Liberal Style

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Examples of Liberal Style

The style of a liberal has common characteristics, which include techniques to mislead, or self-serving promotion:


  1. A liberal like Hillary Clinton blames others for her own failure.
  2. A never-ending craving for attention (e.g., Hollywood types and politicians Bill Clinton and Chuck Schumer).
  3. A high word-to-substance ratio, as in using many words to say little of substance (e.g., Obama and the 90/10 rule here). They constantly feel the need to add unnecessary vocabulary to the dictionary.
  4. Interrupt others more frequently than conservatives do, reflecting how liberals rely on censorship to persuade (as Obama and Biden did in the debates).
  5. Obsession with the media, and even with the few conservatives in the media.
  6. Feign offense as a way to silence criticism, or censor prayer and conservative viewpoints (e.g., ACLU).
  7. Pretend to know more than one does; Isaac Newton admitted that he knew almost nothing, yet a liberal pretends to know much (e.g., Al Gore).
  8. Use a double standard: racial remarks by liberals (e.g., Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton) are just fine, but extreme abuse greets any conservative for that.
  9. Insist that theories a liberal likes (e.g., evolution, man-made global warming) are somehow objective and indisputable "fact", while what a liberal dislikes (e.g., conservatism, right to life, biblical inerrancy) is both subjective and an "opinion".
  10. Unjustified praise of atheists and other liberals as "geniuses", despite little achievement. See also: Atheism and intelligence

Liberal style also manifests itself in various ways in relation to these broad categories:


  1. Calling conservative free speech "hate" speech [1]
  2. Calling conservative humor "unprofessional and meaningless, and degrades the quality of your encyclopedia." [2]
  3. Inability or unwillingness to differentiate between genuine conservative arguments and parodies of conservative arguments.
  4. Attempting to portray conservatives as callous or uncaring; bait them into making insensitive remarks; falsely describing them as "angry"
  5. Calling others "extremist" or "racist" (especially when liberals are on the losing end of an argument with a conservative and have no logical response to the arguments presented by the conservative).
  6. Bullying conservatives who disagree with liberal views.
  7. Believing that conservatives will fail, and refusing to accept when they succeed, as when George W. Bush won in 2000 and when Donald Trump won in 2016.

Debate and rhetorical tactics

  1. Demands answers to questions, but after receiving answers then the liberal himself tries to avoid answering similar questions[3]
  2. Demands proof from a conservative about their comments (because the liberal is typically too lazy to do their own research), but when the conservative provides that concrete proof to back his comments, the liberal then ignores or refuses to read the proof or even accept the answer given and proceeds to make a fool of himself by claiming (without having even seen the proof) that the conservative "has no proof" or "made it up" (despite the proof coming from legitimate sources not tainted by liberal bias) because the liberal did not like being exposed to the truth and chose to continue believing the lie, as well as to dodge and ignore the answer given by the conservative (because the answer was not what the liberal wanted to hear) and stubbornly pretend the conservative is "dodging" or "refusing to answer" the liberal's question (in effect, accusing the conservative of what the liberal is himself guilty of doing).
  3. Refuses to admit the truth in debate, even if a conservative compromises in a conciliatory manner.
  4. Resorts to taking what a conservative opponent says and deliberately and dishonestly twisting it out of context to suit the liberal's own argument.
  5. Resorts to bringing religion into a political discussion to use against a conservative opponent when the liberal feels they are losing the argument.
  6. Frequently use a person's age, gender, sexual preference or race/skin color as shields against criticism of that person's misguided political/ideological beliefs and poor life choices (e.g. Greta Thunberg), under the belief that that person should be immune from criticism due to age/gender/sexuality/race.
  7. Like to use the phrase "reflects poorly on the site" when talking about the liberal articles on Conservapedia.[4]
  8. Uses the term "controversial" to describe what he opposes (e.g., classroom prayer), but not to describe what he supports (e.g., theory of evolution)
  9. A lack of originality and a predominance of copying and imitating; when done in mockery by trolls (which happens often), it is considered childish behavior.
  10. When called out for projecting their own personality traits and attitudes onto conservative opponents and falsely attributing such to them, they refuse to take responsibility for doing so and resort to using dismissive and immature brush-off/cop-out comments to excuse their behavior (such as resorting to saying "You're only resorting to the 'I know you are, but what am I?' argument!" or similarly accusing their opponents of resorting to "whatabout-isms").
  11. Likes to use the phrase "Silence Speaks Volumes".[5]
  12. Calls something disliked a "conspiracy theory," but don't use that term against wacky liberal theories like "global warming" or the claim the Russia "hacked" the 2016 presidential election (they thought such a claim was silly when it appeared Trump would loose but changed their minds after he won).
  13. Responds with "sigh" when presented with repeated examples of harm caused by liberal culture, yet persist in denying the harm despite overwhelming evidence.
  14. Uses condescension against a conservative opponent to belittle the conservative and his viewpoints and to avoid addressing a subject for which the liberal has no logical response.
  15. Declaring that one is "insulted" as a response to an argument[6]
  16. Insistence on talking more and having the last word in a discussion or debate, or last wordism.
  17. Over-reliance on accusations of hypocrisy.[7]
  18. Over-reliance on mockery,[8][9][10][11][12] even resorting to outright abuse when mockery fails
  19. Uses non sequiturs in argument, such as responding to the point above that liberals over-rely on accusations of hypocrisy by citing an example of conservatives' observing liberal hypocrisy. But their example does not help their argument. Quite the contrary, use of that example tends to prove that liberals do over-rely on accusations of hypocrisy (relativism). Think about that.
  20. Draws an analogy between opponents and racists and/or Nazis, no matter how illogical or hypocritical (and while ignoring and/or denying that racism is a liberal trait and that the Nazis were a product of the Left).
  21. Deletes a comment, and with it the entire comment thread stemming from it, in an online article's comment section in an attempt to save face if the liberal realizes they have lost an argument they had with a conservative on that thread.
  22. Descends into extremely childish trolling behavior (including spam-posting the same annoying response repeatedly or reposting an opposing poster's comments mockingly like a parrot) when they lose an argument with a conservative on a comment thread.
  23. Falsely and hypocritically accuse conservatives of being "trolls" and malign them in online comment sections and talk pages at conservative sites while engaging in trolling themselves.
  24. When they control comment forums, they let attacks by liberal posters on conservatives slide, but edit or delete responses by the conservatives to the liberal attackers. This is also true in cases where moderation of a comment board is lax to non-existent, which only serves to embolden liberal trolls and their immature behavior.


