10 Ways to Deal With Demeaning Attitudes from Smug Liberals


I live in deep blue America and am a conservative.  When I see old friends after a long absence, or meet new people, they assume I’m a liberal Democrat, in part because they are, and also because I live in a blue city in a blue state.  I don’t like to argue in social settings, so normally I don’t reveal my political views. I can deal with differences of opinion, but what I find increasingly unpleasant is how smug and nasty liberal Democrats are when referring to conservatives,  Republicans, or even independents. I’d like to remain close to old friends and form new friendships, too. How do you suggest I deal with the demeaning attitudes and intense anger that so many liberals express toward conservatives these days?

– Adrift in San Francisco

Dear Adrift,

(1) It is unpleasant to be treated as a moron, or criminally insane, a traitor to all that’s good and true, and, of course, a pariah, just because of your politics.  It’s even more than unpleasant to incur wrath because you don’t want to dive head first into the blue seas of the liberal Democrats around you. In regions like yours it’s easy to be blindsided — stunned, really — by the unanimity of idolatry toward the current president.  It’s galling to be presented with this uncongenial Venti, topped off as it invariably is by the latte of condescension. Disdainful liberals are unable to hide their contempt for those who differ with them. You begin what seems like an enjoyable conversation, but as soon you declare your political perspective, you go from being an attractive object of interest to the objectionable equivalent of a social leper.




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38 comments on “10 Ways to Deal With Demeaning Attitudes from Smug Liberals
  1. Washington76 says:

    In February of 2009, President Obama signed a $787 Billion dollar stimulus to get people back to work. Since that day, there are 2.4 million fewer jobs in our country.

    • EddieW says:

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      I have a cousin who is a pathological liar, he will try to lie to me, even knowing that I know the truth!!! He can't seem to help it, but I made a discovery, Truth is sacred, and these people have nothing to do with the sacred!!!
      Those who hate truth will be devastated by it!!

  2. Washington76 says:

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  3. MCJ5060 says:

    I have basically written off a few friends because of this snotty and arrogant attitude toward conservatives. What I find most annoying is their aggressive jabs based on what THEY'VE HEARD LIBERAL MEDIA SAY. They do NO digging for information or checking on accuracy of information on their own. They are simply parroting what their beloved talking heads and mouth pieces tell them and that includes instructions on how to taunt, bully, and marginalize opposing views. They are the bullies who create the problems the world has with bullies. Ironies never cease when it comes to liberals. In fact…liberals are to logic as oil is to water.

    • VW34232 says:

      MCJ5060, you are correct with your explanation. Some of my neighbors, as well as many that I know, were exactly like you describe, and now that they have seen their error in voting for Nobama, they say that they will never vote again. All of these liberals who feel this way rather than voting to correct their stupid mistake are still no help to us to bring back the America that we love.

      • slapjack says:

        I would feel better if these Libtards turned in their voter cards so they can never vote for a snake oil salesman again.

    • Pathfinder says:

      MCJ5060 : Sir, I often refer to this phenomenon as "Sheeple rebleeting what they have heard on the evening news.".

    • Kathy says:

      I've had to write off family members because they watch only the easy listening news of lamestream media and don't want to hear the "bad stuff" — REALITY as most of us conservatives know it to be.

    • cheryl says:

      These people are colled Drones.

  4. JSE says:

    I have literally lost a stepson to a liberal wife who has been so spoiled by her own parents that now, at the age of 37 (or so), she and my converted stepson believe that their every whim should be supplied forthwith by someone else. They don't seem to know how to do without things they cannot afford. We refused to co-sign a $3,000.00 loan for them because they obviously don't pay their bills and they live much higher on the hog than we do and because getting out of debt and staying that way is the only way to live happily in our opinion. That was fuel for the step-daughter-in-law to convince my stepson that we are selfish just like all conservatives. She has declared that she doesn't want her one-year-old son exposed to our lack of family values.

    • MCJ5060 says:

      But liberals love to throw around terms like 'holding the government hostage' as she demonstrates so skillfully how it's done with her own child. Liberals can't succeed any other way than to lie, cheat, steal, and manipulate and I am so sorry a baby is caught smack in the middle.

      • hardscrabblemary says:

        Our daughter in law blames us for all the trouble in the world today with the finance problems etc. This despite we've always been politically and religiously involved in orgs against it and she and he (our son) never have stuck their necks out. Go figure. Makes me feel less worried about how the coming generation will make out, and lets me focus on ourselves. Watch 'em, they're real bad.

    • cheryl says:

      screw her. Your son is going to pay dearly for sticking with her.

    • hardscrabblemary says:

      Ouch!! PRAYER.

    • Pete says:

      It will be your grandson’s loss, just keep praying for him daily that he grows up to know the Lord God first and the truth will follow.

