Liberals smear their opponents and then issue hypocritical calls for ‘civility.’ What passes for argument among liberals is the hurling of SIXHRB epithets: sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, racist, bigoted (acronym via Dennis Prager).
For example, if you oppose illegal immigration then you are a xenophobe; if you carefully argue against Obamacare then you a racist; if you give reasons why marriage is between a man a woman you are dismissed as a bigot. If you oppose the slaughter of innocent human beings which is abortion you are waging war against women and interfering with their ‘health’ and ‘reproductive rights.’ If you point out the very real threat of radical Islam, then you are dismissed as an ‘Islamaphobe’ with a mental illness.
Vallicella, B (2012). Ten Reasons Not to Vote Democrat. Maverick Philosopher. Available http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2012/11/ten-reasons-not-to-be-a-liberal.html. Last accessed 19th Dec 2015.