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[–] Heliarc 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I believe that conservatives, in general, tend to play by the rules; they expect others to do so also, and tend to flail around in disbelieving outrage (and little else) when others do -not- play by the rules. This puts conservatives immediately at a disadvantage when in conflict with liberals, who rarely place any constraints on their behavior.

In general, there seem to be no rules in the liberal playbook other than "win at all costs". They give themselves a pass to say anything, do anything, and stage any kind of attack on anyone when it suits their purposes.

To be successful in the long term, I believe conservatives must level the playing field by adopting the liberal playboook and using liberals' own strategies against them. Conservatives are going to have to learn to become absolutely ruthless in pursuit of their goals. This will be tough for a lot of people, especially those that believe that "...if we just -reason- with them..." that they'll "fix" liberals. That's not going to happen, but conservatives keep wasting their time.

*This resurrects a very, very old argument that has no answer, however: In a conflict is it okay for good to use the same methods as evil does, as long as good desires a different outcome assumed to be a greater good for most? To those taken aback by relating conservative/liberal to good/evil: While it would be naive to say that there aren't people with evil intent scattered throughout any group, I do believe the core of -modern- liberalism is absolutely evil.

[–] Drowpic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

liberals, who rarely place any constraints on their behavior

I have rarely seen people more dishonest and lacking basic decency than the Left.

[–] captainstrange 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

assumed to be a greater good for most

It's not about what is good, it is about what has to be done.

I believe conservatives must level the playing field by adopting the liberal playboook and using liberals' own strategies against them

We're a small but growing camp in this regard.

There is such a thing as a just war.