  5. AdrianVance says:

    I am in the same situation and have learned to let them rave until they get into something where a simple fact or two will show they are idiots. One of two things happen: (1) They get furious and stalk away or (2) they get funny looks on their faces and slink out of sight.

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  6. Uncle Pat says:

    My experience with liberals is is simple. They rant and rave, but, provide no factual information. When you reply in a truthful manner, they reply with "Bush caused all of our problems".
    So, it is basically a waste of time to even associate with liberals. They provide nothing of value to a conversation.

    • Kathy says:

      Unfortunately, thanks to all the 'entitlement' programs, the group of liberals is growing by the day.

  7. URKiddinMee says:

    Try living with a Texas drawl. One is immediately presumed dumb by the liberal pseudo-intellectual eltists. Too bad it's against the law to administer "attitude adjustments" to those wo really need one.

    • Judy says:

      I can relate to that. I lived all over the country while growing up and now no matter where I go I'm accused of having an accent. And amazing how some people think they know you because you have an accent. That's being way too judgemental. I am rather rude if anyone hints at my being less than because of it. My favorite way of handling a lib is talking about how some scientists are finding out that libs are socially inept and never fully matured.

    • MCJ5060 says:

      And liberals readily admit they think southern drawl = ignorance…..UNLESS that person is a liberal.

    • hardscrabblemary says:

      Or try admitting you believe in God (yes, with a capital 'G' and no moon fairy rings).

  8. Jim says:

    Dear stigma: I have compassion for you and others like you who are trapped in the bonds that your State and being a democrat on top of that. It is what I call is and old expression "Double Whammy". I have to laugh at myself showing my age thinking! Back to business. It is a sad state of affairs to be in and subject to this delimit. Your not alone, there are millions of Democrats that think like you do but are trapped likewise because of public ridicule and disfavor. The Democrat thinking and doing in Congress is out of control and evil to the Law and people. Either party is wrong in their think and actions, by demonstrating their ungodly behavior! Thank God for people like you to stand up for your principals. Hang in there, you are not alone. Rally with others that think like you and make changes by voing out those that are evil.

  9. Lars Arden says:

    There is an axiom which applies so well for liberal lockminds: Never try to teach a pig to whistle. It is a waste of time and it annoys the pig.

  10. JBinGB says:

    Trouble with libs is They are what they used to hate!

  11. FlaJim says:

    Must disagree with a number of points in this piece.__1) Know your facts. They stupify the lefties and they have no come back.__2) If debating a leftie and you introduce facts, he'll often resort to changing the subject. Insist that he stick to the subject at hand.__3) Should you lose any friends, he wasn't one in the first place. Get over it. Every leftie 'friend' I've had in the past was the one who initiated the breakoff, not me. I pricked their bubbles and exposed them to the truth.__4) Never let a leftie preface a point with "everybody knows." Okay, name one. "Everybody knows that government stimulus is the key to economic recovery." Fine, name one person who'll confirm this has ever happened.__5) Don't be sidelined when there's mention of what some alleged conservative did or said. You are you and a conservative as you define it. You don't follow lockstep behind 'leaders' the way lefties do. You know where you stand and don't need some great leader to tell you what to do next. Ironically, conservatives are the free thinkers these day

    • hardscrabblemary says:

      Use humor on them. 365 ways to drive a liberal crazy is a great book of jokes.

  12. Nonne says:

    I have noticed several correlations between lifestyle and 'what creates a liberal': Several friends of mine, in their sixties, worked hard all their lives to earn a good living to send their kids (now in their late thirties) to the best, often very expensive, colleges — or at least A LOT of college — masters degrees /PhD, etc. These hardworking parents vote conservative and their offspring vote socialist.

    But in the cases where the parents ALSO vote socialist, I have found that every one of the parents was in some way connected as a faculty member or administrator to a college or university.

  13. Mike says:

    I just use logic combined with facts and most liberals quickly become confused and disoriented. Sometimes, the "foaming at the mouth" liberals feel the need to resort to name calling and regurgitation of Olbermann rhetoric but those, I just take them down and choke them out. It may be crude but it works.

  14. Marc Jeric says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder and should therefore be treated clinically.

    • hardscrabblemary says:

      Yeah. That's what Michael Savage says. Yes, chaos is not only evil, it's deranged.

  15. Not Impressed says:

    The headline says 10 ways, but that is not true. The ten items really were more like ten tips. The only WAY suggested was to get out in front of the issue and announce, "Well, I'm a conservative." That sounds too much like a challenge and an invitation to be abused. I suggest something along this line: "I don't agree with what you just said. Would you like to explain it to me?" Interject skeptical asides. Like, "Don't you think you are stretching the point?" and "Does that really make sense to you?" If they change the subject, you win.