A liberal and a conservative talk to a black man.
While the liberal thinks he talking to the next President of the United States, the conservative believes he is talking to a criminal-after all, he is dressed too well. The next thing you know, the conservative votes for a black man to head his political party when you know he would never have considered voting for him had the liberals not nominated the first black man in question as their candidate to start with.
A liberal and a conservative see suffering.
While the liberal tries to do something about it, the conservative gouges his eyes out, so that he claims that he cannot see the suffering. Next, he blames the person who is in the midst of that suffering because they did not do enough to help themselves-forget about the fact that the person in question did not have access to the means by which he could have helped himself.
A liberal and a conservative see a sick child.
While the liberal wants a public option, the conservative whines about the cost of saving that child whom he wanted born in the first place. Isn't it funny that they didn't whine about the cost of a fruitless search for weapons of mass destruction which never existed in nation the United States should never have invaded?
A conservative says that he believes in a right to life, while a liberal believes in the right to live.
There is a difference, you know.
A liberal believes in equal opportunity.
A conservative believes in networking. If you don't know the right people, you're just out of luck.
A liberal believes in freedom.
A conservative believes in order-even when it means that others must sacrifice freedom for the sake of that order which conservatives "cherish" because they feel that traditional values are in danger.
Oh! Do you mean disgusting "traditions" such as: 'White makes right!'? Is that what you are referring to? If so, please see a doctor right away.
Pretty pathetic, huh?
A liberal hopes.
A conservative fears.
A liberal knows because he has read extensively, while a conservative believes because he has read only one book-the only book which matters.
A conservative wants a strong military, but a liberal knows that only a well-educated workforce will give that conservative his well-armed military. Yet the conservative does not want to invest in that military which he claims he wants. Not only that, but the liberal also knows that if a child needs to be fed at school, it is our responsibility to feed them. We might also need to make sure that they have a place to go after school so that they don't get into trouble after 3 p.m.
This is when the conservative says, "Forget it. It costs too much."
The conservative then spends money on the construction of a new prison.
Then he supports a losing war which costs more than just money, but his nation's self-respect, reputation in the world and her standing in world history.
The liberal also knows that other monies might need to be invested so that children will have something to do after 3 p.m., when school closes, so they don't get into trouble. By contrast, the conservative would rather just spend money on the construction of a new prison. After all, these kids come from the wrong part of town. What chance could they possibly have?
The liberal knows history, while the conservative rewrites it so that he will infect future generations with his blindness.