Before I found this place, I was very happy as a Kinda-Libertarian (more about why they’re all “kinda” later). Raised by a military dad and a mom that was a Goldwater Girl, I voted for Nixon, and was pro-Reagan back in the day.
At a staunchly Libertarian college, I met quite a few smart conservatives, who cared about their country and the level of discourse in it (like William F. Buckley).
But the “conservatives” here are maddening. They will do or say anything to bolster their “side”, as if this is some sports event where, if you get a liberal mad, you win a point. Actually, they must feel like they’ll get 100 points if they can say “Nuh-uh, you too!”; their tu quoques are laughable
And they have no shame, pretending not to understand basic tenets of civilization if they can “score a point”. Witness one of them puzzled as to why we can’t portray Malia and Sasha Obama as monkeys:
Posts like this have really pulled back the curtain on the real motivations behind what the right-wing says and does. You love your privilege, your advantages, more than you love this country, and certainly more than 99% of the people in it.
So, even though I grew up hating liberals, dammit, you jerks have pushed me into it.