That’s the question asked in a column at The Guardian, Why are liberals so rude to the right? (via Instapundit),

Why is it that liberals feel no qualms about being rude? Far too many people who are  perfectly polite and courteous, otherwise, think nothing of insulting you for not sharing their political opinions. They look at us with disdain, thinking we’re unenlightened conservatives and never hesitating to say so.

As the lone conservative at the tennis courts, I cringe at the Sarah Palin jokes and the jabs at Mormons….

Liberals have no shame. A dinner guest in our home stood up at the table, clinked his wine glass and said, “It shows how stupid the American people are, they voted for Bush twice.” He turned to me, smirking, and said, “I know you voted for him.” A biochemist who had been too busy learning liberal doctrine instead of the basic manners of being a guest.

We also had dinner with a couple who spent the evening trashing Rudy Giulliani, claiming that the former mayor of New York had nothing to do with turning the city around, even though he took office in a crime-ridden city and stepped down when it was safe. It would have happened anyhow, they said. As we said goodnight in the driveway, one said with a grin, “We like you even if you are Republicans.” …

It’s cool to be rude if you’re a liberal. But it isn’t cool for the country.

Wouldn’t it be better for America if liberals really were liberal, and listened to other points of view?

Poll open until Midnight tonight 3 p.m. Eastern on Monday.

I deliberately did not give you the choice of “All of the Above” — this is a time for your choosing one answer.


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