  1. Support of greater bureaucratic control rather than more competition to address problems
  2. An obsession with and exaggeration of artificial scarcity, such as wealth, rather than focusing on creating more
  3. Using hyperbole instead of fact-based logic in an attempt to tug at people's emotions rather than appealing to their sense of reason.[13]
  4. Often long-winded and verbose, and in debates liberals often consume more than their fair share of the allotted time, leaving less time for the other side.


  1. Believing that the education of children is for liberals to control
  2. Insistence on censoring certain speech, such as a description of The Flood or even teaching children about a massive flood, despite its acceptance by a majority of Americans


  1. Virtually never criticize hateful comments or behavior by a fellow liberal.
  2. Ignoring or failing to recognize abstract concepts and denying obvious correlations between liberal beliefs and destructive behavior. e.g. Hollywood values and San Francisco values.
  3. Converse to conservative humor, liberals resort to vulgarity, profanity, bigotry, lies and sophomoric behavior in mischaracterizing conservative public figures and their supporters and call it "humor" or "comedy", even though such attempts at "comedy" are invariably juvenile, unprofessional, pathetic and unfunny (i.e. Samantha Bee, Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, etc.).
  4. Denial that people can grow out of a liberal viewpoint, such as atheism. See: Atheism and its retention rate in individuals
  5. Calling the use of the term liberal when used in a derogatory context "stupid"[14]
  6. Will often deny being a liberal, or will claim to be a "true conservative" while spouting liberal and Democrat talking points and criticizing basic conservative beliefs and principles (e.g. Washington Post columnists Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot).
  7. Often declare that an adversary should be "ashamed of himself," while rarely saying that about a supportive co-liberal (such as Ted Kennedy).[15][16]
  8. Willing to give away everything held dear by the majority to avoid serious conflict (such liberals who wish to pull our troops out of Iraq, and embolden the terrorists).
  9. Thinking in terms of what someone likes or doesn't like, or has or doesn't have, or belongs or doesn't belong.
  10. "Contrariness is creativity to the untalented" - Dennis Miller's general observation about liberal behavior.
  11. Frequently label themselves "moderate" even when they exclusively hold left-wing positions.[17]

