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Do liberals really apologize too much?

Do liberals really apologize too much?

In my “lived experience,” liberals definitely DO NOT apologize too much

I always find it amusing when liberals accuse other liberals of being too soft, too apologetic, too willing to give in.

In contrast, liberals portray Republicans, and particularly the dreaded Tea Party, as tough as nails, unapologetic, and unyielding.

As they say in liberal land, that is not my “lived experience.”

And I should know.

I live among liberals.

I couldn’t shake a stick on campus without hitting a liberal.

Liberals would serve me coffee if I were willing to pay $4 for a soy mocha latte, which I’m not.

I am the world’s greatest expert on liberals.

Trust me on this one, liberals DON’T APOLOGIZE TOO MUCH.

My lived experience is more like this:

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and this

So I laughed pretty hard at this Bill Maher video in which he tells liberals to stop apologizing too much.

I think it depends on what the meaning of apologize is.

Yes, liberals will apologize to other liberals, or to protected groups they might have offended. That’s not really an apology. It’s virtue signaling, a way to take a negative and turn it into a positive: I’m so woke I’m willing to publicly admit I offended those who are not allowed to be offended.

But when is the last time you heard liberals apologizing to political opponents?

There’s much truth in Maher’s mocking of liberals, but apologizing too much is not one of those truths.

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Not only do liberals rarely apologize, most of their ‘apologies’ boil down to them saying, “I’m sorry you were too stupid to understand what I actually meant”.

    JOHN B in reply to Olinser. | January 29, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    This type of apology was perfected by Bill Clinton. He or his henchmen would attack viciously someone.

    Then, on the rare occasions he was called to apologize, he would always say: “I apologize that you were offended by what I said.”

    Never apologized for saying it – just gave a non-apology that basically said you had no right to be offended. And the MSM would praise him for issuing an apology.

    Obama didn’t even bother to do that phony apology. And the liberals who are left standing are following his lead.

The next time a liberal apologizes to me will be the first time.

nordic_prince | January 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm

If it involves getting some digs in at the US, then yeah, liberals are tripping over themselves to apologize. But if by “apologize” you mean “confessing faults/shortcomings” (especially personal faults/shortcomings), well, then no, liberals don’t apologize. Can’t apologize when you’re like Mary Poppins: Practically Perfect in every way. Why, everybody who’s anybody knows that Liberals are Paragons of Virtue, and hence no apology is either necessary or warranted.

Apologize? Being liberal means never having to say you are sorry. Genuine apologies from liberals are close to being non-existent.

They don’t apologize and they will attack anyone who even suggests they should.

Related to this subject, there are 2 great pieces in Ace of Spades, discussing Honey Badger Conservatives:

” I remember back in the old days, public conversations between liberals and conservatives usually went something like this:

1. liberal: says something
2. conservative: responds
3. liberal: you’re a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
4a. conservative: I am not a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
4b. conservative attempts to give evidence for statement 4a.
5. liberal: not good enough
6. Goto step 3″

The new, Trump-era “honey badger conservative” playbook appears to be this:

1. conservative: says something
2. liberal: you’re a racist | sexist | bigot | pejorative du jour
3. conservative: fcuk you.

Then, here is a companion piece that is also excellent:

“I literally don’t care what Donald Trump does because nothing he can do is worse than what they’ve already done.

Donald Trump isn’t the bully; he only insults and abuses people in power who have attacked him. They’re the fucking bullies. The left, with their smears, their witch hunts, their slanders, their insults, their riots, their violence, and their weaponizing of the federal bureaucracy.”

    Some people wanted the “perfect” conservative as President. I just wanted someone who would tell the liberals to f*ck off.

    tom swift in reply to Leslie Eastman. | January 29, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Which is why I’ve said before that the route to progress when fighting off the ceaseless PC assaults starts with one step—


    Otherwise you can’t get past Step 4a, and you’re stuck playing a mug’s game. But if you don’t step in the apology trap, they can’t put you on defense, and their barking is then harmless.

    Trump isn’t the first to realize this, but he’s elevated it to an art form. The first time we really saw it in action was when Jeb tried to demand an apology for Trump’s broad-brush statement about something having to do with Mexican illegals. Jeb thought he had an unassailable position because his wife is of Hispanic origin (a feeble bastion, but he seemed to set great store by it). Trump blew him off, and Jeb’s shot at the White House died on the spot. And Trump was denounced as a primitive boor … but he got the votes.

Apologies have become ‘get out of jail free’ b.s. –

resignations are better.

Though hari-kari is preferred.

    OllBlueEyes in reply to | January 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I’m reminded of my favorite quote from the end of “Gone With the Wind”

    Rhett to Scarlett: “My dear, you’re such a child. You think that by saying ‘I’m sorry,’ all the past can be corrected.”

And let us not forget that moron Chelsea Obama bowing all over the globe, in particular to the king of Saudi Arabia. Though for him/her/it, it’s a reflex from so many years of bending over:

Obama Has Bowed Nine Times as President

The entire Obama term was one giant apology to the world for America.

Liberal apologies are either the “sorry you’re offended” sort, or for something totally inane, like going to a Lone Ranger themed party as an Indian. (he should apologize for going to the party, not for his costume).

An apology which doesn’t include sincere sorrow at hurting another, is hollow. Rather like liberalism today.

Somewhere else today I read that self-awareness is so rare these days that possessing it almost qualifies as a superpower.

Did he even listen to anything that he said?

Did the IRS ever apologize to the American citizens it victimized under Obama and Lois Lerner?

Liberals good intentions make it impossible for them to make mistakes, thus they never need to apologize. At least that’s how they see it.

Well it’s nice to see him admit liberal’s are idiots … As far as most of the people of US agreeing with them … Evidence seems to suggest otherwise

It’s not liberals, it’s homosexuals. My sister is gay and spends most of her time apologizing when among other gays. Check it out next time you are within a group of them and listen to them apologize about everything to each other.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 30, 2017 at 10:43 am

In my “lived experience,” I’ve never caught a liberal apologizing in the wild.

Come to think of it, I’ve never seen a liberal apologizing in captivity either.