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A typical conservative technique

  1. Start with some overly formal principle that conservatives are said to violate.
  2. Come up with some contrived reason that liberals actually violate the principle to the same degree, or even more.
  3. Profit!

September 23, 2009 - Posted by | politics


  1. You claim that conservatives are hypocrites, but who’s the real hypocrite, considering that liberals claim to care so much about foreigners, criminals and animals while they’re so eager to murder babies?

    Comment by stras | September 23, 2009

  2. Liberals love to claim that conservatives are racists, but then when Kanye West acts like a jerk at the VMAs to some pretty blonde white girl they are like totally fine with it! This proves that it is liberals, not conservatives, who are the racist ones. Now I’m going to recruit members of my immediate family to go troll some blogs for me so that I can get a bunch of pagehits: Profit!

    Comment by jms | September 23, 2009

  3. I can’t believe no one has said the obvious: “Sure, but liberals do that way more.”

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | September 23, 2009

  4. I have seen this logic deployed, but I’m glad to be blissfully unaware of the apparent corner of the web that was the most recent victim of this reasoning.

    Comment by dave | September 23, 2009

  5. It was a comment that did not get past moderation at AUFS, averring that liberals are actually very close-minded — a quality normally associated with conservatives!

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | September 23, 2009

  6. Tangentially, did you know that most minorities are really conservatives, and it’s just liberal racism that keeps them on the liberal plantation of liberal votingplantationness?

    Comment by K-sky | September 23, 2009

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