Personal traits

  1. Unjustified claims of expertise, authority or knowledge.
  2. Deny the obvious and embrace the implausible; see examples of liberal denial.
  3. Denial of accountability or responsibility.
  4. Concealing one's liberal views rather than admitting them.
  5. Attempting to appear smarter than others (most often accompanied by the display of a know-it-all attitude), when often the opposite is true.
  6. Attempting to appear more reasonable than others, when often the opposite is true.
  7. Thinking they have all the answers in reply to anyone and everyone who challenges them on their claimed expertise or knowledge.
  8. Preference for obscenity and profanity.[18]
  9. Often displaying childish behavior and a lack of maturity (which often goes hand-in-hand with the need to use obscenity/profanity, particularly if the commenters are young).
  10. Gleefully, obnoxiously and childishly gloating and celebrating when a high-profile conservative individual or group suffers a misfortune or setback (particularly if a conservative individual is reported in the news to have died, as in the recent cases of Ashli Babbitt and Rush Limbaugh), or when a public measure or movement which liberals support and conservatives oppose (such as Obergefell v. Hodges) is successful (or conversely, when a public measure or movement supported by conservatives and opposed by liberals [such as overturning illegal vote fraud committed by corrupt Democrats] is defeated because of corrupt liberal public officials).
  11. Upvoting of their own comments and viewpoints on sites like YouTube and blog comment hosting services like Disqus, in a narcissistic and transparent attempt to pretend support for their comments. When caught and called out on their self-upvoting, some liberal trolls may delete their own upvotes, them flimsily claim not to have upvoted themselves and behave childishly toward the accuser; the best weapon against such trolling behavior and denial of same by the troll is to take screenshots of their self-upvotes as evidence (with the mouse cursor hovering over the upvote button to show who voted) and post the evidence against them on the comment thread (in cases where posting of images is enabled on a particular site's Disqus or similar comment board).
  12. Silly demands for apologies.[19]
  13. Dismissing legitimate criticism as "a joke".[20]
  14. Resistance to quantifying things, such as liberal bias or openmindedness.


  1. Believing that bureaucratic honors or appointments are meaningful achievements, as fights over political office
  2. Attempting to control the definitions of words through political correctness. For example, referring to Israel as "occupied territories" or suggesting that Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq are not part of Al-Qaeda.


  1. Hostility to faith
  2. Claiming to "understand" the Bible better than Christians do and selectively quoting from it when convenient, even though liberals hold much (or all) of it in disdain.


  1. Over-reliance on hearsay, such as the false claim that most support evolution
  2. Claim that science supports their position, and ignore any evidence that shows their position to be false
  3. Attempting to control the rules of evidence used in a debate. For example, claiming that Young Earth Creationism is false, and then refusing to allow supporting evidence by claiming that the scientists are religiously motivated.

Social issues

  1. Cannot (or refuse to) understand the difference between identity (e.g., color of one's skin), perspective (e.g., Judeo-Christian) and bias (e.g., Bias in Wikipedia).
  2. Denying something widely known to be true but difficult to prove, such as observing that men are far more likely to work in gas stations than women.
  3. Reluctance to admit that anything is morally wrong.
  4. Insisting on a mindless equality, as in "if you have an entry for Beethoven, then you must allow entries for vulgar rap artists!"


  1. Before the article was deleted, it said "New page: American Taliban You site is nothing but a Democratic hate site".
  2. --Tmcfulton 17:36, 13 November 2007 (EST)
  3. See, e.g., the stunt pulled by Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Trial.
  4. do a search on "reflects poorly"
  5. "One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent black supporters [Bob Johnson] said Sunday he was insulted by the characterization by rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign of her remarks about the civil rights movement." [1]
  6. God and the Presidential Election, Bill O'Reilly, Human Events, December 29, 2007
  7. Your use of the first amendment sounds like liberal logic. Careful, you're on thin ice trying to utilize that amendment. The only amendment that counts is the second. For the rest of the Constitution, just refer to the Ten Commandments for everything you need to know. --Jdellaro 14:18, 20 February 2008 (EST) [2]
  8. "adolescent berating of Liberals" User:Graham 07:47, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
  9. "I would appreciate a little less paranoia Graham 09:07, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [3]
  10. "IN fact, this should be regarded as 'idiot's style'" Graham 08:26, 23 September 2007 (EDT) [4]
  11. "The toilets overflowed at school today...if only the liberals had allowed religion in school, this never would have happened." BillOhannity on October 1, 2007
  12. Anti-evolution teachings gain foothold in U.S. schools
  13. "Stop candying Liberal around like that... It just looks stupid." Graham 19:55, 22 September 2007 (EDT) [5]
  14. [6]
  15. "Reince Priebus should be ashamed of himself." -- Donald Trump, April 2016.
  16. Duke, Selwyn (February 25, 2019). Contradiction? Libs Outnumber Conservatives in 33 Percent Fewer States Now, Yet Nation Is More Liberal. The New American. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  17. When It Comes to Profanity, the Left Can't Help Itself by Matthew Sheffield at NewsBusters
  18. Senate Condemns "General Betray Us" Ad
  19. [7]