3) Liberals are compassionate: If you want to see a truly magnificent example of this myth in practice, the last election was a near perfect example of it. You had Barack Obama, who ignores his relatives begging for help in grinding Third World poverty up against Mitt Romney who anonymously gave milk to a VA hospital for two years, helped a dying 14 year old boy write his will and offered to pay for the college education of "two boys who were left as quadriplegics after a car wreck." Yet, the compassionate guy in the race was supposed to be Barack Obama. Go figure. Studies show time and time again that conservative give more of their income to charity than liberals. Meanwhile, liberals say they care more because they favor creating barely functional government programs, paid for with other people's money, that will allow bureaucrats to help people in need -- if by "in need" you mean people who might vote for liberal politicians in return. That's not compassion; that's cruel bribery with someone else's money.
4) Liberals love minorities: Really? Tell that to Kenneth Gladney and Daniel Tarver, black men who were beaten and called n*ggers by union members without a peep from the Left. How about Allen West or Mia Love, whom liberals turned to vote against in droves because of...racism? That's what they say when conservatives vote against black Democrats, isn't it? Speaking of which, black Americans make up roughly a quarter of the Democrats in America and yet, "Of the 75 black, Hispanic, and Asian-American Democrats in Congress and governorships, only nine represented majority-white constituencies—and that declined to six in 2011." Minority voters go heavily for the Democrats; so why won't white Democrats return the favor on the local level? Along similar lines, Hispanic and black Americans have been voting liberal for decades now – how well is that working out for them? Even Barack Obama doesn't have the stones to try to do more to help minorities prosper because he knows his white liberal base would revolt. Liberals are happy to exploit minority voters in every way they can, but at the end of the day their attitude is, "Take your welfare, know your place and do as you’re told."
5) Liberals are for progress: Liberals are for progress -- well, towards bankruptcy, degeneracy and societal decay. On the other hand, if we're talking about progress towards new oil pipelines, school choice, balancing the budget, restructuring Social Security and Medicare or cutting wasteful government programs, liberals are about as progressive as your 92 year old Aunt Millie when she offers you a big bowl of hard candy that she's had in a drawer since 1952. Just as saying "forward" doesn't mean you're moving in the right direction, calling yourself a "progressive" doesn't actually mean you're always in favor of progress.