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The yin and yang of political parties: How conservatives and liberals differ

Written By | Feb 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2014 — There is a yin and yang to all things. Two sides to the coin. Two versions to every story.  More than one way to look at things.

And it seems that conservatives and liberals are definitely seeing things from opposite ends of the candle.

One of the biggest problems with liberalism is that time is finite; there are not enough minutes in the day or hours in a presidency to enact all the social changes that liberals would like to pass. This leads to setting priorities, which is where liberals careen off the high speed rail track.

Liberals may care about issues that matter, but they care so much more about what matters so much less. There is a difference between what politicians care about in stump speeches and what they are prepared to fight to the death to defend. A look at the major issues of the day shows stark contrasts between the conservative philosophy of fighting for what matters, and a liberal philosophy that focuses on nonsense. The evidence is unmistakable

Conservatives: Prepared to do whatever it takes to eradicate radical Islam.

Liberals: Prepared to do whatever it takes to eradicate Walmart.

Conservatives: Willing to intervene to stop the genocide in Syria.

Liberals: Willing to intervene to change the Washington Redskins name.

Conservatives: Worried that the real global economy is collapsing and determined to help put human beings back to work.

Liberals: Worried that human workers cause climate change and determined to lay off as many workers as it takes to save a few trees based on junk science and fraud.

Conservatives: Understand that businesses cannot hire people and workers cannot find work when government policies depress hiring.

Liberals: Want to spend billions to build wind mills paid for by a decreasing number of taxpayers.

Conservatives: Determined to stop Iran from building a bomb and blowing up the world.

Liberals: Determined to stop Israelis from building houses on their own land.

Conservatives: See religious zealotry in the Muslim Brotherhood taking non-Muslims and murdering them.

Liberals: See religious zealotry in socially conservative Christians taking non-Christians and preaching love thy neighbor.

Conservatives: Trying to help farmers till their land and get their water so the entire country can be fed.

Liberals: Trying to protect snail darters while farms fold and people go hungry.

Conservatives: Passionate about developing energy sources — like oil — that actually work.

Liberals: Passionate about freeing enslaved Americans from work so they can become hopelessly dependent on government.

Conservatives: Dedicated to increasing entrepreneurship, the gateway to job growth and financial freedom.

Liberals: Dedicated to increasing unions and the minimum wage, which produces nothing and hurts growth.

Conservatives: Want healthcare to be a choice between a patient and their physician.

Liberals: Want a government takeover of the healthcare system, reducing the quality and leading to rationing.

Conservatives: Encouraging religious liberty from government.

Liberals: Encouraging drug use.

Conservatives: See social disorder and societal threats coming from problems in the inner cities of Detroit and Chicago.

Liberals: See social disorder and societal threats coming from the Koch Brothers hiring people and paying them decent wages.

Conservatives: Reducing crime by spreading the ancient ethos of biblical respect for God, country, and neighbor.

Liberals: Removing bibles from hotel rooms for fear the book may jump out of the desk and force someone to read it.

Conservatives: Preserving the integrity of elections.

Liberals: Legalizing mass numbers of illegal immigrants and reducing felonies to misdemeanors to increase the number of people voting for Democrats. Blocking attempts to remove dead people and other illegal voters from the rolls by calling it bigotry.

Conservatives: Want more free speech for everyone and vigorous discussions of issues.

Liberals: Want speech regulated to suppress non-liberal opinions. This includes regulating print, radio, television, and internet communications through the Fairness Doctrine and net neutrality by the FCC and IRS targeting people engaging in their right to public assembly.

Conservatives: Worried about people struggling to feed families and put gasoline in their cars.

Liberals: Worried what name to call themselves when their ideas fail. From progressives to liberals and back to progressives, they try to put a new name on failure.

Conservatives: Determined to stand up to al Qaeda.

Liberals: Determined to suck up to France. 

The conservative coalition: Individuals who unite on a coherent philosophy of cutting taxes and reducing spending to increase economic growth. They want to aggressively kill terrorists. A stronger economy and safer world benefits everybody. Conservatives want to be left alone to live their lives, and allow people who disagree with them to live those alternate lives as well.

The liberal coalition: A disparate group of activists who want to change virtually everything despite most people not caring about liberal priorities. Most liberal obsessions reduce growth and contribute nothing to national security. Liberal activists have to force their agenda on everybody else by stifling dissenting opinions. Most liberal groups including abortion, gay rights and animal rights activists have issues that appeal directly to very narrow slices of the population. Liberals tend to lash out not only at people who disagree with them, but at anybody neutral who tries to live their lives quietly. This leads to liberals committing physical and verbal violence in the name of the greater good.

Eric Golub

Brooklyn born, Long Island raised and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Read more from Eric at his TYGRRRR EXPRESS blog. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”