judgepacker wrote:"A liberal is just a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet."
I don't know who came up with that phrase, but it's the most idiotic thing I've ever heard.
My wife was mugged--assaulted, actually-- when she was in her early 20s. The guy was African American. She had to use her stun gun to get the guy off her. She zapped him, then he did the whole "cockroach on the ground thing", and she escaped.
She was a liberal before the attack. She's still a liberal almost 20 years later.
She didn't say "Gosh, I was mugged by a black guy. Therefore, all black men are like this, therefore David Duke is right!"
The egocentrism behind the phrase "a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged" is mind-boggling. If a person assumes that his or her own negative personal experiences with one or two people is applicable to the ENTIRE WORLD, then that person is a narcissistic asshole.