What’s with this Liberal mantra of saying “I’m starting to get uncomfortable because…” or “I am offended and made uncomfortable by Conservative talking points…” whenever they do not want to talk about or discuss controversial subjects and their need to change the topic of an ongoing conversation they don’t agree with? Don’t they understand that give or take a few percentage points 50% of the people they meet anywhere do not agree with what they say or believe? Who gave them the right to say certain subjects are off limits because they say so? Most importantly, why do we Conservatives pay attention when they complain or even care?
I mention this because the other day my date and I were at a reunion at an associates house and between drinks, good food and more drinks a guest of Liberal persuassion began criticizing President Bush and his policies. Us conservatives raised the battle flag and began defending his record and accomplishments in return attacking Democrats and their policies. To say the conversation got lively is a great understatement. As we were all friends of years the ribbing, pseudo-insults, name calling and volume went through the roof. Our dates, wives, girl-friends, etc., were in the other room having their own lively conversation on how to fix the world, we all hoped.
The mood cooled down a bit when a younger couple of Liberal tendencies came into the room to see what the ruckus was all about, heard what we were discussing and started giving their opinion. Abortion, economic issues, gay rights, erectile dysfunction, the stock market, vasectomies, work, student busing, sports, religion, politics, the right amount of lube, out of control children and the best way to inflate condoms were topics on the table.
This was the first time the couple had been invited to one of our reunions and instead of adapting or leaving they decided they were “offended”. After a couple of minutes of hearing the back and forth the whining began with “I feel uncomfortable you are discussing that” or “what makes you so uncomfortable that you have to say that” or “I feel uncomfortable because that’s sexist” don’t forget to add bigoted, ignorant, misogynist and all other big words Libs learn in college.
Some Liberals have become very close-minded, get offended at everyone that questions their opinions and will not engage in what they consider a controversial conversation unless they give a “do you really want to go there” warning first. Most Conservatives will discuss anything in front of them but I do admit we do have our share of delicate, easily offended, hot-house flower types. Depending how “offended” Libs get they turn nasty and if a Conservative takes them to task they hide behind the “don’t go there because that is offensive” defense. Don’t they understand or get what the First Amendment is all about?
Anyways after a few minutes of trying to reach middle ground and failing, we decided to ignore the couple and kept on going about whether rednecks were inbred, if there were any hetero-sexual men left in Blue States and what was going to happen to our favorite beer now that the company had been sold to foreigners. You know, the unimportant stuff men talk about to bond and keep friendships strong.