Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Viewpoints: Conservatives and Liberals

My old friend Rob retired as a Marine Gunnery Sergeant. He then went on to retire again as a police supervisor. It's always a pleasure to hear from him.

I usually steer clear of political commentary on this blog. It just aggravates me and I get all tang toungled. When Rob sent this one by e-mail, though, I had to pass it along.

Conservative vs. Liberal

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic is a conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".


g bro said...

Well, okay, if that's how you see it.

g bro said...

A liberal uses generalizations and sterotypes to demonize conservatives.
A conservative uses generalizations and sterotypes to demonize liberals.

Alan said...

Spot on JPG.

Old NFO said...

Good one- :-)

JPG said...

g bro ---

I really intended to append my standard disclaimer:

All generalizations are dangerous, including this one.

Steve R said...

Let's see. . . I thought it was funny (and quite true), and I wasn't offended.

Guess I'm a conservative.