It's no secret that liberals and conservatives don't get along. But, if there's any one thing that we've learned from the liberal love of sensitivity classes and situation comedies, it's that once people get to know each other and learn about each other's beliefs and concerns, all legitimate differences melt away. So, with that in mind, I'd like to relieve the concerns of our liberal pals by telling them what we conservatives are really like. Think of it as sensitivity class – for liberals. Granted there may be a few conservatives here and there who disagree with me on these things, but as someone who has known conservatives all my life, I can assure you that they're the exceptions, not the rule.
1) I don't hate black Americans, Hispanic Americans, gay Americans, Jewish Americans, Muslims, or any of the other groups that liberals obsessively claim that conservatives hate. In all fairness, you could probably make a great case that I strongly dislike Nazis, Satanists, Fred Phelps’ clan full of weirdos, and Noam Chomsky, but who doesn't? Not only is it extraordinarily offensive to be falsely accused of hating whole classes of people, it's really bad for America to try to falsely convince tens of millions of Americans that they're despised and hated by half the country.
2) I'm not rich, I don't have any particular love of rich people, and I'm not being paid off by the Koch brothers (although they're welcome to start at any time.) Of course, I also don’t envy the rich, think it's "unfair" that they have more than I do, or want to punish them because Paris Hilton and the Kennedy family don't deserve their money. So, am I "in the pocket" of the rich? No, it can just seem that way if you're comparing conservatives like me to people who seethe with resentment for people who’ve done well in life.
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