This Liberal victory, for example, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

8 Responses to “No, I Don't Hate All Liberals…”
  1. Anonymous says:

    “wah wah wah … I’m a Republican … wah wah wah … I hate black people … wah wah wah … although I [probably] claim that I don’t … wah wah wah!”

  2. Kyle Haight says:

    Actually, I’m currently a registered Democrat. I think at various points I’ve been just about everything except Green, Peace & Freedom and American Independent. But then why let a fact get in the way of an attempted insult?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m speechless… you forgot the Constitution Party. Or have you been a member of that too? Still, you’re conservative (I mean why else would you hate liberals, right?) and that works just as well.

  4. Anne Haight says:

    Ah, I see we have another nameless idiot posting anonymous clutter to the blog. Hey, Nameless, are you going to offer any coherent thoughts or are you just going to spew mindless parrot chatter?

  5. Kyle Haight says:

    You’re right; I’ve never been a member of the Constitution Party either. I’m not sure if it’s possible to register with them in California; the last time I checked the possibilities here were (from memory) Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, American Independent, Peace & Freedom, and Decline to State.

    From what I know of the Constitution Party I wouldn’t care to support them. My impression is that they’re extremely religious/social conservative types, which I most definitely am not.

    These days “conservative” is a rubber word that can be stretched to mean damn near anything. I’m pro-choice. I’m secular. I don’t have a problem with pornography, and I could care less what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes. I support drug legalization. I think stem cell research is a good thing. I think freedom of speech means you are allowed to burn the flag. Are these conservative positions? At the same time, I think the United Nations is a bunch of corrupt thugs. I like tax cuts and small government. I think we should aggresively prosecute the war against terrorists and terror-supporting regimes regardless of whether the French approve. I support gun rights and oppose race preferences. I think freedom of speech means you should be able to contribute as much money as you want to support political candidates in elections. I think the Constitution means what it says, and should be taken seriously as a set of limitations on government power. Apparently these days the second half of this paragraph makes me ‘conservative’ in spite of the first half.

    I consider myself to be a pro-freedom individualist. I register, vote and argue strategically in support of freedom and individualism. Sometimes that means supporting Republicans. Sometimes it means supporting Democrats.

    I don’t hate liberals as a class. (The hosting service on which this web site resides is owned by a rather liberal friend of mine. I suspect that if I hated him I wouldn’t have been best man at his wedding.) I do think liberals are mistaken on a number of policy issues, but I can understand how they come to believe what they believe and I can often respect them in spite of my disagreements.

    Leftists are another kettle of fish altogether. But that’s fodder for a longer post and another time.

  6. Al says:

    People have been called right-wing extremists for those views Kyle.

    How the title ‘extremist’ applies when there’s clearly a _whole_ lot more room to the _American_ right, as well as past that on a more global scale is just odd.

  7. Kyle Haight says:

    “Right-wing extremist” in contemporary political discourse means essentially the same thing as “fascist”. It’s a label applied by the left to people who disagree with them. As a concept it’s invalid because it unites concretes with fundamentally different political viewpoints and treats them as essentially similar. “Disagrees with the left” is not an essential characteristic of a political viewpoint.

  8. brian Valero says:

    Here is where i stand. Freshman in college, catholic, hispanic,male, grew up in rural new york. I’m against affirmative action. I am for welfare reform, i’m for limits on immigration, for tax cuts, for one nation under god, pro war, pro life, freedom of speech means you can’t burn the flag, the constition isn’t a living breathing adaptable document.
    For smaller government. Homosexuality is fine as long as people don’t get so proud about it, gay marriage is wrong. I don’t know what it is but its not a marriage.
    I’m puerto rican and i am conservative. I hate it wqhen every one looks at me like i have three heads when i say that. i haete liberal because for all their talk of tolerance and freedom of speech, they are the most hostile people in the world when you dont agree with what they say

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