Studies Show Your Liberal Friend May Be Intolerant Of Your Conservative Views 

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We’ve all had the uncomfortable confrontation or silence that comes when divisive political views are brought up amongst friends.

Some are able to stifle their conflicting views, while others will write you off no questions asked because you have a controversial bumper sticker.

Well, now it’s been brought to light thanks to one scientific study that, no, it isn’t your imagination – liberals are more intolerant of opposing opinions than conservatives.

There are a few repetitive themes liberals like to obnoxiously chant, as if they are an effective counter-argument in any debate.

“Intolerant,” “inclusive,” “diverse,” “global warming”- these are all golden words of the left that hold no real weight, yet stand as the shaky foundation of their political positions.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines tolerant as “the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.”

So why is it that a recent poll by the Survey Center on American Life at the American Enterprise Institute found “that Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to report ending a friendship over a political disagreement (20% versus 10%),” reports The Daily Wire.

This seems in stark opposition to someone who holds the opinion that they’re the ones who are socially tolerant of conflicting views.

Not only are liberals more likely to end a friendship, but they have done so over political differences at a much higher rate than conservatives according to the study (28% versus 10%).

Who are the worst offenders?

Liberal women, specifically, have been found to end a perfectly good friendship over a political difference – 33% of women in the study admitting to doing this.

To only prove the study more accurate, a mob of angry leftists (who would undoubtedly consider themselves “tolerant”) lashed out at CBS News digital reporter Kathryn Watson when she responded to the poll with:

This is so wild to me. I can’t imagine not having friends across the political spectrum.” 

Aaron Rupar, a Vox reporter and popular liberal fan club follower, tweeted in agreement:

It’s hard to be friends with intolerant and irrational people.”

Need we say more on that comment?

But user “More_moxie” somehow tried to tie race into Watson’s comment by tweeting:

Tell me you’re a straight white without telling me you’re a straight white.”

How does being straight or white have anything to do with the positive message of enjoying friends from a broad political spectrum?

It doesn’t, but there goes those liberal theme – trying to make an argument on their own merit without any factual content.

The negative comments went on and on, proving liberals only enjoy the voices in their own echo chamber.

Discussing politics or our views on government is not commonplace at parties or meals anymore like it used to be.

The left has made things so “intolerant” that many conservatives are afraid to state their positions among friends or co-workers, some even losing their jobs for having an opinion.

It’s not surprising that the Survey Center found 55% of their sample confessing they only discuss politics with friends a few times a month at most.

Are they real friends if you can’t be open about a stance that guides much of your life?

Social media has indeed made fiery debates more prevalent, leading to a lot of mud slinging most of us try to avoid.

It is a sad state of affairs to think about the progression of modern relationships and their dependency on politics, or the illusion of politics.

I guess the mantra ‘keep your friends close, but your enemies closer’ no longer applies.

 

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