question their prejudices.

I ran into the second kind of person just the other night, at my dad’s. “Cynthia” is a highly-educated neighbor in his retirement community, very nice in terms of watching out for my dad’s disabled girlfriend, and with a pleasant demeanor. So far, “not a jerk.”

But narrow-minded. As one example, she’ll dismiss (as in, will not hear) any information of Sarah Palin being anything other than a total dummy. Which is funny because the prominent Obama supporter and former “green jobs czar”, Van Jones, has now admitted in essence that the Left lied to people about Palin in the 2008 campaign:

“Sarah Palin .. people forget. She had the Democratic party shaking in our boots in 2008. She came out, she gave that speech at the convention. That was, hands down, one of the best convention speeches – not by a woman, by anybody in 2008. People were running for the hills…

Now it can be told! Now it can be told! We were scared!”

It must help the Democrats that their most officially ‘educated’ supporters are among their most dogmatically-gullible supporters. The Democrats can lie to such people and they won’t even care. For another example, we have President Obama’s recent admission that the Democrat candidates who are staying distant from him this year are engaged in a lie:

Well look, here’s the bottom line. We’ve got a tough map. A lot of the states are contested this time are states that I didn’t win. And so some of the candidates there – it is difficult for them to have me in the state…

The bottom line is though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress…These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me, and you know, I tell them, I said, ‘you know what? You do what you need to do to win.’

Dogmatically-gullible people: They enable the Democrats to get away with it. Some of them are jerks, some of them are nice – but narrow-minded.

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  1. The lefties of today are endowed with triumphant “feelings” which are their compass. Facts, reason and logic do not interfere with what they just know is “right.”

    If you push a leftist too hard, you hurt his feelings, since it is his feelings which he puts on the line. Nobody likes to have his feelings hurt and if you persist in hurting his feelings, you are a … wait for it …. a ….. bully.

    Naturally you unfriend a bully,

    Lefties do not go to the culture for their feelings, they pull them out of the leftist miasma. If you disagree with their feelings, you lack diversity of opinion and you are intolerant for not agreeing with them. However, in the leftist world, shunning a cretan who does not see the leftist light is fundamentally principled and they are totally willing to send you to political correctness reeducation camp where your diversity center will be stripped of incorrect thinking.

    I would disagree about lefties being narrow-minded. They are closed-minded when it comes to self-examining their feelings compass.

    Comment by Heliotrope — October 22, 2014 @ 10:58 pm - October 22, 2014

  2. I have never unfriended a person on facebook. I have some liberal friends who post really annoying crap-I just scroll through. I’m originally from Kentucky and several of my high school friends are liberals-I’m really sick of the pro Grimes stuff.

    I don’t do politics on social media-I do politics in blogs. I just find politics in social media tends to exode all over your news feed and I don’t want that.

    Comment by Just Me — October 23, 2014 @ 7:20 am - October 23, 2014

  3. I was un-friended on the Facebook by a friend-of-a-friend. I was the only one posting non-Progressive commentary.

    Comment by BigJ — October 23, 2014 @ 9:09 am - October 23, 2014

  4. […] So, are lefties jerks? Or just narrow-minded? […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » The BF Evolves — October 23, 2014 @ 11:28 am - October 23, 2014

  5. This entertains me, because the number-one liberal taunt they try using on me is always how many sites from which I’ve been banned.

    With this, all they’re doing is demonstrating how narrow-minded and ideological their fellow liberals who are doing the banning are.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 23, 2014 @ 6:53 pm - October 23, 2014

  6. What it comes down to is this:

    Strong conservatives have grown up hearing the arguments from the other side, and have had to re-evaluate their stances to be able to hold onto their core values, and have grown as a result, as their core values are rooted in millennial values. When a conservative turns off a liberal, it isn’t because he doesn’t want to hear the other side; it’s because he already has countless times before and refuted them almost as often.

    Liberals, on the other hand, have grown up surrounding themselves with like-minded people, and have developed an arrogance based on the ivory-tower liberals who spout these philosophies based primarily in century-old socialist thought which, when applied in the real world have failed horribly. But it’s always the people doing it who are in the wrong, not the idea itself. And they turn off all opposing views because frankly, they don’t know how to support their own nor refute others’ arguments.

    Comment by Craig Smith — October 23, 2014 @ 7:28 pm - October 23, 2014

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